Laser skin resurfacing is growing increasingly popular in the Norfolk area. This safe and effective skin treatment helps reverse the damage caused by aging, sun exposure, and poor lifestyle habits like smoking.
The laser skin resurfacing treatment can utilize either ablative or non-ablative lasers. The ablative type of laser utilizes high-intensity light in rapid pulses to remove damaged skin, which has the effect of smoothing and tightening it to remove wrinkles and correct problems with pigmentation. The non-ablative laser is less invasive and works by stimulating the production of collagen and the tightening of lower levels of skin tissue. At Medical Aesthetics of Virginia, we are proud to offer the less aggressive form of treatment via the Pixel® laser.
Would I Make a Good Candidate for Laser Skin Resurfacing?
You may make a good candidate for laser skin resurfacing in Norfolk if your skin has recently changed in color to display brown spots or a blotchy appearance. Other good candidates include those with sun-damaged skin that has caused wrinkles around the eyes and mouth or sagging skin in the lower eyelid region.
Other good candidates include those with scars resulting in an uneven skin surface or those with certain precancerous skin growths. Others include those with leathery, weathered skin and many lines and wrinkles. Those with vertical wrinkles around their mouth or skin with blotchy brown spots also tend to make good candidates.
What are the Benefits of Laser Skin Resurfacing?
Laser skin resurfacing helps smooth the skin and tighten it. It offers results that are relatively long-lasting in both skin quality and texture. The Pixel® laser device allows for the treatment of both facial skin and skin on the chest, neck and other areas.
What is Involved in a Laser Skin Resurfacing Procedure?
Prior to your treatment, we will consult with you and make sure that you qualify for laser skin resurfacing. The actual treatment is performed in the comfort of our office in Norfolk.
Carefully controlled laser energy is used to stimulate the body’s natural healing process, which ultimately results in rejuvenated, younger-looking skin. More than one treatment is oftentimes necessary for optimal results.