Laser Skin Resurfacing
As we age, certain areas of the facial skin need more than lifts, fillers or BOTOX. Most notably are the wrinkled areas around the mouth and eyes. These areas are especially responsive to laser resurfacing. Laser resurfacing in these areas is often done in conjunction with a facelift and eyelid surgery.
The entire face can be resurfaced to help remove the lines and sun-damaged skin. Fat grafting to add volume is often performed at the same time as resurfacing.
Dr. Graivier is one of the leading experts in laser resurfacing. He has taught numerous courses and lectured to surgeons and dermatologists world-wide on this technology and his personal techniques.
There are several options for patients considering facial laser resurfacing:
Stretch Marks and Scarring
For patients with visible stretch marks, both new and red in color, or older, white lines, or patients with long-standing scars, laser skin resurfacing is also a viable option.
In these areas, the elastic properties of the skin have been over-stretched and cannot come back without help. These areas are treated with the Profractional XC laser that drives micro channels of laser energy into the scars. This leaves normal skin surrounding the micro channels to enhance healing. The micro channels of ablated tissue, in turn, stimulate new collagen and rapid formation, thus improving and tightening areas.
The treatments are done with topical anesthesia. A test area is usually done first to make sure that a full treatment will achieve good results. Treatments may need to be repeated at six week intervals for best results.