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Laser Resurfacing for smoother, more youthful-looking skin
Unfortunately, like many materials put in place as a defense, skin is going to be damaged.
No matter how careful you are with your skin care routine, and no matter what precautions you take, eventually your skin will show wear and tear.
Your skin’s overall appearance is affected by exposure to the sun, stress and harsh environments, along with normal aging. After your skin cells have been exposed to these things long enough, there are some skin conditions that can develop such as: wrinkles or fine lines, scars, sun-spots, and other blemishes. This is an unfortunate reality, but you don’t have to live with it. You can choose to repair your skin for a healthier look with laser resurfacing. This process removes damaged layers of skin and prompts new collagen construction. By having this procedure performed at Facial Plastic Surgery Miami, you can achieve a smoother, more youthful appearance.
When to Consider Laser Resurfacing
Skin damage is not confined to any specific age, and fortunately, neither is Laser Rejuvenation for Miami residents. If you have concerns about the appearance of your skin, this may be the answer to your problems. There are many different conditions that could be helped by having your skin resurfaced, including:
- Wrinkles and lines, such as “crow’s feet”
- Sun damage
- Blemishes, such as acne
- Uneven pigmentation, like blotches or brown spots
- Scars and acne scars
These problems and more have been successfully repaired by Laser Skin Resurfacing Treatments. There are several factors that go into choosing which type of laser treatment will work for what you need. Some patients require more than one fractional laser treatment in order to achieve optimal results. The best way to determine whether these types of procedures are right for you is to set up your initial consultation with a professional, like Dr. Bared.
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The Laser Resurfacing Consultation with Plastic Surgeon Dr. Bared
When deciding to proceed with laser resurfacing for your face, you want to be assured that you are working with an expert. Dr. Anthony Bared of Miami is a notable plastic surgeon who specializes exclusively in facial plastic surgery procedures. He was awarded one of only 43 national fellowships by the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, which makes his training in this field more rigorous and extensive than 90% of all plastic surgeons in the country. He is also a board-certified otolaryngologist (ear, nose, and throat specialist). With his years of top-quality training and experience using Fraxel CO2 lasers and other types of skin resurfacing lasers, you can trust him to give you expert advice and perform some of the best work available in Miami, FL.
Dr. Bared will be happy to meet with you for a personal consultation where your goals and desired results will be discussed. During your meeting, he will take all the factors into account, such as age, skin type, skin color, skin tone and texture, and the kind of damage you need repaired. He will then work on developing a plan for treatment personalized for your unique needs. Dr. Bared will explain each part of the process to you, and answer all of your questions so that you are as well informed as possible before you begin.
Laser Resurfacing Before & After Photos
Each patient is unique and individual results may vary*.
The Laser Resurfacing Procedure
A fractionated CO2 laser is the kind of laser that creates petite perforations that enter deep beneath the skin, resulting in the production of new collagen. Even though the Fraxel lasers penetrate the skin, the surrounding surface of the skin remains unbroken. With this less intense procedure, the recovery time can be as short as four to five days.
Dr. Bared will discuss these with you during your consultation, to help you decide which method will work best for the results you desire.
Recovery and Results from Laser Resurfacing
Fractionated laser procedures such as Fraxel will have a much shorter recovery time than non-fractionated lasers, but it may take more treatments to get the results you desire. The recovery length will also be determined by the size of the area of the skin on which you worked. A procedure on the entire face will require more time to heal than one done on a specific treatment area. Here are some things you can expect no matter what method was used:
- Pink color
- Tender to the touch
Crusting will appear, but this is normal. Dr. Bared will give you some specific instructions to care for treated areas, which may include:
- Rinsing skin with cool water to keep it clean.
- Avoid soap or anything with chemicals that may further irritate your skin.
- Applying ointment to speed the healing process.
- Avoiding sun exposure and protecting your skin.
- Avoid other skin treatments such as chemical peels until fully recovered.
Sometimes, even medicine may be required. Dr. Bared has extensive experience and is double board-certified, and will be able to tell you exactly what to expect and how to care for your Laser Resurfacing Treatment.
Why Choose Dr. Anthony Bared
- Dr. Bared’s training was first in Otolaryngology at the University of Miami, followed by the awarding of a highly competitive fellowship by the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Illinois-Chicago.
- He is Double Board Certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology.
- Dr. Bared has numerous publications and has lectured at various nationwide scientific meetings.
- He also serves as a clinical voluntary Assistant Professor at the Florida International University, Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine.