Skin Resurfacing Treatments For Aging Skin

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.


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.

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