Laser resurfacing comes in two forms—ablative and non-ablative—though both help to improve the quality of the skin. In general, ablative resurfacing will be performed by a plastic surgeon in a surgical setting while non-ablative resurfacing can be performed in-office and by a doctor or master esthetician. When considering the procedure, patients often ask, “Can laser […]
How Do I Prepare For Laser Resurfacing?
Surgical laser resurfacing can address more advanced aging as well as many skin conditions. Thus, it is a common addition to other procedures and performed on its own. Undergoing surgery requires preparation, so, how do I prepare for laser resurfacing? First, Dr. Santos may ask you to receive medical clearances. This is not always necessary, […]
Is CO2 Laser Resurfacing Worth It?
The skin sees a lot of damage throughout the years. From pollution to sun damage to general aging, the skin can loses quality. Thus, this can affect the appearance of the skin. One of the most aggressive and effective ways to treat aging and damaged skin is with CO2 laser resurfacing. Unlike non-ablative lasers, this […]
What Procedure Is Best For Skin Tightening?
With age, the skin naturally begins to lose and produce less collagen and other proteins responsible for the tightness and suppleness of the skin. This can lead to skin sagging, wrinkles, and fine lines. Various cosmetic procedures–both surgical and non-surgical–can tighten the skin and treat lax skin at almost any stage. Let’s take a look […]
Non-Surgical Treatments That Brighten Up The Eyes
Non-Surgical Treatments That Brighten Up The Eyes Blepharoplasty is a plastic surgery that often is known for brightening up the eyes by removing excess skin and fat that causes a perpetually aged and tired look. However, not all patients need or would benefit from eyelid surgery. So, what can you do to brighten up your […]
Why Winter Is The Best Time To Have CO2 Laser Resurfacing
CO2 laser resurfacing is a surgical, ablative laser treatment that removes the top layers of skin to promote healing of concerns such as scarring, sun damage, wrinkles, and pigmentation issues. It is often performed along with a facelift, brow lift, or other facial plastic surgeries. While a patient can safely undergo the procedure at any […]
How Long Does CO2 Laser Resurfacing Take To Heal?
Skin resurfacing is performed on different levels. Exfoliation strips away pollutants and dead skin, this can be done with daily cleansing or weekly with at home treatments. Deeper medical grade treatments such as chemical peels, non-ablative lasers, and microneedling. However, the deepest exfoliation comes in the form of surgical or deep chemical resurfacing, both of […]
Laser Resurfacing Seattle: How Long Does CO2 Laser Resurfacing Take To Heal?
CO2 laser resurfacing is a surgery that involves using a laser to remove layers of skin. This improves the overall quality of the skin and promotes powerful healing that can address the look of fine lines and wrinkles, acne scars, and pigmentation issues. Patients may commonly undergo non-surgical laser treatments that can maintain the skin […]
CO2 Laser Seattle: What Does CO2 Laser Resurfacing Do?
Surgical CO2 laser resurfacing is a procedure that can treat many skin concerns, usually associated with aging. It is best for treating fine lines and wrinkles, sun damage, and a rough texture. Often combined with another facial plastic surgery like a facelift to improve the overall quality of the skin, the procedure can also have […]
CO2 Laser Resurfacing: Should I Choose An Ablative or Non-Ablative Laser?
CO2 laser resurfacing is a procedure that removes dead skin and the upper skin layers to increase collagen production in the treated area. Laser resurfacing comes in two different treatment levels: ablative and non-ablative. What is the difference and should you choose an ablative or non-ablative laser? Ablative CO2 laser resurfacing is performed under local […]