Skin Resurfacing

If you want to improve the appearance of your skin, skin rejuvenation or resurfacing may be right for you. Dr. Congdon can help bring a smoother, clearer and more youthful appearance to your skin.

Skin Resurfacing
Skin resurfacing with chemical peeling, laser surgery or dermabrasion can improve the look of your skin by fading pigment changes due to sun damage, as well as soften some scars and wrinkles.

Is skin resurfacing right for you?
With Physician Strength Peels, one of several chemicals is applied to the skin by a facial plastic surgeon. Glycolic acid is the mildest; TCA (trichloroacetic acid), trichloroacetic acid, can be used in varying strengths for longer-lasting smoothness; and the deepest peel is done with phenol which cannot generally be repeated.

Is a physician strength peel for you?
A physician-administered chemical peel can sometimes be done in the office, but is usually done as an outpatient procedure. Medium to deep chemical peels can improve the look of your skin by fading pigment changes due to sun damage, as well as soften the appearance of some scars and wrinkles.

Laser Surgery and Dermabrasion
Laser surgery is used to resurface facial skin with wrinkles caused by excess sun exposure, “crow’s feet,” and acne scarring. The high energy, amplified light waves of carbon dioxide (CO2) laser vaporize the top layer of skin instantly, with no bleeding and minimal trauma to the surrounding skin.

Dermabrasion is a procedure which mechanically removes the top layer of skin to the appropriate level for the best results. After about 10 days, new healthy skin begins to emerge that is finer with fewer lines and wrinkles.