Laser Skin Resurfacing
Dr. Richard A. Pecunia offers Laser Skin Resurfacing to patients in Hattiesburg, Forrest County and Lamar County.
What is Laser Skin Resurfacing?
If you want to improve the surface and appearance of your skin, laser skin resurfacing may be right for you. Also known as skin rejuvenation, laser skin resurfacing can reduce fine lines, as well as surface irregularities such as scarring, uneven pigmentation and sun damage. A variety of lasers and intense pulse light devices achieve a wide range of benefits, including improving the texture of your skin and restoring a youthful, healthy appearance.
At Dr. Richard A. Pecunia's office in Hattiesburg, he and his experienced, professional staff members provide exemplary results with their laser skin resurfacing treatments. Men and women from across Mississippi have enjoyed the benefits of undergoing this procedure at our office. We are proud to offer laser skin resurfacing to patients in Hattiesburg, Forrest County, Lamar County and elsewhere.
How is Laser Skin Resurfacing Performed?
When you undergo laser skin resurfacing with us in Hattiesburg, you will generally be placed under local anesthesia. Your skin will be cleaned thoroughly, and an antibiotic will be applied to kill any bacteria. Then, the laser is passed over your skin, emitting brief, high-intensity beams of light to remove the outer layers. You may hear a "zapping" sound or smell burning during the treatment.
Once the skin rejuvenation procedure is through, the treated area will be covered with a protective ointment or bandage. The entire process can last anywhere from five minutes to an hour and a half, depending on the extent of the area to be treated.
Am I a Good Candidate for Laser Skin Resurfacing?
Of the many men and women who visit us in Hattiesburg, the best candidates for laser skin resurfacing are non-smokers who are interested in treating facial wrinkles, age spots, sun damage or slight scarring. Another important factor is your skin type and color. Those with very dark or sensitive skin may not be suitable candidates. In addition, if you are prone to cold sores or have active acne, laser skin resurfacing may not be for you.
What Kind of Post-Procedure Laser Skin Resurfacing Care Can I Expect?
Patients typically experience some swelling, bruising and itching following their skin rejuvenation procedure in Hattiesburg. This can be reduced with cold packs and over-the-counter pain medication. You may need to wear a bandage, which must be kept dry. This will be changed a few days after the procedure.
You will also receive instructions on how to cleanse your face, and you'll be directed to apply ointment to the treated area daily. Scabs may form, but it's important not to pick at them, as this could result in scarring. In addition, it's best to stay out of the sun for at least six to 12 months following laser skin resurfacing to ensure optimal results.
What are the Typical Results of Laser Skin Resurfacing?
Most laser skin resurfacing patients report excellent results and are happy with their newly rejuvenated skin. If you're interested in this procedure, it's best to look through our Hattiesburg laser skin resurfacing before and after pictures to gain a better understanding of the results you can likely expect.
What are Hattiesburg Laser Skin Resurfacing Costs?
Prices for this procedure vary from patient to patient, so it's best to schedule an in-person consultation to discuss Hattiesburg laser skin resurfacing costs. Dr. Pecunia's friendly staff will be happy to answer any questions you have about laser skin resurfacing. We welcome men and women from Hattiesburg and throughout Forrest County and Lamar County, so please contact us today to set up an appointment. We put the needs of our patients above all else, ensuring a comfortable and rewarding experience.
Dr. Richard Pecunia