The quality of your skin defines your entire appearance. Though it is resilient, the skin requires delicate and consistent care, particularly when the effects of age, gravity and sun damage begin to take their toll. Acne scarring, pigmentary issues and fine lines developing over time can all contribute to a dull complexion and an overall diminished profile. While you cannot always prevent the effects of age and other external damage, advancements in cosmetic technology now give you the opportunity to address these concerns and revitalize your appearance.

Laser skin resurfacing is designed to correct irregularities and remodel the skin tissue by removing the outermost layer and revealing new, healthier skin. As an expert in facial restoration, Dr. Freeman performs laser skin resurfacing to help patients achieve a smoother, more youthful complexion. By customizing the procedure specifically to your needs, skin type and cosmetic goals, he can use this method to help you reclaim a clearer and naturally brighter appearance.

What is CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing?

CO2 (carbon dioxide) laser skin resurfacing is a safe, minimally invasive procedure that helps to rebuild and rejuvenate the skin. This treatment serves to remove the surface layer of skin and deliver controlled levels of heat into the dermis. This process works to simultaneously eliminate blemishes, fine lines and other irregularities, and induce collagen production for more comprehensive results. Ultimately, CO2 laser skin resurfacing works to strengthen the underlying tissue and remodel the surface skin to appear smoother, tighter and more radiant.

Dr. Freeman has performed laser skin resurfacing on patients with various skin types and conditions. The procedure is most commonly used to improve skin tone and texture, eliminate sun damage and pigmentation, reduce wrinkles, and tighten the skin. Once your face has recovered from the laser, the results can be transformative, typically bringing to light a new, blemish-free and younger-looking profile.

What is Fraxel CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing?

The Fraxel CO2 laser is a less invasive form of skin resurfacing. Fraxel lasers can be used in both ablative and non-ablative capacities. These devices use fractional technology to target only a fraction of the skin at a time, leaving the surrounding tissue untouched. The Fraxel laser provides a gentle, less aggressive treatment experience than traditional resurfacing techniques. It also involves fewer side effects, requires less downtime, and promotes faster healing and results. Like any skin resurfacing treatment, Fraxel aims to smoothen out wrinkles and scars, eliminate spots, and improve skin tone and texture.

Dr. Freeman often performs this procedure on patients seeking to soften scars or correct irregularities without extensive downtime or interruption to their daily schedule. While Fraxel is commonly used to soften fine lines and reduce acne scarring, it can also be adjusted to correct discoloration and pigmentary issues. The Fraxel skin resurfacing procedure is generally more comfortable for patients, ensuring a positive treatment experience and superior results.

How is Laser Skin Resurfacing Performed?

The procedural process for skin resurfacing will vary slightly for each patient. In your consultation, Dr. Freeman will analyze your skin and discuss your primary concerns to determine the most suitable approach to treatment. Laser skin resurfacing is an outpatient procedure performed in an in-office procedure room and takes between 30 minutes to two hours to perform, depending on the techniques used and the extent of treatment required.

IV sedation can be used to ensure you are comfortable and experience minimal pain throughout the procedure. An intense beam of light energy is directed at your skin to destroy the outer layer (epidermis). Simultaneously, the laser heats the underlying tissue to trigger the body’s natural healing process. As the body works to heal itself, collagen production increases and the tissue is remodeled to reveal smoother and tighter skin.

What Concerns Can Be Treated with Laser Skin Resurfacing?

Laser skin resurfacing serves multiple purposes. By removing the top layer of skin and remodeling the underlying tissue, this procedure can help to treat various skin issues and concerns, including:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Acne scarring
  • Sagging or lax skin
  • Uneven skin tone
  • Age spots or sun spots
  • Sun-damaged skin
  • Facial scarring
  • Pore size

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