Laser Skin Resurfacing
Laser skin resurfacing is a powerful procedure that’s designed to diminish wrinkles, refresh your complexion – and reveal a more youthful and confident you.
Refresh yourself: Are you ready for laser skin resurfacing?
If the cumulative effects of aging, acne and sun damage are appearing on your face, it may be time to consider laser skin resurfacing.
The procedure is appropriate for men and women of all ages. It works by damaging or removing your skin layer by layer to target surface imperfections and promote the growth of fresh skin cells.
Your treatment options
There are three general categories of lasers available for your treatment experience: ablative, nonablative and fractional.
Ablative lasers uniformly injure your skin, similar to the way a deep chemical peel would.
The laser removes layers of your skin to tighten the area, minimize scars and improve the appearance of wrinkles. Procedures done with this laser are intensive and require substantial downtime.
Nonablative lasers don’t directly damage or remove the outer layers of your skin. Instead, they heat the targeted tissues to promote your body’s natural production of collagen. In this way, these lasers improve fine lines and wrinkles over time. It’s a less aggressive procedure, and therefore typically requires multiple sessions.
Fractional lasers are Dr. Berkowitz’s preferred tool for resurfacing procedures. They create tiny holes in your skin to encourage your body to produce fresh skin cells and collagen. The surface of your skin is injured less, but the depth is more extensive. This allows Dr. Berkowitz to thoroughly treat fine lines, deep wrinkles, advanced scars and other issues with minimal downtime.
The Accents Difference: Powerful skin resurfacing. Minimal downtime.
At Accents Cosmetic Surgery in Detroit, Dr. Berkowitz uses a fractional laser – the Mixto SX CO2 laser – to transform his patients’ complexions. This revolutionary skin rejuvenation treatment restores healthy, younger-looking skin and targets advanced imperfections – all with minimal downtime.
The basics: What you need to know about our laser skin resurfacing treatment
- Restore clear + youthful skin
- Minimal downtime of 4 to 5 days
- Ideal for patients of all ages and skin colors
- Extremely comfortable procedure
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There is a solution to rough, damaged and uneven skin. Contact our Michigan office today to schedule an appointment and discover what laser skin resurfacing with Dr. Berkowitz can do for you. Learn more
The benefits: What this procedure can do for you
Dr. Berkowitz can rejuvenate damaged skin on the face, neck, chest, arms, face and hands with the Mixto SX CO2 laser. In addition, he is able to target and improve very specific imperfections, including:
- Fine lines
- Skin laxity
- Uneven pigmentation
- Acne scarring
- Damaged skin
- Loose, sagging skin
- Brown spots
- Sun damage
Who is this procedure right for?
The Mixto SX CO2 laser is well-suited for men and women of all ages, and with all skin types and colors. More specifically, the following groups of patients in Detroit can benefit from a treatment with this laser:
- Younger patients with extensive acne scars
- Middle-aged patients with wrinkles and age spots
- Older patients with wrinkles, age spots and pre-cancerous lesions
Your procedure: What to expect
When you arrive at Dr. Berkowitz’s Michigan office the day of your treatment, you will be given local anesthesia to ensure your complete comfort. If you’re having your entire face done, the procedure can take up to two hours. If you are only treating certain areas of your face, expect to be at the office for 30 to 45 minutes.
During your procedure, the Mixto SX CO2 laser will deliver a therapeutic matrix of tiny beams of light energy (each about the size of a hair) to the top and middle layers of the skin. A single treatment can show significant improvement in your skin texture and color, while dramatically softening your wrinkles.
The recovery period
Laser skin resurfacing is an outpatient procedure, so you will be free to return home immediately after your appointment. You will be red and swollen the next day, and you can expect some peeling on the third and fourth day. These effects are not extensive and are similar to a sunburn.
In general, most of our Detroit patients are ready to return to work the following day after their procedure. However, some clients need four to five days of downtime.
Results: The new you, revealed…
Every patient will respond to the Mixto SX CO2 laser in a unique way. However, typically our Michigan patients experience a 40 to 60 percent improvement in the quality of their skin, along with the following specific changes:
- Immediate improvement in complexion
- Minimized acne scarring and pitting
- Softened fine lines and wrinkles
- Diminished age and sun spots
- Lifted and tightened jawline
Your final results will be apparent in about six months, once your new collagen has emerged and plumped your skin.