Laser Resurfacing

“Sometimes too hot the eye of heaven shines,
And too often is his gold complexion dimm’d:
And every fair from fair sometimes declines,…”

—Shakespeare

Restore that glow of youth.

The state-of-the-art procedure in resurfacing the face is the Fractional CO2 laser. Until the last 10 or so years, all the tools from over a century ago—dry ice, sandpaper, through deep and medium chemical peels, and dermabrasion, to and the first generation of CO2 lasers—were used to remove the entire upper living layer, the epidermis, of the facial skin.

As laser technology advanced, we learned that we get the same results by removing only a fraction of that layer—Fractional Laser Resurfacing. We can also think beyond the surface of the skin. From one’s late 30s on, the collagen fibers in the deeper, dermis-layer of the skin have been stretching out and disappearing, rendering the skin lax and loose. The cells that produce collagen have become dormant. Where there are wrinkles and acne scars, there is a measurable lack of collagen fibers.