One of the secrets to a youthful appearance is smooth, fresh skin. The quality of your facial skin can be the difference between looking younger and your actual age. Deep-set wrinkles around the eyes and the mouth are usually the first signs of aging. Sun damage and smoking can lead to a variety of skin imperfections like visible patches of uneven skin, acne scars, skin growths, age spots, scars, and wrinkles. Fortunately, these common skin imperfections can be treated or improved with Laser Skin Resurfacing in Los Angeles by highly skilled, Board Certified Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon Dr. Warren Lent.
Wrinkles and scars, the two most common skin problems, are both affected by an uneven skin surface. When light shines upon the uneven surface, shadows are cast into their depths, making the wrinkles or scars more visible. The Laser skin resurfacing smoothes the skin by vaporizing the raised areas leaving behind a balanced, even skin surface. This provokes an inflammatory response by the body, which brings new collagen to the skins surface, improving the skin’s quality. The two Lasers that Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon uses are the Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Laser and the Erbium Laser. Both Lasers are highly effective and dependable -the the extent of the patients problem, skin type, and skin color often determines which Laser is used.
People who should consider Laser Skin Resurfacing are those who:
•have facial sun damage
•have wrinkled, crepe-like facial skin
•have wrinkles around the mouth and eyes
•have facial brown patches
•have small skin growths
•have acne scars
•have superficial scars on the face
Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Lent, can operate with the patient awake, sedated or under full anesthesia. It is the patients’ choice. The procedure usually takes between 45 and 90 minutes to perform.
This procedure is generally safe, but like all forms of medical treatment, there are certain risks, which can include scarring, loss of pigmentation, increase of pigmentation, bleeding, infection and the risk of anesthesia. Board Certified Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Lent, will make great efforts to minimize these risks.
To better understand your options, schedule a full consultation with Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon Dr. Warren Lent, today!