Lasers have become more and more popular in cosmetic procedures over the years due to their effectiveness and safety. Using this treatment to correct skin conditions allows patients to improve their appearance in ways that were previously unobtainable, with a quick and painless recovery. At Avante Plastic Surgery, Dr. Ahmad Ahmadi strives to provide the best skin repair results for his Houston patients with Laser Resurfacing.
About Laser Resurfacing
Laser Resurfacing is a facial rejuvenation procedure that improves the appearance of a patient’s skin and treats minor facial flaws. Also called Ablative lasers, these treatments emit light in a uniform wavelength that gets absorbed by the lower dermis. The laser energy will be distributed in an even pattern to leave pockets of untreated skin, with each pulse of energy essentially vaporizing columns of tissue to encourage deep healing, collagen growth, and remodeling of tissue columns.
Skin resurfacing is often combined with other surgical rejuvenation procedures (i.e. Facelift, Necklift, Brow Lift) to deliver stunning results. These lasers can be used to treat everything from fine lines and wrinkles to acne scarring, and so much more in between.
What are the Benefits of Laser Resurfacing?
Our Houston Laser Resurfacing patients have been able to enjoy the following benefits after receiving their treatment:
- Can treat melasma (brown or grey patches that appear on the skin)
- Improve acne scars, traumatic scars, and surgical scars
- Lessens the appearance of prominent blood vessels
- Quick and easy
- Permanent results
- Promotes collagen production
- Reduce fine lines and wrinkles
- Reduce the size of enlarged pores
- Shrinks pores
- Treat brown spots, redness, or discoloration
- Tighten skin and encourage collagen production
The best candidates for Laser Resurfacing in Houston are patients with realistic expectations from their treatment results and who are currently dealing with:
- Chickenpox scars
- Fine lines or wrinkles around the eyes, mouth, and forehead
- Mildly sagging skin
- Shallow acne
- Sun-damaged or leathery skin
Unfortunately, we can not recommend this treatment for patients who are currently pregnant or may become pregnant. You will also need to stop the use of certain medications, medical conditions, or recent tanning that can be counterproductive to laser use.
First Step for Laser Resurfacing
The first step in getting Laser Resurfacing in Houston is to contact Avante Plastic Surgery and schedule a consultation. When you come in for this appointment, you will meet with Dr. Ahmadi and you will be able to show him the skin disorder you would like to address and ask him any questions you may have. Dr. Ahmadi will evaluate the target area and analyze your facial anatomy, making note of his recommended strategies to address your unique needs. Please be open and honest when talking with Dr. Ahmadi. The information he gets will not only help him avoid unnecessary risks but also determine if this treatment is best for you. If Dr. Ahmadi deems you an appropriate candidate, he will create your treatment plan, and if you agree with his assessment, our Patient Coordinator will be able to help you schedule your first session.
Expectations of Laser Resurfacing
When you come into Avante Plastic Surgery for your Laser Resurfacing treatment, we will first make you comfortable in our reclining chair. If you are having a more extensive treatment (like your entire face), we can offer to sedate you so your experience is more tolerable. Dr. Ahmadi will begin the treatment using a handheld device that emits a laser beam at a uniform wavelength while directing it at the targeted area. The laser will remove your epidermis (external layer of skin) and simultaneously heat the underlying layers (dermis) in an even pattern. The pulses of energy will induce deep healing and collagen production. The areas of untreated skin will help stimulate skin regeneration.
Laser Resurfacing Recovery
There is practically no downtime with Laser Skin Resurfacing, so you will be able to continue your daily routine immediately after your treatment. You will be advised to avoid wearing makeup for the first week post-treatment to not irritate your fresh, new skin. As your skin begins to heal, you should notice your skin improve with a reduction in fine lines, blotches, and wrinkles, eventually achieving glowing, healthy skin.
During the first week following your treatment, you may experience some skin dryness and peeling. You can expedite the healing process with procedure-specific moisturizer, but whatever you do, DO NOT pick at your skin. If you do experience any pain during your healing stages, you can easily treat it with over-the-counter pain medication or ice packs.
Cost of Laser Resurfacing Houston, TX
The cost of Laser Resurfacing in Houston will vary on multiple factors, including the treatment area and size. After meeting with Dr. Ahmadi and he creates your treatment plan, our Patient Coordinator will be able to provide you with a price breakdown for everything your treatment involves.
Why Choose Dr. Ahmadi?
Dr. Ahmad Ahmadi is a board-certified plastic surgeon with the American Board of Plastic Surgery with over 20 years of experience. His eye for perfection, comforting demeanor, and his ongoing quest for excellence and knowledge have made him one of the leading cosmetic surgeons in the greater Houston area. Under his leadership, Avante Plastic Surgery has become the most exclusive plastic surgery practice in Sugar Land, offering all aspects of aesthetic surgeries and non-invasive options. When not performing procedures for our patients, Dr. Ahmadi serves as a doctor at Memorial Hermann and Methodist Hospital.
Schedule a Consultation
Laser Skin Resurfacing in Houston is a safe and effective way to treat certain skin conditions with minimal downtime. If you would like to find out if you are a good candidate for the treatment, please call us at (281) 265-2639 to schedule your consultation with Dr. Ahmadi. You can also use our website to request your appointment and a member of our team will be in touch with you.