Any suggestions for face resurfacing? (photos)
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Laser Skin Resurfacing
Laser Resurfacing Options
We have many options for laser treatments for lines, wrinkles and texture. Often, the ones that require a more downtime, require less treatments to achieve the ideal result. And the ones that have less downtime, often require more treatments to achieve the desired result. So that's something to keep in mind.
From this one photo, we would likely recommend, as the first choice, the Sciton Contour TRL, its a tunable erbium laser. This treats the entire surface of your skin (it is not fractional). We can adjust the settings so that it works with your desired downtime. I would say you should plan for a minimum of 7-10 days downtime to have it be worth your time and money. Ideally, allow for 2 weeks to get the best result. Then there are fractional technologies, we have the Halo and the Venus Viva, these are options if you would like less downtime. You would need a minimum of 3 of these to target your concerns, and possible more. These are treating a certain percentage of the skin at a time.
Dr. Grant Stevens
Laser Resurfacing for Aging Skin
From your photo, you appear to have more volume loss than loss of elasticity. You may be a better candidate for fillers. I primarily use the long term filler Bellafill. I encourage you to learn more about it and look at before and after photos to see if your condition mirrors the patients we have posted.
I have added a web reference and a video for you for more information.
I hope that helps.
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Laser resurfacing, and downtime.
Depending on the depth, down time can be up to 2 weeks if erbium is used with Co2. Microneedling can work- but you do need several treatments (INFINI), and the outcome will not be as good.
Dr Davin Lim
Smart Skin CO2 Laser
Thank you for your question and photo. Over the years, signs of aging appear as a result of exposure to the sun, the effects of gravity and natural aging. The texture, tone and pigmentation of your skin can be affected, often resulting in unwanted wrinkles and fine lines, sun spots and larger pores. To assist with these areas, Smart Skin CO2 Laser is the most effective laser that would assist with treating these concerns. The amount of downtime can be tailored to your schedule but the results may vary. In our practice patients typically experience a full week of social downtime, and the following week patients have been able to apply make-up. If this is not something you are able to invest in, Fillers and Botox are also great options that would assist with overall facial rejuventation. Consult with a board certified plastic surgeon for further information regards both options. I hope this was helpful.
Dr. Kouros Azar
In general, like many things in life, the results that you get out of your resurfacing are directly proportional to the downtime that you put into it. That is not to say that you need three weeks, but there is not a magic bullet when to comes to resurfacing. Patient satisfaction with resurfacing procedures is through the roof. Find a knowledgeable doctor that you trust, explore your options, and make a plan.
To ensure you are receiving the highest level of care, seek out a modernly trained, new-school dermatologic surgeon, oculoplastic surgeon, facial plastic surgeon or plastic surgeon who is board certified and fellowship trained in one of these "core four" cosmetic specialties.
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