Laser Skin Resurfacing
Laser Skin Resurfacing Oklahoma City
As time passes, aging and the environment can take a toll on your skin, leaving it dull, wrinkled, or otherwise damaged. Fortunately, Dr. Paul Silverstein offers non-invasive laser skin resurfacing at his Oklahoma City practice to help restore beautiful, flawless skin. Laser skin resurfacing safely and effectively reduces the appearance of damaged skin, revealing the glowing, healthier-looking skin underneath. We invite you to learn all about this innovative procedure we offer at our practice.
CO2 Laser — Advanced Laser Skin Resurfacing Technology
Because we are dedicated to providing the most effective treatments possible to our patients, our practice utilizes state-of-the-art CO2 laser technology, the highest intensity laser skin resurfacing treatment on the market today. The CO2 laser reduces and even eliminates the appearance of scars and deep wrinkles that result from aging or environmental damage, in addition to being able to remove birthmarks, warts, precancerous spots, and other skin imperfections. Because light from the CO2 laser is scattered at a very high rate, exposure to heat damage is minimized, resulting in the safest and most dramatic results possible. To learn more about laser skin resurfacing using the CO2 laser, contact our Oklahoma City practice today.
Before Laser Skin Resurfacing Treatment
Patients interested in laser skin resurfacing treatment at our Oklahoma City practice must meet with Dr. Silverstein beforehand for an initial consultation. During the consultation, Dr. Silverstein will determine whether the patient is a good candidate for laser skin resurfacing. Ideal candidates have a significant amount of wrinkles, lines, or superficial scars on their face. Candidates should also have elastic skin that is not prone to scarring after a minor injury. In addition, patients with lighter-colored skin make better candidates for laser skin resurfacing than those with darker skin because there is less risk for permanent skin discoloration or other side effects. Those who are not good candidates for laser skin resurfacing can explore alternative treatment options offered at our practice, such as BOTOX® Cosmetic, Restylane® or Radiesse® injections, microdermabrasion, or chemical peels.
After determining candidacy, Dr. Silverstein will discuss the patient's medical history as well as make sure patients maintain realistic goals and expectations for the treatment. Finally, he will explain the procedure in detail and outline the benefits and risks of laser skin resurfacing to help patients make the most educated decision about their treatment.
During Laser Skin Resurfacing
During the laser skin resurfacing procedure, a precise beam of laser light is used to vaporize the damaged outer layers of the skin, revealing smooth and rejuvenated skin underneath. The CO2 laser also promotes the regeneration of collagen and new, healthy skin cells for long lasting results. Laser skin resurfacing can be performed on specific areas such as near the eyes or the mouth, or on the entire face. The entire process can take up to two hours, depending on the size of the area being treated. Patients who undergo laser skin resurfacing can also take advantage of the high-quality skin care products we offer for the ultimate skin makeover.
After Laser Skin Resurfacing Treatment
Patients who receive laser skin resurfacing treatment at our Oklahoma City practice are generally pleased with their aesthetic results. Wrinkles and skin discolorations seem to disappear within a few weeks of the procedure. Full recovery from laser skin resurfacing takes approximately two weeks as new, healthy skin emerges. Patients may experience some pinkness or redness on the treated area similar to a sunburn, which may persist for a few months. Other side effects include scarring, burning sensations, or a change in skin pigmentation.
Interested in Laser Skin Resurfacing?
High-quality laser skin resurfacing at our Oklahoma City practice can smooth out wrinkles and take years off the appearance of your skin. We invite you to experience the benefits of laser skin resurfacing for yourself. Contact our practice to schedule a consultation with Dr. Silverstein. We also serve patients from Tulsa, Norman, and nearby areas.