An important advance in skin rejuvenation, laser resurfacing can diminish the signs of aging, treat skin damage and correct acne scars.
Using a wand-like laser hand piece, undesired skin cells and wrinkles are softened or removed. Also called laser peeling, laser resurfacing is relatively bloodless and offers the dermatologist more control in the depth of penetration of the skin’s surface, allowing increased precision and safety in treating delicate areas, such as around the lips and eyes.
In laser resurfacing, sometimes called “laser peel,” a carbon dioxide (CO2) laser is used to remove areas of damaged or wrinkled skin, layer by layer. The procedure is most commonly used to minimize the appearance of fine lines, especially around the mouth and the eyes. However, it is also effective in treating facial scars or areas of uneven pigmentation. Laser resurfacing may be performed on the whole face or in specific regions. Often, the procedure is done in conjunction with another cosmetic operation, such as a facelift or eyelid surgery.
Laser resurfacing is still a very new procedure. However, it has been shown that in some cases, this surgical method produces less bleeding, bruising and post-operative discomfort than is typically seen with other resurfacing methods.
Dr. Levit performs the following resurfacing procedures:
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