If your skin has been affected by aging, exposure to the sun, acne, or you have scars, wrinkles, blotches or lines, then full surface laser resurfacing can help you look younger and healthier.
We use laser skin resurfacing to precisely remove old damaged skin, layer by layer. New skin cells form during the healing process, which gives your skin a younger, firmer appearance.
And, we can also combine laser skin resurfacing together with other aesthetic procedures for maximum results.
Preparation for laser resurfacing
The first step is to consult with an experienced doctor or certified laser specialist, who is part of our team here at Mountain View Dermatology & Aesthetics.
Tell our rejuvenation specialist if you’re allergic to any medications, or whether you sometimes have cold sores or fever blisters near your mouth… Laser skin resurfacing treatment may trigger a breakout in some people.
Before laser resurfacing, you should avoid taking medications or supplements – like aspirin, Vitamin E, ibuprofen and other anti-inflammatory drugs – that may affect blood clotting time.
You may or may not be prescribe antibiotics before laser resurfacing. If you smoke, it’s best to stop before the procedure, since smoking can slow healing in general.
What to expect
Our doctors treat wrinkles around the mouth, eyes, forehead and jowls, as well as the entire face. Treating parts of the face takes about thirty or forty minutes, while treating the entire face may take as long as two hours.
Some swelling and irritation after laser skin resurfacing is normal, and usually subsides within several of days.
Since laser resurfacing is an outpatient procedure, there’s little or no downtime – After treatment you can quickly return to your normal daily routine.
Experienced professionals in Tucson
If you want to learn more about the benefits of full surface laser resurfacing, we can help.
Here at Mountain View Dermatology & Aesthetics our medical team is highly experienced with using laser resurfacing to remove or reduce scars, wrinkles, age spots and other blemishes.
For beautiful skin, just contact us!