CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing in Augusta, GA
Laser skin resurfacing is an ideal solution for removing certain imperfections on the surface of the skin. At Southeastern Aesthetic Surgery, led by Dr. Troy Austin, a board-certified plastic surgeon, and Dr. Matthew Isakson, board-eligible plastic surgeon, advanced laser skin resurfacing treatments are available for residents of Augusta, Evans, Columbia County, and nearby areas in Georgia. We are also happy to provide our services to residents of Aiken and the neighboring communities in South Carolina.
What is Laser Skin Resurfacing recommended for?
Laser skin resurfacing is most often used to effectively treat the following common skin conditions:
- Acne and acne scars
- Age spots
- Discoloration or uneven skin tone
- Droopy eyelids
- Sagging skin and bags under the eyes
- Sun-damaged skin
- Wrinkles, creases, laugh lines, crows’ feet and other visible signs of aging
What are the benefits of Laser Skin Resurfacing?
Laser skin resurfacing is minimally invasive, and effectively removes imperfections from the surface of the skin and reveals a fresh new layer of smooth, glowing skin. Laser resurfacing has gained widespread popularity among doctors and patients alike because it achieves dramatic, lasting improvements to the health and appearance of the skin.
At Southeastern Aesthetic Surgery we use the AcuPulse™ MultiMode™ SuperPulse™ CO2 laser by Lumenis®, which offers men and women the following benefits:
- Enhanced comfort and less pain
- Fewer side effects
- Multiple treatment modes for different cosmetic goals
How does Laser Skin Resurfacing work?
Laser resurfacing is sometimes referred to as laser peel, laser vaporization, or lasabrasion and eliminates imperfections on the surface of the skin such as wrinkles, blemishes, discoloration, and acne scars. Laser skin resurfacing works by directing pulsating light beams to gently and precisely lift away the skin’s surface, layer by layer, removing imperfections, marks, and growths on the skin’s surface, while uncovering a fresh, vibrant layer of new skin. Laser resurfacing also triggers the body’s natural production of collagen, which means you will see increased improvements for several weeks after treatment.
Who should consider Laser Skin Resurfacing?
Laser resurfacing is recommended for healthy adult men and women who want to treat marks and imperfections such as blemishes, scars, sun spots, age spots, and discoloration on the skin. To learn more about laser skin resurfacing and whether you may be a good candidate for this procedure, schedule a consultation with Dr. Austin and Dr. Isakson for a full evaluation of your condition.
How is Laser Skin Resurfacing performed?
The laser skin resurfacing procedure is highly customized to each patient, and we may use any of our various types of lasers to perform your treatment, depending on factors such as the condition being treated and its severity, as well as your skin type and any hereditary considerations. The procedure takes about an hour, and you will have to wear protective eyewear during the treatment. After cleansing your skin thoroughly, we will apply a topical anesthetic or local anesthesia to prevent any discomfort during the session. The procedure is performed using a handheld laser device to direct pulsating beams of light into the skin, lifting the outermost layer of skin cells and eliminating any surface imperfections it contains, revealing a layer of fresh, new skin.
What can I expect after Laser Skin Resurfacing?
We will prescribe a special ointment to keep skin moist and relieve any soreness you may experience after treatment. Typically, the skin will crust and peel after about a day, much as it does when sunburned, and this process may take about seven to 10 days. After this, your skin will be extremely sensitive and tender for up to two months as the young new skin cells surface. It is extremely important to protect your skin fully from sun exposure during this crucial healing period, so you must commit to wearing sun protective hats and apply sunscreen with SPF 50 or higher every time you go outdoors. Women should hold off on wearing makeup for about 10-12 days. Men should avoid shaving facial hair for one or two weeks following treatment to protect sensitive new skin cells.
Eliminate marks, blemishes, and imperfections on the skin’s surface while exposing a fresh new layer of skin with laser skin resurfacing. Choosing the right doctor for this delicate procedure is important. Dr. Troy Austin, a board-certified plastic surgeon, and Dr. Matthew Isakson, board-eligible plastic surgeon serving residents of Evans, Augusta, and North Augusta as well as Columbia County, and nearby vicinities in Georgia and South Carolina. Contact us today!