Plastic surgery may produce the most extensive results for the specific cosmetic issues it’s designed to address, but that doesn’t mean it can treat every aesthetic concern. One of the most common examples of this is surface damage for the skin. Looking older is a combination of several factors, including wrinkles, sagging skin, loss of facial volume, and age spots. A face lift is the most effective way to reduce sagging skin and volume loss, but it actually can’t improve the quality of the skin itself, so it can’t resolve age spots—dark spots on the skin that are caused by accumulated sun damage—or overall skin texture issues. Band Aid Laser Skin Resurfacing, on the other hand, does treat age spots while also minimizing fine lines and wrinkles, and even adding some firmness to the skin. Here’s how it works:
The original laser skin resurfacing procedures used a laser to essentially remove the outermost layer of skin. This resolved surface damage (because the damaged skin was removed) while also jump-starting the body’s healing process. Part of the healing process is to produce more collagen, a natural protein that tightens the skin. The result was that fresher, younger-looking skin was revealed while the skin was tightened as well. While the results sound great, there are a few issues. First, the procedure left a very clear line where the treatment area stopped, so patients were left with this unsightly “line of demarcation.” The other problem is that this technique requires significant recovery time.
Band Aid Laser Skin Resurfacing, however, fixes both of these issues while still getting tremendous results. Instead of treating every single millimeter of the skin, I use the innovative DOT™ laser, which sends tiny columns of laser light into the skin, creating a pattern of dots—an even less invasive and more advanced method than most other fractionated laser treatments. As medical research has found, this actually stimulates the body’s healing process not only for the treated dots, but also for all the untouched skin between the dots as well, which means patients still achieve exceptional results but with dramatically less downtime and without the line of demarcation that earlier laser treatments left behind. Plus, like the other procedures in my line of minimally invasive Band Aid cosmetic procedures, Band Aid Laser Skin Resurfacing can be performed in-office with gentle numbing. This means a simpler process and a significantly lower cost.
Laser treatments are just one of the many ways to look younger for men and women who do not yet need a facelift or a Band Aid Mini Facelift. But the DOT™ procedure is also a terrific complement to facial rejuvenation surgery, too, because it can polish your results by addressing the signs of aging that aren’t affected by surgery, and it can also reduce the appearance of your surgical scars. To learn more about Band Aid Laser Skin Resurfacing and whether you may be a candidate, schedule a consultation with me, Dr. John L. LeRoy. Or, for more plastic surgery tips and helpful information, follow me on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.