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Laser Skin Resurfacing in Wilmington and Dover, DE

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Located in Elkton, MD and Dover, DE, and serving the residents of Maryland, and Wilmington and Newark, Delaware, Replenish Cosmetic Surgery Institute offers laser skin resurfacing for patients who desire skin rejuvenation.

Laser skin resurfacing is an increasingly popular treatment for a variety of issues ranging from wrinkles and fine lines, to stubborn scars and blemishes. By removing old skin one layer at a time, skin cells can heal in a way that gives your skin a tighter and smoother overall look. You can blend your skin tone for a healthier appearance and even reduce the appearance of stretch marks. Laser skin resurfacing is a great way to start fresh and return to the youthful days when you loved the skin you lived in.

How Does Laser Skin Resurfacing Work?

Laser skin resurfacing is performed on an outpatient basis. Depending on the extent of treatment that you need, local or general anesthetic may be used. Laser skin resurfacing utilizes short, concentrated pulses of concentrated light that allows for controlled, precise treatment of the target areas. The laser removes any damaged and unwanted skin one layer at a time, completely removing your epidermis and heating the layer just underneath to stimulate the growth of collagen and in turn, bringing forth a healthier and smoother layer of new skin. Targeting specific, small regions of your face or body should take less than an hour to perform, while larger sections such as your entire face can take around two hours. A bandage will be applied afterwards, and you will be instructed to specially clean the treated areas four to five times a day and apply a soothing ointment so that no scabs will form. You will likely experience swelling, and should sleep with your head elevated. Itching and stinging for up to three days is commonplace, and usually within one week your skin will dry and peel. Full recovery takes between two to three weeks. You should wear mineral-based makeup that is free from oil to minimize any persistent redness. This redness will completely clear up within two to three months, and your skin may even appear lighter for a short time. Broad-spectrum sunscreen should be worn at all times that you are outdoors following laser skin resurfacing, and be sure to look for a high SPF and limit your time spent in direct sunlight. Dr. Martini will instruct you on the best way to moisturize and treat your skin after your treatment. One important note is that anyone with persistent herpes/cold sores may have this condition re-activated, and might be better off seeking an alternative treatment.

How Do I Know If Laser Skin Resurfacing Is Right For Me?

The best way to determine whether laser skin resurfacing is right for you is through a friendly and thorough consultation with Dr. Martini. His years of experience and wide range of expertise in treating skin maladies and signs of aging will help you to set realistic expectations and decide on the best course of action to meet all of your cosmetic and reconstructive goals. Open communication is key so you should provide your full medical history, list of previous surgeries, allergies, as well as all medications, herbal supplements, vitamins, and anything else you are taking even if you don’t think it seems important. Also be frank about your lifestyle habits such as smoking, exercise regimen, the type of work you do and the importance of returning to work. All of these factors can help Dr. Martini to get you the fantastic results you are looking for. He may suggest an alternate procedure, or additional treatments to help you achieve the look you desire.

How Much Does Laser Skin Resurfacing Cost in Wilmington or Dover, DE?

During our initial consultation, we will go over all costs associated with your particular procedure. Depending on the extent of laser skin resurfacing that is right for you, as well as your established goals and priorities, the cost will vary. Our office accepts CareCredit®, a simple alternative to cash and credit cards, so you can finance your procedure without hassle.

Additional Laser Skin Treatments

Dr. David V. Martini, board certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology, recognizes that each patient has unique requirements and desires. His services have improved the lives of people from the Wilmington and Dover, DE areas as well as Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Dr. Martini specializes in performing Plastic Surgery, Skin Rejuvenation, Hair Restoration, Skin Cancer Treatment and Nasal/Sinus Conditions. Please call 443-345-4131 today to schedule your initial consultation.