Spider veins can mar the appearance of your legs or face, but they can be easily treated.  At Keller Plastic Surgery, Dr. Gregory S. Keller, a board-certified facial plastic surgeon, and his team of dedicated specialist provide spider vein treatments for residents of Santa Barbara, Los Angeles, Beverly Hills and adjacent areas in Southern California.

How can Laser Skin Resurfacing enhance my appearance?

Laser skin resurfacing removes imperfections from the surface of the skin and uncovers a clean, fresh new layer of healthy, luminous skin that makes your face fully rejuvenated. Laser resurfacing has become very popular among doctors and patients alike because it produces lasting, dramatic results that significantly improve the condition of your facial appearance without surgery or incisions.

What can be achieved with Laser Skin Resurfacing?

Laser skin resurfacing effectively reduces the appearance of the following skin conditions:

  • Acne and acne scars
  • Age spots
  • Discoloration or uneven skin tone
  • Droopy eyelids
  • Sagging skin and bags under the eyes
  • Scars
  • Sun-damaged skin
  • Wrinkles, creases, laugh lines, crow’s feet and other visible signs of aging

What is the science behind Laser Skin Resurfacing?

Laser resurfacing is an innovative procedure that you may have heard referred to as laser peel, laser vaporization, or lasabrasion. This procedure treats skin imperfections on the face such as wrinkles, blemishes, discoloration, and acne scars. Laser skin resurfacing uses pulsating light beams to gently lift away the surface of the skin, layer by layer, uncovering a fresh, healthy layer of glowing new skin.

Who is an ideal candidate for Laser Skin Resurfacing?

Laser resurfacing is recommended for healthy adult men and women who want to reduce visible signs of aging, such as fine lines and wrinkles, and other imperfections, such as blemishes, scars, sun spots, age spots, and discoloration. To learn more about laser treatments and whether you may be a good candidate, contact one of our convenient offices to schedule a complimentary consultation.

What happens during a Laser Skin Resurfacing treatment?

The laser skin resurfacing procedure is highly customized to each patient, and we may use the Alma Pixel Laser, Edge Laser, Equinox Laser, or Erbium Laser to perform your treatment, depending on a variety of factors such as your condition, severity of the condition, and skin type.  In any case, the procedure takes about an hour, and you will be asked to wear protective eyewear during the session.  Your face will be cleansed thoroughly, and we will apply a topical anesthetic or local anesthesia to prevent any potential discomfort during the procedure. A handheld laser device will be used to direct pulsating beams of light into your skin, gently and precisely lifting the outermost layer of skin cells, and removing all of the damaged skin and surface imperfections it contains, revealing a layer of fresh, new, radiant skin.

What kind of recovery is required after Laser Skin Resurfacing?

Our specialist will prescribe an ointment to keep your skin moist and alleviate any discomfort. About a day after laser treatments, the skin will crust and peel, taking about seven to 10 days to heal.  Once this happens, your face and will be extremely sensitive and tender for up to two months as new skin cells surface.  Women may apply makeup and resume their normal cosmetic routine after about 12 days. Men may be advised to avoid shaving facial hair for one or two weeks following treatment. It is extremely important that you protect your skin completely from the sun during this healing period, so remember to wear sun protective hats and apply sunscreen religiously every day.

Uncover a fresh, healthy new layer of skin and eliminate blemishes, scars and other skin imperfections with laser skin resurfacing treatments at Keller Plastic Surgery, led by board-certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Gregory S. Keller, and serving residents of Southern California in and around Santa Barbara, Los Angeles, and Beverly Hills. Contact us today!