Zap Wrinkles away and rejuvenate your skin
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.
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.
Candidates for laser treatment for wrinkles are those who experience the first signs of aging in the face, neck, and chest from a loss of collagen. Our collagen can begin to decrease as early as our 30’s, resulting in weakened skin and the development of wrinkles. Laser treatment can be performed to stimulate collagen production, leading to new skin cells for improved elasticity and texture.
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.
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 number 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.
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