Monthly Archives: October 2014

Laser Rejuvenation for Sun Damaged Skin

shutterstock_125111810If you’re like many people, maintaining youthful looking skin is a high priority on your list. Unfortunately, prolonged exposure to the sun along with genetic factors often increase the rate of aging. Even if you follow proper skin care regimens by using sunscreen and moisturizers, it’s impossible to completely prevent your skin from aging. Luckily, cosmetic treatments, like laser resurfacing, can effectively diminish imperfections and restore a rejuvenated appearance to the skin to the face.

What are the benefits of laser resurfacing?

Laser resurfacing can noticeably improve the following conditions:

  • Sun damaged skin
  • Fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes
  • Blotchy skin and brown spots
  • Scars on the surface of the skin
  • Certain precancerous growths

How is laser resurfacing performed?

During the procedure, a specialized wand-like device that emits short pulses of laser light is passed over the skin. The energy in the laser is powerful enough to penetrate the deepest layers of the skin but gentle enough to not harm any of the surrounding tissues.

Is there any recovery time?

Although the treated area(s) may appear red for a few days, there is no downtime associated with this procedure. In fact, many patients return to work and their daily activities immediately after the procedure.

What are the results like?

Although a noticeable improvement is expected after just one treatment, multiple laser resurfacing sessions may be needed to obtain the best results.

To find out if you are a candidate for cosmetic laser resurfacing, we encourage you to contact Mesbahi Plastic Surgery. Call (703) 287-8277 or fill out our online contact form to get started today. As a board-certified professional, Dr. Alex Mesbahi looks forward to meeting you during your initial consultation!