So many changes take place in your skin and body as you age, and some of these changes are more outwardly visible than others. If you notice the effects of years of sun exposure, wrinkles, and loss of elasticity in your face, laser skin resurfacing may be just the treatment you need to look and feel younger. Dr. Cecil Yeung of the Yeung Institute is a leading facial plastic surgeon who provides expert laser skin resurfacing to women and men in Houston and the surrounding areas. Reverse the outward signs of aging. Call or schedule an appointment online.
Laser Skin Resurfacing Q & A
What is laser skin resurfacing?
Fractional CO2 laser skin resurfacing is a procedure that can erase years from your face by dramatically reducing the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, and irregular pigmentation such as dark spots and sun-damaged skin. CO2 laser skin resurfacing is one of the best ways to eliminate acne scarring and treat crow’s-feet around your eyes.
A CO2 laser uses high-energy, broadband lightwave (BBL) technology to vaporize the top layer of your skin. The carbon dioxide (CO2) light waves are effective in treating the top layer of your skin while the deeper layers remain unharmed. Your skin heals quickly after the treatment, and the results are long-lasting and effective, so you enjoy younger-looking, smoother, evenly toned skin.
What are the advantages of CO2 laser skin resurfacing?
There are many advantages to CO2 laser skin resurfacing for a natural improvement to your skin. These include:
- Precisely targeting only the areas of skin that need treatment so there is less downtime
- Dr. Yeung’s ability to control the intensity of energy for each treatment for an individualized experience
- Safety and effectiveness for almost any skin type
- Stimulating natural renewal of your body’s own collagen
- Improving overall complexion and skin tones
- Treatment usually taking less than 30 minutes, and with minimal recovery time
What can I expect during the CO2 laser skin resurfacing treatment?
Laser skin resurfacing treatments are typically well tolerated and a relatively quick process that Dr. Yeung performs in his state-of-the-art Yeung Institute, so you’ll be in a comfortable, private environment with top-notch medical professionals. Before beginning the laser resurfacing treatment, Dr. Yeung gives you a local anesthetic and topical cooling treatments to minimize any discomfort. During the procedure, your skin feels immediately tighter as the warm, sharp laser pulses vaporize the top layer of your skin.
Dr. Yeung treats all areas of your face. Afterward, your skin may look and feel as if you have a mild sunburn. It typically subsides after a couple days, so you’ll need to stay out of the sun while your skin recovers. In most cases, you return for a follow-up visit with Dr. Yeung.
You will notice an improvement in your skin’s texture and tone, and see fewer wrinkles. Dark spots fade and acne scars virtually disappear.
Call or schedule a consultation with Dr. Yeung today to see if skin resurfacing is right for you.