Ablative skin rejuvenation is a procedure that helps to stimulate the production of collagen and growth factors in the skin to improve the appearance of scarred, aged or sun damaged skin. Ablative fractional CO2 or Erbium:YAG lasers have the ability to remove microscopic zones of skin tissue. Bridges of untouched skin between the treated columns allow rapid healing and regeneration. The heated treatment columns stimulate the skin’s natural healing response resulting in enhanced collagen production over time that rejuvenates the skin from the inside out. The skin appears refreshed, smoother and more youthful. Cosmetic results are seen several weeks to months after treatment as the collagen stimulation process continues.
Before treatment, a topical anesthetic is applied to the skin. Depending on the planned areas for treatment, medications may also be provided. Please allow 2½ hours for the pre-treatment preparation, laser surgery, and recovery period. Transportation home from the office will need to be pre-arranged (patients are not permitted to drive by themselves).
Your ablative skin rejuvenation procedure will be performed in the privacy of one of our own in-office suites. When you come in for your consultation, we will analyze your skin and listen carefully to your goals and expectations to create a customized plan for improving the look of your skin. Depending on the condition of your skin, we may recommend more than one treatment to obtain optimal results.
We would love to speak with you and get started with your own personalized ablative skin rejuvenation treatment. Give our office a call to schedule your private consultation at our laser and cosmetic dermatology center, located just blocks away from Washington, D.C.