Lasers and intense pulsed-light have produced major advancements in facial skin resurfacing. Superpulsed CO2 lasers, such as our own Luxar NovaPulse CO2 laser, deliver precise, invisible beams of laser light in extremely short bursts (pulses), each lasting tiny fractions of a second. This allows micro-fine layers of skin to be vaporized with each pass of the laser and then be gently wiped away, producing a smooth base which is soon covered by fresh, new skin cells.
Uses of Facial Skin Resurfacing
Superpulsed CO2 lasers with scanners, such as the Luxar NovaPulse CO2 laser at the Dermatology Laser Center, can be used to help:
- Smooth Wrinkles
- Ease Crow's Feet
- Even Facial Pigment
- Diminish Scars
Facial Skin Resurfacing Procedures
By varying the number of laser passes and power, the dermatology laser surgeon can smooth down the whole face or individual units of it, such as around the mouth (peri-oral), between the eyes (glabellar) or around the eyes (peri-orbital) regions. Advances in techniques allow local anesthetics to be injected gently and with little to no discomfort. For full face procedures, in-office sedation is used for added comfort.
Skin Types and Success
The ability to deliver uniform pulses of varying energy levels now makes it possible to treat people of differing pigmentary and skin types. The dermatologic laser surgeon can give you a realistic idea of what to expect from your treatment. While not a total cure for wrinkles, blotches or scars, facial skin resurfacing typically produces results which are gratifying for patients and their families.
For More Information on Treatment of Wrinkles with Laser Skin Resurfacing, see Frequently Asked Questions about Facial Skin Resurfacing.