Many women and men will admit to spending countless summers dedicated to tanning or having an active outdoor lifestyle. However, after many years of intense sun exposure, people don’t realize the amount of damage sunlight does to your skin until it begins to appear. Over time, we begin to see visible signs of aging such as fine lines, wrinkles, and under-eye bags; many of these signs could have been due to years of sun exposure. While there are many ways to treat and repair our skin, not every option is ideal or effective for everyone. Buying self-proclaimed anti-wrinkle, anti-age spot, anti-[insert words here] creams at $40-120+ a pop, without seeing satisfying results for months can be very distressing, not to mention expensive. Other options such as dermabrasion, chemical peels, other intense skincare treatments can offer great results for some, however, the real miracle for even more dramatic results is in laser skin resurfacing.
If you’ve ever wondered how big-time celebrities like Madonna look their best, this is one of their secrets. Laser skin resurfacing has become one of the most popular treatment methods for improving the quality of your skin in a non-invasive way.
There are many different kinds of lasers used in cosmetic, plastic, and dermatology practices. Depending on the type of skin condition or level of skin damage, there are different lasers to address a variety of skin challenges and conditions, including:
- Sun damage and age spots
- Fine lines and deep wrinkles
- Skin tone & pigmentation
- Acne and acne scarring
- Enlarged pores, blackheads, and whiteheads
- Unwanted Tattoos
- Rosacea and facial blood vessels
- Post-traumatic scars
As a cosmetic surgeon, I’ve helped many patients who come to me wanting to fix under-eye bags, crows feet, and fines lines around the mouth. Lasers are an excellent solution either on its own or in combination with a surgical procedure for the best results. The fractionated CO2 laser Lutronic eCO2 laser and Sciton dual erbium laser are two effective lasers that I use at my practice to treat eye wrinkles, festoons (malar bags), improve the texture, pigmentation, and balance of the skin. With any kind of deep penetrating laser, there is a slight increase of downtime, but the results are long-lasting and well worth it. Check out one of my patient’s beautiful results and see for yourself.
Cynthia admits that she’s spent too much time in the sun over the years. She came to W Cosmetic Surgery for laser skin resurfacing. The results are impressive, and take years off her face. Check out her before & after photos and more here.
If you’re looking to rejuvenate the skin, you can learn more about laser skin resurfacing on our website. Dr. Allan Wulc is a quadruple board-certified cosmetic and plastic surgeon with over 25 years of experience in eyelid and facial plastic surgery. Laser skin resurfacing is just one of the many talents he specializes in at W Cosmetic Surgery near Philadelphia, PA.