Tampa is a great place to live. It’s sunny and warm most of the year and residents are able to participate in outdoor activities all year round. This is great for the spirit but not so great for the skin. Unfortunately our tropical, sunny weather can cause skin to age faster than we’d like it to. Sun exposure can be a major cause of premature aging, but there are other factors that can rob skin of its youthful appearance. Skin can be damaged by acne, scars, smoking and even some medications.
As we age skin blemishes and sun spots can appear. In addition, premature wrinkles and fine lines can cause an aged look, especially in parts of the face that move frequently, like the areas around the mouth and eyes. There are many ways to improve the appearance of skin and several surgical and non-surgical methods of rejuvenating skin. Laser resurfacing is one of the best ways to turn back the clock and look younger within days without surgery and without the high costs of surgery. The costs of laser skin resurfacing are very reasonable considering the benefits offered by this non-surgical method to reduce wrinkles.
Research the Costs of Laser Skin Resurfacing
Facelift surgery can be expensive and may not be the right course of action for someone who is younger or wants to combat blemishes and scarring in addition to wrinkles. For those looking for a more affordable solution, the costs of laser resurfacing may be the best deal for rejuvenating the skin. Laser resurfacing involves the use of a laser to remove the top layer of skin (or dermis) to remove surface blemishes. The laser also reaches the underlying tissue where it tightens skin and stimulates the growth of collagen to eliminate fine lines and even deeper wrinkles. Dr. Dominic Castellano, a facial plastic surgeon in Tampa, uses the Erbium (YAG) laser because it offers flexibility and control. The YAG laser is gentle and can precisely target areas that require treatment without damaging the surrounding tissue. This device produces less redness and allows for faster healing than other types of lasers.
Laser resurfacing is a minimally invasive procedure that can be performed effectively in an accredited outpatient facility, like Elite Facial Plastic Surgery. These private facilities are generally less expensive than a hospital but are fully staffed by highly trained and certified professionals. The costs of laser resurfacing are also less than surgical solutions because the procedure can be done under local anesthesia which numbs the treatment area rather than putting the patient to sleep. Because there is no cutting involved, the recovery from laser resurfacing is significantly reduced. This translates to less time off from work. However, because each patient is different, a consultation with a board certified cosmetic surgeon is necessary for determining exact costs for the treatment area. Laser resurfacing, however, offers patients a significantly less expensive and highly effective way to regain their youthful appearance.
The Costs of Laser Skin Resurfacing Less Expensive than Surgery
Laser resurfacing is an affordable and effective solution for many patients. While no single procedure is right for everyone, laser resurfacing is a good option for many patients that want to reduce wrinkles and erase skin blemishes. According to Dr. Dominic, the use of laser skin resurfacing is recommended for many younger patients who have not yet developed deep or severe wrinkles. Also the laser can effectively treat a variety of skin conditions such as acne scars, age spots, spider veins and any skin discoloration caused by the sun. Many people also want to see results quickly without expensive surgery or extensive downtime, which makes laser resurfacing a smart decision. Recovery from laser resurfacing is generally only a few days. Patients can return to work and normal activities quickly. In a very short time, skin can look healthier, smoother and more hydrated. While it is not a permanent solution to reversing aging and eliminating wrinkles, the results can be dramatic and can last up to a year. Many patients who are considering laser resurfacing are also thrilled to find out that because the procedure promotes the growth of collagen, it can actually prevent new wrinkles from forming for months after it is done.
Costs of Laser Resurfacing help Restore Your Youth for Less
We all want to retain our youth as long as possible. While traditional facial plastic surgery and facelifts are the only permanent solution for eliminating wrinkles, they are cost-prohibitive for many patients. The lower cost of laser resurfacing means it is available to more people. This is important to cosmetic surgeons like Dr. Castellano who understand the importance of maintaining a youthful appearance and the importance of being able to offer an affordable, effective solution to patients.
To find out whether laser skin resurfacing is the right option for you and to get complete details of the costs to regain a younger look, please call Elite Facial Plastic Surgery to schedule a complimentary consultation. Elite Facial Plastic Surgery is a fully accredited medical facility located in Tampa, Florida. Dr. Dominic Castellano is double-board certified and is a highly respected and experienced plastic surgeon. Call (813)975-3223 today to schedule your complimentary visit.