As we age our facial skin normally loosens and even sags. The resulting appearance typically includes the development of fine lines around the eyes, lips and cheeks and still deeper creases between the eyebrows and around the mouth. All of these changes can be speeded up and actually worsened by our lifestyles and conditions in our environment. Particularly disastrous for facial skin is long term exposure to sunlight, smoking and poor nutrition.

Laser skin resurfacing offers the opportunity to smooth fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes and mouth, soften deep frown and laugh creases, and generally provide a softer, silkier and smoother appearance.

The recovery period following treatment is typically short, requiring minimal disruption to regular activities. Some redness which fades completely in one to three months is usual as is some mild swelling around the eyes. If the changes in your facial skin are a problem for you, they should be discussed with a doctor specializing in Laser skin resurfacing. Together you can decide if you are a good candidate for laser skin resurfacing and what are realistic expectations for you as an individual.