Laser Skin Resurfacing
Factors such as aging, sun exposure, heredity and lifestyle factors including nutrition, alcohol intake and smoking may all contribute to facial wrinkling. Pigmentary changes of the skin, such as blotchiness or brown spots may occur with age or as a result of birth control pills, pregnancy or genetic factors. Acne in your younger years may have made the surface of your skin uneven and unattractive. These problems, and certain skin conditions, may be improved by something called laser skin resurfacing.
Houston cosmetic surgeon Dr. Lapuerta and his highly trained skin care staff have many years of experience with product and laser therapy. We will explain why your skin has the appearance it does and what can be done to improve the current appearance and healthiness of your skin.
You may be a good candidate for laser skin resurfacing if you have one or more of the following conditions:
- wrinkled or sun-damaged facial skin
- vertical wrinkles around your mouth, such as those that cause lipstick “bleed”
- “crow’s feet” lines around your eyes and perhaps some skin laxity in your lower eyelid area
- fine wrinkling of your upper eyelids
- brown spots or blotchy skin coloring
- certain precancerous skin growths
- acne or chicken pox scars
- superficial facial scars from a past injury
Laser resurfacing patients may have their skin resurfaced at almost any age. You may have certain characteristics that make you a better candidate for one technique rather than another, and we will discuss this with you at the time of your initial consultation.
The amount of time you can allow for recovery also may be an important factor in selecting a particular resurfacing method or determining the extent of treatment. All resurfacing techniques can be performed to varying depths.
A more superficial treatment will require less healing time, but you may need to have the procedure repeated more than once to achieve the same results as a deeper treatment. If you are having aesthetic (cosmetic) surgery, such as a facelift or eyelid surgery, you may be able to have a skin resurfacing procedure performed at the same time.
To learn more about the laser resurfacing procedure and other treatments Dr. Lapuerta and his staff perform for both men and women, contact our laser resurfacing office today to schedule your initial consultation.