Turn Back the Clock On Wrinkles!
Fractional CO2 Laser Treatment for Wrinkles
As we age, changes in our volume of fat, muscle, and bone lead to facial wrinkles. Yes, bone volume does change! Dr Berman treats some wrinkles with judicious injections of Botox® or Dysport® and dermal fillers such as Juvéderm®, Restylane® and Voluma®. However, in certain areas of the face, Dr Berman favors laser treatment for wrinkles over dermal fillers, such as in the vertical wrinkles above the lip, often called “smoker’s lines,” and for wrinkling and sagging around the jawline and in the neck.
How Do Lasers Treat Wrinkles?
Lasers improve wrinkles through the “heat and heal” phenomenon, which means that after the skin is heated by laser energy, the body heals the treated area(s) by producing more collagen, a building block of healthy, young skin.
Which Laser is Best for Wrinkles? The Smart Skin CO2 laser+ which is a Fractional CO2 laser is an effective laser for wrinkle treatments and skin tightening. The Smart Skin CO2+ laser is an ablative laser, which can create dramatic results in one treatment but recovery time can be extensive. Nowadays, the fractional mode of treatment is the best choice—giving marvelous results without extensive downtime or pain.
How Laser Treatments for Wrinkles are Performed
Dr Berman will give you some pre-procedure medicines including anti-viral, oral pain and sedation medication to take about an hour before your laser treatment, followed by application of an anesthetic cream about 30 minutes before lasering begins. Both you and Dr Berman will wear protective eyewear during the laser procedure. You will feel minimal discomfort, thanks to Dr Berman’s combination of pain, sedation and anesthetic cream. Depending on the number and depth of areas to be treated, the procedure may take 20 minutes to an hour.
Recovery from Facial Laser Treatments for Wrinkles
Our Boca Raton laser rejuvenation patients feel as though they have a sunburn immediately following treatment. Discomfort and skin reaction with the Smart Skin CO2+ laser will vary based on an individual’s severity of their wrinkles, the amount of areas treated, and the sensitivity of their skin. Most people find that having a SmartSkin+ CO2 on Friday allows them to easily return to activities by Monday. Dr Berman may give you a prescription for antibiotics and/or antiviral medication as a precaution with a laser treatment for wrinkles. He will recommend the types of post-laser skincare products for cleansing and care.
Call Boca Raton Plastic Surgeon Dr Berman for Laser Treatments for Wrinkles
Double board certified Boca Raton plastic surgeon Dr Berman has over 20 years’ experience in all facets of facial rejuvenation, including the use of lasers for wrinkles. If you’d like to turn back the clock on your facial appearance, call 561-417-0171 today to schedule your private consultation, or complete our online consultation form.