Laser Resurfacing

Laser skin resurfacing is a precise tool used to remove the outer, damaged skin layers and treat wrinkles and uneven pigmentation.

Laser skin resurfacing

State-of-the-art laser technology can achieve results with more precision than chemical peels or older laser technologies. The traditional CO2 laser gave excellent results, but newer technologies offer less chance of scarring or hypopigmentation and quicker patient recovery times. Dr. McCracken uses a fractional CO2 laser or Erbium laser to increase patient safety and decrease recovery time.

About the laser skin resurfacing procedure

Laser resurfacing in Denver / Boulder, Colorado can be used to treat the area around the eyes or mouth in the office, or the entire face can be treated at the surgery center with the patient under general anesthesia. Length of the procedure and recovery times vary depending on whether you are having a more superficial or deeper, full resurfacing procedure. Patients will experience peeling of the treated skin for about a week after the treatment, with redness that can last a few days for more superficial treatments, and up to a month for deeper treatments.

Laser skin resurfacing can help…

Laser skin resurfacing can help restore the look of young, refreshed skin by removing the damaged outer layers of skin on the face. Laser skin resurfacing can also:

 

  • Smooth lines and wrinkles
  • Reduce the appearance of age spots and blemishes
  • Treat uneven and blotchy skin
  • Promote healthy and radiant looking skin

How can I learn more about laser skin resurfacing?

Boulder facial plastic surgeon Dr. McCracken will meet with you to assess your individual situation and discuss laser skin resurfacing. Request an appointment online or call the McCracken Eye and Face Institute’s Parker, Colorado or Boulder, Colorado location today at 720-851-6600 to schedule an appointment for a consultation with Dr. Michael McCracken.

Dr. McCracken describes the signs of aging and procedures such as laser skin resuracing that can rejuvenate the face.

FAQs About Laser Skin Resurfacing

What is laser skin resurfacing?

Laser resurfacing is the use of laser energy to remove the surface layer of the skin and promote collagen production to tighten the skin.

What conditions does laser skin resurfacing treat?

Laser skin resurfacing is used to tighten the skin, reduce fine wrinkles, treat acne scarring, and lighten age spots.

What is fractional laser skin resurfacing?

Fractional resurfacing leaves segments of normal tissue in between the treated areas. This allows for faster healing.

Is laser skin resurfacing painful?

Laser skin resurfacing is usually well tolerated after the application of numbing cream. Afterwards, the skin may feel like it has a sunburn for several days.

What is recovery like after laser skin resurfacing?

Expect the skin to be red and swollen for the first week. There is often some drainage during this period. For the first month, there may be a pink tone to the skin; this can be covered with makeup.