The outer layer of our skin can be less than healthy-looking. Between the sun damage, the dead skin cells, lines and wrinkles, pigmentation issues, even overly large pores, the epidermis can use some help as we age. Dr. Malamet offers laser skin resurfacing to give your epidermis a smoother, clearer, younger appearance.
Laser resurfacing removes some of the epidermis, along with various skin problems with it.
What can be improved with laser resurfacing?
Dr. Malamet uses laser resurfacing to improve these issues:
- Skin tone and complexion
- Age spots
- Sun damage
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Small scars
- Non-responsive skin
- Large pores
- Enlarged oil glands on the nose
How is it done?
There is generally a six-week period of home preparation prior to laser skin resurfacing. These home treatments are important to ensure the best results from the actual procedure.
Once in our office for your procedure, Dr. Malamet uses a topical anesthetic to numb the skin prior to the procedure. Then he moves the handpiece across the target areas of the skin. Our CO2 laser can be set to either very short pulsed light energy or continuous light beams that are delivered in a scanning pattern to remove thin layers of skin with minimal heat damage. The laser energy vaporizes the outermost layer of skin cells.
Following your resurfacing, Dr. Malamet will bandage your treated areas. You’ll need to clean the areas four to five times per day, and then apply an ointment to prevent the formation of scabs. You’ll need to keep your head elevated and apply ice to minimize swelling and pain. Depending on the size of the area treated and the depth, the healing process can last one to two weeks. Once healing is complete, your results will continue to improve as the body produces new collagen in the area.
Interested in laser skin resurfacing? Call Dr. Malamet at 818-380-3130 for an appointment.