Skin Resurfacing Seattle
Skin resurfacing (chemical peels, laser resurfacing, dermabrasion) is used to improve your skin texture, skin wrinkling, or facial or acne scarring. The method of resurfacing is individualized based on your skin type and the particular problem we are addressing.
Are you a candidate?
- If you are seeking improvement of facial wrinkles, lines, creases and complexion problems associated with aging.
- If you have facial scarring and are looking to help camouflage the scars.
- If you have significant sun damage and are looking to improve the skin texture, decrease discoloration and minimize the effects of previous sun exposure.
- If you are looking for ways to help rebuild collagen in your skin.
- Create a more youthful appearance by eliminating fine lines and wrinkles
- Improve texture, color and light reflective quality of the skin
- Rebuild collagen
- Tighten skin
- Minimize the signs of aging and sun damage
The procedure varies depending on which resurfacing option you and your physician select. In general, ablative resurfacing involves the removal of the top layer of the skin relying on the deeper layer of skin to heal the more superficial layer.
During this healing process collagen is rebuilt and the skin is rejuvenated. Treatments can be performed on the full face or in regional areas such as around the mouth or around the eyes.
- After facial resurfacing you may expect mild stinging pain and swelling.
- The pain generally lasts 4 to 6 hours and is usually relieved by taking pain medication.
- Cool compresses and fans are also comforting.
- A skin care regime will be given to you prior to the procedure and should be carefully followed to achieve the best results.
- By day 10 to 14 after the procedure, you should be able to use a water based makeup lightly over the area.
- The skin may have a pink hue for the first 6 to 8 weeks that will slowly fade to normal.
- Sun exposure during the first 6 months after the procedure should be limited. Prolonged sun exposure may cause skin discoloration.
Ancillary procedures to Skin Resurfacing
There are additional procedures that may be considered to enhance results.