Laser Skin Resurfacing Can Help You Achieve Clearer Skin
Over-the-counter serums and creams may promise healthy-looking skin, but these products can only do so much. Laser skin resurfacing clears away blemishes that are too deep for traditional drugstore products to penetrate. Phillip Dauwe, M.D. Plastic Surgery offers ablative, non-ablative, and fractional laser technologies to help you achieve your desired results.
Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Phillip Dauwe understands what it takes to make your complexion look and feel youthful. Below, we describe what you can expect from laser skin resurfacing in Dallas and how each treatment option works.
How age and environmental factors damage the skin
Collagen is a natural protein that keeps our skin firm and supported. This necessary protein starts to break down as we age, causing deep wrinkles in the forehead as well as around the eyes and mouth. Factors like UV exposure, smoking, and even stress accelerate the aging process and lead to common problems like age spots, sun damage, pigmentation issues, and uneven texture.
How does laser treatment help?
Laser skin resurfacing is one of the best ways to address problem areas that are hard to manage through over-the-counter creams. Our treatments use laser light energy to address damaged skin. There are three types of lasers available at Phillip Dauwe, M.D. Plastic Surgery – ablative, non-ablative, and fractional. All three are designed to improve skin tone, texture, and clarity.
Additional benefits of working with our team:
- Personalized results: No two laser treatments are the same – that's why each patient gets a one-on-one consultation to discuss their desired outcomes.
- Safety: Our experienced team is trained in all types of laser technologies, ensuring you get the safest and most effective experience available.
- Experience: Dr. Dauwe and his staff know the importance of providing quality care. We have years of experience performing successful skin treatments.
What are the differences between these lasers?
Ablative lasers are similar to deep chemical peels. The procedure removes the outermost layers of skin, leaving behind clearer and smoother-looking skin. On the other hand, non-ablative lasers create micro-injuries and encourage natural collagen production without removing any layers. Fractional lasers combine the best aspects of ablative and non-ablative lasers for results that seem dramatic without too much downtime.
How do you prepare for laser treatment?
Dr. Dauwe provides detailed instructions so patients can prepare for laser skin resurfacing in Dallas. We recommend avoiding direct sun exposure, wearing sunscreen and a wide-brimmed hat, and waiting until the skin is healed before resuming any treatments. You may be given a retinoid product for 2 – 3 weeks as well. Medication or local anesthesia may be suggested to lessen any discomfort or pain.
What results can you expect from laser skin resurfacing?
Laser skin resurfacing reduces the appearance of wrinkles, age spots, and other blemishes. You may notice improved texture and tone, with results that last for weeks and months at a time. Of course, outcomes vary based on the treatment option, and you may need more than one session to achieve your desired results. Dr. Dauwe can let you know what to expect for your particular case.
Enjoy clearer skin with laser treatment
Even small blemishes are a nuisance, but you don't have to live with them! With laser skin resurfacing in Dallas, you can get the youthful complexion of your dreams. Learn more about ablative, non-ablative, and fractional lasers by contacting Phillip Dauwe, M.D. Plastic Surgery today. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Phillip Dauwe and his experienced staff are ready to get started.