Laser Skin Resurfacing
The laser skin resurfacing technique uses a specialized laser device to gently remove the outermost layer of facial skin, revealing a smoother and healthier-looking layer. This skin rejuvenation technique can reduce the appearance of sun damage, skin discoloration, and wrinkles. The laser energy also stimulates the growth of collagen within the skin, improving overall skin structure and elasticity.
Is laser skin resurfacing right for me?
Laser resurfacing is sought by West Palm Beach and Palm Beach Gardens area women and men who wish to reverse visible signs of aging, as well as skin blemishes such as scars and sun spots. This form of damage is located in the outermost layers of the skin, which can be successfully treated with laser skin resurfacing. Most adults who are in good overall health are medically able to undergo laser treatments.
How much does laser skin resurfacing cost?
For West Palm Beach and Palm Beach Gardens area patients, the average cost for laser resurfacing sessions is around $2,000.
How involved is the laser skin resurfacing procedure?
Laser skin treatments take 30 to 120 minutes, depending on the surface area of the targeted treatment area. During this session, you will wear protective glasses. Your face will be cleansed, and a topical anesthetic will numb your skin. A handheld device is used to direct specialized laser energy towards the skin. It gently vaporizes the outermost layer, removing dead skin cells and signs of damage such as discoloration and fine lines. While the laser energy is entering the skin, many patients describe the sensation as being similar to a rubber band snapping against their skin.
How long is the recovery after laser skin resurfacing?
After laser skin resurfacing, side effects such as redness and swelling are common. Patients in the West Palm Beach and Palm Beach Gardens area typically find that these effects last for up to a month. Some patients find that their skin feels sunburned; skin peeling or crusting may also occur. The initial recovery phase following this skin rejuvenation procedure usually lasts between ten days and two weeks. Many patients see immediate improvements in the appearance of their skin; continuing improvements will be seen in the weeks following. Some patients undergo multiple sessions of laser skin resurfacing to achieve more dramatic results.
What should I do next?
If you are looking for an improvement in the appearance and texture of your skin, laser skin resurfacing may be right for you. Call Dr. Kapp today at (561) 833-4022 or fill out our online form for your complimentary consultation.