Have you ever wished you could just peel back the outer layer of your skin to reveal younger-looking skin? With laser skin resurfacing you can. At Columbus Anti-Aging Medicine and Aesthetic Surgery, Dr. Gene Meisenberg offers advanced laser technology that improves the tone and texture of your skin, even removing old scars. If you’re in Brooklyn, New York, call or book an appointment online.
Dr. Meisenberg turns to laser skin resurfacing to address a host of problems, including:
Even if you don’t have a specific issue, but you’d just like to improve the overall tone and texture of your skin, laser resurfacing can rejuvenate and breathe new life into your skin.
During a laser skin resurfacing procedure, Dr. Meisenberg uses the state-of-the-art Icon™ Aesthetic System with the 1540 laser handpiece to direct pulses of light toward the surface of your skin, as well as below, tackling both your epidermis and your dermis. In fact, Dr. Meisenberg can control the depth of the light beam depending upon the results you want.
The light energy works by removing the outer layer of your skin, and it signals your body to produce more collagen and elastin, which leads to firmer, healthier new skin growth from the inside out.
When it comes to scarring, the light energy breaks up old scar tissue. If you’re targeting certain areas with scars, expect to undergo three to five quick treatments that take less than 30 minutes.
For a full resurfacing, Dr. Meisenberg performs the procedure in his office, and it typically takes an hour or two, depending upon the extent of the treatment area. He also ensures your comfort by using a local anesthetic to relieve any discomfort.
After your procedure, your skin will feel like it’s been burned by the sun, which is entirely normal. That's how your body sheds the outer layer of skin to make way for new growth. Over the course of a few days to a week, your skin will dry up and flake off, leaving a fresh surface behind.
Rest assured, Dr. Meisenberg sends you home with complete aftercare instructions to best help your skin recover and regenerate. One of the most important instructions is to avoid the sun as best you can while healing takes place.
Once your new skin layer starts to form, it usually takes 6-12 weeks before you’re able to appreciate the full effect of the skin resurfacing.
To undo many of the effects that time and age have had on your skin, call Columbus Anti-Aging Medicine and Aesthetic Surgery to learn more. Or schedule an appointment online using the convenient booking tool.