Candidates 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.
*Individual Results May Vary
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 little affected by a facelift.
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 Resurfacing include:
- Reduction of wrinkles around the eyes and mouth
- Smoother, tighter facial skin
- A more even skin tone with removal of facial age spots