Laser Facial Rejuvenation
For those with deep wrinkles and extensive sun damage, Dr. Stern uses state-of-the-art CO2 and Erbium lasers to rejuvenate the skin through laser resurfacing.
In treating a mild to moderate amount of facial sagging, these lasers may be the preferable treatment over a face lift. Dr. Stern’s artistic technique of laser facial rejuvenation is far less invasive, less expensive and heals much more quickly than a traditional face lift.
Not only can wrinkles and sun damage be reduced or eliminated, but the skin tightens simultaneously. The healing process takes about 10 days, with glowing skin becoming more attractively tighter and smoother.
For those individuals with fine wrinkles and milder sun damage who have little time for recovery, our erbium MicroLaserPeel®, also known as the “Weekend Peel”, might be an excellent alternative to a deep laser resurfacing peel.
The MicroLaserPeel® is an intra-epidermal erbium laser peel that precisely ablates the outermost layer of skin. Unlike the deeper laser peels, sun damage and wrinkles of the neck and chest may be treated as well as the face.
The procedure takes about a half hour and is performed using topical anesthetic gel and our new Syneron® cooling device, reducing discomfort to a minimum.
Healing takes about 3 days—the true “Weekend” Peel!
For those wanting simple tightening and smoothing of wrinkles, age spots, traumatic scars and acne scars without resurfacing and with little to no down time, we can use the revolutionary, state-of-the-art ProFractional® laser. The ProFractional® uses laser energy to create thousands of microscopic channels in the skin which are surrounded by areas of healthy, untreated skin.
The zones of untreated skin revitalize the body’s natural healing process, and the treated areas stimulate production of new collagen, plumping up the skin and smoothing out wrinkles, lines, scars and other irregularities.
Since only a fraction of the skin is directly treated with the laser at one time, healing is quick and downtime is short. In addition, besides the face just about any area of the body can be treated with the ProFractional® laser, including the neck, chest and hands!
The MicroLaserPeel® and ProFractional® lasers are the perfect steps between Power Peel® microdermabrasion or a Vitalize® chemical peel and full laser resurfacing for people on the go with little time for recovery!
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Why come to the Stern Center for your laser treatments?
Dr. Stern was one of the first cosmetic surgeons in the Puget Sound area to perform laser eyelid surgery and facial laser resurfacing. Since 1998, Dr. Stern has instructed other physicians from around the U.S. in facial laser techniques, and is currently a preceptor for Sciton Laser.