Laser Skin Resurfacing & Rejuvenation
Laser skin resurfacing and chemical peels are perhaps two of the most popular and effective anti-aging skin rejuvenation treatment procedures available today. Andy Courson, M.D. and the staff of Houston Center for Facial Plastic Surgery – Kingwood, are pleased to offer laser skin resurfacing and chemical peel treatment procedures as non-surgical options to help patients fight the natural signs of aging that appear on the face. These procedures are also proven to be effective in diminishing marks and scars from damaged skin, as well as treating acne and minimizing pores.
Laser Skin Resurfacing
For this skin rejuvenation method, a laser is used to remove the outermost layers of skin rather than using abrasives or chemicals. Doctors are trained to perform laser skin resurfacing safely and effectively; as well as, specify the depth and intensity with which the laser penetrates the patient’s facial skin. This helps removed layers of skin with sun damage, age spots, or discoloration and stimulates collagen regrowth to produce skin with fewer fine wrinkles and more uniform color. The results can be quite dramatic in properly selected patients with the appropriate technique.
Chemical peels are another effective rejuvenation solution for removing the old and damaged outer skin layers. Peels are available in multiple strengths, from deep phenol peels to superficial glycolic acid peel applications. With a chemical peel, a patient can remove old, dull skin layers and allow newer, healthier layers to emerge through collagen stimulation. Over time, the skin looks fresh, smooth, even-toned, and much younger.
Skin Resurfacing Applications
Reasons for anti-aging and medical skin resurfacing treatments include:
- Sun-damaged or wrinkled facial skin
- Acne and large pores
- Vertical lines around the mouth
- Crow’s feet around the eyes
- Blotchy skin coloring and other discolorations
Resurfacing is effective in the treatment of age spots and wrinkles, and can be used in most areas. Consultation with an experienced cosmetic surgeon like Dr. Courson will help you to determine which skin treatment option is right for you. Based on your needs, degree of aging, and skin type, he will provide recommendations for the type of resurfacing and number of treatment sessions required to bring about your desired results.