Laser Skin Resurfacing
Laser Skin Resurfacing In The Fort Myers & Naples Area
Your skin has many functions throughout your lifetime and is exposed to many elements. It changes dramatically as we grow and age. We develop fine lines, wrinkles, discolorations, sun damage, laxity, dry skin, rosacea, acne scarring, facial veins, broken blood vessels and age spots. Many different options are available today, and you need a cosmetic surgeon who will evaluate your skin and plan an appropriate skin care program.
Many patients opt for laser facial resurfacing. This procedure can diminish fine lines and reduce wrinkles, smooth out scars, remove discolorations and tighten overall skin tone. We use a fractional carbon dioxide laser. Laser light penetrates to a very precise, controlled depth, making the procedure relatively safe, bloodless and predictable.
Post-procedure discomfort is usually minor, requiring little or no medication. However, because pain is highly individual, we will make sure that you are comfortable. Procedures are done in our office, on an outpatient basis. Depending upon the extent and depth of treatment, patients plan for anywhere from three to ten days of recovery before resuming a normal social schedule.
MiXto SX Micro-Fractional CO2 Laser
The MiXto SX Micro-Fractional CO2 Laser is the most advanced laser used for skin rejuvenation. This new laser makes it possible for patients to have healthy, younger looking skin with minimal post-treatment down time. According to our Center’s Oculofacial and Cosmetic Surgeon Dr. William Ehrlich, the laser delivers a therapeutic matrix of tiny beams of light energy to the top and mid layers of the skin with minimal discomfort resulting in:
- Immediate shrinkage of damaged skin
- Softening of fine lines and wrinkles
- Removal of age and sun spots
- Amazing results on acne scars.
Fractional means that only a fraction of the skin surface is exposed to the laser beam, leaving untreated skin around each treated micro spot. The beneficial effects of the laser beam expands under the skin surface to stimulate new collagen production across the entire area. Patients will see continued reduction of fine lines and wrinkles over the next six months as new collagen is formed.
A topical anesthetic is applied to the treatment area prior to the procedure and treatment time for a full face is approximately 45 minutes.
The Lumenis® IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) Treatment is a gently and effective way for Dr. Ehrlich to offer you remarkable results on a range of skin concerns such:
- Age and sun spots
- Broken capillaries
Dr. Ehrlich can customize the Lumenis® IPL to your unique skin type and desired results. Light pulses penetrate the tissue and create heat, targeting the skin imperfection in a controlled manner. Your body will naturally process and remove the treated tissue, while stimulating collagen and elastic fibers. This will result in a visible improvement in skin tone and overall appearance. A typical treatment lasts about 15-30 minutes.