Laser Skin Resurfacing
With time and environmental stress our skin undergoes significant changes. Over hundreds of years physicians have tried many different treatments to improve skin quality including chemical peels, dermabrasion, and even radiation, but these have all had significant risks. Over the past fifteen years sophisticated lasers have taken center stage and helped to minimize those risks. Using precise light energy lasers can vaporize superficial layers of skin to promote new collagen growth and a smoother surface. Dr. Hofmann was the first physician to perform laser skin resurfacing in Rhode Island. His extensive experience with the Lumenis UltraPulse CO2 laser has given hundreds of patients improved skin tone and decreased wrinkles especially around the eyes and mouth. Sun-damaged skin is particularly well suited for laser treatment. Laser resurfacing is done as an outpatient with a local anesthetic and light sedation. Most patients can wear make-up again one week after the procedure.