Many women in Tampa want to look younger, but may not be ready to commit to facial surgery quite yet.  However, for those that want to reduce wrinkles and smooth out their skin, there are several treatment options that do not require incisions or the downtime of a full facelift.  Laser skin resurfacing is an effective way to reduce wrinkles and treat imperfections such as blemishes, age spots or scars.  Another bonus is the laser skin resurfacing tightens up the skin to provide a naturally younger appearance.

Reduce Wrinkles with Laser Skin Resurfacing

Laser Reduction Patient Before and After

Laser skin resurfacing works by removing damaged skin precisely.  The laser technique focuses short, concentrated bursts of light at the skin in pulsating beams that etch away the marred skin.  This can be done at the surface level for a light peel or into deeper layers depending on the severity of the wrinkles.  The damages skin is vaporized by the laser which will allow new skin tissue to form at the surface.  The new skin cells give the skin a tighter, younger looking surface.  According to Dr. Dominic M. Castellano of Elite Facial Plastic Surgery, the results can mimic a facelift for patients that have minor to moderate facial ageing.  “The laser can be very effective at reducing wrinkles and age spots while tightening the skin.  This can help allow the patient to look noticeably younger but without having to undergo surgery.  This means that there is little risk of any complications and certainly less downtime than with a facelift procedure.

 Lasers can do more than Reduce Wrinkles

While many patients are interested in laser skin resurfacing to reduce wrinkles, the laser is an efficient method for removing a variety of skin blemishes.  Because the laser will remove the outer layer of skin, it can treat age spots, birth marks, moles, skin lesions or facial scars.  It is also a great way to remove acne scars.  In many cases, the laser provides permanent relieve for those that have blemishes on their skin.  While wrinkles will eventually re-appear following a laser treatment, the other marks will often be vanished forever.   The longevity of the laser skin resurfacing will ultimately depend on the patient’s skin care regimen and protection from further damaging rays from the sun.

Laser Skin Resurfacing Treatments Vary

There are several different types of lasers that are used to treat skin in patients in Tampa.  Not all are as effectual at treating wrinkles as the Erbium laser used at Elite Facial Plastic Surgery.  Dr. Castellano says he prefers the Erbium:YAG laser because there is much less chance of thermal injury or heat damage to the skin.  “Because we use the best laser, we need little anesthesia and the patient will experience more rapid healing after the procedure” says Dr. Castellano.  “Also, for patients of color, the Erbium laser allows for more successful treatment without as much fear of coloration issues.  For some lasers, there is a danger of either hyperpigmentation and hypopigmentation.”  The CO2 laser in particular has been known to leave the patients with uneven skin pigmentation following a treatment.

If you want to reduce wrinkles, clear skin blemishes or remove acne scars, please schedule a complimentary consultation at Elite Facial Plastic Surgery to learn if laser skin resurfacing is right for you.  For many patients, the benefits of incisionless facial resurfacing include a tightening of the skin that mirrors the same results as a facelift.  Once the skin has healed, the patient will often look younger with smoother skin in less time than undergoing a surgical procedure.

Elite Facial Plastic Surgery is a fully accredited medical facility under the direction of expert plastic surgeon, Dominic M. Castellano, MD.  Please contact us as (813) 975-3223 to schedule your free initial consultation or go to our website at for more information.

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