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Aesthetic Plastic Surgery & Mesotherapy - A. Peter Salas, MD, FACS, FACM

Laser Skin Resurfacing

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Skin resurfacing is a procedure that employs a carbon dioxide (CO2) laser to remove areas of damaged or wrinkled skin. Resurfacing is often used to minimize the appearance of wrinkles around the mouth and eyes, but it is also very effective in treating facial scars, age spots or areas of uneven pigmentation.

Good candidates for skin resurfacing are people with wrinkled or sun damaged skin on the face, Brown spots or blotchy skin coloring, Fine wrinkles on your upper eyelid, Acne or other facial scars, Certain skin growths, Vertical wrinkles around your mouth, Crows feet, lines around the eyes, Superficial scars.

Treatments can cover a whole area or focus on a specific region of skin and is often used in conjunction with other procedures like a facelift or eyelid surgery. Though new, laser resurfacing has been shown to produce less bleeding bruising or post-procedure discomfort than other resurfacing methods.

The procedure is relatively quick, and ranges in length anywhere from a few minutes 1 1/2 hours depending on the area being covered. Patients are given a local anesthetic and put under sedation, awake but relaxed. However, for extensive treatment the physician may prefer to use a general anesthesia, which will allow you to sleep through the procedure.

What Our Patients are Saying...

"Dr. Salas and his staff were kind, gentle and caring while maintaining a high level of professionalism. My procedure went exactly as planned and I could not be happier with the results."