Laser Skin Resurfacing in Boston MA
Laser skin resurfacing is a procedure in which lasers are used to create smooth skin appearance. The laser functions to remove the outer layers of skin damaged by age, sun, acne, wrinkles, or issues with pigmentation or spots to allow a new layer of skin to regenerate.
Reasons For Considering Laser Skin Resurfacing
- Remove facial wrinkles, creases, and lines
- Treat sun-damaged skin
- Address issues with pigmentation and spots
- Treat scars from acne, birthmarks, moles, and tattoos
- Tighten skin that has lost elasticity
Local anesthesia with or without sedation.
To prepare the face for the laser procedure, it is first cleansed with oils and an antibiotic is applied. The laser is then used to remove the various layers of the skin until the appropriate depth of skin is reached. This procedure is done under local anesthesia, with or without sedation.
Rest and limited mobility are recommended to accelerate the healing process and reduce recovery time. Bandages and antibiotic cream are applied to the affected area immediately following surgery. Recovery time may differ depending on the extent of resurfacing and the number of procedures completed. Patients may report pain following surgery which can be treated with oral medication. Although the occurrence of complications is rare, patients can reduce the risk of developing potential problems by carefully following the post-operative instructions.