Laser skin resurfacing
Ready for your face to look younger and healthier?
Dr. Mark Fetter performs expert laser skin resurfacing to effectively:
- Smooth wrinkles
- Soften fine lines around your eyes and mouth
- Minimize acne scars
- Improve blotchy or uneven skin
Dr. Fetter uses a carbon dioxide (CO2) laser device to precisely remove layers of damaged skin. The new skin cells that form during healing give your skin a tighter, younger-looking surface.
The time for this outpatient procedure varies by patient–from a few minutes to up to an hour. More than one session may be needed.
Side effects include temporary swelling, discomfort, lightening of treated skin, acute sun sensitivity, increased sensitivity to make-up, and pinkness or redness that may last up to 6 months.
The recovery time for you to return to work is 2 weeks (4 to 6 weeks if your job is physically strenuous). Redness will completely fade in 6 months or less.
The results of laser skin surfacing are long-lasting. However, as your skin ages, new wrinkles and expression lines may form.