Facial Resurfacing Facial Peels And Laser Surgery


Aging of the skin with wrinkle formation and changes in the consistency and collagen volume and deposits predispose to the aged and tired look. Over the past thirty years multiple advances have been made in order to improve the skin texture, amount of collagen and increase the hydration of dermis and regeneration of the epithelium and other skin components. Superficial peels and different types of lasers are utilized in order to improve the texture of skin. These include: fruit acid peels, superficial peels, dermabrasion, CO2 fractionated laser resurfacing, Erbium laser resurfacing, Fraxel resurfacing …
Dr Fuleihan uses Active Fx and Erbium for laser resurfacing. His experience in this field span for more than 20 years.
Before any decision is made as the type of resurfacing, the nature of the aging changes are analyzed, the skin texture and type are assesses, the presence of pigmentation, pores, telengectasia are assessed.
Understanding The Surgery
The skin is composed of a superficial layer the epidermis and a deeper layer the dermis. The dermis has two layers, constructed of collagen, hair follicles, sebaceous glands.. During resurfacing attention is made to avoid injury to the deeper layer of the dermis since it will produce scarring.
The type of procedure and postoperative healing will depend on the kind of resurfacing agent used and the frequency and density of its application and the depth of its penetration in the skin.
Usually the agent results in removal of the superficial layer of skin and a dermal reaction that improves the amount of collagen in the dermis.
What To Expect After The Surgery

Immediately following a chemical peel or dermabrasion, or resurfacingt he surgeon may apply a dressing to your skin. Swelling and "crusting" of the skin are normal, and ointments to keep the skin supple will be applied for seven to 14 days following surgery. The redness and pinkish discoloration of skin will persist depending on the type of resurfacing used. will usually fade in about 4 weeks.. Should you experience any increase in redness or itching in the days after surgery, notify your surgeon immediately.
In 10 to 14 days after resurfacing, new skin will emerge that is pink finer. Follow-up care involves using sunblock, avoiding sun exposure avoiding the use of exfoliants. Is mandatory.