Laser Skin Resurfacing in Denver
One of the most common reasons people come to our office is because of poor skin quality. As kids, teenagers, and young adults, most of us paid very little attention to taking care of our skin. In fact most of us spent a lot of time in the sun, trying to get as tan as we could. Because of this, as we have aged, our skin has taken on an older, more tired appearance. We see this as wrinkles, brown spots, and small red and blue blood vessels just below the surface. Sometimes the skin takes on an almost leathery appearance. Laser resurfacing in Denver can help you to regain the smoother, clearer skin of your youth.
The Evolution of Skin Resurfacing
In the last ten years there has been an explosion of new laser resurfacing technology to improve skin quality. The first laser that was used for the skin was the C02 laser. It was remarkable in that it would peel off the top layer of skin, allowing new skin to grow up to replace the peeled skin. The new skin actually looked similar to 16-year-old skin under the microscope. The new skin is tighter and smoother, with an even complexion that has fewer brown spots. While the results of a C02 laser peel are usually dramatic, there are a few drawbacks, including a prolonged recovery period and the fact that this treatment may not be suitable for all skin types/colorations.
Since the advent of the CO2 laser peel we have been looking for another laser that will give similar results with less postoperative downtime. There are now a variety of lasers that, although they do not tighten the skin as well as the CO2 laser, can give very good results with a much shorter recovery. Many of these laser resurfacing procedures have very little or even no post treatment downtime. The optimal treatment for you depends on the particular issues you have with your skin. Some procedures work better for wrinkles, others for brown spots, and others for blood vessels. A careful evaluation of your skin quality, available recovery time, and lifestyle will help determine which option is best for you.
The Best Approach for You
The key advantage to incorporating a Medical Day Spa into our practice is that we do not limit your options. For example, a plastic surgeon seeing a patient with wrinkles over their cheeks will likely recommend a facelift, while a dermatologist will likely recommend a laser procedure. In our office that patient will be given a list of options, including a facelift near Denver, an injectable filler, a laser procedure, or perhaps a minimally invasive cheek lift combined with a lesser laser procedure that may actually obtain the best result. Because we are experts in all areas of the face and neck, and offer all available procedures, we can pick the option that will help you achieve the best results possible, in the time frame and price range that fits your needs.
To learn more Colorado laser resurfacing, click here to request a consultation with Dr. Michael Menachof today. Or you can call The Center for Aesthetic Facial Surgery at (303) 792-3838 and schedule your appointment.