Laser skin resurfacing is one of the most popular non-invasive cosmetic procedures today. This technique uses a pulsing beam of light to remove the top layer of skin, eliminating undesired irregularities such as scars, blemishes and wrinkles. It also applies heat to the lower layers of the skin, which is an important part of anti-aging procedures, as it promotes collagen growth.
As it is a minimally-invasive cosmetic procedure, laser skin resurfacing is performed quickly and painlessly. Some patients may experience a mild sunburn sensation, with minor itching and/or stinging as the skin heals for several days. However, the skin is extremely sensitive during this healing period whether it stings or not, so it is important to protect it. Make sure to wear an SPF lotion or sunscreen to protect your skin as it heals.
Every surgery comes with the potential for complications, which is why it is important to visit a board certified facial plastic surgeon for any procedure, be it rhinoplasty, blepharoplasty or laser skin resurfacing. The non-invasive nature of laser skin resurfacing doesn't mean you should take the risk of seeing an unqualified surgeon.
If you're considering any anti-aging solution or facial surgery, come to the best plastic surgeon on Long Island, Dr. James Marotta. Dr. Marotta is a is a board certified facial plastic surgeon who specializes in surgical and minimally-invasive procedures. Whether you're looking to reduce the appearance of wrinkles or eliminate acne scars, laser skin resurfacing is a great answer for your anti-aging needs. Contact us today to schedule a consultation or appointment.