Laser Skin Resurfacing in Virginia Beach
About Laser Skin Resurfacing
The Choe Center for Facial Plastic Surgery in Virginia Beach, Virginia, now offers laser skin resurfacing using the Pearl Laser by Cutera. The procedure is used to treat fine lines, spots from sun damage, and uneven skin. As a result, skin is refreshed and rejuvenated for a more youthful look.
Laser skin resurfacing is an outpatient procedure which means that you can safely return home the same day the procedure is performed. The laser is used to remove damaged skin from the top layer (Epidermis), and form a protective layer, which will peel back in 3-4 days, revealing new, refreshed skin.
In addition to the resurfacing of damaged skin, Cutera Pearl also encourages the body to naturally produce collagen through a deep heating process in order to further fill in facial lines.
Because Cutera Pearl treats the entire face at once, generally only 1-2 treatments are required to achieve the desired results. In addition, due to the fact that only the top of the epidermis is removed, patients experience only a short amount of downtime.
During the procedure, patients usually feel short pinches that are easily tolerated.
Benefits of Pearl Laser Skin Resurfacing:
- Low Risk
- Replaces Damaged Skin
- Generally Requires Only 1-2 Treatments
- Facilitates Natural Collagen Production
- Short Down Time
- FDA Approved
Candidates for Laser Skin Resurfacing
Good candidates for laser skin resurfacing are men and women who want to enhance the look and feel of their skin without the need for invasive surgical techniques. During your initial consultation, Dr. Choe will perform an examination of your skin and ask you about your medical history to determine if laser skin resurfacing is right for you.
What to Expect After Your Laser Skin Resurfacing Treatment
Once the laser procedure is completed, your skin will be sensitive to the sun so it is important that you keep it protected with sunscreen when you are outside. You should apply sunscreen every morning, even during cloudy days to ensure optimal protection and the best end result.
It is more important than ever to use a ‘broad-spectrum’ sunscreen for screening ultraviolet rays and protecting the skin against damage. Limit the time you spend in the sun and wear protective clothing like a wide-brimmed hat, pants, and long-sleeved shirts. Reapply sunscreen every two hours, and more frequently if you are swimming or sweating.
It is normal to experience some slight swelling and redness after the treatment, but this is temporary and will subside. For about 12 to 72 hours after the laser skin resurfacing procedure, you might feel a stinging or itching sensation. For five to seven days after the procedure, your skin might feel dry and peel.
Contact Our Office
Laser skin resurfacing is an excellent cosmetic treatment for those who want to improve the look and feel of their skin without undergoing highly invasive surgical procedures. If you’re interested in learning more about rejuvenating the look and feel of your skin with innovative laser technology, contact our office to schedule your consultation today.