The gradual development of facial wrinkles, whether fine surface lines or deeper creases and folds, is the classic early sign of accumulated skin damage and inevitable aging. In addition, premature aging and wrinkling of the skin may be accelerated by excessive exposure to the sun and other elements.
This is more common now than ever.
Fortunately, facial plastic surgery can reverse the effects of both aging and sun damaged skin. At Atlanta Face & Body, Laser Skin Resurfacing is used to removed the damaged skin cells that can contribute to fine lines and wrinkles.
Laser Skin Resurfacing may also improve the pitted look of acne scars and remove pre-cancerous skin growths called keratoses.
You may be a candidate for Laser Skin Resurfacing if:
When you schedule a consultation, our staff will explain the procedure in detail and give you an idea of expected outcomes.
Fractional skin resurfacing with a carbon dioxide (CO2) laser removes portions of the epidermis and penetrates into the papillary dermis, stimulating healing with new collagen formation. The result is a smoothing of wrinkles with improved skin tone and texture. There is typically minimal discomfort. Depending on the number of areas to be treated, the procedure may take from half an hour to an hour.
After the procedure, ointment is applied to keep the skin moist as it heals. Healing takes place over 3-7 days and resembles a sunburn for a few weeks..
The technique can be effectively used to reduce fine lines and wrinkles from around the eyes, mouth and forehead, as well as shallow scars from acne.