What is Laser Skin Resurfacing?
When a piece of furniture becomes nicked, stained, or otherwise damaged, sanding away the top layer of finish can help revitalize it. Laser skin resurfacing follows the same concept by removing the outer layer of damaged skin so that the fresh, new cells are visible underneath. Dr. Zamora applies laser beam technology to gently peel back and exfoliate the skin, a process that many people find far more comfortable than dermabrasion or chemical peels.
Benefits of Laser Skin Resurfacing
Laser skin resurfacing is especially beneficial at targeting the fine lines that form around the mouth and lips and can even be used to hone in on certain problem areas. This procedure is extremely safe, and can often be performed without any anesthesia, although a topical numbing cream is often used when treating very large patches of skin.
Who is the Ideal Candidate for Laser Skin Resurfacing?
To be a good candidate for laser skin resurfacing, you should not have any open cold sores or other wounds. Tell Dr. Zamora if you have any bleeding disorders or take blood-thinning medications such as aspirin so that he can assess your risk and ask you to take additional precautions if necessary.
What do I Need to do Before Having Laser Skin Resurfacing?
Avoid using topical creams containing Vitamin E on your skin, as this might alter your results. If you currently have any type of bacterial or viral infection, please visit your primary care physician to have it cleared up.
What Should I Expect on the Day of my Laser Skin Resurfacing?
An aesthetician will cleanse your skin, and then Dr. Zamora will apply a numbing agent if needed. You will also be given protective eyewear to put on during your procedure. Next, pulsed laser beams will be directed at specific areas to remove the outer layer of skin. This also spurs new skin cell growth and an increase in collagen that will result in firmer, tighter skin.
How Long Does it Take to Perform Laser Skin Resurfacing?
It should take less than 30 minutes if you are only targeting one area of your face. Plan on an hour-long session if you would like a full-face treatment.
What to Expect After Laser Skin Resurfacing
Your skin will be bandaged right after your procedure, and you should keep any dressings in place for at least 24 hours. Dr. Zamora may prescribe you an ointment containing steroids to eliminate swelling, itching, and discomfort. You may also take an over-the-counter medication containing ibuprofen to increase your comfort level.
You will begin noticing results within two weeks or so and will continue seeing improvement for the next couple of months.
Will I Have Scars After Laser Skin Resurfacing?
One of the things our Daytona Beach patients like most about laser skin resurfacing is the fact that it leaves no scars whatsoever! Now it’s possible to look and feel your very best without having to worry about unsightly scars that might detract from your final results.
How Long Will the Results of Laser Skin Resurfacing Last?
Laser skin resurfacing provides results that are visible for several months or often even years.
How Much Does Laser Skin Resurfacing Cost in Daytona Beach?
The cost of each laser skin resurfacing procedure is different and based on a number of factors that are unique to you. To make laser skin resurfacing as affordable as possible, we accept cash, personal checks, and major credit cards, in addition to a number of affordable financing options.
If you desire a more glowing complexion, now is the time to contact Sergio M. Zamora MD, FACS to find out more about laser skin resurfacing. Please contact us today if you are in Daytona Beach, New Smyrna Beach, Ormond Beach, or any of the surrounding communities along the Palm Coast of Florida.