Laser Skin Resurfacing
Plastic Surgery in Phoenix, Scottsdale, Gilbert, Chandler, Glendale and surrounding areas in Arizona
Laser skin resurfacing can have dramatic, youth-restoring effects without invasive surgery. Along with the outer layer of skin, many of the ravages of time are removed from your face while collagen production is stimulated, refreshing and rejuvenating your skin. The result is a smoother, younger look.
How it works
Laser skin resurfacing uses a CO2 laser to vaporize the damaged, outer layer of your skin, revealing the fresh, healthy skin underneath. As a result, collagen production is stimulated, so your skin continues to improve and regain its youthful plump and elasticity.
Benefits of laser skin resurfacing
When dull, damaged skin cells are removed many beautiful things occur including the reduction or removal of:
- Fine lines
- Laugh lines
- Frown lines
- Uneven pigmentation
- Sun damage
- Acne scars
Laser skin resurfacing can be very aggressive, if that is what you need and want. The advantage is greater impact on all the things listed above, with a tradeoff that recovery time is longer. The depth and extensiveness is up to you.
Depending on the depth of your procedure, recovery can take two or three days or up to 10 days. Dr. Gawley will give you specific instructions for cleaning and caring for your skin after your procedure.
You can expect some pain, redness, and possibly swelling and scabbing during the first few days. Proper moisturizing and strict avoidance of sun exposure are imperative to a good recovery.
Laser skin resurfacing is ideal if you want to look younger without surgery. The best candidates do not have folds of excess skin or dark skin. Laser skin resurfacing will restore elasticity and plumpness to your skin, but it does not remove excess skin. It can cause discoloration in dark skin.
During your initial consultation, Dr. Gawley will evaluate your skin and help you decide if laser skin resurfacing is right for you.
If you are concerned about aging skin in the Scottsdale and Phoenix, Arizona area, please schedule a laser skin resurfacing consultation today. You can have an initial consultation with Dr. Gawley and get all your questions answered.