Laser Skin Resurfacing in Barrington, IL
What is laser skin resurfacing?
Laser skin resurfacing is a procedure that uses a laser to change the appearance of skin. Beams of light are directed toward targeted skin, and the skin is removed layer by layer.
What conditions does laser skin resurfacing treat?
Laser resurfacing treats many skin conditions, including:
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Aging or sun-damaged skin
- Certain types of scars, such as acne scars
- Yellowish or graying skin tones
- Certain types of birthmarks, such as linear epidermal nevi birthmarks
- Enlarged oil glands on the nose
What are the expected results of laser skin resurfacing?
- Reduced facial wrinkles and fine lines around the eyes, forehead, and mouth
- Improved complexion of sun damaged skin
- Even out skin tone and/or skin texture
- Scar reduction
- Elimination of warts
- Diminished age spots and liver spots
- Birthmark removal
Is laser skin resurfacing treatment right for you?
Ideal candidates for laser resurfacing treatment include patients with fine lines or wrinkles around the eyes, forehead, or mouth; shallow scars from acne; or aging or sun-damaged skin.
Please contact us today to see if laser skin resurfacing treatment is right for you.
What are some side effects of laser skin resurfacing?
Some common side effects include the following:
Redness, itching, or scabbing.
Following the procedure, it is advised to clean the treated area four to five times a day. To prevent scabs from forming, apply an ointment (like petroleum jelly) to the skin that was treated.
You are likely to feel some itching a few days after the procedure, followed by your skin becoming dry and peeling a week later. This is normal.
You may also notice some continual redness several weeks or months after the procedure. This is also normal.
You may experience some common swelling the first day or two after the treatment.
Putting an ice pack on the treated area or sleeping with an extra pillow after treatment will help with your comfort and with swelling.
Please contact us today to discuss other potential side effects associated with this treatment.
How long does the procedure take?
Depending upon how many areas are being treated, it can take just a half hour or up to two hours.
Does laser skin resurfacing hurt?
For most people, the pain of this procedure is mild due to a topical numbing cream placed on the skin.
Van Dam Dermatology & Laser Center
Address738 W. Northwest Highway
Barrington, IL 60010
08:00AM - 05:00PM
Tue: 08:00AM - 05:00PM
Wed: 08:00AM - 05:00PM
Thu: 08:00AM - 05:00PM
Fri: 08:00AM - 12:00PM