With the use of our sophisticated lasers, Dr. Timek can provide you with enhanced facial skin rejuvenation. These laser treatments will also eliminate of vascular and pigmented irregularities of facial complexion.
Lasers used for skin resurfacing (ablative lasers) are devices that emit light at a uniform wavelength that is absorbed strongly by water down to the lower dermis at the depth of about 100-750 µm. Each pulse of energy ablates (vaporizes) a column of tissue measuring approximately 120 microns in diameter. As this vaporization occurs, deep healing induces collagen growth and remodeling. The laser energy is distributed in an even pattern, leaving little areas of untreated skin in–between the columns of treated tissue to stimulate skin regeneration.
Total renewal of facial skin with laser is safe and effective. Patients may experience skin dryness and peeling that subsides within 5-7 days. Healing can be expedited with assistance of antioxidants and procedure-specific moisturizers offered by our practice. If you do not have 5-7 days for recovery, Dr. Timek may offer a lunchtime laser peel with erbium Yag laser that will freshen your appearance and improve skin texture with minimal downtime.