Ideal for patients with moderate to severe wrinkles, and mild to moderate pigmentation problems. For many patients it is a wonderful alternative to a face lift, for others it can complement it.
Cosmetic laser skin resurfacing through the use of precise, highly sophisticated computer scanning technology is the most effective rejuvenation technique for removing deep wrinkles. Deep wrinkles are comprised of mountains and valleys, with the laser most effectively removing the mountains and restoring elasticity to the valleys. It may also be used for acne scarring. Cosmetic skin resurfacing effectively restores 10 years of youth. This procedure is performed in the office under local anesthesia with sedation. It can either be used to address the crow's feet and wrinkles of the lower eyelids, which on average takes 4-7 days to heal or the entire face, which takes 7-10 days to heal. The outer layers of the skin are removed and the healing process leads to improvement in skin texture and skin tightening, resulting in a firmer, smoother, natural appearance. A reduction in wrinkles is usually immediately noticeable. Skin preparation with the Obagi rejuvenation system is utilized for two to six weeks prior to the laser procedure and then patients are maintained on the skin health program after the procedure. Cosmetic Laser Skin Resurfacing may be performed periodically as the years go by.