Laser skin resurfacing is the perfect way to restore your youthful glow. When performed by one of the top plastic surgeons in the country, this revolutionary cosmetic procedure can help reverse the signs of aging and sun damage.
The result will be a smoother, healthier face and a more beautiful you.
What Is Laser Skin Resurfacing?
Laser resurfacing helps rebuild your skin’s natural collagen, providing you with a fresh face and skin that looks tighter and more even in tone and texture.
So how does it work?
As you might expect, this cosmetic procedure is performed using cutting-edge laser technology. Dr. Mobley precisely directs short, concentrated pulses of light energy at specific areas of the face. Layer by layer, the damaged skin is peeled away. This is why you may hear this treatment also called a laser peel.
For a gentle skin resurfacing, the Erbium-YAG laser treatment is the ideal choice. Dr. Mobley often recommends this procedure for addressing superficial imperfections, including fine lines and areas of mild pigmentation.
For deeper lines, acne scars, dark age spots and rough texture, Dr. Mobley sometimes suggests our exclusive Fractionated CO2 laser treatment. The CO2 laser penetrates farther into the skin to erase more pronounced damage.
What to Expect from Laser Skin Resurfacing Recovery
The recovery period for laser resurfacing depends on the condition of your skin and the type of procedure we use for your treatment. Dr. Mobley and the Beauty Now team will tailor your treatment to the amount of downtime you have, so you’ll be healed by the time you return to work.
You can expect minor swelling and redness after the resurfacing treatment, and you may experience some slight itching. A few days after the procedure, the top layers of your skin typically dry out and peel off. It is important that you not scratch or pick at your skin during this time, as that could lead to infection or scarring.
Following your laser peel, we will provide specific care instructions for your skin. Generally speaking, however, you must simply keep the area clean and regularly apply a protective ointment to prevent scabbing and excessive dryness.
Once healed, you can extend the life of your fresh, new face by diligently applying sunscreen and sticking to your recommended skin care regimen.
Will Laser Skin Resurfacing Work for You?
If you’re in good physical health and don’t have any active facial infections or acne, laser resurfacing may indeed be the right choice for improving your complexion and giving you a more youthful look.
If you have a darker skin tone, laser resurfacing procedures may pose a risk of healing with darker pigmentation. Also, patients with sagging skin and deep wrinkles may not see the results they hope for with laser treatment.
However, Dr. Mobley’s artistry with cosmetic procedures and facial plastic surgery is renowned, and if this is not the best procedure for you, he can recommend alternatives. He and our Beauty Now team will explain your options and determine the treatment that will produce the results that you seek.
Beauty Now, located in Salt Lake City, Utah, provides a full range of skin care and aesthetics services. All of our world-class services are performed in our state-of-the-art treatment facility. Contact us today to learn more, or to schedule your consultation for laser skin resurfacing.