Laser Hair Removal and Laser Skin Resurfacing
Restore your skin to a youthful, smooth, and healthy appearance with laser skin resurfacing and laser hair removal at our San Francisco practice. Dr. Kenneth Bermudez provides these technologically advanced, minimally invasive treatments to address a number of skin conditions and rejuvenate and revitalize your skin.
- Laser Skin Resurfacing
- Laser Hair Removal
Laser Skin Resurfacing
A host of skin conditions can be reduced, and even eliminated, with laser skin resurfacing. San Francisco-area patients who are looking for alternatives to more invasive skin procedures such as dermabrasion and chemical peels can have their skin treated with the latest laser technology. And best of all, it's virtually painless. Laser skin resurfacing can smooth the skin and make it appear younger and fresher by addressing problems such as:
- Wrinkles and fine lines
- Sun damage
- Spots and blotches
- Acne/chicken pox scars
- Spider veins
- Uneven skin pigmentation
Dr. Kenneth Bermudez and his professional team can provide effective relief and comprehensive skin rejuvenation with laser skin resurfacing technology. At your initial consultation, Dr. Bermudez will describe the procedure in detail, including risks and benefits, and determine your candidacy for laser skin resurfacing. Contact our San Francisco cosmetic surgery practice today to schedule an appointment.
The Laser Skin Resurfacing Procedure
Dr. Kenneth Bermudez typically begins the laser skin resurfacing procedure with an injection of a local anesthetic in the area targeted for treatment. Then, using a precise, controlled beam of laser light, he vaporizes the damaged or wrinkled skin and tissues instantaneously. The laser beam is so accurate that surrounding tissue is hardly affected. After the treatment, the smoother skin layers are revealed and growth of new skin cells is stimulated. Depending on the number of areas being treated, laser skin resurfacing can be accomplished in less than 30 minutes here at our practice.
Laser Skin Resurfacing Recovery
Swollen, reddened skin is to be expected immediately after the procedure. However, this should only last a few days, and any discomfort can be alleviated with topical creams. The skin will eventually form a crust, which will gradually fall off within days of the laser skin resurfacing treatment to reveal the healthy layer of skin. Laser skin resurfacing is a gentle and virtually pain-free cosmetic procedure, and patients can typically resume normal daily routines immediately after treatment.
With laser skin resurfacing, lifelong skin problems can be alleviated and your skin can have a healthy, youthful sheen!
Laser Hair Removal
State-of-the-art laser hair removal can eliminate unwanted hair from virtually any area of the body. Using the latest laser technology, Dr. Kenneth Bermudez can remove hair permanently. The natural color of your hair and skin are important factors to consider in the laser hair removal procedure. Patients with darker hair and lighter skin are ideal candidates and usually achieve the best results. Also, thicker hair can be eliminated more easily than thinner hair.
Patients who are pregnant or think they might be pregnant should talk with their doctor before undergoing laser hair removal treatment. Individuals who are taking medication for acne treatment should consult with their dermatologist before undergoing the procedure. Our staff will thoroughly evaluate patients before treatment to determine candidacy.
Dr. Bermudez will explain all aspects of the laser hair removal procedure during your initial consultation.
The Laser Hair Removal Procedure
Dr. Kenneth Bermudez begins the laser hair removal procedure by shaving the target area and testing the skin to properly adjust the laser for treatment. Dr. Bermudez then guides the handheld laser along the area, focusing beams of light on the hair follicles targeted for removal, thereby destroying the roots of each hair. Laser hair removal generally requires several sessions over a period of weeks to achieve optimal results.
Laser Hair Removal Recovery
After a laser hair removal treatment, patients can expect some redness and swelling that may feel like a mild sunburn, but these side effects should fade within about a day. Ice packs, skin creams, and aloe gels can be used to control any pain or discomfort. A series of laser hair removal treatments should result in about an 80 to 90 percent reduction in hair growth. Sometimes, an occasional touchup session is necessary to eliminate individual hairs. Depending on the size of the targeted area and the number of areas being treated, patients can typically resume normal daily routines immediately after the procedure.
Contact Our Plastic Surgeon
Dr. Kenneth Bermudez is proud to be among the leading San Francisco plastic surgeons patients turn to in order to undergo laser skin resurfacing or laser hair removal treatments. At Dr. Bermudez's offices, these procedures can be combined with other sophisticated non-surgical and surgical treatments, such as facelift surgery and tummy tuck. In addition, Dr. Bermudez has extensive experience performing advanced breast procedures. In fact, he has been recognized as top San Francisco breast augmentation and breast lift surgeon. Please contact our cosmetic surgery offices today to schedule an appointment and to learn about your treatment options.