Laser Skin Resurfacing Maryland
If you desire to create new smooth skin then laser skin resurfacing is a procedure you should consider. Damage to the skin occurs from the sun, age, acne and other factors at our Maryland laser skin treatment center we will “ablate” or destroy, the outer layer of skin which have been damaged. By destroying the older layers of skin it prompts the body to generate a new layer of skin cells which are unaffected by the previous skin condition. It is important to consult with Dr. Schreiber so he can examine your skin, as some lasers may be inappropriate for darker skin complexions. There are several different varieties of lasers, incuding IPL (intense pulsed light,) CO2 lasers, and Fraxel. Talk with Dr. Schreiber during a complimentary consultation to determine which laser will best meet your aesthetic goals. Having received the Patients’ Choice Award from patients rating Baltimore plastic surgeons, Dr. Schreiber is devoted to his patients and to achieveing all of their aesthetic goals.
Reasons for Considering Laser Skin Resurfacing:
- Reduce or remove facial wrinkles, creases, and lines.
- Improve sun-damaged skin.
- Correct pigmentation problems and spots.
- Effectively treat scars from acne, birthmarks, moles, and tattoos.
- Tighten skin that has lost elasticity due to aging.
Laser skin resurfacing – General Procedure
First, the face is cleansed of oils in order to prepare for the laser procedure, and an antibiotic ointment is applied. The laser is then used to ablate various layers of skin in a controlled manner until the appropriate depth of skin is reached. This procedure is commonly performed with a local anesthetic, with or without sedation. Dr. Schreiber performs all of his own laser treatments, not a nurse or an assistant. Most laser treatments done in the comfort and privacy of Dr. Schreiber’s convenient Baltimore office. More intense treatments may may require sedation in a hospital or surgicenter setting.
Dr. Schreiber performs laser skin resurfacing and other cosmetic surgery procedures at Northwest Hospital in Randallstown, Maryland and at the SurgiCenter of Baltimore in Owings Mills, Maryland. Both of these facilities are easily accessible from Towson, Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Pikesville, Ruxton, Lutherville, Howard County, Annapolis, and Washington D.C.
Recovery Process for Skin Resurfacing
Generally, post-operative instructions call for plenty of rest and limited movement in order to speed up the healing process and recovery time. Antibiotic cream is applied to the affected area immediately following surgery in order to aid with the healing process, to minimize swelling, and to control the risk of infection. The skin will be red and may ooze. Some discomfort should also be expected.
Any pain associated with the surgery can be treated with oral medication. While complications are rare, patients can minimize potential problems by carefully following the post-operative directions. Recovery time varies with the extent of the resurfacing and the number of procedures completed.Google+