What can I Expect During Laser Skin Resurfacing Recovery?

Board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon, Dr. Franklyn Elliott uses the most advanced surgical techniques and technology coupled with over 25 years of experience to ensure effective results for his patients.  Laser skin resurfacing is an excellent treatment for patients who have isolated cosmetic skin concerns or those who have received a facelift or other facial rejuvenation procedures and would like to maintain their vibrant appearance.laser-resurfacing-in-atlanta-alpharetta-ga

Laser skin resurfacing after plastic surgery can also minimize the appearance of scarring from incisions and enhance surgical results. Individuals who are not quite ready for traditional cosmetic surgery may also benefit from laser skin resurfacing which can be customized for a wide range of ages and skin types to meet each individual’s unique skin needs.

Although, the downtime for laser skin resurfacing is reduced compared to traditional surgical procedures, patients will still need to allot time for recovery.   The first day after laser skin resurfacing the skin will be very tender and appear sunburnt. Generally, it will take at least a week for full recovery. You may experience hardening or crusting of skin a couple days after resurfacing and it’s imperative to avoid scratching to avoid scarring. After several days the skin will become dry and peel to reveal the new more vibrant skin.

For optimal recovery it’s necessary to follow the recommended protective skin care regime and continue to use broad-spectrum sunscreen every day after healing to protect your new, rejuvenated skin.

For more information about laser skin resurfacing or other facial rejuvenation procedures please contact us to schedule a consultation. Be sure to connect with Dr. Elliott on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ for the latest plastic surgery news and information.