How Does Laser Skin Resurfacing Work?

laser skin resurfacing atlantaBecause the skin is the outermost layer of protection our body has against the environment, it takes a beating.  Repeated sun exposure, trauma, and life in general can leave its mark in the form of age spots, wrinkles, areas of lost volume, and scars.  Laser skin treatments have become increasingly popular over the last few years; however, they are not a new method of facial rejuvenation.  When laser skin treatments first emerged several decades ago, the traditional CO2 treatments did produce younger looking skin for patients; however, it wasn’t without significant downtime and a line of demarcation between treated and untreated areas.

After that, the CO2 fractional laser technique was developed.  Fractionated treatment applies short, fragmented pulses of light to create tiny holes in the skin to induce the wound healing response.  As the body heals, it generates new, younger looking skin cells to replace the laser treated cells.  In addition to expedited downtime, the newer fractionated laser technology also enables patients to achieve more natural looking results.

The method that Atlanta cosmetic and plastic surgeon Dr. John LeRoy uses during Band Aid Laser Skin Resurfacing, DOT laser skin resurfacing, is a refined version of the fractionated laser technique that utilizes even thinner columns of laser light than fractionated techniques.  These ultra-thin beams of laser light induce the body’s healing response and further speed recovery.
Like his original Band Aid Facelift technique, Dr. LeRoy performs Band Aid Laser Skin Resurfacing in-office with gentle numbing.  Most laser skin treatment patients only require one treatment for noticeable anti-aging results.  If a patient’s facial aging extends beyond the skin’s surface, Dr. LeRoy may recommend that they also pursue a Band Aid Plastic Surgery procedure such as Band Aid Facelift or Band Aid Blepharoplasty (eyelid lift) to address lax underlying muscle or excess skin contributing to an aged appearance.  While patients notice a sunburned appearance immediately following treatment, most Band Aid Laser Skin Resurfacing patients are able to immediately return to their normal activities with skin interruption minimizing within 3-5 days.

To determine if Band Aid Laser treatment is right for you, schedule your consultation with Dr. LeRoy today.  In fact, now through January 31st, patients can receive $1000 OFF full face Band Aid Laser Skin Resurfacing treatment.  Don’t forget to also connect with Dr. LeRoy on Facebook, Twitter, and Google + for the latest cosmetic treatment news and specials.