Do you wish that you could renew your complexion to make it smoother and more evenly toned? If the answer is yes, then laser resurfacing may be a good option for you. At the Royal Centre of Plastic Surgery, Dr. Dickie uses a carbon dioxide laser to smooth the facial skin and eradicate deep lines and wrinkles. It also corrects areas of uneven pigmentation caused by pregnancy or sun damage. The result is a fresher, smoother complexion.
Is Laser Resurfacing right for me?
You may be a good candidate for laser resurfacing if you have fair, healthy skin and have deep lines, especially around the eyes, vertical lines around the mouth, facial scars caused by injury or accident, scars caused by acne, age spots and lines on the cheeks caused by sun damage.
During your physical evaluation, Dr. Dickie will evaluate the quality, thickness and colour of your skin. Laser resurfacing is usually performed under local anaesthesia. Before the resurfacing begins you’ll be fitted with protective eyewear to shield your eyes throughout the procedure, an Ultra Pulse carbon dioxide laser is then used to resurface the skin. After the procedure, Dr. Dickie will apply topical creams and cleansers to the treated area. At the Royal Centre of Plastic Surgery, each patient receives detailed, post-operative care instructions for managing home care during the two-week healing process.
You are likely to experience some mild to moderate swelling. If required, prescribed medication can help you stay comfortable.
Although everyone heals at a different rate, you can expect to be bright pink in colour for the first few weeks. You can safely apply mineral makeup to your face after about two weeks. You may be able to return to work, depending on how you feel, after two to three weeks.
After a month, the redness will start to fade, and you will begin to appreciate your improved appearance. In the months following treatment, it is essential to protect your face from the sun until all the colour has returned to normal. Once the skin is healed after two weeks, our patients are instructed to apply the Obagi Nu-Derm corrective creams to accelerate the rate at which the skin rejuvenates.
Contact the Royal Centre of Plastic Surgery for more information on laser resurfacing and other possible cosmetic enhancements that you might be considering and to schedule an in-depth consultation with Dr. Dickie. Let us help you achieve your desired look. We are committed to helping you look and feel great.