Combined Laser Resurfacing (continued)
Winter is the best time to have Laser Resurfacing. Winter skin is dry. Wrinkles and pigment are more obvious. Recovery from Laser Resurfacing is much easier in cooler weather.
Laser Resurfacing is unequivocally the best facial rejuvenation technique to remove wrinkles and to improve facial brown spots, as well as damaged and aged skin. In the past, the C02 laser has been the gold standard for laser resurfacing. Traditional CO2 Laser Resurfacing recovery, however, is difficult and has discouraged most patients from having the procedure.
Dr. Doherty and I have worked with Palomar Medical Technologies-a medical laser company with its manufacturing and world headquarters based in Burlington, Ma. Over the past four years, we have both worked with Palomar as they developed two Erbium Lasers: the 2940nm and 1540nm Fractional Erbium Lasers. Facial Resurfacing with these lasers achieves similar wrinkle removal results with about a third of the downtime of a CO2 laser treatment.
The Erbium® is a “Cool” laser and produces less heat than the CO2. Erbium can therefore be used on both dark and light skin types. With Erbium technology, there is less skin injury and recovery to nice new fresh pink skin is about five to seven days instead of the traditional three weeks associated with the CO2 treatments. Also notable is the fact that there are no demarcation lines. This means that there are no areas of loss of pigment and the skin texture and color is uniform throughout the face.
See the photos of results below. For more information on the procedure and a detailed article, click on the blog about Combined Laser Resurfacing.