Laser Facial Resurfacing Tallahassee
In laser resurfacing, often called “laser peel,” a carbon dioxide laser is used to remove areas of damaged or wrinkled skin, layer by layer. At Southeastern Plastic Surgery, this procedure is most commonly used to minimize the appearance of fine lines, especially around the mouth and the eyes. It is also effective in treating facial scars or areas of uneven pigmentation. Laser resurfacing may be performed on the whole face or in specific regions.
Laser resurfacing is a relatively quick procedure. It takes anywhere from a few minutes to one hour, depending on how large of an area is involved. During the procedure, the laser is carefully passed back and forth over the skin until your surgeon reaches the level that will make the wrinkles or scars less visible.
You are likely to experience some swelling and discomfort after laser resurfacing. If a silicone mask was applied after your procedure, it may be replaced with a fresh one after a day or two. After a couple of days, the mask will be removed and a thin layer of ointment will be applied to the skin.
Your new skin will usually remain bright pink to red in the weeks following the procedure. After about two weeks or so, most patients can safely apply makeup to conceal this temporary color change. Some pinkness may remain for up to six months.
Please call Southeastern Plastic Surgery, P.A. located in Tallahassee, FL at 850-219-2000 or contact our cosmetic coordinator today for a private consultation with one of our board-certified physicians, Dr. Ben Kirbo, Dr. Laurence Rosenberg and Dr. Chris DeRosier.