I’m from Reston and I’m interested in a deep strength laser skin resurfacing treatment. Will this remove deeper wrinkles? How long will my face be red?
Ablative resurfacing lasers are effective in improving and softening deep wrinkles in the face. The most common ablative lasers are the CO2 laser (carbon dioxide) and the Erbium YAG laser. In our Reston office, we have a fractionated CO2 laserand an Erbium Yag laser, which allows effective resurfacing with decreased downtime. Fractionated lasers leave a small percentage of skin untreated, which allows much faster healing and a lower risk of complications. Typically, most patients are able to return to work in one week and can start wearing makeup to cover up redness after 4-5 days. More aggressive laser resurfacing may have longer downtime and vary with each individual. To give more specifics, I would need to evaluate your skin in either our Chevy Chase, Maryland office or our Reston, Virginia office.