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Laser Skin Resurfacing in Jupiter & Palm Beach
Laser skin resurfacing is an outstanding aesthetic therapy that rejuvenates your skin by improving the signs of aging, the effects of sun exposure, and many other skin issues. Treatments are convenient and safe. Learn how this fantastic skin rejuvenation technology, also known as a laser peel, eliminates damaged skin tissue while stimulating new skin cells and collagen production. The result is a fresh skin layer that looks healthier, smoother, and younger.
Candidature for Laser Skin Resurfacing in Jupiter
Residents of South Florida enjoy a full sky with plenty of sunshine. With the nearby beaches and plenty of outdoor functions, we tend to get our fair share of UV rays. Laser skin resurfacing is best suited for patients who need more than a chemical peel or microdermabrasion. It is an effective treatment for dull, tired facial skin. It also addresses:
- Age spots
- Acne scars
- Surgical scarring
- Uneven skin texture
- Uneven skin tone
- Deep lines and wrinkles (like crow’s feet and forehead lines)
- Fine lines
The best candidates for laser skin resurfacing have realistic expectations and are in relatively good health.
Laser Skin Resurfacing Consultation
Under the direction of Dr. Cooper, our team of professionals provides a comfortable environment where they will evaluate your skin and learn more about you and your aesthetic goals. Because this procedure is more intensive than other skin rejuvenation treatments, you may only need one treatment. You will receive detailed instructions about what to do before and after the procedure to ensure the best results.
Your Laser Skin Resurfacing Procedure
It’s all about using beams of light. Dr. Cooper employs the Lumenis UltraPulse Encore CO2 laser to send pulsed light to irregular skin. This process removes damaged skin with precision one layer at a time. It is an outpatient procedure that takes between thirty minutes and an hour.
To begin, we thoroughly clean your face. Next, we may numb the skin with a local anesthetic for comfort or give you a sedative to help you relax. This ablative treatment removes old skin to reveal a new skin layer and increases collagen production to erase deep wrinkles without the risk of surgery.
The UltraPulse Encore treatment is customizable with different modes to provide fast rejuvenation for the more complex skin issues. These modes include technology for patient comfort, significant scarring reduction, and a full range of treatment for various skin concerns, including benign growths, pigmentation issues, acne scarring, and deep lines and wrinkles. This laser technology does not affect the adjacent tissue of treated areas to ensure the best results.
Laser Skin Resurfacing Recovery
Patients should expect a week of recovery after laser skin resurfacing to allow sufficient time to heal. Because this procedure is unlike any of its class with the deepest penetration into the dermis, you can expect significant improvement once the healing is complete. We advise you to stay out of direct sunlight during recovery and to wear an adequate amount of sunscreen when you go outdoors.
Laser Skin Resurfacing Benefits
Most patients enjoy an immediate improvement with a sustained enhancement that lasts up to a year. Your skin will be smoother and softer with a more even tone. Our patients rave about how their skin is not only tighter but more radiant with a youthful glow.
Laser Skin Resurfacing FAQs
Rarely. Scarring is not common with laser resurfacing if you choose an experienced plastic surgeon. However, patients that tend to scar easily or have a form of keloids may not be best suited for laser skin resurfacing.
Laser resurfacing is suitable for almost any age. If you have skin damage from acne, sun exposure or the effects of aging or need help in diminishing lesions, birthmarks, or other skin conditions, you are probably a good candidate.
Expect your skin to be pink for several weeks after laser skin resurfacing and susceptible to sun damage. You will need to protect it with a sufficient sunscreen that offers a factor of 30 or above. Use this sunblock for at least a year. Direct or excessive sun exposure will reverse the improvements of your treatment.
Laser skin resurfacing is a useful tool in the restoration of aged skin, superficial and acne scarring, age spots, and much more. Because our treatments are intense, many patients see results right away with continued improvement for up to a year.
The risks of laser skin resurfacing include prolonged dark and pale skin spots, an allergic reaction to the anesthesia, laser burns, keloid formation or abnormal scarring, and redness.
Since some lasers pose a higher risk for discoloration on darker skin tones, some patients need to consider alternative options, like IPL or microneedling with PRP. Dr. Cooper frequently works with African American, Hispanic, and Asian skin tones. He can make suggestions on safe and effective options for your unique needs.
You will start to see your benefits as your skin heals. However, it takes two to three weeks for most people to realize any significant outcome.
The number of sessions you’ll need will depend on your skin condition and cosmetic goals. Since it can take a month for your skin to heal, patients should schedule sessions approximately once every four weeks.
According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the average cost of a laser skin resurfacing procedure is between $1,500 and $3,000. To learn the cost of your customized procedure, contact Harvard-trained plastic surgeon Dr. Jason Cooper to schedule a consultation.
Laser skin resurfacing involves options. By choosing a plastic surgeon certified by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, you can be confident in a highly trained health care professional held to the highest standards in education, training, and ethical practices.