Laser Skin Rejuvenation

Laser treatments can give your skin a smoother, tighter texture, while reducing wrinkles and pigmentation problems. Collagen breakdown occurs throughout the aging process, causing the skin’s underlying support structure to break down. Daily exposure to UV rays and other environmental elements can cause the skin to become discolored and premature wrinkles may emerge.

Treatments with a laser will help to reverse these processes and enhance the strength and elasticity of your skin.


Candidates for Laser Skin Rejuvenation

Skin resurfacing is a safe and effective procedure for nearly any skin type and can be applied to most areas of the body.


How the Treatment Works

A grid pattern of tiny light pulses is directed at your skin. Each pulse delivers a column of energy that reaches the dermal layer, stimulating a natural renewal process of collagen. Small areas of skin will be left untreated between the treated spots, allowing a quicker recovery.  The laser is designed to give your aesthetician precise control over the intensity of the treatment, so undesirable side effects are minimized.

Treatment can be finished in less than 30 minutes.  You will probably experience a warm sharp feeling and an immediate tightening of the skin. Anesthetic ointments and cooling devices may be used to reduce any discomfort during and after the procedure.


After Laser Skin Rejuvenation

If you have undergone a full facial treatment, you will need to stay indoors for a few days while applying a topical ointment as directed by the physician.  Contact Richmond Plastic Surgeons for more information on laser skin tightening.  Schedule a consultation and we can determine if you are a good candidate.