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Laser skin resurfacing can eliminate the uppermost layer of old or damaged skin in a targeted manner to reveal younger looking, more dazzling skin in a non-shutterstock_107903888-200x300 What is Laser Skin Resurfacing? Houston Dermatologistsurgical way.

Laser dermatology techniques based on CO2 and other approaches can efficiently mitigate facial wrinkles and creases to restore a revitalized facial appearance.

Texas Surgical Dermatology, led by astute and careful board certified dermatologists Dr. Tri H. Nguyen and Dr. George G. Hughes III, provides laser skin resurfacing procedures to patients in Houston, Katy, Spring, The Woodlands, Texas, and surrounding communities.

Procedure

The targeted laser beam gently eliminates the skin’s outer layers and prompts the production of smoother, fresher skin beneath. This procedure does not involve any incisions or cuts, unlike plastic surgery. The latest technique in the field of laser skin resurfacing is the use of wavelengths that are either pulsed or scattered rapidly.

The patient receives minimal heat exposure to their skin, and the surrounding normal tissues are undisturbed. Furthermore, it enables the provider to apply a more powerful CO2 laser which penetrates deep into the tissue for the reduction of prominent wrinkles and creases. Significant age-reversing effects are achieved with laser skin resurfacing.  

Patients can receive this treatment on specific facial areas such as around the mouth or eyes. Alternatively, they can undergo the treatment of their entire face.

At the onset of the CO2 laser skin resurfacing dermatology treatment, the provider applies a local anesthetic to the targeted area to ensure that the patient remains comfortable during the procedure. If the entire face is being treated, some patients may receive intravenous sedation.

Good Candidates

Suitable candidates for CO2 laser skin resurfacing are people with prominent wrinkles and lines on their faces. Individuals with irregular pigmentation or scars on the face may also undergo this treatment to enhance the appearance of their facial skin.

The laser provider will cautiously assess the patient’s skin before approving them as a candidate for laser skin resurfacing.

This treatment may be unsuitable for people with acne and very dark skin. Not only this, laser resurfacing may be inappropriate if the patient has stretch marks. The patient should consult a doctor to determine whether laser resurfacing is a suitable treatment option for them.

Benefits

Laser skin resurfacing is a targeted treatment that helps reduce the appearance of facial wrinkles and fine lines, improves the complexion, and reveals brighter and more youthful skin that lies beneath compromised, damaged skin layers. Furthermore, this procedure can make skin aberrations such as scars appear less conspicuous.

Other than correcting moderate to deep wrinkles and creases, this procedure can also address conditions such as irregular pigmentation, benign lesions, photodamage, and pre-cancerous spots. An experienced and pragmatic plastic surgeon or laser skin resurfacing specialist will assess the patient’s skin before suggesting this procedure.

Safety and Recovery

CO2 laser skin resurfacing is a safe and predictable treatment in the hands of an experienced and qualified plastic surgeon. Outcomes from the treatment are reproducible.

This procedure enables the surgeon to ablate the skin in layers to produce safe results with minimal side-effects and downtime. Proven board certified dermatologists Dr. Nguyen and Dr. Hughes receive patients from Houston, Katy, Spring, The Woodlands, Texas, and other cities and neighborhoods in the awesome state of Texas for vein treatments.

Board certified dermatologists Dr. Nguyen and Dr. Hughes receive patients from Houston, Katy, Spring, The Woodlands, Texas, and nearby areas for skin care procedures.For more information on procedures and treatments offered at Texas Surgical Dermatology PA please call 832.663.6566 or click here to contact our dermatologists. Helping patients in Houston, The Woodlands, Springs, Katy and other surrounding areas of Texas.

A person may appear older than their real age, if they undergo excessive sun exposure early in their lives. Photoaging is the premature development of wrinklesshutterstock_94635679-300x275 Sun Damage Skin Treatment Houston Dermatologist and sun damage resulting from sun exposure.

Unlike the process of natural aging, photoaging causes rough and dry skin, skin discoloration and freckling, leathery skin, and deep creases and lines.  

Advanced dermatology procedures are now available to treat sun damaged skin. Texas Surgical Dermatology, led by board certified dermatologists Dr. Tri H. Nguyen and Dr. George G. Hughes III, provides skin care procedures to patients in Houston, Katy, Spring, The Woodlands, Texas, and surrounding locations.

Treatment for Sun Damaged Skin

The most effective way to address the impact of photoaging depends on various factors such as:

  • The patient’s age, general health condition, and medical record
  • Level of skin damage
  • Type of skin damage
  • The patient’s tolerance and ability to undergo specific treatments and procedures
  • The patient’s preferences

Aging is a natural process that no person can escape. The skin thins out, and lines and creases develop. There are changes in scars, moles, and birthmarks too as a person ages.

Aging skin is further worsened by the sun damage caused by a lifetime of sun exposure. Various anti-aging creams are available on the market. However, advanced aging signs and sun damage need more comprehensive dermatological treatments, such as:

Botulinum toxin type A

Botulinum toxin is a powerful immobilizing agent which paralyzes the underlying muscles responsible for the formation of wrinkles and creases on the skin’s surface. Botulinum use also reduces the appearance of existing wrinkles on the skin.

Chemical Peels

Chemical peels help improve the appearance of sun-damaged skin, uneven pigment, and superficial scars. The uppermost skin layer is eliminated via a chemical application on the skin. This helps the skin develop a fresh, healthy, and more youthful layer of skin mitigating signs of aging and sun-damage.

Soft Tissue augmentation (Dermal filler injections)

A dermal filler injection delivers the medication underneath the skin to recreate the body’s lost collagen. Various types of fillers are available to patients today. Soft tissue fillers are generally used in the treatment of wrinkles, lines, creases, and scars.

Dermabrasion

Dermabrasion is a technique used to reduce the appearance of minor scars, slightly uneven skin as well as surgical and acne scars. Dermabrasion is a process that involves exfoliating the uppermost layers of skin using an electrical machine that works on the surface of the skin. When the skin heals from this treatment, it appears fresher and rejuvenated.

Microdermabrasion is a milder version of dermabrasion. This treatment makes use of tiny particles which go through a vacuum tube to eliminate aging skin and prompts the growth of fresh skin. This procedure is effective on mild to moderate skin damage. The patient may need many sessions of this treatment to obtain desirable outcomes.

Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Therapy

IPL therapy varies from laser therapy as it delivers many wavelengths of light with every pulse whereas lasers deliver just one wavelength. IPL is a nonablative procedure.

Board certified dermatologists Dr. Nguyen and Dr. Hughes receive patients from Houston, Katy, Spring, The Woodlands, Texas, and nearby areas for skin care treatments.

Board certified dermatologists Dr. Nguyen and Dr. Hughes receive patients from Houston, Katy, Spring, The Woodlands, Texas, and nearby areas for skin care procedures.For more information on procedures and treatments offered at Texas Surgical Dermatology PA please call 832.663.6566 or click here to contact our dermatologists. Helping patients in Houston, The Woodlands, Springs, Katy and other surrounding areas of Texas.

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