As we get older we notice changes in our face. We develop lines where there were none, sun spots appear almost overnight, and blemish scars remain from a time when getting a good sun burn cleared up our skin. It is almost as if each one of our actions is painted somewhere along the canvas of the face. In time we look older, more weathered and our skin appears less vibrant. At some point we are also left with the question: Is there any way to undo what has been done? Many of our patients are proactive in their skincare now, but what about the sins of omission and commission in youth?

Laser resurfacing is a surgical technique in which the laser is used to remove damaged skin cells while stimulating the production of new, stronger collagen within. The therapeutic result is the removal of fine lines, improvement of wrinkles when we smile, and an overall smoothing of the skin surface. Skin irregularities (e.g. acne scars) become less obvious as the skin is tightened, the facial color is evened and your overall complexion is improved. The length of recovery is related to the type and degree of laser therapy delivered. The end result is taking a step backwards for the two that were taken when you forgot to wear sunscreen on the lake… all summer long.

Each laser resurfacing treatment begins with a consultation to evaluate the severity of sun damage, depth and number of wrinkles, overall skin type and the ability to tan. Pre-procedure skin care regimens are designed and implemented in coordination with our aesthetics center. In essence, each procedure is as complex and specialized as the individual receiving it. For more information about the skin care treatments and preventative therapies please contact Dr. Ridgway for further information.

Back to Blog

Schedule A Consultation

If you are ready to refresh and rejuvenate your look today, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with one of the best plastic surgeons Seattle has to offer: Dr. James M. Ridgway. During your private consultation Dr. Ridgway will carefully evaluate your face and the subtle imperfections that concern you most before providing you with a personalized blend of Bellevue cosmetic surgery procedures that will help you achieve your ideal facial appearance.

Book now
Contact us media
Accessibility: If you are vision-impaired or have some other impairment covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act or a similar law, and you wish to discuss potential accommodations related to using this website, please contact our Accessibility Manager at (425) 279-7060.
Contact Us