Why Skin Resurfacing?
Dr. Balshi uses the latest laser technology in a procedure called laser skin resurfacing. This procedure can be used as an alternative to chemical peels and dermabrasion. More specifically, it can treat sun-damaged skin, facial wrinkles and scars to achieve more youthful looking skin. The benefits of using this technique are less pain with a faster recovery time. In most cases, it is also more affordable.
How the Procedure Works
During Skin Resurfacing, a laser vaporizes skin cells by emitting bursts of heat that are absorbed by water in these cells. Laser light penetrates to a very precise, controlled depth (less than 5 cells thick), making the procedure safe and predictable while reducing the risk of scarring or pigmentation. Laser skin resurfacing is bloodless and is performed right here in our office under local or topical anesthesia.