Laser Skin Resurfacing
Laser skin resurfacing can clear imperfections in the face including age spots, acne, wrinkles, scars, blotches, redness and Rosacea. During laser skin resurfacing, the laser safely removes the top layer of skin to allow new skin cells to form a tighter, more youthful-looking surface.
Preparing for Laser Resurfacing
After consulting with one of our Aesthetics Specialist and you decide to go ahead with the procedure, certain precautions must be observed. If you are a good candidate for laser skin resurfacing, you must take additional precautions before the procedure:
- Tell your doctor if you get fever blisters or cold sores around your mouth because the procedure can trigger breakouts
- Refrain from taking certain types of medications and supplements that can affect blood clotting including ibuprofen, aspiring and vitamin E.
- Smoking can prolong the healing process so refrain from smoking before the procedure
What to Expect During and After the Procedure
Your Aesthetics Specialist will perform the procedure at our outpatient facility The Aesthetic Institute of West Florida. Depending on your need, either parts of the face including areas around the eyes, mouth and forehead will be treated individually.
Small areas of the face take 3o to 45 minutes where as a full-face treatment can take up to 2 hours. After your laser skin resurfacing treatment, you will be released for the healing process to begin. Be sure to clean the treated areas regularly and expect healing to take 2 – 3 weeks. Once healing is done, you can wear oil-free makeup and a broad-spectrum sunscreen to protect your face. Be sure you sunscreen has a sun protection factor (SPF) of 30 or higher. Limit the amount of time you are in the sun and use protecting clothing and sunscreen if you must be in the sun. Be sure to keep your new skin well moisturized by applying several times a day.
Laser Skin Resurfacing Options
SmartXide DOT CO2 Laser
Minimize wrinkles, reduce facial scars, and increase skin firmness all with 1 treatment and minimal downtime. The new SmartXide DOT CO2 laser reverses the signs of sun damage quickly and safely to restore a youthful appearance to your skin.
Candela VBeam Vascular Laser
If you have unwanted blood vessels, Rosacea, or redness on your face then the VBeam pulsed dye laser is just for you. VBeam treatment delivers an intense but gentle burst of light into selectively targeted areas of the skin. The light is absorbed by specific blood vessels or melanin pigmented areas in the dermis. This laser treats redness of the face and neck, rosacea, sun/age, spots, freckles and more. This treatment quickly and safely allows for long term reduction of unwanted vascular lesions of the face with minimal downtime or discomfort.
Reward yourself with a physician who is passionate about their service and understands the importance of feeling and looking your best. The Aesthetic Institute of West Florida employs board-certified ophthalmologists and fellowship-trained oculoplastic surgeons. Their comprehensive training allows them to offer surgical, minimally-invasive and non-surgical treatments in facial rejuvenation. Their extensive experience in facial surgery affords them the necessary skills needed to create an individualized rejuvenation plan to balance your cosmetic desires with natural, pleasing results. But it is because of the unmistakable care that people choose The Aesthetic Institute of West Florida for their elective cosmetic procedures.
Schedule your Laser Skin Resurfacing Evaluation today
Call (727) 581-8706 to schedule your appointment
Meet Your Eyelid & Aesthetics Care Specialist
Stacia H. Goldey, M.D., is a board certified ophthalmologist and fellowship trained oculoplastic surgeon. Dr. Goldey received her undergraduate from the University of Central Florida, Summa Cum Laude, and her medical degree with honors from the University of Florida. She served her residency at Shands Teaching Hospital at the University of Florida, followed by a fellowship in Ophthalmic Plastic and Orbital Surgery at the Jules Stein Eye Institute at the University of California, Los Angeles. Dr. Goldey is board-certified in Ophthalmology and a member of the prestigious American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, American College of Surgeons, American Academy of Ophthalmology and American Medical Association. Dr. Goldey is on the National Education Faculty for BOTOX® Cosmetic. She is on the staff of Florida Hospital Waterman, and has published several articles about Oculoplastic Surgery.