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Laser Skin Resurfacing

What is laser skin resurfacing?

It is common to hear patients near Fort Worth, TX complain about the appearance of lines and wrinkles, their acne scars, and dark spots from over exposure to the sun. One of the many solutions to these problems is laser skin resurfacing. This treatment is fast gaining popularity among Dr. Peterson’s patients because the technology of lasers allows for the precise removal of the layers of the skin. Laser skin resurfacing has many benefits, one of which is the stimulation of natural skin growth to reveal a tighter and younger looking skin a few weeks after the treatment.

Laser skin resurfacing treatments works by sending concentrated pulses of light to areas with skin imperfections. This procedure removes thin layers of the skin and has been found very effective in treating fine lines and wrinkles across different areas in the face especially in the eyes, the forehead, and the mouth. This is also a good treatment for those who want to reduce the appearance of acne scars and dark spots. Although it can treat a number of skin problems, laser skin resurfacing is not for all patients and your eligibility will be determined during a consultation with Dr. Peterson.

What types of laser skin resurfacing techniques does Lakecrest Cosmetic Surgery Center offer for patients near Fort Worth, TX?

  • Erbium laser skin resurfacing is used by Dr. Peterson for patients near Fort Worth, TX who want to treat mild to moderate lines in the neck, face, hands, and chest. This is fast becoming a treatment of choice because it has lesser risks involved and the burning of the surrounding tissues is kept to a minimum.

What can I expect after a laser skin resurfacing procedure?

A laser skin resurfacing procedure can be done using a topical anesthetic to make the treatment more comfortable for patients. The procedure is performed on an outpatient basis and you will be provided instructions by Dr. Peterson on how to properly take care of the treated area after the laser skin resurfacing procedure is done.

The healing is usually completed 10 to 20 days after the procedure. Don’t be alarmed if you experience some swelling or itchiness. The symptoms will gradually disappear a few days after the treatment and you will notice that your skin will become dry and will start to peel. This reaction signifies that new skin is being produced and a more youthful skin will be revealed.