In Annapolis, MD
Wouldn’t it be marvelous to have a completely refreshed look to your face?
Age, time in the sun, or acne may have left your skin with wrinkles, lines, discoloration, or even scars. You have probably tried creams and serums to help alleviate these problems with little success. If you are dealing with uneven skin tone or age spots and living in Annapolis laser skin resurfacing is available from Dr. Namita Murthy and may return the skin of your youth.
Laser resurfacing, or a laser peel, is a cosmetic procedure that involves lasers to improve the look and feel of your skin. Laser is actually an acronym for Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation.
Laser skin resurfacing uses the light and heat from a laser to improve the appearance of your skin. It creates a controlled injury to the tissue that causes a healing process that makes your skin look new and refreshed. Lasers can be ablative or non-ablative. By using carbon dioxide (CO2) ablative lasers remove the outside layer of the skin and are helpful in eliminating scars and deep wrinkles. Non-ablative lasers use pulsed light and fractional lasers and do not remove a skin layer, but can assist in alleviating the signs of rosacea, spider veins, and some acne skin issues.
CO2 fractionated lasers target the top layer of your skin while heating the lower layers. These targeted wounds and the heat stimulate the healing response that builds new collagen, the protein that provides structure to your skin. It also helps your blood clot.
Collagen production decreases as a result of poor diet, too much sun, and smoking. But some loss is simply because of aging. The loss can cause our skin to lose its elasticity causing wrinkles and lines. When collagen production is increased and the top layer of skin is removed, the underlying skin will be fresh and new.
Having laser skin resurfacing is ideal for people with skin concerns from age, sun exposure, or acne scars that have not improved with over-the-counter products. The treatment can help with sagging skin, crow’s feet, and uneven skin tone.
Laser skin resurfacing can improve the fine lines and wrinkles you see on your forehead, around and under your eyes, and around your mouth. It can also decrease the appearance of large oil glands on your nose. Dr. Namita Murthy is a skilled and conscientious facial plastic surgeon in Annapolis who is trained to use laser therapy to improve the texture and appearance of your skin. She is an American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery fellowship-trained and board-eligible physician. If you are interested in laser skin resurfacing in Annapolis, Dr. Murthy is the practitioner to trust for the results you want.
When you meet with Dr. Murthy, the two of you will discuss the improvements you hope to see in your face. You may be a good candidate if you do not have active acne or very dark skin.
Depending on the problems that need correction, other treatments may be a better fit for some patients. These include IPL Facials, Botox, dermal fillers, chemical peels, dermabrasion, and facelifts. The choice depends on what area needs treatment, how much help is needed, and how much downtime you can afford.
What to Expect During Laser Resurfacing
After discussing your cosmetic goals, Dr. Murthy will first examine your face and skin. She may prepare your skin for the laser with a series of treatments to decrease any side effects and increase your tolerance.
On the day of the treatment, she will apply a topical anesthetic to the area. If you are having a large section treated, a pain killer may be added to make you more comfortable. Dr. Murthy then moves the laser slowly around the treatment area.
Dressings are applied to protect your skin. The whole procedure should take less than an hour if only parts of your face are being treated. If your whole face is being resurfaced, the process can take up to two hours.
Dr. Murthy will explain your follow-up care. You will go home with dressings that will need to be removed after 24 hours.
You will need to clean the treated area several times a day and then apply an ointment that will prevent scabs from forming. You may have some swelling for a few days. You can use ice packs to alleviate the swelling. You may also have some itching for a few days as the skin heals. Within a week, the treated skin will start to peel. Full healing usually takes up to three weeks. Lingering redness will fade in a couple of months, but you can wear oil-free makeup to reduce this appearance. Your skin will be sensitive for up to a year and sunscreen is a necessity. Laser skin resurfacing is not permanent, but results should last several years once you are finished with your treatments. Your skin will continue to age, but you can repeat the procedure.
What Will Laser Resurfacing Accomplish?
In Annapolis laser skin resurfacing provided by Dr. Murthy can reduce the signs of aging in your face. Lines and wrinkles will be less visible as will any scars. Your overall skin tone will be more uniform, and spots caused by age and too much sunshine will disappear once that top layer of skin has been removed.
Dr. Namita Murthy is a careful and thorough plastic surgeon with a feminine aesthetic eye. She is most concerned with providing you with natural results that will leave you feeling more refreshed and confident. Contact Dr. Murthy for Laser Skin Resurfacing in Annapolis.
When you are confident, it shows. Not just in your behavior or your vibe, but in all you do.
If you are self-conscious about a particular area of your body, that shows as well. Imagine the freedom that comes with not worrying about your look when you make your way through life; the freedom of knowing you are putting your best self out there. That is the aesthetics of confidence.