Laser Skin Resurfacing
Making the skin smoother, tighter, and more even in tone, texture, and color is the goal of laser skin resurfacing. Dr. Kienstra uses multiple lasers at his clinic in Springfield, Missouri and fits the laser and depth of treatment to your skin type and desired results. Laser skin resurfacing requires varying healing times depending on the type of laser used and is effective in treating facial lines and wrinkles, acne scarring, and pigmentation irregularities.
About The Laser Skin Resurfacing Procedure
It's all about using beams of light. Lasers use concentrated pulsating beams of light to treat irregular skin. This targets damaged skin in a very precise manner. The laser beam used in laser resurfacing will remove your outer layer of skin, called the epidermis. It simultaneously heats the underlying skin, called the dermis. This action works to stimulate growth of new collagen fibers. As the treated area heals, the new skin that forms is smoother, firmer and more vibrant.
If you are interested in laser skin resurfacing, you will need to consult with Dr. Matthew Kienstra prior to the procedure. Laser skin resurfacing is an invasive procedure and not everyone is a candidate. Certain patients, including those with darker skin, may be better suited for a less invasive, non-surgical skin treatment.
Applications of the CO2 Laser
- Laser skin resurfacing with the CO² laser can reduce or eliminate the following:
- Fine, moderate, and deep facial wrinkles
- Acne scars
- Sun and age spots
- Irregular pigmentation
Following Laser Treatment
After a deep laser skin resurfacing procedure the skin appears deep red and may be swollen. During the initial 2 weeks after the procedure daily application of ointment is necessary to keep the skin moist and hydrated and sun exposure is restricted. Make-up application is also not allowed for 10 days to two weeks to allow the skin to heal.