Laser and Energy-Based Skin Resurfacing in Annapolis, MD

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One of the biggest aesthetic concerns that men and women have is how to stop or slow the visible signs of aging, including fine lines and wrinkles. Others are interested in reducing the appearance of acne or improving their skin texture.

Laser and energy-based skin resurfacing treatments in Annapolis, MD, are non-invasive procedures that rejuvenate the skin’s appearance and treat minor flaws. Most people notice a slight difference in their mid to late twenties, but laser treatments can be used on people of almost any age. During your consultation, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Namita Murthy could help you decide which treatment best fits your goals.

Why Consider Laser and Energy Skin Treatments?

Laser and energy-based skin resurfacing treatments are popular because they are non-invasive, versatile and effective in improving skin texture and tone. By reducing blemishes, scars, and uneven pigmentation, the customized treatments help improve the visible signs of aging. This includes reducing fine lines and wrinkles by stimulating collagen production. Collagen and elastin are two protein molecules your body naturally makes that are responsible for skin tone and elasticity.

Unlike other surgical procedures, laser and energy-based skin resurfacing protocols in Annapolis, MD, are minimally invasive and require less recovery time. They can also be customized to address your concerns, such as treating active acne and acne scars, and offer long-lasting results with proper care and maintenance.

Finally Laser and energy-based skin resurfacing treatments are highly versatile and can treat various skin conditions such as rosacea, hyperpigmentation, sun damage, and redness on any skin tone. This makes them a cost-effective solution and may eliminate the need for invasive surgery later.

Laser Skin Resurfacing Treatments

Laser skin resurfacing treatments are highly effective for improving skin appearance and texture. The treatment uses concentrated beams of light to remove the damaged upper layers of skin, promoting new skin growth and collagen production.

There are two types of laser treatments: ablative and non-ablative. Ablative lasers remove the outer layer of skin. These treatments can reduce the appearance of deep wrinkles, scars, and severe sun damage. Non-ablative lasers penetrate the skin without damaging or removing the top layer. Non-ablative lasers treat hyperpigmentation, brown spots, mild wrinkles, and fine lines.

Non-ablative lasers help trigger collagen production deeper in the skin, improving overall skin tone and texture. Laser skin and energy resurfacing in Annapolis, MD, is considered generally safe for most skin types. However, you must consult with Dr. Murthy to determine the best plan that maximizes your results and minimizes potential risk.

Energy-Based Skin Rejuvenation Treatments

The most common type of energy skin rejuvenation treatment uses radiofrequency energy. Radio waves heat deeper layers of the skin to stimulate collagen and elastin production.

Another form of energy treatment is ultrasound therapy, which stimulates collagen production. Ultrasound therapy is usually used to help lift and shape the face and neck. Intense pulse light (IPL) therapy uses broad-spectrum light to treat pigmentation, sun damage, and vascular lesions.

LED light therapy uses different wavelengths to improve your skin tone and reduce discoloration. For example, blue light kills acne-causing bacteria, while red light stimulates collagen production and reduces inflammation. Energy skin treatments are non-invasive, highly customizable, and have shorter recovery times than surgical options.

What to Expect During Recovery

After your treatment, you will receive detailed instructions on how to care for yourself and your skin, so you enjoy optimal results. Your recovery time depends on the intensity of your treatment. Immediately after treatment, you may experience redness and swelling that resolves within a few days to a week.

Within the first few days, you will be advised to keep the area clean and well moisturized using gentle cleansers and healing ointments and to stay well hydrated. It is crucial to protect the treated area from sun exposure, so you should wear protective clothing and broad-spectrum sunscreen.

After several days to a week, you may experience peeling or flaking. To avoid scarring and infection, you must avoid picking at the skin. You will be limited to light physical activity since sweating irritates the skin and increases the risk of infection.

Learn More About Laser and Energy-Based Skin Treatments in Annapolis, MD

Dr. Murthy has experience treating patients of all skin types and only uses technology that is safe for all skin tones. Our concierge plastic surgery practice provides the necessary support services to ensure your satisfaction, including access to Dr. Murthy through real-time text messaging.

We encourage you to call our office today and schedule your consultation to learn more about laser and energy in Annapolis, MD.