Dermal Laser


The skin changes in various ways as we age. The pigmentation can change, and dark spots or hyperpigmentation can alter the even tone of the skin. Skin becomes thinner and less firm, resulting in lines, wrinkles and sagging. To maintain more youthful skin, there are a variety of treatments that can address these aging issues. One of the options to rejuvenate the face and reduce facial wrinkles is laser skin resurfacing, available at Orlando Plastic Surgery Associates in Lake Mary, FL.

Dermal laser skin treatments are designed to help anyone who has sun damaged, aging skin, irregularly pigmented skin, wrinkles, sagging, irregular texture of the skin or other skin condition.

The difference involves the spectrum of light energy used and what skin cells are targeted. IPL stands for intense pulsed light. IPL is similar to a laser treatment. However, a laser focuses just one wavelength of light while IPL releases light of many different wavelengths. The light from IPL is more scattered and less focused than a laser.

IPL penetrates down to the second layer of your skin (dermis) without harming the top layer (epidermis).

Pigment cells in your skin absorb the light energy, which is converted into heat. The heat destroys the unwanted pigment to clear up freckles and other spots. In the case of hair, it destroys the hair follicle to prevent the hair from growing again. It may not as effective on light-colored hair as it is on darker hair.

IPL has a myriad of uses and can be used anywhere on your body.


Dr. Edgar Sosa is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, who has perfected his skills to address all types of skin changes.

IPL can treat a number of lesions which include but not limited to:

  • Acne

  • Birthmarks

  • Stretch Marks

  • Striae

  • Telangiectasias

  • Melasma

  • Hyperpigmentation

  • Fine rhytids / lines

  • Lentigines

  • Rosacea

  • Scars

  • Spider veins

  • Unwanted hair


Dermal laser treatment for facial resurfacing assists in the improvement of fine wrinkles and the deposition of collagen. It assists in creating a more youthful appearance to the face.

Dr. Edgar Sosa at Orlando Plastic Surgery Associates in Lake Mary, FL, can share more about using laser treatment(s) to create a more youthful appearance and improve facial wrinkle lines in a confidential consultation at his office.


Recovery after treatment can very depending on the area and the aggressiveness of the treatment; however, it will typically take 7 - 14 days for the skin to heal. The progression of healing will include some downtime. There will be slight redness, dryness, and peeling with flaking (it is important to keep the skin moist after treatment).

For most patients, it means that social and work activities will have to be curtailed during this time. Potential side effects may include but are not limited to: skin wound, infection and scarring, hypo and hyper-pigmentation. Dr. Edgar Sosa will continue to follow you to ensure proper healing and satisfactory results.

For optimal results, always select a board-certified plastic surgeon. Surgeons who are certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery have undergone extensive training in the field of both cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery.

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