Typically, good candidates for laser skin resurfacing have a number of cosmetic concerns that can be treated simultaneously with our dynamic Lumenis® UltraPulse® Encore™ laser. With two configurations, this laser can be used to minimize the appearance of fine facial wrinkles, enhance skin tone, and improve texture. Since the laser encourages skin cell turnover, new collagen growth can tighten the skin, making skin resurfacing a beneficial procedure for patients seeking a non-surgical lift. Patients who wish to address moderate to severe facial creases or folds may be better suited for a traditional facelift.
Deeper wrinkles are not the only indication that laser skin resurfacing might not be the best procedure to suit a candidate’s needs. Patients who have excess or sagging skin or active acne may also not achieve their desired results with skin resurfacing. In addition, Dr. John Hilinski cautions that patients with darker skin tones may have a higher risk of developing hyperpigmentation after treatment.
The best way to determine your candidacy for laser skin resurfacing is to schedule a consultation with a qualified plastic surgeon who can perform a physical exam and thoroughly discuss your personal goals. If you would like to make an appointment with Dr. Hilinski to discuss your candidacy, please contact our office today.