I'm interested in this procedure to reduce fine lines around my mouth. Can you tell me what is the down time after having this done. I've spoken to another physician about a procedure and am wondering if it is the same as what you have advertised. I was told by him that is was moderately uncomfortable and most patients would require medication such as viocidin to tolerate it and that the skin would get very swollen and peel quite a bit needing about one week to recover. Thanks for an answer.
Katheryn L. asked on May 2, 2013
Thank you for your question. We don't know what laser the other physician you spoke to may have so I can't compare our laser. Typically we say give yourself 3-5 days for your full face. Everyone reacts a little differently to the treatment. Some people have a little swelling for a day and some may still have some on the 5th day. Again this is depending on your specific treatment. Without seeing your skin and doing a consult we could not give you a definitive answer. For an area around the lips we would expect the redness and swelling to be minimal and have little downtime. Also, we use the Palomar Icon laser: Palomar invented and patented micro-fractional laser technology. Their technology is the perfect choice for the treatment of wrinkles, acne and surgical scars, melasma, striae, unwanted textural irregularities, crow's feet, blotchy skin and more, on virtually any trouble spot on the body - face, neck, chest, arms, legs. Please give us a call if you'd like more information and you are always welcome to come in for a free consult. Thank you.
Ana B. from Merchant replied on May 2, 2013