Laser Resurfacing Specialist

Comprehensive Family Practice Laser & Cosmetic Center

Yelena Kipervas, DO

Cosmetic Specialist & Family Practice Physician located in Stroudsburg, PA

Laser resurfacing is a powerful aesthetic tool that can erase many of the signs of aging or evidence of sun or environmental damage. This non-invasive approach removes the outer layer of your skin cells, revealing a new layer of skin that is smoother, healthier, and more youthful looking. At Comprehensive Family Practice Laser & Cosmetic Center, Dr. Yelena Kipervas offers laser resurfacing that can help you look and feel your absolute best. Schedule an appointment online or visit the Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, office today.

Laser Resurfacing Q & A

What is fractional resurfacing?

Your skin is a living organ, with a cellular cycle of functioning, death, and renewal. The outermost layer of your skin contains an accumulation of dead skin cells, which can make wrinkles appear deeper and accentuate areas of discoloration.

Removing those dead cells and the outermost layer of living cells reveals a layer of fresh, younger looking skin. Most of the signs of photoaging can be removed or lessened through laser resurfacing.

Fractional resurfacing uses an Er:YAG laser to remove those top layers. The laser is safe and effective, which is why so many men and women choose this treatment option.

What are the benefits of fractional resurfacing?

Many men and women choose fractional resurfacing to address wrinkles, age spots, acne scarring, and dulled skin. Some of the features of fractional resurfacing that make it such a popular approach include:

  • Ability to treat several skin issues at once
  • No need for anesthesia
  • Rapid recovery with minimal downtime
  • Impressive results in 1-4 sessions
  • Customizable treatment to suit individual needs
  • Proven history of results

At Comprehensive Family Practice Laser & Cosmetic Center, Dr. Kipervas uses the SharpLightâ„¢ Er:YAG laser for skin resurfacing. This system yields excellent results with very few side effects.

How do I care for my skin after laser resurfacing?

Because fractional resurfacing removes the outer layer of skin, there will be a period where your newly revealed skin is very sensitive and vulnerable. It's important to rinse your skin with cool water several times a day to reduce the risk of infection.

If you are provided with ointment or dressings, be sure to change them as directed. This helps keep your skin moist, which is important for swift healing.

After your procedure, be very cautious about sun exposure until your skin has completely stopped peeling. Once healing is complete, use a sunscreen with a high SPF on a daily basis to prevent future sun damage.

Taking good care of your skin will extend the results of fractional resurfacing and help you maintain your new youthful glow. Dr. Kipervas will help you find professional quality skin care products that are perfect for your skin type and can design a customized daily regimen. Schedule an appointment with Dr.Kipervas at Comprehensive Family Practice Laser & Cosmetic Center in Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, today to get started.