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Reveal Smooth & Youthful Skin

Laser skin resurfacing is a non-invasive cosmetic procedure that uses a laser to improve the texture and appearance of the skin. This technique involves removing the outer layer of damaged skin, stimulating collagen production, and allowing new, healthier skin to grow. Laser skin resurfacing can treat a wide range of skin concerns, including fine lines, wrinkles, age spots, sun damage, acne scars, and uneven skin tone. This innovative treatment is safe, minimally invasive, and can be customized to meet each patient’s individual needs.

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Laser Skin Resurfacing Corrects:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes, mouth, and forehead
  • Age spots, sun damage, and hyperpigmentation
  • Acne scars and other facial scars
  • Uneven skin tone and texture
  • Enlarged pores
  • Dull, lackluster skin
  • Rough, scaly patches of skin
  • Melasma and other types of skin discoloration

To learn more about how laser skin resurfacing in Los Gatos can help you, contact us today for an appointment.

Candidates for Laser Skin Resurfacing:

  • Are in good overall health
  • Do not have any underlying medical conditions that could affect healing
  • Have realistic expectations about the results of the procedure
  • Are bothered by fine lines, wrinkles, scars, age spots, or other skin concerns
  • Are not pregnant or breastfeeding
  • Are willing to follow pre- and post-treatment instructions
  • Are non-smokers or willing to quit smoking before and after the procedure

Your Laser Skin Resurfacing Session

Your laser skin resurfacing session will begin with a consultation with Dr. Z, who will assess your skin and discuss your goals and concerns. The procedure takes 30 minutes to 2 hours, depending on the size and location of the treatment area. Before the treatment, a topical anesthetic may be applied to numb the skin and make the procedure comfortable. During the procedure, the laser will be used to remove the outer layer of damaged skin, and a dressing will be applied to protect the treated area.

Your Journey to Recovery: Side Effects & Downtime

Your journey to recovery may involve side effects and downtime. Immediately after laser skin resurfacing in Los Gatos, you may experience redness, swelling, and a mild burning sensation, which typically subside within a few days. You may notice some peeling and flaking of the skin, which is a normal part of the healing process. It’s important to avoid sun exposure and protect your skin with sunscreen during the recovery period, which can last anywhere from a few days to a few weeks, depending on the extent of the treatment.

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Aftercare Guidelines:

  • Keep the treated area clean and dry
  • Avoid touching or picking at any scabs or peeling skin
  • Apply a gentle moisturizer to the treated area to keep it hydrated
  • Use a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher
  • Avoid sun exposure and tanning beds for at least two weeks
  • Avoid strenuous exercise and activities that could cause sweating or irritation
  • Stay well hydrated by drinking plenty of water and avoiding alcohol and caffeine
  • Follow any other specific aftercare instructions provided by your surgeon
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Laser Skin Resurfacing FAQs

What skin conditions can laser skin resurfacing treat?

Laser skin resurfacing can address various skin concerns, including fine lines, wrinkles, age spots, sun damage, acne scars, uneven skin tone, enlarged pores, rough patches, and skin discoloration.

How long is the recovery time after laser skin resurfacing?

Recovery time varies but typically ranges from a few days to a few weeks, depending on the extent of the treatment. You can expect initial redness, swelling, and mild discomfort, followed by peeling and flaking as part of the healing process.

What are the potential risks and complications associated with this procedure?

Laser skin resurfacing is generally safe, but like any medical procedure, it carries some risks. Potential risks may include infection, scarring, pigmentation changes, and prolonged redness. Dr. Z will discuss these risks during your consultation and provide thorough aftercare guidelines to ensure a smooth recovery.

Are there different types of lasers used in skin resurfacing?

Yes, various laser technologies are used in skin resurfacing, each tailored to specific skin concerns. Dr. Z will determine the most suitable type for your unique needs.

How much does laser skin resurfacing typically cost?

Laser skin resurfacing costs can vary depending on the treatment area, the extent of the procedure, the type of laser used, and other factors. Dr. Z will curate a personalized treatment plan, following which you will receive a personalized quote for the procedure.

Can laser skin resurfacing be combined with other cosmetic treatments?

Yes, laser skin resurfacing can be combined with other cosmetic treatments, such as dermal fillers or Botox, to enhance overall results. Dr. Z will customize a treatment plan tailored to your aesthetic goals.

How long do the results of laser skin resurfacing last?

The longevity of results varies depending on factors like skin type, lifestyle, and post-procedure skincare and aftercare adherence. Generally, results can last several years. Dr. Z will discuss how to maintain and maximize your rejuvenated appearance during your consultation.

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Schedule Your Consultation with Dr. Z

Dr. Z, a highly trained plastic surgeon with expertise in regenerative medicine, is dedicated to helping his patients achieve their aesthetic goals. With a deep understanding of the aging process, Dr. Z offers personalized treatment plans that maximize each patient’s regenerative potential. He takes the time to listen carefully to each patient’s unique concerns and educates them on the available tools to achieve their desired outcome. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Z to learn how laser skin resurfacing in Los Gatos can help you achieve youthful skin.

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