At Boston Plastic Surgery, patients who have a variety of skin concerns may be curious as to what procedures can solve many of them with just one treatment. One of the highly desirable services available with Dr. Samuel Lin is that of laser skin resurfacing. This revolutionary treatment can address various skin problems including:
- Acne scars
- Crow’s feet
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Sun-damaged skin
- Skin laxity
- Drooping eyelids
- Age spots
What can I expect from laser skin resurfacing?
Patients interested in this procedure must first schedule a consult with Dr. Samuel Lin. During this time, patients can speak about the skin concerns they have that they would like to address with treatment. The doctor can evaluate the skin and decide if a patient is a good candidate for this treatment. Patients who are not appropriate candidates for laser treatment, such as those who have active acne or very dark skin tone, can be referred for other services within Boston Plastic Surgery that can help. Patients may be asked to cease the use of certain medications and topical retinoids for a certain period of time before their procedure and should take great care in reducing sun exposure afterward.
Patients are given medication to relax during their treatment and to reduce any discomfort they may experience. This may be used in addition to topical anesthetics to numb the skin. Treatment is performed with a specialized device that emits laser light to penetrate deep into the skin. This helps in stimulating the body’s natural production of collagen and elastin while address dull and dead skin cells on the surface of the skin. Together, these processes will improve the skin’s texture, tone, and overall youthfulness.
After resurfacing treatments, patients may need to dress the treatment area daily and use the supplied ointment to facilitate faster and safer healing. Depending on the strength of the laser used and the depth of treatment, healing can take up to ten days. Patients should arrange appropriate time off from work, school, or social activities during this time.
Considering laser skin resurfacing?
Now is the time to speak to Dr. Samuel Lin of Boston Plastic Surgery to discuss the benefits of laser skin resurfacing treatments. If you live in the area of Boston, MA, our practice is conveniently located at 110 Francis Street, Ste. 5A and can be reached by phone for an appointment at (617) 632-7827. Our practice welcomes patients curious about this and other state-of-the-art services for enhancing the skin and body!