If you have superficial fine lines and wrinkles that are making you uncomfortable with the way you look, but want a cosmetic procedure that does not cause as much bleeding or post-operative pain as chemical peels, laser skin resurfacing is the best option for you.
Laser skin resurfacing can treat fine or course skin wrinkles (usually on the face), uneven skin surfaces that result from acne scarring, small skin growths and hyper-pigmentation. Laser skin resurfacing is designed to give your skin a smoother, more vibrant appearance with uniform texture and color, but without the depth of treatment or healing time necessary for chemical peels.
The Laser Skin Resurfacing Procedure
Laser skin resurfacing is performed by Dr. Mandraccia on an outpatient basis and under local sedation and local or general anesthesia. During the procedure, Dr. Mandraccia will use a specially calibrated, pulsed laser to removes the superficial layers of your skin. The advantages of using a laser are that the depth of treatment is extremely controllable and predictable. The laser also helps smooth the skin with a tightening effect.
Depending on the location of the laser skin resurfacing, the treated areas are usually covered with a tape-like bandage or ointment. Dr. Mandraccia will then send you home with specific instructions on how to gently wash and care for your skin. You will have mild swelling and discomfort in the first few days, and should complete the healing process within seven to 10 days.
Recovery from Laser Skin Resurfacing
Other facial cosmetic procedures such as blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery), rhytidectomy (facelift), browlift, rhinoplasty (cosmetic nose surgery), and cheek implant surgery can be performed in conjunction with laser skin resurfacing.
Contact Our Fort Myers Office Today
If you are located in the Fort Myers or Bonita Springs, Florida areas and would like to learn more about laser skin resurfacing, please contact Dr. Robert V. Mandraccia, M.D. at (239) 482-1900 today to schedule an initial consultation. We also serve patients in Fort Myers, Estero and Naples, Florida.