The skin overlying the soft and hard tissues of the face can undergo changes which contribute to the aging effect. Wrinkles, blotching, pigmentation and other irregularities can be corrected with laser or mild chemical treatments to restore some of the skin’s natural sheen and smoothness. Maintenance of the skin with a routine including sun screen and moisturizers will enhance the overall appearance.
As one of the most exciting and innovative scientific achievements to date, laser technology is being utilized throughout the health care community. Dr. Wittenberg uses one of the newest lasers, the Erbium laser, to treat sun-damaged skin, facial wrinkles and scars in a procedure called laser skin resurfacing. The Erbium laser is designed specifically for the skin.The procedure is very effective to remove the damaged skin tissue and allows it to regenerate to a smooth consistent surface and rejuvenated appearance. The features of laser resurfacing will be explained to you. Not everyone is a candidate for this procedure, and Dr. Wittenberg will assess your circumstance with you.
Chemical peel is helpful for wrinkles, light acne scarring and irregular pigmentation such as freckles and age spots. Pre-cancerous conditions such as keratoses (thick, rough, reddish growths) also respond well to this procedure.There are several types of chemical peels: Light peels remove superficial wrinkles, medium peels and deep peels are for more severe conditions.This is a good procedure for light wrinking under the eyes, for example, but each person’s skin is different and Dr. Wittenberg can assist your decision to use Chemical skin treatments.