Laser Resurfacing Can Rejuvenate Your Skin for a Youthful Glow
As we age, our skin naturally loses elasticity, develops fine lines, and develops hyperpigmentation in the form of age spots. Uneven texture and coloration can compromise the appearance of your face, and many of our patients express concern and frustration over these common skin problems.
Gentle laser therapy can help. Our practice offers full face laser resurfacing to our patients in Darien and throughout Fairfield County. During a consultation, Dr. David Passaretti can perform a thorough evaluation and discuss your cosmetic goals with you to determine whether laser resurfacing is right for you. Contact our office today to schedule an appointment.
What is Full Face Laser Resurfacing?
Laser resurfacing is a technique that uses hundreds of tiny "microbeams" to deliver highly regulated thermal energy to the skin. Our fractional ablative laser targets and vaporizes skin cells, acting as a catalyst for enhanced healing that offers a range of aesthetic benefits, including improved texture, elasticity, and tone.
After treatment, patients can expect some redness that can easily be covered using hypoallergenic makeup. Full healing can be expected within four to seven days following treatment.
Laser therapy naturally plumps skin by building collagen. Increased collagen increases the thickness and elasticity of the skin. It also lifts, tightens and smooths the skin, making this an excellent way to treat a range of conditions.
If you are in good health, are not using certain topical medications, and have realistic expectations of what our skin treatments can do for you, you are most likely a good candidate for laser resurfacing. Dr. Passaretti may recommend you undergo this type of treatment if you have:
- Thin or inelastic skin
- Fine lines and wrinkles you would like to soften
- Sagging on the lower eyelids
- Acne scarring
For patients who have significant sagging around the jaw or neckline, or are interested in more dramatic enhancement, Dr. Passaretti may recommend an alternate procedure, like face lift.
Risks & Safety Concerns
Laser resurfacing carries a degree of risk. Too often, untrained nurses and technicians are using machines that, when used incorrectly, can result in burns and pigmentation problems.
You can greatly minimize your risk of developing unfavorable side effects by choosing a specialist who is trained in the use of ablation lasers. Dr. Passaretti has years of experience performing laser skin treatments, and is fully committed to our patients' safety and comfort.
A range of machines are available for laser resurfacing, and some can create an unnatural, waxy or porcelain appearance. Our fractionated argon lasers are highly specialized, and provide extremely natural-looking results. Many of our patients choose to combine laser resurfacing with any number of our additional skin treatments for even more dramatic results.
Schedule a Consultation to Learn More
If you are troubled by signs of aging, consider laser resurfacing to safely rejuvenate your skin. Reach out to us today to schedule a consultation and learn more about what our services can do to boost your confidence in your appearance.