Laser skin resurfacing in Atherton, Los Gatos and Palo Alto offered by cosmetic surgery doctor . Information on chemical peels, facial rejuvenation, skin tightening and more.
Laser resurfacing uses a carbon dioxide or Erbium laser to reduce wrinkles. With this treatment you can expect a fifty percent decrease in the depth of fine wrinkles. Dr. Struck can treat your entire face, or just around your mouth, eyes, cheeks or forehead. Laser resurfacing can be combined with other surgeries to get an ideal result.
|Surgery Time||• Fifteen minutes to one hour|
|Anesthesia||• General anesthesia for treatment of whole face, otherwise local|
|Return Home||• Same day|
• Return to work ten days
• Redness of skin for several weeks
• Makeup can be worn after seven to ten days to cover the redness
• Dressings and ointments applied for seven to ten days to assist with healing
• Complete sun avoidance for three weeks
• SPF 30 or higher sunscreen always
Frequently Asked Questions about Laser Resurfacing
Q: When will I be able to wear make-up after laser resurfacing?
A: Make-up can be worn 7-10 days after the treatment, and you skin will be red for 3-8 weeks after the treatment.
Q: Can laser resurfacing or chemical peels be done at the same time as a facelift?
A: Yes, but resurfacing can only be done on areas where the skin has not been freed from the underlying tissues (i.e. the area of the mouth). Resurfacing around the mouth is a nice addition to a facelift, because the wrinkles around the mouth are not addressed by a facelift.