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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.

Phlebology refers to a specialty that is recognized by the American Medical Association and focuses on venous disease management.shutterstock_63226825-282x300 What is Vein Therapy? Houston Dermatologist

Venous conditions range from unattractive spider veins to painful conditions such as varicose veins and leg ulcers. Various safe and proven dermatology treatments are available to patients today to address problematic veins.

Texas Surgical Dermatology, led by judicious board certified dermatologists Dr. Tri H. Nguyen and Dr. George G. Hughes III, provides vein treatment procedures to patients in Houston, Katy, Spring, The Woodlands, Texas, and surrounding communities and towns in the profound Lone Star State.

Sclerotherapy

Sclerotherapy involves the injection of a “sclerosant” or chemical solution into spider veins, and at times, even into larger veins.

These sclerosants cause irritation and close the lining of the veins over weeks to months. In the past, sclerotherapy sometimes caused cramping pain and burning. This commonly occurred when saline was used in the treatment. Now, advanced and more effective sclerosants are relatively painless.

The FDA has approved certain sclerosants such as sotradecol and polidocanol while others such as glycerin are off-label. Sclerosants are chosen on the basis of the best available evidence for the patient’s safety. In any case, the patient will need multiple treatment sessions and will need to wear stockings for around three weeks following each treatment session. The patient will experience more severe side effects and derive less benefit without compression.

Foam Sclerotherapy

Foam Sclerotherapy is a specialized dermatology treatment which utilizes a foamy solution comprising sclerosant and gas/air for the treatment of veins that are hard to see or more stubborn. The foam comprises small bubbles that stick to the veins more easily.

Foam sclerotherapy can successfully treat diseased veins. It is even believed to be more advantageous than surgical treatment in some cases. According to the FDA, foam sclerosant use is off-label. Ultrasound guidance is usually employed while injecting foam as it improves the safety and accuracy of the procedure.  

The side effects arising from foam treatment are more severe. The safety protocols must be strictly followed to ensure successful outcomes. The patient will require multiple sessions for best outcomes.

Microphlebectomy

The surgeon will remove large, protuberant varicose veins physically though tiny, slit-like cuts under local anesthesia. The patient will go home on the same day as the procedure, and the tiny wounds will heal without any requirement for sutures.

The microphlebectomy procedure takes one to two hours and is dissimilar from traditional ligation and stipping. Microphlebectomy is typically performed in combination with other procedures such as foam sclerotherapy or endovenous ablation.

Endovenous Thermal Ablation (ETA)

For GSV reflux, ETA is not the preferred treatment approach. This treatment is more successful than traditional ligation and stripping. It involves fewer side effects and a more rapid recovery. In this treatment, the surgeon inserts a catheter into the GSV via a tiny incision at the knee.

The treatment is carried out under local anesthesia. When the surgeon withdraws the catheter, its destructs the vein internally by heat provided through a laser or radiofrequency (VNUS). Kind board certified dermatologists Dr. Nguyen and Dr. Hughes receive patients from Houston, Katy, Spring, The Woodlands, Texas, and other neighborhoods and suburbs in this area of the state 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.

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