Laser Resurfacing Specialist

Michael R. Nichols, DMD, MD -  - Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon

Oral & Facial Surgery of Mississippi

Michael R. Nichols, DMD, MD

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon & Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgeon located in Flowood, MS

If you have sun spots, visible wrinkles, or lax skin, laser resurfacing can minimize these visible imperfections and help you achieve a radiant glow. At Oral & Facial Surgery of Mississippi, in Flowood, Mississippi, Michael Nichols, DMD, MD, and the team perform laser resurfacing with a state-of-the-art CO2 fractional laser. This advanced technique is safer and penetrates deeper than any other cosmetic laser on the market. To schedule an appointment, book online, or call the office to speak with a caring member of the administrative staff today.

Laser Resurfacing Q&A

What is laser resurfacing?

Laser resurfacing is a cosmetic treatment that uses focused beams of light energy to remove damaged skin cells and promote your body’s natural healing process, minimizing imperfections like scars and fine lines. Laser resurfacing boosts collagen production, helping to tighten and firm your skin. It can also be used to safely remove oral lesions.

What type of equipment does laser resurfacing use?

The team at Oral & Facial Surgery of Mississippi uses a CO2 fractional laser for skin resurfacing. This advanced device is powerful, safe, and can penetrate deeper than any other aesthetic laser currently on the market. 

These unique features make the CO2 fractional laser incredibly adept at removing thick lesions and scars. It can also correct uneven skin tone, smooth wrinkles, and reduce other visible irregularities.

Am I a good candidate for laser resurfacing?

To determine if you’re a good candidate for laser resurfacing, the team at Oral & Facial Surgery of Mississippi conducts a physical exam, reviews your medical history, and asks about your goals for treatment. They then explain the benefits and limitations of the procedure and answer any questions.

After gathering all of the necessary information, your provider develops a custom treatment plan that aligns with your budget and needs.

How does laser resurfacing work?

The team at Oral & Facial Surgery of Mississippi conducts laser resurfacing on-site at their state-of-the-art offices. Prior to treatment, they administer IV sedation, ensuring your comfort. 

Once the anesthesia sets in, your provider points a handheld device at your skin, allowing laser energy to penetrate the surface and promote healing. The length of your appointment depends on the areas of skin treated and your goals.

Some people experience visible results immediately following treatment. However, laser resurfacing is cumulative, meaning your results improve over time. Be patient and you’ll see a significant improvement in your skin’s appearance within three to six months.

Is laser resurfacing safe?

Laser resurfacing is safe and usually well-tolerated. Following your appointment, it’s normal to experience some mild redness or irritation. The team recommends you avoid wearing makeup for at least five to seven days and avoiding direct sunlight. 

Over time, your complexion improves. In fact, many people notice that their skin looks brighter, clearer, and more luminous. To extend the results of laser resurfacing, the team recommends establishing a strict skincare regimen. 

If you’re interested in learning more about laser resurfacing, schedule a consultation at Oral & Facial Surgery of Mississippi. Book an appointment online, or call the office to speak with a caring member of the administrative staff today.