SKIN RESURFACING

SKIN RESURFACING

We love our sun, our mimosas and our double-chocolate cake, but these things are actually behind what’s making us get those pesky wrinkles! While aging and genetics are obvious factors, sun exposure and lifestyle factors, like nutrition and alcohol consumption are all contributing factors as well. Pigmentary skin changes of the skin (like blotchiness or brown spots) are attributed to age, birth control, pregnancy or genetic factors, while old acne scarring could be the cause of your uneven skin. These problems can all be improved with our skin resurfacing technique. Let us give you the skin you’ve been wanting, and call us today!

IS THIS RIGHT FOR ME?

Skin resurfacing is a one-time treatment, but can require touch-ups over time. It differs from peels offered by aestheticians as those treatments only remove dead skin and pigment, while our resurfacing technique actually removes living surface skin that is wrinkled.

 

You may be a great candidate for skin resurfacing if you have one or more of the following:

  • Facial skin that has wrinkling or sun-damage
  • Vertical wrinkles around your mouth, causing lipstick to “bleed” into lines
  • “Crow’s feet” lines around your eyes
  • Fine wrinkling on your upper eyelids
  • Brown spots or blotchy skin coloring
  • Acne or chicken pox scars
  • Superficial facial scars from a past injury or accident

WHAT CAN I EXPECT?

Recovery times vary across specific resurfacing methods and the extent of treatment. A wide variety of resurfacing techniques can be performed to different depths depending on the client’s needs. Lighter treatments require less healing time, however you may need to have the procedure repeated more than one time to achieve the same results as a deeper treatment. If you are having another plastic surgery, like a facelift or eyelid surgery, you may also be able to have a skin resurfacing procedure performed at the same time.

 

Dr. Newman will examine your skin to determine which resurfacing technique(s) will provide you with the most successful results. Your specific skin type, the severity of any sun damage, the extent of pigmentation, fine lines, coarse wrinkling or deep acne scarring each may require a different approach for treatment.

 

You should come to the consultation prepared to discuss your medical history. Please tell your plastic surgeon if you have ever had an x-ray treatment of your facial skin, commonly used in the treatment of acne or if you have had a prior chemical peeling procedure. Please also inform us if you have ever taken or are taking accutane, Retin-A or other skin medications.

WHAT CAN I EXPECT?

Schedule your consultation today!