Laser Skin Resurfacing removes areas of damaged or wrinkled skin caused by prolonged sun exposure. The procedure can minimize the appearance of fine lines around the mouth and eyes and is also effective in treating facial scars and skin with uneven pigmentation. The upper layers of damaged skin are vaporized using a carbon dioxide (CO2) laser beam. Laser Skin Resurfacing “peels” the skin deeper than a chemical peel. For more information on Laser Skin Resurfacing, please contact our office.
The laser removes skin layers by vaporization. The surgeon is able to specify the amount of energy transmitted to the skin’s surface by the laser beam and control the depth of penetration.