Eliminate Signs of Aging and Sun Damage
It's crucial to protect your skin from the sun's harmful rays, especially in Arizona. While this may not have seemed important during your teens or twenties, age spots, wrinkles, freckles, and other skin imperfections can crop up during your forties, fifties, and sixties, making you desperate for treatment options. Luckily, the Arizona Eye Institute & Cosmetic Laser Center offers effective - and safe - treatment for age spots, wrinkles, freckles, and other signs of sun damage, including laser skin resurfacing . Contact our three Phoenix-area locations to learn more about the procedure and its incredible benefits.
What is Laser Skin Resurfacing?
Effective skin correction treatment must reach the deep layers of the dermis to renew the collagen foundation. Laser skin resurfacing accomplishes not only this goal, but it also removes the top layer of damaged skin for truly amazing results. By sending short, concentrated pulses of laser energy through the skin, a skin resurfacing treatment will remove layers of damaged skin while causing a layer of new, healthy skin to regenerate. The laser beam heats up the underlying layers of skin to stimulate the growth of new collagen fibers. The production of collagen means as the skin heals, it will be smoother and firmer, free of deep wrinkles or scars. The outcome of laser skin resurfacing is a notable improvement in the skin's tone and texture.
The treatment itself is fairly straightforward and comfortable for patients. A numbing cream or oral medication may be administered to prevent any pain during treatment. The treatment lasts about 20 to 30 minutes. Afterward, the treatment area will most likely be pink or a little red, resembling a sunburn. This is temporary and should disappear in five to seven days post-treatment. It's critical that patients shield their skin from the sun especially carefully during this time. This helps the healing process and protects the sensitive skin. Our team can help you find the sunscreen that's best for your skin.
What is a fractional CO2 laser?
Fractional carbon dioxide (CO2) laser resurfacing makes microscopic holes in the skin, which causes the body's natural collagen production to go into overdrive to repair the damage. What's amazing about skin resurfacing with a fractional CO2 laser is that it doesn't damage the top layer of skin - which means you get maximum results, with minimal recovery time.
The Lumenis Encore UltraPulse Laser
The Lumenis Encore UltraPulse Laser is a fractional CO2 laser that delivers extremely short pulses of energy, allowing Dr. Justo or another of our medical professionals the ultimate control over the resurfacing treatment. Treatment with the UltraPulse is fast, powerful, and extremely precise. It's also more cost-effective than other types of resurfacing treatments.
Benefits of Laser Skin Resurfacing:
Laser skin resurfacing is great because it stimulates the remodeling of collagen, which is a long process, but means the results will continue to improve over time (with proper skin care and maintenance). Other benefits include:
- Performed as an outpatient procedure
- System allows the medical professional to carefully control the laser beams
- Results are long-lasting
- Minimal downtime or recovery time compared to other procedures
- Minor redness and swelling post-treatment; minimal compared to the effects of other treatments
- Can smooth out scars from burns or other skin trauma
Contact Us for Laser Resurfacing
Contact Arizona Eye Institute & Cosmetic Laser Center , with three Phoenix-area locations, to learn more about laser skin resurfacing. We would be pleased to schedule a consultation for you to meet with our team and discuss how the procedure can improve your skin tone and texture.