Laser Resurfacing at The Langdon Center in Guilford
Dr. Langdon is one of the most experienced cosmetic laser surgeons in the United States. He has performed laser resurfacing since 1994. He uses two lasers for resurfacing: the UltraPulse carbon dioxide laser and the erbium:YAG laser. He uses the UltraPulse primarily for full-face resurfacing. The outstanding results of these treatments are due partly to the significant contraction of the facial skin that occurs during the healing process. The skin contraction occurs in all directions and thus appears natural. After laser resurfacing, a fresh new layer of skin replaces the old, sun-damaged skin, so that uneven pigmentation is removed. Wrinkles around the mouth and chin are removed with laser resurfacing, but are not affected at all by a face lift.
Dr. Langdon uses the Sciton erbium laser for nearly all regional facial resurfacing (involving areas less than the entire face). Recovery times after erbium laser resurfacing are relatively quick, for some facial areas only one week.
Benefits of Laser Blepharoplasty include:
- Vibrant, youthful eyes.
- Improved visual field (if upper lid sagging was impairing vision)
- A more alert and energetic appearance.
If you’re considering Laser Resurfacing and are interested in learning more, please schedule a consultation at The Langdon Center by calling us at 844-551-9880 or click here to contact us.
Common Questions & Answers About Laser Resurfacing
What is Laser Resurfacing?
Laser Resurfacing is a surgical procedure in which superficial layers of facial skin are safely removed by ablation. A pulse of laser energy is absorbed by the skin, a thin layer of which is gently removed in a puff of steam. Laser resurfacing is much more precise and is safer than older methods of resurfacing such as dermabrasion and chemical peeling.
Who is the best candidate for Laser Resurfacing?
People who have significant sun damage (photo-aging) of facial skin are the best candidates for Laser Resurfacing. Sun damage causes age spots and weakens the skin’s structure, leading to wrinkles. Most of the sun damage occurs in the superficial layers of skin. With resurfacing the aged skin is actually removed, then with healing brand new skin grows back to take the place of the old skin.
How long does it take to do Laser Resurfacing?
The length of the procedure depends on whether the entire face is treated (full-face resurfacing) or just selected regions such as around the eyes or around the mouth. The average treatment time is 90 – 120 minutes.
Is Laser Resurfacing Painful?
A local anesthetic is used to completely numb the treated area, so laser resurfacing is generally painless. Post-operative pain (after the anesthetic wears off) is mild but most patients report no pain at all by the following day.
What is the downtime?
The recovery period after
Laser Resurfacingvaries from one week (after most regional resurfacing) to two weeks (after full-face resurfacing).
How much does Laser Resurfacing cost?
Every patient’s situation is unique and will require a consultation. Please contact The Langdon Center to schedule a consultation by calling 844-551-9880 or click here to contact us.
How do I get started?
Call The Langdon Center at 844-551-9880 to schedule your consultation to learn more about Laser Resurfacing, or for more information. Or click here to contact us.
Before & After Photos
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