Laser Skin Resurfacing Topics
Dr. George Sanders is proud to offer patients a variety of minimally invasive yet highly effective facial rejuvenation treatments. His elegantly appointed cosmetic surgery Los Angeles facility features some of the latest laser technologies that Dr. Sanders uses to help patients achieve glowing, youthful skin.
Who Is a Good Candidate for Laser Skin Resurfacing?
While laser skin resurfacing is gentle and can treat a wide range of conditions, this does not mean every patient with these problems can benefit from laser skin resurfacing. People who may benefit most from laser skin resurfacing include those with:
Acne scars – patients with active acne lesions will need treatment to control these.
Shallow wrinkles on the surface of the skin.
Saggy skin (though this technique is not powerful enough to tighten extremely saggy skin).
Naturally, Dr. Sanders will help each patient understand their options at their initial consultation at his San Fernando Valley office.
What Conditions Can Laser Skin Resurfacing Treat?
Laser skin resurfacing can help San Fernando Valley patients treat a number of conditions. It works by using a laser to remove the outer layer of skin and also to stimulate the production of collagen, an important skin building block. Because of this, it’s a great tool for patients who want to:
- Remove fine lines and wrinkles around the mouth, eyes, or forehead.
- Reduce the appearance of shallow acne scars.
- Improve the appearance of skin tone and vibrancy.
- Shrink the size of large pores.
- Get rid of age or sunspots.
- Tighten up slightly sagging skin.
- Minimize the appearance of scars and sun damage.
To know for sure if their condition can be treated with laser skin resurfacing, patients should schedule a consultation.
Erbium Laser for Gentle Skin Resurfacing
Dr. Sanders is proud to offer patients seeking gentle-yet-powerful facial rejuvenation the advanced Sciton Erbium laser skin resurfacing procedure. This treatment removes subtle to moderate lines and wrinkles, as well as reduces large pores, acne scars and brown spots. When performing Erbium laser skin resurfacing, Dr. Sanders administers anesthesia and then treats the desired areas. This process removes the outer layers of skin, stimulating the growth of new, healthy skin. The advanced technology of the Erbium laser significantly reduces heating and burning associated with many other laser skin resurfacing procedures. As a result, laser skin resurfacing patients experience less redness and swelling, which promotes faster recovery. In fact, most patients who undergo Erbium laser skin resurfacing treatments can resume their normal activities within 7-10 days of treatment.
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What Is the Best Aftercare Following Laser Skin Resurfacing?
Following a laser skin resurfacing, San Fernando Valley patients need to take special care of their skin to ensure it heals properly. While Dr. Sanders will recommend a personalized recovery plan, in most cases, patients will need to follow these steps:
- Keep the area clean by washing it several times a day with an enzymatic cleanser provided by Dr. Sanders or Cetaphil soap.
- Keep the area protected by using a laser balm provided by Dr. Sanders or with Aquaphor ointment
- When you’re wearing makeup again, please use a sunscreen as sunlight can be damaging to the newly treated area. Dr. Sanders will refer you to his Silk Medical Spa where specific recommendations will be made concerning sunscreen and skin care products
San Fernando Valley will also want to avoid activities that cause flushing as well as sleep on an extra pillow to help reduce swelling.
How Many Laser Skin Resurfacing Sessions Will I Need for the Desired Results?
Every patient is slightly different, so there’s no set standard on how many laser skin resurfacing sessions are needed to achieve the desired results. However, most patients just need one session to see major results. Of course, Dr. Sanders will perform a thorough examination and make a personalized recommendation before treatment begins so patients know what to expect. In some cases, deep scars or wrinkles may benefit from a follow-up treatment if the first treatment did not work as well as the patient would have liked. While one laser skin resurfacing session should produce long-lasting results, it will not stop the aging process, which means patients may want to receive another treatment in 5 to 10 years to preserve their appearance.
Schedule a Laser Skin Resurfacing Appointment
If you are looking for gentle yet effective laser skin resurfacing, please schedule an appointment with Dr. Sanders’ medical spa. SILK, A Medical Spa, is an elegant boutique med spa designed with patient comfort and safety in mind.
Contact the team at SILK by calling (818) 981-8888. To learn more about the surgical cosmetic procedures Dr. Sanders performs, please contact his private practice by calling (818) 981-3333.