Ablative CO2 Laser Resurfacing
Lasers work by emitting a powerful beam of light, which causes a burn of the skin. With healing, the skin tightens and appears smoother with fewer wrinkles. Ablative CO2 laser resurfacing is effective for improving sun-damaged skin, moderate-to-severe wrinkles, mild acne scarring, age spots, skin discolorations, and facial scars. This procedure is performed under general anesthesia in an outpatient surgery facility. Patients tolerate the procedure well and experience mild to moderate discomfort during the first few days of the recovery period, which usually lasts approximately 10 - 14 days. Following laser resurfacing, patients are able to wear make-up to camouflage the pinkness of the skin, which lasts for about 8 - 12 weeks.
If you are interested in undergoing laser resurfacing in Nashville, facial plastic surgery specialist Dr. Larry C. Young can help achieve your individual cosmetic goals.