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Is Laser Skin Resurfacing Right for You?

Are you looking for a non-surgical way to minimize the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, sun damage or acne scarring on your face and neck? You have several options at Pearl-Ereso Plastic Surgery Center, including traditional laser skin resurfacing and Fraxel laser resurfacing. Here, Bay Area plastic surgeons Dr. Samuel Pearl and Dr. Alexander Ereso explain whether laser skin resurfacing might be right for you.

You Have Mild to Moderate Skin Imperfections

Laser skin resurfacing can minimize the appearance of the following imperfections:

  • areas of sun damage
  • uneven pigmentation
  • wrinkles and fine lines
  • poor skin texture

Our team can examine your area(s) of concern and determine whether laser skin resurfacing is likely to deliver the results you want.

Your Skin Has Good Elasticity

Although laser skin resurfacing does have a mild tissue tightening effect (especially in the lower eyelid area), it does not tighten significantly loose skin. Facelift or another surgical procedure may be a more suitable option under those circumstances.

You Do Not Have Active Acne

Laser skin resurfacing is a safe and effective way to smooth out shallow scars from acne. However, it is not good for use on areas with active acne, as the laser may exacerbate the irritation.

You Are Seeking a Non-Surgical Solution

If you want clearer, more radiant skin without the time and financial commitment of surgery, laser skin resurfacing is a great compromise. You can still see results without having to take time off from work. The downtime is much shorter after laser skin resurfacing than it is after facial rejuvenation surgery.

How Laser Skin Resurfacing Works

Traditional laser skin resurfacing vaporizes the top layer of damaged skin cells and reveals fresh, healthy skin. As opposed to treating the entire surface layer of skin cells, Fraxel laser skin resurfacing only treats a “fraction” of the tissue. The laser creates micro injuries in the skin, leaving tissue intact between the injuries. This fractional pattern encourages rapid healing. Compared to traditional laser skin resurfacing, Fraxel achieves similar results, however, the fractional pattern means less downtime versus traditional laser skin resurfacing.  Dr. Pearl and Dr. Ereso have been offering Fraxel treatments to the Bay Area for many years and your Fraxel treatment will always be personally performed by the doctors themselves.

Schedule an Appointment with Our Team

If you think you might be a great candidate for Fraxel laser skin resurfacing, our team would be happy to sit down with you to discuss your options. Schedule a personal consultation today to determine the most appropriate solution to your specific needs.