Q: What types of lasers can improve my complexion?
A: Not as popular as it once was, C02 laser resurfacing removes the top layers of skin and requires a prolonged recovery period with crusting and redness. If you are a suitable candidate the CO2 laser produces good results, but most people are not willing to undergo the lengthy recovery, says facial cosmetic surgeon Dr. Myra Danish, M.D., F.A.C.S.
“Today, the most popular laser treatments are those that have minimal to no downtime and a low risk of side effects or skin irritation. The laser photo facials have no downtime and are able to regenerate collagen, minimize fine lines, improve acne by killing bacteria in the skin, and help with discoloration, including redness. Your complexion will improve overall with a series of treatments,” Dr. Danish explains.
“The vascular laser helps to eliminate broken blood vessels, with a healing period entailing a little bruising. Laser hair removal has made remarkable advances as far as being able to achieve permanent hair removal that is quick and essentially painless.
“While all of these laser modalities require several treatments, they provide outstanding results and are ideal for patients who cannot afford to take time off for an extended period.”
Dr. Danish recommends a facial analysis and consultation to determine the treatment options that will help her patients look younger and fresher and will give them the very best results.