Laser Resurfacing & Scar Revision

One of the greatest developments in facial plastic surgery in the last twenty-five years has been the carbon dioxide laser. This device is used to smooth wrinkled and/or acne scarred skin. Until the advent of this technique, the usual methods used were deep chemical peeling and dermabrasion. The CO2 laser is the best method to make collagen fibers reproduce.The fibers are also shortened, thus tightening the skin. There are many advantages to using this technique. While all resurfacing methods remove a partial layer of skin, the laser is by far the most accurate.

Full Face Laser Resurfacing

Laser resurfacing leaves the skin smoother yet natural and not polished in appearance. Healing time is shorter and in the right hands complications are less. The laser is a computerized medical device that delivers a precise amount of energy to the tissue, removing it to an exact depth. Dr. Truswell owns and uses the Coherent Ultra Pulse Encore Fractional laser. This is the industry gold standard by which all other devices are judged. Patients experience little discomfort with this procedure, and are able to return to work in about 5-7 days.

Scar Revision

Scars are the unfortunate reminders of accidents, assaults, or even surgery. Once the skin has been cut or damaged, scarring is inevitable. Scar revision surgery is performed to minimize the appearance of the unsightly souvenir. Laser resurfacing to further refine the result often follows this procedure.