For more severe skin changes, such as the deep lines that form, particularly on the upper lip and below the eyes, the best results are obtained with ‘Full Field Resurfacing’. This means removing the skin to a certain depth to remove the lines. This procedure is performed with the Fotona XS Dynamis Laser which allows very precise removal of skin to the exact depth needed to treat the problem.
As this treatment is removing part of the skin, the recovery is usually longer than with Fractional Resurfacing. It will usually take about a week for the skin to heal. During this time, considerable care has to be taken to prevent any risk of infection. We also give you a prescription for medication to prevent infection with the cold sore virus or a bacterial infection. A slight redness can persist often for several weeks, but this can be easily covered with makeup. The result of this kind of treatment can be quite remarkable and can be well worth the recovery time.
Our skin is susceptible to small, irritating lesions such as moles, skin tags, milia (small white, blocked pores) and sebaceous hyperplasia (small white bumps, common on the forehead and face from overgrown sweat and oil glands). Prior to lasers, these were often difficult to treat cosmetically. Now, most of these lesions can be safely removed by laser, leaving either no scar or a very minor scar. Even troublesome problems like tags around the anus respond well to this kind of treatment.