CO2 Laser

Laser skin resurfacing is for fine wrinkles around the mouth and eyes, removal of surface layers by laser will stimulate new, youthful tissue growth. Dr. Ritrosky offers the best laser in the industry. Laser skin resurfacing can also correct pigmentation changes and remove pre-malignant, sun-damaged skin.

Procedure Description:

The procedure is done on an outpatient basis under intravenous anesthesia. The superficial layers of the skin are removed by the pulsed laser. The advantage of the laser is that the depth of treatment is extremely controlled and predictable. This laser procedure also tightens the skin.

Recuperation and Healing:

The patient goes home with specific written instructions. Depending on location, the treated areas are covered with a tape like covering or with ointment. Initial discomfort is controlled with oral pain medication. The treatment postoperatively will prevent formation of a crust or scab. Healing will be complete in 7-10 days. Redness (pink color) will usually last form 1-6 months. Make-up can be worn once healing is complete (7-10 days). Remember everyone heals differently.

Other Options:

Additional procedures that would enhance the result are: Eyelid Lift, Brow Lift, Face Lifts, and Nose Reshaping.