Dr. Yousefi offers laser skin resurfacing for patients in Washington, DC, Arlington, Vienna and surrounding areas of Northern Virginia.
In laser resurfacing, areas of damaged or wrinkled skin are removed layer by layer via laser treatments. The procedure is most commonly used to minimize the appearance of fine lines, especially around the mouth and the eyes. However, it is also effective in treating facial scars or areas of uneven pigmentation. Many patients choose to have laser skin resurfacing in conjunction with another cosmetic operation, such as a facelift or eyelid surgery.
Laser skin resurfacing can effectively treat the following:
How is Laser Skin Resurfacing in Arlington Performed?
Laser skin resurfacing is an outpatient procedure that takes anywhere from 15 minutes to one hour. Because the laser energy is so precise, the depth of resurfacing can be tailored to meet the patient’s unique needs.
When the imperfections are especially deep, Dr. Yousefi may recommend that the resurfacing be performed in two or more stages. A laser is used to send light to the skin that will be resurfaced.
What Can I Expect After Laser Skin Resurfacing in Vienna?
After your laser skin resurfacing treatment in Washington, DC, your may choose to treat the resurfaced skin with applications of protective creams or ointments until healing is complete. Many patients experience some mild swelling and discomfort after laser resurfacing which can be controlled with ice packs and medications prescribed by Dr. Yousefi.
During this phase of healing, it is very important that you not pick the crusts off the treated area or scarring may result. Most patients are free of crusts by about 10 days post-operatively. Redness may persist for several weeks.
Call today to schedule your laser skin resurfacing consultation in Washington, DC to discuss treatment and pricing.