Laser skin resurfacing is an exciting medical procedure which corrects the effects of the sun, wind, and time. Dr. Jao uses the pinpoint accuracy of advanced CO2 (carbon dioxide) lasers to repair damaged skin. Laser skin resurfacing reduces wrinkles without scalpels or stitches. The laser emits an intense beam of energy that heats and vaporizes unwanted tissue instantaneously, removing the outer layers of damaged or wrinkled skin, smoothing fine lines and wrinkles around the mouth. Once the outer layer of skin has been removed, the new skin beneath is softer, smoother with a more youthful appearance.
Patients generally enjoy a short recovery time. Most of the healing occurs in the first one to two weeks. The initial redness fades in a few weeks to a light pink, which can be camouflaged with cosmetics and usually disappears completely in about three months.