About Skin Resurfacing
Fractional skin resurfacing has dramatically changed the way Dr. Petroff approaches skin resurfacing and wrinkle reduction. It works by creating tiny micro-wounds while leaving bridges of untreated skin, therefore only treating fractions of the skin's surface; resulting in less discomfort and healing time is minimized. Fractional resurfacing appeals to a broad range of patients, from light repair of damage to others wanting more dramatic results. The procedure lives up to its promise to reduce skin imperfections and promote collagen production resulting in long term wrinkle reduction, giving a youthful appearance, tone and color. Petroff Center Plastic Surgery and Medi-Spa proudly offers the Lutronic eCO2 Multi-Fractional Laser. Our Lake Oswego, OR patients can schedule a consultation to find out if they're a candidate.
Ideal candidates for receiving laser skin resurfacing:
- Discolored areas caused by sun exposure or aging, fine lines and general loss of elasticity
- Had little success with topical treatments
- A desire for a long-term solution
- Good overall health and a strong immune system
Various types of scars call for different techniques. When scars arise from a problem with a previous surgery, the original incision can be re-opened and the skin can be moved around to minimize the appearance of the scar. In some cases, the scar can be moved to a different location to make it less visible. With raised scars, dermabrasion and laser skin resurfacing procedures can be used to remove the upper layers of skin to make the scar smoother and more even with the rest of the face. Keloid scars, which are raised, can be surgically excised to improve the appearance. Depending on the type of scar and its condition, Dr. Petroff will local anesthesia. The surgery is considered outpatient, where the patient can return home the same day.
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What to Expect
During laser skin resurfacing, our aesthetician will aim brief, pulsating beams of light to the damaged skin. The laser will ultimately destroy the unwanted skin layer by layer. The depth depends on the patient’s particular condition and needs. The laser beam removes the outer layer of skin, which is known as the epidermis. At the same time, the laser is heating the dermis, the layer underneath, which stimulates the growth of collagen. Once the damaged layers of skin are destroyed, it will begin to crust, flake, and peel away over the course of several weeks. Once this process is complete, new skin will appear in its place that’s healthier, brighter, younger looking, and more even toned.
During recovery of an ablative laser treatment, the treated area will need to be kept clean and protected. Crusting can also occur, so the patient must refrain from picking since this can lead to permanent scarring. The new skin is usually generated in about 1 – 2 weeks. With nonablative procedures, a patient can expect swelling and redness, which can be remedied with ice packs. With a customized skincare regimen, patients can prolong their results and prevent or minimize the appearance and recurrence of hyperpigmentation. Wearing a sunscreen is a must. The sunscreen must be “broad spectrum” (i.e., it blocks both UVA and UVB). A single day of excess sun can undo months of treatment.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $2,000 - $4,000
- Average Procedure Time
- 1-2 Hours
- Post-op Follow-up
- 1 Week
Treat Sun-Damaged Skin Today
Petroff Center is highly equipped to treat advanced or minor cases of sun damage and age spots. If you're ready to get the even complexion you've been wanting, then schedule an appointment at our Lake Oswego, OR office today to discuss laser skin resurfacing.