Silktouch Laser Skin Resurfacing
You are interested in information regarding laser skin
resurfacing. This procedure involves the use of our in-office
Sharplan SilkTouch laser to treat lines, wrinkles, and
other skin problems.
Fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes and mouth can
be smoothed. Deep laugh and frown creases can be softened.
Some acne and surgical scars can be minimized, and some
skin lesions can be removed by the use of the laser. The
surface of the skin can be "refreshed", revealing new
skin underneath and stimulating a renewal of the skin's
Your skin type plays an important role in your eventual
result, and this will be discussed when seen in the office.
You should inform the Doctor if you have a history of
herpes (cold sores), healing problems, prior chemical
peels or dermabrasions, sun sensitivity, etc. Your
ethnic background can also affect your results. Tell the
Doctor what medications you are presently taking and if
you have used Accutane for acne in the past year.
This procedure is usually done in Dr. Capuano's office.
You will most probably be given prescriptions for medications
to take and directions regarding when to take them before
your treatment. Depending upon the medications prescribed
and the extensiveness of the procedure, it may be advisable
to have someone drive you to your appointment. The procedure
itself takes from 30 minutes to 2 hours. In some cases
local anesthesia is used.
You will be given instructions regarding wound care following
the procedure. It is important to follow these instructions
and call the office if you feel you are having a problem.
You will be seen in the office in follow up.
The first few days after the procedure are the worst as
far as the way you and your skin will look. There may
be prolonged redness, which can be covered with makeup
after the skin has healed, which is usually sometime after
the first week. This redness can last for months in some
cases, so camouflage makeup will be important during this
phase of recovery. Because of this, we have found that
women are usually better candidates for laser skin re-surfacing.
Depending on the extensiveness of your situation and the
results desired, more than one laser re-surfacing treatment
may be indicated. This is especially true with deep lines.
Dr. Capuano will discuss this with you.
If you have any questions about this procedure or any
other, you can call the office at 585-225-0680.
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