Question: I am 48 years old but really have an older woman’s face. I have too much sun damage to begin with. This makes my skin look blotchy in coloration. I have wrinkles around my eyes and remnants of old acne. I would love to have a laser skin resurfacing treatment. What will my face look like after this procedure? Will I be able to drive home afterwards or is there too much pain?
Answer: There are many forms of Laser skin resurfacing. The more superficial treatments are not very painful and you can drive yourself home if you have not taken any sedatives like Valium or Narcotic pain medications like Vicodin. These superficial laser skin treatments don’t do much in the way of improving your wrinkles and skin tone. May help a little with dyschromias and color issues. The deeper lasers like Erbium and CO2 laser will give you more impressive results but sedation or anesthesia is required which means you will need someone to drive you home. What you look like after the skin laser resurfacing will depend on the depth of the treatment and the strength of the laser.