Laser resurfacing works on a wide variety of different issues often in just one treatment and can reverse the aging process in experienced hands. It improves:
1) fine lines and wrinkles
3) sun spots
5) precancerous spots
6) acne scarring (which may require more sessions).
In our East Bay practice in San Francisco, where we are able to provide dermatology, laser, and plastic surgery services all under one roof, we are fortunate to have several types of lasers to target superficial, medium, and deep lines and wrinkles and are able to treat a wide variety of different locations such as the face, neck, chest, and hands. Due to our expertise in ethnic skin, we can even treat some ethnic skin patients safely, but caution should be stressed in inexperienced hands. This is a very popular treatment and the prime cadidates are middle aged fair skinned individuals who grew up in the baby boomer generation who may have experienced sunburns, sun damage, and even precancers or skin cancers. Although there is some downtime with this procedure, patients are thrilled that laser resurfacing is both an effective treatment and preventative procedure to help skin look its best despite the years of sun damage.