As one of the most innovative and exciting scientific achievements in the dental and medical fields, laser technology is being utilized throughout the health care community. At Loudoun Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, our cosmetic surgeon uses an innovative laser tool called a superpulse carbon dioxide laser to treat facial wrinkles, sun-damaged skin and scars. This life-changing procedure called, laser skin resurfacing, can help you finally regain your youthful appearance.
Laser resurfacing is an effective alternative to a chemical peel and dermabrasion for revitalizing damaged skin. The benefits of using a laser for skin treatments include less discomfort and a faster recovery time. To ensure that you are comfortable throughout the procedure, we will apply a local anesthetic. We will then clean and drape the treatment area, after which Dr. Gene Vandervort will direct the laser beam toward the imperfections in your skin. The laser accurately and quickly vaporizes the outermost layers of skin (just four or five cells thick) to provide you with fresh and clear results.
In most cases, we will only perform one laser resurfacing treatment. After a few weeks, the initial redness will fade to a light pink, which can be covered with cosmetics. Results of the laser resurfacing procedure will depend on many factors, including the shape, size and location of the imperfection as well as the patient’s age, heredity and general skin condition.
If you would like to learn more about how we use lasers to gently rejuvenate your skin, we invite you to contact us today and schedule your consultation for laser resurfacing in Ashburn and Leesburg, Virginia.