Laser Skin Resurfacing Candidates: Wrinkle Reduction Without Facial Surgery By Gregory Mesna on January 10, 2016

A woman touching her face smilingThe team at Mesna Plastic Surgery has helped countless patients in and around Minneapolis achieve their aesthetic goals, offering various kinds of wrinkle reduction and anti-aging options. Sometimes surgical procedures prove most effective, while other times non-surgical cosmetic treatments such as laser skin resurfacing may be most ideal.

Let's take a moment to go over the basics of laser skin resurfacing and who the most ideal candidates are for this particular treatment.

What Is Laser Skin Resurfacing?

Also known as a laser peel, laser skin resurfacing is a non-surgical method of rejuvenating the skin, treating a variety of aesthetic flaws associated with advanced age and exposure to the elements. Thanks to laser skin resurfacing, patients will be able to look healthier and many years younger.

How Laser Skin Resurfacing Works

Using carefully controlled laser heat energy, damaged layers of skin are carefully dissolved and removed, revealing a smoother and healthier layer of skin in the process. The laser skin resurfacing process will help even out the overall tone and complexion of the skin as well, providing a greatly enhanced appearance.

General Candidates for Laser Skin Resurfacing

The ideal candidates for laser skin resurfacing are people who have experienced issues with facial lines, wrinkles, sun damage, acne scars, and uneven skin pigmentation. Typically these minor issues with facial cosmetics cannot be treated through gentler treatments.

It's important that laser skin resurfacing candidates understand all of the risks and benefits of the laser skin resurfacing process and have realistic expectations about what the procedure can achieve.

Laser Skin Resurfacing Is a Good Alternative to Facial Surgery

If you only suffer from minor issues that affect your facial aesthetics, you may be a better candidate for laser skin resurfacing rather than a facial plastic surgery procedure. It's an ideal treatment for subtle aesthetic enhancements, and may be perfect for people who want to avoid scarring. Generally, people who sagging skin or deep-set lines are more ideal for laser skin resurfacing, though those with minor lines and wrinkles may find laser skin resurfacing more ideal.

Skin Tone/Pigment Will Determine the Ideal Type of Laser

In general, people with fairer skin are better candidates for laser skin resurfacing than people with darker skin tones. People with darker skin are more likely to experience side effects such as permanent skin discoloration and blistering of the skin.

Is Laser Skin Resurfacing Right for Me?

The best way to find out if laser skin resurfacing is the best option for you and your needs is to schedule a consultation at our practice. If laser skin resurfacing is a poor choice given your circumstances, we can recommend a whole host of skin care treatments that may be more ideal. There are always options to consider, and we'll be more than happy to help you explore them.

Schedule a Consultation at Mesna Plastic Surgery

If you would like more information about laser skin resurfacing and how it can improve your overall appearance and eliminate signs of aging, be sure to contact our cosmetic plastic surgery center today. The entire team at Mesna Plastic Surgery will work with you to help remove wrinkles and let you look your very best.

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Dr. Gregory T. Mesna

Mesna Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Center

Gregory T. Mesna MD, FACS, is a board-certified plastic surgeon with over 20 years of top-level experience. He performs a wide range of surgical and non-surgical procedures to enhance and rejuvenate the face, body, and breasts. He is proud to be affiliated with:

  • The American College of Surgeons (Fellow)
  • The American Board of Plastic Surgery
  • The American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • The Minnesota Society of Plastic Surgeons

You can request a free consultation at our office in Minneapolis, MN, by contacting us online or calling (952) 927-4556.

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