While there are varying cosmetic procedures to address the effects of aging, one minimally-invasive procedure is laser skin resurfacing. This procedure allows people to remove visible signs of aging by minimizing fine lines and deep wrinkles commonly around the mouth and eyes. It also can improve scarring from moderate to severe acne. Patients who undergo laser skin resurfacing gain a smoother, more youthful appearance.
With laser skin resurfacing, CO2, lasers cut away at the skin one layer at a time, removing old layers to reveal layers with less visible wrinkles. This method keeps the blood vessels sealed and results in less bleeding, bruising and post-operative discomfort than is seen with other resurfacing methods.