Laser Skin Rejuvenation
Hamilton Facial Plastic Surgery
Laser technology has advanced greatly over the past several years. Fractional CO2 Laser Resurfacing (Active FX) and CO2 Laser Resurfacing are my top recommended procedures for patients who are looking to maximally reverse the signs of aging and sun damage on their skin.
The first of our featured procedures – Active FX (Fractional CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing) – is the result of the latest advancement in laser technology. This procedure yields remarkable, long lasting results with just one treatment. Skin resurfacing is complete in three to five days and is a great option for those patients who have a busy lifestyle. Darker skin types may receive these treatments with appropriate precautions and reduced settings. Active FX treatments will always be tailored according to the nature and extent of your skin damage, skin type and individual requirements for down time.
The second procedure – CO2 Laser Resurfacing – offers an excellent option for those looking for a dramatic improvement in facial wrinkles, sun damage and acne scarring. I have lectured and written extensively on CO2 laser resurfacing and firmly believe that it is a great option for select patients. CO2 laser resurfacing is typically done under general anesthesia. I utilize the Ultrapulse Encore from Lumenis, the most recognized and respected system in the field. During the procedure the laser removes the topmost layers of skin while tightening the deepest layers. Patients experience downtime of 10 days to two weeks. CO2 laser is only for patients who are highly motivated to make a dramatic change in their skin and recognize the downtime needed to make those changes. Results can be truly amazing.
Written by Mark Hamilton, MD FACS