As of March 20, 2020 we are no longer seeing patients in our office due to COVID-19. We are happy to continue caring for you during these uncertain times. We are now offering remote appointments for new and established patients although we will no longer be able to see you in person. For some patients, an in person visit is best, but if you feel that your concern could be addressed online, this may be a convenient option for you.
After some time, chronic sun exposure and aging contribute to the major changes in the skin, for example, wrinkles and textural changes.
Non-ablative lasers are restorative options for skin rejuvenation that are very safe and can treat different signs of chronic sun exposure and aging. Acne scars can also be safely and effectively treated with non-ablative laser skin rejuvenation.
This laser system creates new collagen in the skin without removing or damaging the top layer of skin. This additionally minimizes the potential complications, for example scarring, infections and pigmentation changes. Several non-ablative laser treatment sessions are required to see results.
The skin should be treated at intervals of 4-6 weeks, for around 4-6 times to accomplish the best results. Recovery time is about 2 days. After treatment the skin feels like a sunburn for 1-2 hours and is red. The redness may last for 2 days and there may be some swelling.
In summary, non-ablative laser skin resurfacing:
Our goal here at The Dermatology of Institute of Boston is protect the health of our patients and staff. To continue caring for our patients during these uncertain times, while strictly adhering to the guidelines set by the CDC, we will be only offering virtual consultations. For some patients, an in person visit is best, but if you feel that your concern could be addressed online, this may be a convenient option for you.