As we age, the effects of sun damage and environmental pollutants take their toll on our skin, causing it to wrinkle, develop sun spots and look tired. A Sciton laser skin resurfacing procedure can reverse these effects and restore a healthy look to the skin. There are two approaches to resurfacing: Full Field, and Fractional. In Full Field Resurfacing, the entire surface area of the skin is treated. A laser beam is scanned across the treatment area and precisely removes a controlled amount of skin. The body will naturally replace the old, damaged skin that was removed, with a fresh, healthy layer. Treatments can range from shallow (which might be appropriate for eliminating fine lines, sun spots and tired-looking skin) to deep (which is often used to improve skin tone/texture and eliminate deep wrinkles, even in difficult areas like upper lip lines and crow’s feet). In Fractional Resurfacing, the laser removes pinpoint columns of skin, leaving the surrounding tissue intact. This approach allows the laser to controllably eliminate tissue to variable depths, while the surrounding intact tissue promotes rapid healing. As with the Full Field Resurfacing the body will naturally replace the old, damaged skin that was removed, with a fresh, healthy layer. You will be kept comfortable during your Full Field or Fractional Resurfacing with either topical anesthetics or facial blocks depending on the type of procedure and the depth of the procedure.
Making Your Decision
When you have your consultation with Dr Iannitelli she will analyze your skin, and take the time to discuss with you the results you desire. From this consultation she will be able to determine what procedure and what depth will give you the best results to meet your expectations. Dr Iannitelli will also make sure you are aware of the healing time and any post procedural care you will need. Our goal is to make sure you have a good understanding of your options, healing times and expected results.
Are you a candidate for skin resurfacing? Do you have one or more of the following skin conditions:
- Sagging Skin
- Fine lines or wrinkles around your mouth
- Fine lines or “crow’s feet” around your eyes
- Skin laxity in your upper and lower eyelids
- Large Pores
- Rough Skin
- Stretch Marks
- Surgical Scaring
- Sun Damage
- Brown or Red Spots
- Uneven Pigmentation
- Acne Scars