Aging, sun exposure, hereditary factors, hectic lifestyle and the effects of alcohol and smoking inevitably result in a wrinkled face skin. In addition, the use of contraceptive pills, pregnancy and other genetic factors coupled with aging, create areas of uneven pigmentation. Moreover, deep acne can lead to having major scars in the face, leaving an uneven skin. These as well as other dermatological flaws can be corrected with the use of Laser. “Harris Zavrides Plastic Surgery Center” is fully equipped with the most modern and most invasive Medical Lasers.
Laser is performed on the skin surface which vaporises the upper layers of the damaged skin and helps the creation of new ones, or acts deeper and helps to create collagen from the body itself, thus improving wrinkled or damaged skin. Some patients also experience an improvement in overall skin tone and texture. The result is a significantly improved appearance of the treated skin with wrinkles and scars substantially diminished and skin colour made more uniform. Patients especially appreciate the laser’s ability to safely treat both facial and neck skin, resulting in a very natural outcome. Most patients' appearance will continue to improve for months after this laser therapy. The laser precisely targets numerous microscopic areas of the skin using tiny focused columns of laser light. The microscopic beams of light penetrate into the deeper layers of the skin breaking down old, damaged skin and stimulating the body's own natural healing processes to produce new, healthier skin.
Lasers provide a precise, superficial removal of the uppermost layers of the skin creating for a more uniform and bright appearance. Laser skin resurfacing softens or removes undesired skin defects such as wrinkles or depressed scars. It also removes pigment related to sun damage thereby creating a more youthful appearance to the skin. Sometimes called "laser peeling", laser resurfacing is a precise, effective and long-lasting method of skin rejuvenation. Laser resurfacing often results in dramatic improvements to the appearance of treated skin. The Laser meticulously yet gently ablates delicate tissue, layer by layer, permitting clear definition of landmarks and optimal depth control--a valuable tool for treating a range of aesthetic conditions, including lines, wrinkles, acne scarring, certain other scarring, "sun spots" and other skin irregularities. Research done has shown that laser resurfacing treatments also stimulate the formation of new collagen to provide better support for the skin, resulting in a smoother and more even appearance to the skin. Laser resurfacing treatments are tailored to the nature and extent of skin damage, skin type and individual requirements for recovery time. Wrinkles, acne scarring, sun damage, and melasma (the "mask of pregnancy") may all be improved with laser therapy. The result is smoother, fresher, healthier looking skin.
Lasers allow for the reduction of many types of unwanted pigmented lesions or tattoos. During treatment Lasers are used specifically to target and microscopically "shatter" the pigment of the tattoo ink or lesion, dispersing it in the skin to be carried away by the body's white blood cells. Such therapy requires a series of treatments for some types of pigmented lesions and for nearly all tattoos. The number of treatments required to achieve maximal benefits varies widely from patient to patient.
Lasers are used to improve the appearance of the skin by gradually reducing unwanted pigmentation and redness (vascularity). Lasers deliver the light energy in short, gentle, adjustable pulses that minimize bruising or other problems while targeting the unwanted skin pigment and redness. Lasers may be used to lighten or remove unwanted or abnormal blood vessels in the skin, especially on the legs. This laser treatment of "spider veins" may be recommended for patients whose vessels have either been resistant to sclerotherapy or they are too fine to inject with a needle. The laser may be used to treat a variety of skin conditions including, vascular lesions such as port wine stains, hemangiomas, "spider" angiomas and facial redness from rosacea and other causes.