Laser Skin Resurfacing in Sarasota

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As we age the skin undergoes progressive changes often resulting in wrinkles, poor skin texture and pigmentation changes such as brown spots and color irregularities. The collagen weakens providing less support for the overlying skin and the more wrinkles appear.

At our practice in Sarasota, laser skin resurfacing can correct many of these problems. There are many types of lasers, but the CO2 laser is the most effective for deeper lines and wrinkles. The laser removes the upper layers of skin. This skin regenerates with new, smoother skin. In addition, the laser stimulates collagen formation in the dermis tightening the skin and reducing the wrinkles. The fractional CO2 laser can be used on the face, neck, upper chest, and hands to rejuvenate the skin.

The newest technology in laser resurfacing is called fractional laser. With this technique the laser applies a pattern on the skin with intervening bridges of untreated skin. The factional laser has shortened the healing time dramatically allowing patients to return to work and social events much sooner.

Are You a Good Candidate?

To be a good candidate for any plastic surgery, you must have realistic expectations about what the procedure can do for you. It's important to understand that laser skin resurfacing can enhance your appearance and self-confidence but, like all plastic surgery, it is not going to solve underlying emotional issues you may have. Always think carefully about your expectations and discuss any concerns you have with your surgeon.

Next Steps

All successful surgeries begin with open and honest communication between doctor and patient. Are you considering plastic surgery? Request a consultation with one of the surgeons at Sarasota Plastic Surgery Center or call (941) 366-8897 and let us educate you about your options and the procedures available.

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