Laser Skin Resurfacing in Little Rock, AR
Dr. English, a triple board-certified surgeon at English Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery Center, offers various plastic surgery procedures to the residents of Little Rock, Conway, Pulaski County and the surrounding communities in Arkansas.
What is Laser Skin Resurfacing?
State-of-the-art skin resurfacing is performed with a super-pulsed carbon dioxide laser. Laser surgery involves a special beam of light energy that is absorbed by the skin and surrounding tissues. The laser pulse reduces or removes wrinkles and lines around the face, eyes, forehead and mouth.
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How is laser skin resurfacing performed?
At English Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery Center in Little Rock, AR, skin resurfacing is carried out under local anesthesia with I.V. sedation. If a full-face laser resurfacing is recommended, it is performed as an outpatient procedure at the Little Rock Surgery Center or Baptist Medical Center. A general anesthesia is used for this procedure. When the skin resurfacing is completed, the patient leaves the facility with no dressings on the skin. There is a fair amount of stinging in the peeled area for several hours afterward, but this is easily tolerated through the use of oral medication.
What can I expect after the procedure?
Some degree of swelling follows laser skin resurfacing. The swelling is due to the new tissue fluids brought into the area by the body to promote healing. When the fluids are no longer required, they are absorbed into the bloodstream. The patient can expect swelling to peak around 72 hours after the procedure. Most of Dr. English’s laser skin resurfacing patients in Little Rock reported that the majority of the swelling was gone in two to three weeks.
The skin will usually take a minimum of six weeks and a maximum of three to nine months to heal. The red coloration of the skin becomes pink and then regains a more normal skin color during this healing period. With some skin resurfacing procedures, the resurfaced areas may be lightened by approximately half a shade after six to nine months. While the skin is healing, it is thinner and more sensitive. The “new” skin must be kept moist and protected from the sun.
The final result will not be apparent for at least three to nine months following the procedure. The patient must be willing to accept the temporary swelling and discoloration that occurs following skin resurfacing. Most of our Little Rock patients felt the inconvenience was a small price to pay for the cosmetic improvements.
How much does laser skin resurfacing cost in Little Rock?
Each laser skin resurfacing procedure is unique because it is performed with YOU in mind. Since your needs will be different from other patients, it will not be possible to provide you with an exact cost until after you meet with Dr. English the first time. Once he has established a treatment plan, we can then go over the cost and discuss which method of payment might be right for you. We accept cash, personal checks, and major credit cards, in addition to financing through CareCredit® or MedLoanFinance.com.
Laser skin resurfacing procedures are generally considered elective, and are therefore not covered under most health insurance plans. As such, our office does not accept any form of health coverage.
Laser Skin Resurfacing sounds interesting. What should I do next?
Maybe you have thought of doing something about your skin and friends or family suggested you talk to a plastic surgeon. They are right. You’ve seen our laser skin resurfacing before and after pictures and were pretty impressed. If you think laser skin resurfacing at our Little Rock surgery center is right for you then contact us to schedule your laser skin resurfacing consultation. Before you meet with us, make a note of any questions you may want to ask or concerns you need to be explained. We will be happy to address them during your visit. Call now to schedule your confidential appointment. You’ll be glad you did!
If you would like to look and feel your very best, contact us today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Jim English, triple board certified in cosmetic procedures for the face and body. We look forward to seeing you during your laser skin resurfacing consultation.