Cher sings about wishing she could “turn back time”. Many women feel the same way when it comes to improving their facial features. Once your skin begins to age, it loses its firmness and smoothness and that brings on the onslaught of wrinkles and those dreaded brown spots. Cosmetics can only do so much to hide the toll time takes on a face. If you are concerned about the ever-changing look and feel of your facial skin and would like to pursue your treatment options, then you may be a good candidate for laser skin resurfacing in Scottsdale.
At The Caniglia Center, a premier plastic cosmetic surgery facility located in Scottsdale’s Kierland community, Dr. Ronald Caniglia is dedicated to specializing only in treatments and surgical procedures that enhance and rejuvenate the face and neck. For more than a quarter of a century, he has devoted his practice to these areas, which has earned him an extraordinary level of expertise. Physicians from all over the world have come to The Caniglia Center to observe and learn from Dr. Caniglia’s techniques.
What does laser skin resurfacing actually mean?
Laser light energy is used to remove damaged skin and reveal a new layer of younger-looking skin from underneath. Keep in mind that human skin is made up of mostly water. So the skin absorbs the laser light and causes any damaged, old-looking skin to be vaporized. Once the healing process concludes, a whole new layer of vibrant, smooth skin is revealed.
What skin conditions can laser resurfacing correct?
Laser skin resurfacing in Scottsdale can eliminate those wrinkles or fine lines from around your eyes, mouth, or forehead. Acne or chickenpox scars, aging or sunbaked skin, liver spots or warts can all be eliminated. Even yellow- or gray-looking skin tones can be improved. Patients with rosacea, dermatitis, or psoriasis may experience a longer recovery time period.
What conditions does laser skin resurfacing not help?
If you have a very dark skin tone, have acne that is active, exceptionally deep wrinkles, or sagging skin, you may not be a good candidate for laser skin resurfacing. Only a thorough examination by Dr. Caniglia can determine your suitability for this procedure.
What happens during the laser skin resurfacing procedure?
Performed by Dr. Caniglia on an outpatient basis, most procedures take 45 minutes or less to complete. A local anesthesia or IV sedation keeps patients comfortable and pain-free during the procedure. Most patients are able to return to work within 10 to 14 days and can resume more strenuous activities after two weeks. In most cases, a gradual improvement of a patient’s facial skin will take place over the course of one year.
If you would like to learn more about this effective and safe procedure, please schedule an initial consultation with Dr. Ronald Caniglia to determine if laser skin resurfacing is the right treatment for you. Contact us online or call the friendly staff at The Caniglia Center at 480-483-6200.