Laser Facials and Skin Resurfacing in Jacksonville
Laser Skin Rejuvenation
Time, sun, and acne scarring can lead to unwanted texture changes on the skin. Many people seek treatment for wrinkling of the skin. Topical creams, Botox, Dysport, and dermal fillers can help, but they do not fully address textural changes and sagging of the skin. Even those who do not have wrinkling yet may be unhappy with texture due to large pore size or significant acne scarring. The Erbium Yag laser is very effective at helping patients achieve their goals in regards to improving skin texture and wrinkles and evening out skin tone.
Erbium Yag Laser Treatment
What is an Erbium Yag Laser? The Erbium Yag laser emits a particular wavelength that is specifically absorbed by water. It thus damages the upper layers of the skin in a controlled manner, stimulating collagen and helping to remove unwanted pigment in the skin without penetrating the skin as deeply as other resurfacing lasers, decreasing risk for scarring and decreasing the amount of time it takes to heal from the procedure. After treatment, patients will experience improvement in appearance of unwanted wrinkling of the skin and unwanted pigment in the skin. The skin will look brighter, tighter and younger in appearance. In the case of those seeking treatment for acne scarring, these patients will notice an improvement in the appearance of scars and an improvement in overall texture of the skin.
What can I expect during treatment?
The face or other area that is being treated is numbed with a topical cream prior to treatment. During treatment, patients feel minimal to mild pain as the laser is being applied to the face. A jet of cool air is also applied to the treated area to increase patient comfort.
What can you expect after treatment?
Redness, crusting, and sometimes swelling are expected. The skin typically takes five to seven days to heal after treatment. Post care is fairly simple and should include: careful cleansing of the skin and application of petroleum jelly or other plain soothing lotion, sun avoidance until the skin is completely healed from treatment and minimal sun exposure for one month following treatment. Patients will see improvement in their skin after one treatment, but many patients may need more than one treatment to achieve their desired goal.