Aging Skin Laser Treatment

Acne, aging, and sun damage can leave wrinkles, scars, and abnormal pigmentation which can make you look older than you actually are. Laser skin resurfacing procedures can help in reducing the appearance of imperfections by removing the topmost superficial layers of the skin. The treatment also encourages collagen production.

Laser skin resurfacing is effective, safe, and convenient. Also called laser peel, the procedure removes the damaged and aging outer layers of skin. New skin cells are promoted in the underlying layers, which brings about younger, smoother, and healthier looking skin.

During your initial consultation, your surgeon will explain the best non-surgical skin resurfacing treatment options to meet your aesthetic goals. Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Bryson Richards provides anti-aging skin resurfacing procedures to patients in Las Vegas, NV, and surrounding communities.

Improved Confidence with Beautiful Skin

Minimally-invasive Treatment

Laser skin resurfacing is far less invasive as compared to surgical treatments, such as facelifts. The treatment requires zero downtime.

Youthful-looking Skin

Your skin will appear healthier once you have healed. The treatment tightens skin and restores its youthful definition.

Self-Esteem

Your face is the most prominent aspect of your entire body. Damage and blemishes can make you feel self-conscious. The results of laser resurfacing are dramatic enough to boost your self-esteem.

Suitable Candidates

It is important to understand that laser resurfacing doesn’t perfect features, but improves upon them. You could be an ideal candidate if you want to improve the appearance of:

  • Acne scars
  • Wrinkles and fine lines around the mouth, brow, and eyes
  • Abnormal pigmentation
  • Minor sagging

You should not undergo laser skin resurfacing if you:

  • Suffer from fever blisters or cold sores
  • Have a darker skin tone, which can result in pigmentation issues later on
  • Use Accutane
  • Have excessively lax skin
  • Have deep wrinkles
  • Suffer from rosacea or psoriasis

Laser Skin Resurfacing with Erbium Lasers

Erbium lasers are useful in removing the thinner outermost layers of the skin. CO2 lasers are more powerful but less precise than Erbium lasers. They are often used on patients with darker skin because risk of permanent skin pigmentation and changes is lower. In addition, the procedure has a shorter healing time and recommended for people with generally healthy skin who want to improve the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.

Laser Skin Resurfacing Procedure

The procedure doesn’t take more than an hour if only one area is being treated. It can take up to two hours for the whole face and can be uncomfortable. Your doctor will use local anesthesia and apply bandages to your face.

General anesthesia is used for more extensive procedures. Experienced cosmetic surgeons will be able to determine with accuracy the extent of treatment required by a particular patient. They will also know the type of anesthesia to deliver for minimizing discomfort.

The surgeon will use a specialized laser for performing the skin resurfacing procedure once the anesthesia is delivered. The outer skin layers will be vaporized using a precise and controlled beam of light. This will reveal youthful looking, smoother skin underneath. Cosmetic surgeon Dr. Bryson Richards receives patients from Las Vegas, NV, and nearby areas for anti-aging skin resurfacing treatments.

Contact Las Vegas Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Richards to Schedule a Consultation

If you would like more information on cosmetic surgery procedures and treatments performed by Las Vegas, Nevada plastic surgeon, Dr. Bryson Richards please contact us at 702.870.7070

Taking new patients from Las Vegas, Bullhead City,  Laughlin, Pahrump, Mesquite NV and surrounding areas.

Breast Implant Profiles

Breast implants come in a wide array of sizes, shapes, and profiles. Profile of an implant determines how forward projecting your breasts will appear. Major implant manufacturers have different names for their implant projection. However, in generic language they are available as low profile, moderate profile, and high-profile implants.

Low profile implants are recommended for women that have significant breasts and are looking to make them a little fuller. Moderate or moderate plus implant profiles are recommended the most by cosmetic surgeons for breast augmentation procedures.

High profile implants offer the most dramatic results in terms of forward projection. They are most suited to women that have narrow chests and little breast tissues. They are also recommended for women wanting fuller and rounder breasts. It’s vital that you work with your plastic surgeon in determining the most suitable type of breast implants.

Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Bryson Richards provides breast augmentation surgery to patients in Las Vegas, NV, and surrounding locations.

When to Choose High-Profile Implants?

Many patients erroneously assume that high profile refers to sitting higher on the chest. However, it means that the implant type will have the maximum forward projection. High profile implants allow cosmetic surgeons to incorporate maximum volume without being limited by the breast base width. They offer a significant degree of fullness in the upper pole of the breasts.

Plastic surgeons generally position the breast implants under the pectoral muscle. This allows the transition in the upper breast pole to appear softer. High profile breast implants are unique to providing the maximum fullness and roundness of breasts. High profile implants are ideal for women with narrow chest walls desiring a prominent cleavage through their cosmetic surgery.

Candidates for Intermediate and Low Profile Implants

Low and moderate profile implants are best suited for women that prioritize natural looking results through their breast augmentation plastic surgery. These implants work on filling out the breast well without resulting in an overdone appearance. This is especially true for implants placed under the pectoral muscle.

Low-profile implants are particularly helpful for women that have wide chest wall base and are not looking to add significant volume to the breast size. Women with wide natural base may not find moderate and high-profile implants comfortable since the implant will be too narrow to fill out the breast base well properly. There will be better balance with low-profile implants since they have a wide base.

Choosing the Right Breast Implant Profile

Each body is unique with different characteristics. This makes it important to discuss your aesthetic goals and expected results with the cosmetic surgeon before choosing an implant. Your surgeon will explain available options and what they can do for you.

They will also discuss the pros and cons of saline versus silicone breasts and the different profile types. If required, you can ask the treatment provider to show before and after pictures of the surgery on women with similar body types. Cosmetic surgeon Dr. Bryson Richards receives patients from Las Vegas, NV, and nearby areas for breast augmentation surgery.

Contact Las Vegas Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Richards to Schedule a Consultation

If you would like more information on cosmetic surgery procedures and treatments performed by Las Vegas, Nevada plastic surgeon, Dr. Bryson Richards please contact us at 702.870.7070

Taking new patients from Las Vegas, Bullhead City,  Laughlin, Pahrump, Mesquite NV and surrounding areas.