Laser Skin Tightening Treatment – A Breakdown from Plastic Surgeon Dr. Berman
There are many lasers on the market and lasers have greatly evolved over the years. In my practice, I generally use a Fractional Co2 laser, which reduces the furrows of deep wrinkles and eliminates the shallow ones. This laser skin tightening treatment allows the dermis to produce new cells and new collagen thereby giving your skin a smoother and younger appearance. It is not as damaging as its older brother the non-fractionated Co2.
I have used this laser in treating scars, superficial pigmentation and deeper wrinkles. After treatment your skin is more elastic and smoother.
Generally, only one session is required to obtain optimal results with careful care of your skin post-laser and with subcutaneous tissue protection. Occasionally someone will need one or more sessions, depending on his or her skin type.
Recovery from Plastic Surgery vs Laser Skin Tightening
Downtime for my patients after surgery has varied but has not been generally more than five days. I have had some patients undergo the laser resurfacing on a Friday morning and return to work on Monday morning. Most patients, in that time frame, still have some redness and swelling of the face, but it is a personal choice to return to the work place. Women are generally applying makeup at the 5-day post-laser period.
When performed alone, without facelift or eyelid surgery, I place the patient on an oral pain and sedation medication to be taken approximately one hour before the procedure. I then use a topical pain medication 30 minutes before the procedure. A full 100% of my patients have reported that they feel only minimal discomfort with this regimen during the laser resurfacing.
Immediately following the laser resurfacing the patient returns home. For the following 3 to 5 days they embark on a course of post-laser skin products and cleansing.
About Boca Raton Plastic Surgeon Dr. Berman
Dr. Berman is a double board-certified plastic surgeon by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology / Head and Neck Surgery. His plastic surgery practice is based in Boca Raton, Florida and offers state-of-the-art digital computer imaging to show patients realistic expectations. His surgical center is accredited by the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgical Facilities since 1995.
If you live in South Florida near Boca Raton, Boynton Beach, Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale, or Miami, call Dr. Berman today at 561-417-0171 to schedule a consultation or fill out our online consultation form. We would love to hear from you.