Your skin is tough like you are.
Remember for a moment what you have put your skin through, those late-night study hours, parties, drinking, sun damage, so much sun damage. Chances are you’ve forgotten your car keys more times than you remembered to wear sunscreen. As you are researching laser facial resurfacing in Houston, it’s crucial to have a foundation of knowledge to determine what laser resurfacing can do for you. Dr. Mark Schusterman, a double board-certified plastic surgeon, will discuss your options to determine how to provide you with the best results. Our goal is always to give you the very best laser facial resurfacing Houston has to offer.
How do I know if Laser Facial Resurfacing is right for me?
A proven method for removing facials flaws is laser facial resurfacing. Dr. Mark Schusterman is a double-board certified plastic surgeon and will bring you the latest in laser technology to reduce the look of wrinkles and other signs of aging. At Mark Schusterman MD, FACS in Houston laser facial resurfacing works best for the following conditions:
- Acne scars
- Sun damage
- Uneven skin tone
- Wrinkles and fine lines
- Texture issues on the face
What is Laser Facial Resurfacing?
Laser facial resurfacing is a popular cosmetic treatment used to reduce the appearance of dark spots, wrinkles, and other facial flaws and performed as an outpatient treatment.
Am I a Good Candidate for Laser Facial Resurfacing?
As you are gathering facts to decide about laser facial resurfacing, it’s important to discuss specific issues with Houston laser facial resurfacing provider Dr. Schusterman. You need to be upfront about the medications and supplements you are taking. It is vital you also stop smoking two weeks before your treatment and consider stopping after treatment. Smoking can hinder your recovery as blood flow is restricted. You also need to avoid laser facial resurfacing if you have the following:
- Prone to cold sores
- Take acne medication
- Have an autoimmune disease
- Are you pregnant or breastfeeding
If you have any of the above conditions, consult with Dr. Schusterman to learn about what laser treatments are available for you. It is recommended to wait on laser treatments at least 3-6 months after you stop breastfeeding.
Laser Facial Resurfacing Procedure
As an outpatient procedure, the area being treated will be numbed with topical medication. For whole face resurfacing, sedation is available. As the laser pulses and heats, the outer layer is dissolved, and the underlying dermis is stimulated to produce collagen.
The collagen will continue to produce and build over time and provide a smoother and more even skin texture and tone. In some cases, treatments are scheduled over a period of time to allow the skin to heal before continuing treatments.
Schedule Your Houston Laser Facial Resurfacing Consultation with Dr. Mark Schusterman
When you are ready to discover your beautiful skin options, consider what laser facial resurfacing can do for you. Dr. Mark Schusterman will guide your expectations and deliver you stunning results. Call Dr. Mark Schusterman at (713) 794-0368 to schedule your Houston laser facial resurfacing today.
Laser Facial Resurfacing Recovery
After your laser facial resurfacing treatment, you may experience some redness. Discomfort can be alleviated with a cold compress. In most cases, you can resume your regular schedule almost immediately.
Laser Facial Resurfacing Results
As an outpatient procedure, laser facial resurfacing will not cause scarring or scabbing on the skin, so the downtime is minimal. Depending on your treatment, the results may last for 7-10 years.
Laser Facial Resurfacing FAQs
- Changes in skin pigmentation
Laser facial resurfacing will work on darker skin tones. The type of laser that is used may change. Dr. Schusterman will discuss with you what your results will look like and deliver you the best results for your skin type.
Laser facial resurfacing is a cosmetic treatment and not covered by insurance. It is best to check with your insurance provider and your primary care physician if treatments are medically necessary.
Your laser facial resurfacing cost will depend on the treatment you need and how many sessions are necessary to give you optimal results.