Among the latest procedures for reducing wrinkles particularly around the eyes and the mouth is laser resurfacing. Laser resurfacing works by removing the old bad layers of skin and having new layers of skin form. The new layers are smoother, tighter and more youthful in appearance. The classic procedure is done with a CO2 laser although the downtime with this procedure may be significant leaving redness and even scabs on occasion. Our office offers a new technique referred to as fractionated laser resurfacing. Fractionated laser resurfacing has minimal to no downtime and does not have the postoperative side effects typical of the CO2 lasers. Less postoperative bruising and discomfort with long-lasting results are noted with some of these new fractionated lasers.
These procedures are usually performed under local anesthesia. They are typically more effective than certain mild peels classically referred to in the past as lunchtime peels or microdermabrasion. Typically a patient will notice a significant improvement and a more youthful appearance. For more information please contact Harold Farber, M.D.