Laser technology has advanced the art of medicine, particularly in the last decade. Lasers now play a crucial role facial rejuvenation. They can be used to safely remove wrinkles on the face including those around the mouth (perioral) and eyes (periorbital), with less chance of scarring. Laser skin rejuvenation can be performed in our Philadelphia office. The reduction in wrinkles and improved skin tone is dramatic and can be noticed soon after the procedure. An added benefit is that laser skin resurfacing can also treat precancerous skin lesions while significantly rejuvenating the skin.
Dr. Timothy M. Greco's practice is limited solely to excellence in aesthetic surgery of the face, and he serves patients from Philadelphia and out of the area. If you would like to meet with Dr. Greco to discuss cosmetic enhancements, call Timothy M. Greco, MD, PC at (610) 664-8830, or request a consultation online today.
We offer several laser skin rejuvenation options that vary in the conditions they treat and the recovery time required.
There are many kinds of lasers available to treat the skin. These include lasers for fine blood vessels, pigmentary changes and wrinkles. The laser most often used for wrinkle removal is the CO2 (carbon dioxide) laser. This laser smoothes wrinkles and results in the formation of new collagen to create tightening of the skin. It also helps to significantly treat pigmentary dyschromias (brown spots), evening facial skin tone and treating precancerous lesions.
This depends on the type of laser treatment performed. For CO2 laser skin resurfacing, initially there will be crusting and swelling of the skin. After 7-10 days, the new pink skin is revealed. This pinkness will gradually fade over the next several weeks but can last two to three months. Sunscreen is very important during this phase of healing. Make-up can usually be applied between 10 to 14 days after your procedure. Our aesthetic skincare staff will help with your makeup needs, as well as design a skincare program to maintain your new youthful skin.
The process of laser peeling is as much an art as it is a science. For the most part, one laser treatment will remove 85-90% of static wrinkles. It may be beneficial to perform a touchup after the initial procedure. BOTOX® Cosmetic treatments and dermal fillers can also help to maintain the result.
Laser skin resurfacing is safer than the deeper chemical peels of the past. Hyperpigmentation may occur and is easily managed with bleaching cream. Your skin will be a shade lighter after healing as a result of treating the pigmentary issues of the skin. Infection and textural changes to the skin are rare, as is scarring.
Dr. Greco performs dermabrasion and deep chemical peels. Dr. Greco and our aesthetic staff perform a wide range of skin treatments including BOTOX Cosmetic, fillers, peels & microdermabrasion. The best options for your facial aesthetic concerns will be discussed during your consultation.