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Our skin is exposed to a number of harsh elements that can degrade its appearance everyday. Outside factors like the sun, pollution, and harsh chemicals all contribute to the skin’s appearance. In addition to these factors, things like age and gravity can also take a toll on your facial appearance.

After being exposed to these harsh elements for a long period of time, you may begin to notice damage on our skin like scars, folds, wrinkles, fine lines, and much more. There is only so much repair that creams, lotions, serums, pills, and peels can do, so many people choose to use lasers to help make the skin look younger and more radiant.

What is Laser Skin Resurfacing?

Laser skin resurfacing is an innovative treatment that can remove the topmost layer of skin from the face with exceptional precision. Once the aged and dead skin cells are removed, your body will begin to produce fresh new cells. As a result, your skin’s surface will appear softer and more youthful.

Laser skin resurfacing can help eliminate the following skin problems:

• Fine lines, folds, and wrinkles around the eyes, mouth, lips, under the eyes, forehead, and brow area
• Scars and spots left behind by bad acne, pimples, and chickenpox
• Skin that has become non-responsive after having a facelift, browlift, or forehead lift
• Sun damaged and aged skin
• Liver spots on the skin or age spots and sun spots
• Moles and warts on the facial skin
• Very big oil glands on the nose and sides of the nose that causes frequent blackheads and whiteheads
• Moles on the face
• Unsightly birthmarks
• Skin pigmentation

How Is Laser Skin Resurfacing Performed?

To perform a laser skin resurfacing treatment, your surgeon uses highly concentrated beams of light that penetrates the skin and ignites your body’s production of collagen. Your surgeon will begin by activating a specialized machine and using a small handheld device that sends strong concentrated beams of light to the skin’s surface.

These lasers will help repair damaged skin one thin layer at a time in a very careful and precise manner. The treatment will leave you with renewed and rejuvenated skin that will make you look younger and more aesthetically pleasing.

Laser skin resurfacing will not cause other problems such as the excessive lighting of the skin or hypopigmentation. The laser is precise and will only concentrate on the areas of the skin that need the treatment. At the same time, the underlying layer of the skin is slowly heated and healed from the inside.

The newly formed skin will be much firmer and smoother. It will give your face a more toned and radiant look. The treatment is performed as an outpatient procedure and can take between 30 minutes to 2 hours to complete depending on how intensive you desire your procedure to be.

Contact Our Office

As an exceptional board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Stephen Herring is dedicated to helping every one of his patients achieve the results they desire. If you’re interested in the laser skin resurfacing treatment, feel free to contact our office to schedule an informational consultation.