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Dr. Kitti K. Outlaw is a Member of The American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

Laser Skin Resurfacing

If you want to improve the appearance of your skin, skin resurfacing may be right for you.

One of the most popular anti-aging remedies is laser skin resurfacing, which improves the appearance of fine lines or wrinkles, scars and hyperpigmentation (discolored areas of the skin), primarily around the eyes and mouth. It can also be used to treat large areas of the face.

In 2008, there were 400,262 laser skin resurfacing procedures performed in America; up 134 percent from 2000, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

Laser skin resurfacing holds advantages over alternative approaches that may cause discomfort, bleeding and bruising, all of which equate to a longer recovery time. What's more, today's lasers are gentler and safer than they have been in the past.

There are many different types of lasers that work at various layers of the skin to treat acne scars, wrinkles and age-related skin discoloration. Dr. Outlaw will work with you to determine which technique works best for your unique situation. Please call us for more information.

Aging, sun exposure, heredity and lifestyle factors including nutrition, alcohol consumption and smoking all may contribute to facial wrinkling.