The most effective laser treatment to smooth wrinkled skin is ablative laser resurfacing. This technique involves using a laser beam to peel away layer after layer of skin to smooth away skin irregularities. Dramatic results can occur after just one session. Unfortunately, to achieve results the patient must expect at least one to two weeks of intense skin care in addition to social and professional downtime. Even with the best care there is a small risk of infection and scar during this period. At the Baylor Dermatology Laser Center we use the latest laser technology and a detailed postoperative skin care regimen (view laser resurfacing care instructions) to ensure the best results.

View photos of the patient while healing during the recovery.