Laser Skin Resurfacing
Aesthetic laser skin resurfacing treatments are performed by Dr. David Myers for patients in the Utah Valley area to safely, easily, and effectively treat many benign skin lesions. The treatment is painless and on an out-patient basis. The four main types of lasers used to treat various skin conditions are: argon, pulsed-dye, neodymium:YAG and carbon dioxide.
How does a laser skin resurfacing work?
Medical lasers use an intense beam of light to gently remove unwanted, damaged, or diseased cells without harming the surrounding healthy cells. The laser’s energy may be delivered as a continuous wave of light or in pulses, depending on the treatment and the type of laser used.
Are Aesthetic Laser Skin Resurfacing Treatments safe?
Lasers have been used successfully in hundreds of thousands of treatments. Laser treatments performed properly, by a trained physician, are safe and effective. There are many benefits to laser surgery including little if any pain, no needles for most patients, less bruising and swelling, and once removed, lesions do not return.
What other skin conditions can Aesthetic Laser Treatments treat?
Other skin conditions treated with lasers include:
- Aging and sun-damaged skin
- Skin tags
- Stretch marks
- Hypertrophic scars
How many Aesthetic Laser Skin Resurfacing Treatments are required?
The amount of treatments required depends on the size, location, depth, and color of your lesion. Spider veins on the face and age spots generally do well with 1 – 2 treatments, while darker or deeper birthmarks may require additional treatments. Port Wine stains and hemangiomas usually experience satisfactory results from laser skin resurfacing treatments, however as many as 6 – 8 treatment sessions may be required. Treatments should be spaced 4 – 8 weeks apart to allow your body to remove the maximum amount of pigment cells. You will continue to see a lightening of your lesion after each treatment as your body disposes of the pigment cells.
What results can you expect from Aesthetic Laser Skin Resurfacing Treatments?
After Dr. David Myers performs aesthetic laser treatments, most patients will see improvement in their vascular and pigmented lesions. The improvement can be quite dramatic. However, as with any surgical procedure, there is always a possibility that only minor changes will occur and in rare cases there is no response.
If you have questions concerning Aesthetic Laser Skin Resurfacing Treatments, call our office and schedule an appointment to meet with Dr. David Myers. At your visit, Dr. Daivd Myers will work with you to develop an individualized treatment plan for your condition.
Dr. David Myers
Dr. David Myers is a board certified dermatologist and Fellow of the American Society for Mohs Surgery. His expertise and attention to detail make him a trusted doctor in his community.