Carbon dioxide (CO2) laser resurfacing
Our skin endures daily environmental damage that can dull the outermost exterior layer, the epidermis. Although the epidermis is constantly regenerating and shedding dead cells at the surface (stratum corneum), the rate of cell turnover naturally decreases with age. Additionally, the epidermis thins over time, leading to a decreased hydration barrier and the appearance of fine lines and deep wrinkles.
The traditional CO2 laser can be used to deliver energy deep into the dermis, performing a complete ablation of the epidermis and stimulating collagen regeneration at the dermal level. Fine lines, wrinkles, superficial skin discoloration, and acne scarring can all be erased or significantly minimized with one treatment. Patients experience tighter skin and more even skin tone, contributing to a younger, more refreshed look. The results typically last for approximately ten years. We instruct our patients to follow a 10-day post-procedure topical regimen to optimize healing.
A 10-minute chemical peel can more efficiently exfoliate and penetrate the epidermal layer, revealing new skin cells that have not yet surfaced. Patients commonly experience a rejuvenated “glow” and the disappearance of age spots, surface pigmentation, and fine lines. The skin appears tighter and refreshed.
Our peels are physician-grade and not available for consumer purchase. Your peel will be performed by a physician or medical assistant specifically trained in this procedure to ensure safe technique and appreciable results.
Skincare (Skinceuticals, eltaMD)
Skin maintenance is key to protecting your surgical results. An ideal skin regimen includes antioxidants as the first line of defense against damage-causing free radicals, sun protection from harmful UVA and UVB rays that cause aging and burning, and peptide-containing formulas that allow for structural support. During your cosmetic consultation, we will recommend a skincare regimen that suits your individual needs, including hyper-pigmentation, acne, dryness, and sensitivity.