Laser Facial Skin Resurfacing
Laser face resurfacing is a method of rejuvenation by skin exposure with a medical laser. Complex face resurfacing includes laser dermabrasion and laser blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery).
Laser technology implies the absorption of a laser beam by the surface layer of the skin, the thickness of this beam is measured in microns. The laser beam transmits a large amount of energy to a microscopically small amount of a tissue in a short period of time (nanoseconds). The result of this process is a micro-break and evaporation of the tissue volume. At the same time, the adjacent skin areas do not heat up. After the evaporation of old cells, skin regeneration and renewal occurs.
Two types of laser are used for laser resurfacing:
- Erbium laser – creates a less pronounced effect as it penetrates the tissue not so deep, requires a shorter recovery period.
- Carbon dioxide or CO2 laser – is used for deep penetration with a long recovery period.
- Mimic and shallow wrinkles.
- Skin pigmentation.
- The presence of papillomas, warts, cicatrixes, scars, stretch marks.
Due to the laser action, the old fibrous fibers are destroyed, the blood circulation is improved, new elastic and collagen fibers are accumulated and, thus, the following effects are achieved:
- Smooth wrinkles.
- Less noticeable scars.
- Improved texture and skin tone.
- Face lifting.
General contraindications: acute inflammation of the skin, a tendency to excessive scarring of the skin, cancer, cardiovascular and acute infectious diseases, chronic hypertensive disease.
How is the surgery performed in “Certus” clinic?
Pre-surgery examination: in a short form.
Duration of the surgery: from 30 min. up to 1 hour. The procedure can take place on an outpatient basis (the patient goes home after the procedure) or in a clinical setting (1 day).
Anaesthesis: general anesthesia or local anesthesia with sedating medications.
Recovery period. The skin crust on the face subsides within 7-14 days. During the recovery period of the skin surface, special care with the aid of antiseptics and ointments is required. Mild skin redness lasts for about 1-2 months. During this period, the skin should be protected from sunlight, sun blocking cream with a high percentage of UV absorption should be used.
Side effects: a temporary sensation of pain, swellings, skin redness.
Risks: infectious complications, excessive scarring, hyperpigmentation, uneven contours.
Result: a long-term lifting effect, improved texture and skin tone.
eyes area (around the mouth, the cheeks area and the forehead)
nose, upper lip area, lower eyelid area
verruca and papilloma removal (for one)
You can conduct a posleoperacionnyy period in our permanent establishment. This service is paid separately - from 100 $ up to 200 $ per day. The cost of anesthesia is not included in the cost of the procedure and is paid separately depending on its type and duration.
Laboratory examination before the procedure / operation you can pass in our clinic or at the place of residence, depending on the type of anesthesia.
If the operation takes place under general anesthesia, then the following tests should be taken:
1. Full blood count and urine tests.
2. Blood glucose test.
3. Blood type and Rh factor.
4. Clotting assay.
5. Biochemical blood test.
6. Blood test for HBsAg, Anti-HCV Ig(G+M), Anti-HIV ½.
7. Wasserman reaction.
9. Physician’s examination
10. Chest X-ray.
11. Gynecologist’s examination.
12. For breasts surgery – breast ultrasound examination, examination by a breast specialist.
If the operation will take place under local anesthesia, then the following tests should be taken:
1. Complete blood count (with formula) + platelets.
2. Blood glucose test.
3. Clotting assay.
4. Blood test for HBsAg, Anti-HCV Ig(G+M), Anti-HIV ½.
5. Urine test.
6. Blood type.
7. Chest X-ray.
The cost of the examination in our clinic is 50-100 $.
Anesthesia is included in the price of the service?
The cost of anesthesia is not included in the cost of the procedure and is paid separately depending on its type and duration.
1. General short-term anesthesia (up to 2 hours) - 300 $
2. Each subsequent hour of general anesthesia additionally - 100 $
3. Intravenous anesthesia - 200 $
4. Local anesthesia - 100 $
After surgery, will I be able to stay in your clinic?
The postoperative period you can spend in our clinic. This service is paid separately - from 100 $ up to 200 $ per day.