Laser is light generated power. In plastic surgery, we utilize this light to perform a number of tasks. CO2 and Fraxel lasers are used to assist in minimizing wrinkles, while argon lasers reduce red marks. Alex lasers decrease the amount of unwanted hair, and low wave lasers, help reduce small localized fat deposits and can be used to assist liposuction.
Laser treatments are generally short and non-painful. Except for a full CO2 laser, all others are performed under local anesthesia and recovery time is generally less than two weeks. Deeper treatment with full CO2 lasers can take up to twelve weeks for the redness to subside, but the eradication of wrinkles will be more profound. Results and recovery timeframes may vary for individual patients.
Not all lasers are right for all patients skin types. Dr. Neumann, who is certified in the use of all lasers, will help determine which lasers will be right for your problems.