If 2012 left you tired and weathered, your skin may be feeling the same way. Factors like stress, age and the environment can cause wrinkling, discoloration, and other skin issues that can hurt the self-confidence and make it hard to feel like yourself. If you’re ready for a fresh face for the New Year, laser, plasma or radiofrequency treatments might be a good option for rejuvenating your skin or removing unwanted scars and tattoos.
Lasers have been used for cosmetic medical procedures for many years, and can address a number of concerns, including the following:
- Spider Veins
- Unwanted Hair
- Fat Removal (laser-assisted liposuction)
- Unwanted Tattoos
- Acne Scars
- Skin Discoloration
Though Botox and facial fillers can be very effective in temporarily improving some wrinkles, laser resurfacing works by removing unwanted skin and promoting collagen production. This works well for acne scars and shallow wrinkles. There are many types of medical lasers. Suburban Boston and Worcester, Massachusetts, facial plastic surgeon Dr. Stuart H. Bentkover uses the Lumenis® fractionated carbon dioxide laser for more extensive procedures, which produces consistently good results. For finer lines and smaller wrinkles, he uses Portrait® nitrogen plasma (a different technology) or Pelleve®. Pelleve® is non-invasive and has no downtime. The skin will continue to tighten from the stimulated collagen production as time passes.
He will customize a laser treatment plan that’s right for you. Special considerations like skin tone or color could affect which treatments will be most effective. Most modern resurfacing treatments have less than 10 days’ downtime, so you can get back to your life as soon as possible.
Laser treatments are versatile and effective, but as with all procedures it is important to explore your options. For more information on laser resurfacing, scar treatment, or tattoo removal, contact Dr. Bentkover at Bentkover Facial Plastic Surgery in the Boston area for a consultation.