In Raleigh, laser resurfacing has revolutionized the treatment of wrinkles and other age-related skin concerns. Not only does this minimally-invasive procedure improve the tone and texture of the skin, but it actually stimulates new collagen, creating a healthier, more youthful appearance. For busy individuals who don’t have weeks to spend recuperating from surgery, laser resurfacing has become one of the area’s most sought-after skin rejuvenation treatments.
*What Laser Resurfacing Can Do for You
In addition to traditional laser resurfacing procedures for a variety of depths and conditions, Dr. Stein specializes in MicroLaserPeel®, one of the latest advancements in skin resurfacing. MicroLaserPeel achieves dramatic clinical results with only 3 to 4 days of downtime as compared to traditional laser resurfacing techniques, which may require up to 3 weeks of downtime.
Using an Erbium Sciton Laser, Dr. Stein removes the outermost layer of the epidermis at a pre-determined depth to improve the skin’s texture, color, and tone. When performed by a skilled facial plastic surgeon, a MicroLaserPeel or other laser resurfacing treatment:
- Reverses sun damage
- Minimizes wrinkles, especially around the mouth and eyes
- Treats acne scars
- Reduces the appearance of age spots
Dr. Stein has performed laser resurfacing and MicroLaserPeel on hundreds of patients who now enjoy healthier, more vibrant skin of the face, neck, hands, and chest.
*Procedure & Recovery
Laser resurfacing is a safe, reliable procedure that is performed in the office. A topical anesthetic may be applied before treatment, or Dr. Stein may recommend oral sedation for deeper treatments. Following your procedure, you’ll experience some redness followed by skin sloughing, which will vary depending on the level of treatment. With a MicroLaserPeel, the redness will fade by day three and can be easily covered with makeup on day four.
Many patients choose to have MicroLaserPeel on a Thursday or Friday so they can return to work the following Monday. This is why this type of laser resurfacing at our Raleigh practice is often referred to as the “Weekend Skin Peel.” You will see a noticeable improvement in your skin’s texture and tone immediately with full results within six months.