Laser Resurfacing


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.

Laser skin treatments procedure is designed to help anyone who has sun damaged, aging skin, irregularly pigmented skin, wrinkles, sagging, irregular texture of the skin or other skin condition. There are various skin laser treatments, from hair removal to intense pulsed light (IPL) or photo facial therapy. The difference involves the spectrum of light energy used and what skin cells are targeted. In laser skin resurfacing, the treatment sends light energy to target damaged skin cells to remove them from the surface. At the same time, the lower layers of skin cells are affected by the heat, stimulating the production of collagen. The old, damaged skin cells are removed, and the collagen helps heal and repair the skin for a firmer, smoother appearance.


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

Laser Resurfacing removes layers of skin tissue in a fractionated method (columns of skin are removed, leaving the skin surrounding each column intact to aid in healing) to help reduce "age-spots" (also called sun freckles, liver spots, and lentigines), fine lines, wrinkles, scarring, uneven coloration, skin laxity, textural irregularities, dull tone, and a thinned collagen layer of the face, neck, and chest. Skin resurfacing with CO2 laser can stimulate angiogenesis, neo-collagen formation, and regeneration of dermal elastic fibers.


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 significant redness, crusting (possibly minor bleeding and oozing depending on treatment depth), 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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