A non-invasive and powerful skin rejuvenation procedure, laser skin resurfacing is a highly effective way for men and women of all ages to achieve smoother, clearer and more beautiful skin.
What is laser skin resurfacing?
Laser skin resurfacing is designed to create a more beautiful and youthful appearance by removing the damaged outer layer of skin. In this way, it encourages the growth of new tissue, promotes collagen production and replenishes the skin from the inside out – ultimately unveiling a clear and smooth facial appearance.
When applied correctly by a leading facial plastic surgeon like Dr. Ridgway, laser skin resurfacing rejuvenates your appearance by treating a wide range of cosmetic imperfections, including:
- Fine lines and wrinkles.
- Sun-damaged skin.
- Uneven skin texture.
- Discoloration and pigmentation issues.
- Sun spots and age spots.
- Acne scarring.
An overview of the procedure
To begin your laser skin resurfacing procedure, we will apply a local anesthetic to ensure your comfort and safety throughout treatment. We will then provide you with special eyewear to protect you from the light of the laser.
From there, we will apply the laser to your face for anywhere from thirty minutes to two hours, depending on the size of the area being treated. As the laser passes over your face, it will eliminate the damaged areas and encourage the growth of a fresh and undamaged layer of skin.
What to expect during recovery
Your recovery period is just as important as the actual laser skin resurfacing procedure, because it’s when the undamaged outer layer peels off and your new and undamaged skin appears. As you heal, you can expect your skin to look red and flaky in the treatment area. Though unsightly, this is completely normal and how your body heals and restores itself. Although each patient will have a unique experience, in general the entire healing process lasts approximately two weeks, at which point you will possess the beautiful, smooth and radiant complexion you’ve always wanted.
Are you a candidate for laser skin resurfacing?
Dr. Ridgway is deeply committed to personalized patient care. As such, he determines candidacy for all of his patients on an individual basis, after carefully evaluating the skin imperfections that concern them most. With that said, laser skin resurfacing is generally a safe procedure for men and women of all ages, as it can address minor signs of aging and deep wrinkles and sagging skin. In addition, it’s considered safe for individuals of all skin colors and types.
Although these guidelines should give you an idea of who can benefit from among the best laser skin resurfacing Bellevue has to offer, the only way to know for sure if you are an ideal candidate is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Ridgway today. During that appointment, he will walk you through the procedure and help you determine if it is in your best interest.
Schedule a consultation
If you are ready to revitalize the appearance of your skin, we encourage you to schedule a consultation for among the best laser skin resurfacing Bellevue has to offer with Dr. James M. Ridgway. During your private meeting, he will carefully evaluate the imperfections that concern you most, before composing a custom treatment plan designed to create a smooth, clear and more beautiful complexion.Schedule a consultation