Laser Resurfacing Munster and Hobart
Dr. Frank uses laser resurfacing to help Hobart and Munster-area patients achieve more even and youthful facial skin. The procedure removes layers of poor-quality skin to reveal a healthy-looking new face.
Laser resurfacing can address a variety of concerns, reducing or eliminating the appearance of:
- Sun damage.
- Acne scarring.
- Fine wrinkles.
- Brown spots.
Our practice invites patients to discuss other concerns they have that the procedure may address.
Dr. Frank’s Approach to Laser Resurfacing
Dr. Frank is a board-certified plastic surgeon with years of experience improving aesthetics for Hobart and Munster-area patients. During a laser resurfacing consultation, he explains the procedure, identifies areas of concern, and describes the improvement treatment can offer.
Dr. Frank uses a carbon dioxide (CO2) laser to deliver targeted energy to the face’s skin. The small focal beam of the laser allows for more precision. As a result, Dr. Frank can:
- Maintain a finer level of control than treatments such as a chemical peel offer.
- Apply less energy to more sensitive areas, such as the eyelids.
- Make multiple passes over the areas of greatest damage, like acne scars.
Laser resurfacing patients usually receive general anesthesia to promote their comfort during treatment. Dr. Frank conducts procedures at JCAHO-accredited facilities, which maintain the high standards of care.
Recovery from Laser Resurfacing
After laser resurfacing, patients feel only slight discomfort, but their skin may look red and raw, be sensitive to the sun, and be ulcerated. Dr. Frank also advises Hobart and Munster laser resurfacing patients to stay out of direct sunlight, as the skin can be very sensitive during the initial recovery.
We acknowledge that laser resurfacing requires more patient commitment than some less invasive procedures. It is a more comprehensive and targeted approach to unveiling new skin than other methods and can offer improvement not seen with lesser modalities such as erbium laser, dermabrasion or chemical peels. However, patients should be prepared for time away from work and social settings until they are comfortable with their appearance in recovery.
After about six weeks, patients usually realize their end results. Many of Dr. Frank’s patients demonstrate a significant improvement in their skin, which appears new, smooth, and even.
If your face is blemished or aged, laser resurfacing may be able to help. Schedule an initial consultation with Dr. Robert Frank by calling (219) 513-2015.