Bye-Bye Blemishes: Understanding Your Laser Options

  • June 26, 2020

When you look in the mirror, do you see smooth, clear, flawless skin – or, do you notice the cumulative effects caused by years of sun damage, exposure to pollutants, and the unwanted reminders of teenage acne? With laser skin resurfacing, Dr. Jeffrey Schmidt can help turn back the clock and give you the complexion you’ve always wanted.

How Does Laser Skin Resurfacing Work?

Schmidt Plastic Surgery is proud to provide some of the most cutting-edge non-surgical options available today. One such treatment is the PicoSure® laser, which represents the pinnacle of what is available today. Unlike older laser treatments, which could be more invasive, there is no need for a lengthy recovery period after PicoSure.

This safe, FDA-approved option is ideal for treating skin concerns such as:

  • Wrinkles and fine lines
  • Discoloration and uneven skin tone and texture
  • Sunspots
  • Acne scars
  • Unwanted tattoos

PicoSure acts like a real-world “airbrush” for your skin, stimulating your natural healing response with tiny bursts of laser energy. To give you an idea of how rapid-fire these bursts are, a picosecond is one-trillionth the length of a second. These ultra-brief pulses can enter damaged skin cells and generate new elastin and collagen, thus leading to the creation of new, healthy skin.

Am I a Good Candidate for PicoSure?

PicoSure provides a minimally invasive solution to many people’s troublesome flaws and blemishes. It’s ideal not only for treating your face, but also for your neck, chest, hands, and arms. Many traditional lasers were only suitable for lighter skin tones, but now, PicoSure can provide effective results even for patients with darker complexions.

PicoSure is ideal for anyone who wants long-lasting skin rejuvenation without the pain or downtime associated with surgical solutions. It represents a low-risk, high-reward solution with minimal side effects and no damage to the surrounding skin.

What Should I Expect From PicoSure Treatments?

Laser skin resurfacing is a brief, in-office procedure. Most of our patients say it isn’t painful, and they can go back to work or any other responsibilities the same day. The most common side effects include mild redness and swelling, which usually resolve on their own by the day after your treatment.

Depending on the extent of your concerns and the cosmetic goals you’re hoping to achieve, Dr. Schmidt may recommend a series of several PicoSure treatment sessions, spaced four to six weeks apart, to see your desired results.

After getting PicoSure, you will need to take extra precautions to protect your skin from sun exposure. Laser treatments make the skin more sensitive to damaging UV radiation, so if you don’t want to undo all the progress you made with your treatment regimen, you’ll want to stay out of the sun as much as possible. Whenever you need to venture outdoors, broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30 can help shield your skin from future damage.

Learn More About PicoSure in Denver

As a leading plastic surgeon in the Denver and Steamboat Springs areas, Dr. Schmidt offers top-of-the-line non-surgical laser skin resurfacing with PicoSure. Schedule your consultation today to decide if PicoSure is right for you.

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