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What is laser acne and wrinkle treatment?

Also known as “Microlaser peel,” laser skin resurfacing usually takes less than 1 hour (sometimes just a few minutes) depending on the size of the area being treated. The procedure uses an erbium laser beam, which vaporizes the upper layers of damaged skin at controlled levels of penetration. The laser can be used in two different ways to approach these concerns. The Sciton Profractional, as well as the Microlaser peel can address lines, pores, scars, wrinkles and dyspigmentation. Your treatment will be tailored to your specific condition. The amount of time that you can take to recover is factored in to any treatment plan.

Several less aggressive treatments may be indicated, versus trying to get maximum results with one treatment. The laser therapies are well tolerated with topical local anesthetics and mild pain medication. The procedure removes areas of damaged or wrinkled skin often caused by prolonged sun exposure.

Laser resurfacing can minimize the appearance of fine lines around the mouth and the eyes and is also effective in treating facial scars and skin areas with uneven pigmentation.

What are the benefits of laser acne and wrinkle treatment?

  • Improved skin tone and texture
  • Overall more attractive complexion
  • Increased self-confidence in one’s image
  • Reduced facial scarring
  • Reduction in age-related facial flaws
  • Non-surgical and non-invasive

Why choose Dr. Poulos for acne treatment?

Dr. Poulos provides a discreet, compassionate practice environment where clients can feel at ease discussing their cosmetic concerns as well as their hopes and visions for the future. Her approach is highly personalized, as every patient deserves a one-of-a-kind procedure tailored to their unique anatomy, comfort levels and lifestyle.

After graduating from the State University of New York School of Medicine, Dr. Poulos completed a rigorous 5-year residency in general surgery at the Hospital of Saint Raphael in New Haven. She then pursued an additional plastic surgery residency at UMass Medical Center in Worcester.

Who is a good candidate for treatment?

If you struggle with facial scarring or the signs of aging such as wrinkles, lines, poor skin tone and uneven skin texture, laser treatments can be an excellent solution for revitalizing your complexion. Dr. Poulos will meet with you at her Northborough offices to conduct a detailed physical evaluation and discover exactly the best course of action for resolving your concerns.

Is there any downtime or recovery?

Some mild redness, soreness or swelling may be present after treatment, but these symptoms resolve quickly, usually within a matter of hours. You will be able to return right away to your regular schedule, whether it be school, work or leisure.

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