Full Field Laser Resurfacing
Full Field Laser Resurfacing
What is Laser Skin Resurfacing? As we age, the effect of aging, sun damage, and environmental conditions take their toll on our skin, creating wrinkles and pigment irregularities. This is particularly evident on our faces. Laser skin resurfacing procedures can be very successful at reducing or eliminating these conditions, and is, in fact, the best way to address the problematic lines that can appear around the mouth and eyes. Though there are several different types of lasers being used to perform skin resurfacing, the Contour TRL is widely regarded as the safest, most effective laser available. How Does the Contour TRL Laser Resurfacing work? The Contour TRL safely removes a layer of skin to a depth determined by Dr. Elmaraghy. The depth of treatment will depend on the skin condition, your desired outcome, and expected recovery time. Because the Contour TRL can affect tissue with micro precision, Dr. Elmaraghy can treat your skin with the exact amount of energy needed- no more, no less. Treating skin with the laser stimulates the growth and reorganization of new collagen, which improves the skin’s thickness and elasticity. The skin surface will also re-grow with fresh, healthy cells, which will give your skin a younger and rejuvenated appearance. What conditions can be treated with Contour TRL?
- Deep wrinkles, including such as around the mouth and eyes
- Poor skin tone/texture
- Solar/Age Spots
- Seborrheic Keratosis/Superficial Skin Lesions
What areas of the body can be treated? Several areas of the body can be treated, though the most commonly treated areas are the face and neck. Laser skin resurfacing is often combined with traditional plastic surgery procedures to further enhance results. You should discuss your desired rejuvenation goals with Dr. Elmaraghy. How many treatments will I need? Because Contour TRL is utilized for deep laser resurfacing, excellent results are typically achieved after one treatment. What will happen during the procedure? Your skin will be cleaned in the treatment area and your eyes will be protected with safety shields. Dr. Elmaraghy will position the laser hand piece above the skin and will hold it in place as the computer-guided scanner moves the laser beam around the treatment area. Depending on the size of area being treated, the procedure lasts approximately 30-60 minutes. Will it be uncomfortable? The comfort level of laser resurfacing varies from patient to patient and depends largely on the depth and area of treatment. For moderate depth treatments, the procedure is often tolerated with the use of topical anesthetic or Dr. Elmaraghy may administer a local anesthetic and/or sedation. For deeper treatments or larger treatment areas, Dr. Elmaraghy will generally suggest a general anesthetic in SpaSurgica’s accredited Operating Room. What should I expect immediately after the treatment? Immediately following the procedure, you may experience redness and a sensation resembling a sunburn. Swelling may also occur in the treated areas. Dr. Elmaraghy will advise you on specific after-treatment care recommendations, which include complimentary skin-care products and makeup from Rejuvenate Medical Spa. What aftercare do I need? You will be provided with instructions on how to care for your skin post-procedure. Your skin will be sensitive to UV light after the procedure, so you must avoid direct sun exposure for weeks after complete healing. It is recommended that you use sunscreen to avoid sun damage and premature aging of your skin subsequent to treatment. When should I expect results? The top layer of your skin will be healed and can be covered with makeup in 7-10 days, at which time you will see noticeable improvements in your skin’s texture, tone, and wrinkle appearance. Deeper laser resurfacing also stimulates the growth of new collagen over the next 2 to 6 months. During this time, the skin will generally show increasing improvements in tightness and resilience.
Laser Resurfacing – American Society of Plastic Surgeons