Why consider Laser Resurfacing with Dr. Todd Case in Tucson?
The lasers used in this procedure can be personalized to vary the depth and effect of the treatment for each patient, successfully reducing wrinkles, minimizing acne scars and smoothing uneven pigment
How it's done
After administering anesthesia, the eyes will be covered with safety shields or glasses. The laser beam is delivered through a computer-controlled device that first scans the area of skin to be treated. A popping or snapping noise may be heard as the laser removes outer skin cells. The procedure takes a few minutes to about an hour depending on the treatment needed.
Skin will have a residual pink or red color that will resolve over time. Wrinkles will noticeably soften and some may disappear. The outer layers that were removed will give way to younger skin growth and pigmented areas will improve.
Side effects of laser resurfacing may include bleeding, infection, anesthesia and hyperpigmentation or hypopigmentation. Wrinkles may persist or recur over time. Scarring is extremely rare.
Following the laser resurfacing treatment, wound healing will usually occur over 7-10 days with proper wound care. The redness and swelling will subside over days to weeks, but may take months. The new skin will be sensitive to ultraviolet light until fully healed therefore sun avoidance and regular sunscreen use are required.
Scheduling Your Laser Resurfacing in Tucson
Please call Profiles Cosmetic Surgery in Tucson at 520.888.4540 for more information on laser resurfacing or to schedule a personal complimentary consultation.