Don’t like the way your skin looks and feels? How would you like to change that, and get softer, more supple skin? Has the Houston sun left your skin with significant sun damage? It’s time to consider peels, dermabrasion, laser skin resurfacing in.
In laser resurfacing, sometimes called a “laser peel,” a carbon dioxide (CO2) laser or Erbium Laser is used to remove areas of damaged or wrinkled skin, layer by layer. The procedure is most commonly used to minimize the appearance of wrinkles and lines, especially around the mouth and the eyes. However, it is also effective in treating facial scars or areas of uneven pigmentation and precancerous lesions. Laser resurfacing may be performed on the whole face or in specific regions. Often, Dr. Athré performs the procedure in conjunction with another cosmetic operation, such as eyelid surgery or a face lift.
Laser resurfacing is performed using a beam of laser energy which vaporizes the upper layers of damaged skin at specific and controlled levels of penetration. Laser resurfacing may offer a number of advantages over other resurfacing methods: precision, little (if any) bleeding and less post-operative discomfort. Many people who have had a face lift in the Houston area maintain the results of their surgery with laser treatments.
All resurfacing treatments work essentially the same way. First, the outer layers of damaged skin are stripped away. Then, as new cells form during the healing process, a smoother, tighter, younger-looking skin surface appears.
PEELS AND DERMABRASION
Chemical peels and dermabrasion are two other treatments to resurface and change the overall appearance of your skin. The strength of peels used and the depth of dermabrasion provided at Athré Facial Aesthetics are drastically different to what is provided at a day spa-type facility. Physician-grade resurfacing can rejuvenate skin, remove acne scarring, and remove age spots and freckles.
Not every practitioner who offers laser surgery and skin resurfacing procedures has the same level of experience and skill with laser use. Though skin resurfacing is very safe, complications like pigmentary changes and scarring can occur if the practitioner is untrained, or resurfaces too deeply. Similarly, inadequate depth of resurfacing does not give the patient adequate results. In today’s environment where laser procedures and other skin resurfacing procedures are commonly done at spas and salons, it is important to find a practitioner who is skilled and experienced in laser procedures.
Dr. Athré has performed countless cases using many different types of lasers and peels on many different types of skin. His training as a aesthetic facial plastic surgeon allows him to tailor each procedure to the patient’s individual needs, skin type, skin color, and skin texture.