After a certain point, visible signs of aging like deeper wrinkles, skin laxity and discoloration are impossible to treat with skincare. But surgical lifting procedures aren’t the answer either, since they only address excess skin and the underlying musculature. A wonderful complement to surgical lifts (or on its own), deep laser resurfacing addresses damage on the skin’s surface by removing the uppermost layers and allowing it be replaced with fresh, new, younger-looking skin. This procedure provides dramatic improvement for deep wrinkles, finer lines around the eyes and mouth, and discoloration.
Deep laser resurfacing – 2 months post procedure.
This patient had a blepharoplasty and a deep laser resurfacing.
This patient had deep laser resurfacing in combination with a face lift, blefaroplasty, and fat transfer.
Sanctuary Plastic Surgery’s Jason Pozner, MD is one of the leading physicians in the United States for this procedure, and other physicians from around the globe travel here to learn his technique, and how to garner his incredible results.
Dr. Pozner uses the erbium YAG laser, which is the gold standard for deep laser resurfacing. In addition to removing the damaged layers of the skin, this laser also sends heat deep into the skin, where it stimulates fibroblasts to form new collagen and elastin. As opposed to fractional resurfacing treatments, the erbium YAG laser treats 100% of the skin’s surface, resulting in significantly smoother, tighter skin after healing is complete—and unparalleled improvement in wrinkles, skin texture and skin tone.
In addition to the face, deep laser resurfacing can also be used to improve the appearance of the neck, chest and hands. The erbium YAG laser is also effective for improving the appearance of acne scarring and pigment conditions such as melasma. Deep laser resurfacing is ideal for a wide variety of patients, ranging from younger women and men looking to stave off visible signs of aging early, to older patients who can benefit from deep laser resurfacing as part of a comprehensive rejuvenation approach. With only about one week of downtime, the erbium YAG laser offers maximum results with minimal recovery compared to other resurfacing procedures.
To find out if you’re a candidate for deep laser resurfacing with the erbium YAG laser, call to schedule a consultation today.