Deep Skin Rejuvenation in Langhorne, PA

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Laser wrinkle reduction (also called laser skin resurfacing) and deep chemical peels are effective, long-lasting methods to reduce or eliminate the wrinkles that cause a prematurely-aged appearance, including "crow’s feet" and "lipstick lines." Dr. Alan Brackup, a double board-certified oculofacial plastic surgeon, offers laser skin resurfacing treatments with the Coherent CO2 laser at Cosmetic Surgery Specialists in Bucks County, PA. The controlled injury created by the laser prompts the growth of new, younger-looking skin. The resurfacing also causes a realignment of the collagen structure of the skin, which increases skin elasticity to create a more supple look and feel. Before lasers were even developed, the use of chemical peels was introduced to provide the same desired outcomes with long lasting effects. Chemical peels date back to the time of the early Egyptians and have significantly enhanced cosmetic results since being modified over the years. Dr. Brackup has been using chemical peels since the 1980’s with great results. He now frequently combines both lasers and peels together for the best of both worlds. He has also helped pioneer the use of lasers and chemical peels together with facial cosmetic surgery to achieve almost unbelievable results. Check out our video to learn more!

Procedure Technique

Laser skin resurfacing uses controlled light beams with high intensity to vaporize and remove the upper layer of the skin. When the damaged, superficial skin is removed, it gives way for new skin to grow, which masks the face with a new layer of epidermis. Any pain during the procedure is managed with local anesthesia and/or sedatives to help you relax. Laser skin resurfacing’s advanced technology allows accurate targeting of smaller areas so the surrounding skin is not affected.

Deep Chemical Peels are applied to the skin and are designed to introduce a controlled injury to the skin to a specific depth. This is determined by Dr. Brackup. As the healing occurs there is an improvement in the skin’s texture and appearance. Chemical Peels stimulate epidermal growth via collagen rejuvenation in the dermis, giving a tightened and more smooth effect. Chemical peels are classified by their depth of penetration. Mostly they can be divided into three categories which represents the level of injury. Dr Brackup applies the deep chemical peels (referenced here) and the nurses apply the medium and superficial peels (see SKIN procedures for more). As you would assume, the deeper the penetration of the peel, the greater the changes achieved.

As with most of our patients we recommend a combination of procedures to give you your desired results, and during your consultation we will review all your options with you.

What to Expect

Laser skin resurfacing and deep chemical peels are out-patient procedures. These procedures can be done in our office for smaller sections of the face, or in our accredited surgical facility when the entire face will be treated. If done in the office local anesthesia can be used to minimize discomfort. Dr. Brackup may also prescribe the patient a pain medication after the procedure. Since the epidermis is removed, the skin may appear red for several weeks. As it heals, crusting may be present. It is very important to follow our advice on skin care to prevent any scarring. It typically takes a week to 10 days before you can resume normal activities.

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LASER SKIN RESURFACING and deep chemical peels FAQS

Negative Effects on Skin?

Although the procedure will wear the skin surface away, there is a minimal risk of scarring, especially when post-treatment care is implemented. It is critical to find a reputable doctor with comprehensive experience with laser skin and chemical peel treatments. It’s important for the surgeon to understand how different modalities affect different skin types. Experience is essential when applying these powerful tools, as we attempt to minimize potential complications.

Long Term?

Aside from the natural effects of aging, personal habits and environmental factors, results can be long lasting. Maintenance treatments may be considered as signs of aging get more and more significant over time.

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