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Ideal Candidates for Laser Skin Resurfacing MARK A. SCHUSTERMAN, MD, FACS

Fellow of the American College of Surgeons American Society of Plastic Surgeons American Board of Plastic Surgery American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery American Board of Cosmetic Surgery Association of American Physicians and Surgeons Texas Surgical Society Texas Society of Plastic Surgeons

A laser skin resurface procedure removes facial scars and wrinkles by using high-pulse lasers. This method has been favored by many men and women who are looking for a non-invasive treatment that provides the same results as cosmetic surgery. Scars left behind from acne or chicken pox, as well as wrinkles around the eyes, mouth, and forehead can be treated with laser skin resurfacing.

Good Candidates Must Meet Certain Requirements for Laser Skin Resurfacing

Similar with any cosmetic procedure, whether it is invasive or not, laser skin resurfacing has limitations and not everyone will benefit from treatments. First, it must be said that this procedure does not provide perfect skin. However, it does improve the appearance of skin that is damaged and has aged over the years. Good candidates for laser skin resurfacing has elastic skin that is not oily and is not prone to scarring from minor cuts. Although this procedure can help get rid of wrinkles and fine lines, deep wrinkles and skin that is excessively sagging will not be helped and a different treatment should be considered. Furthermore, men and women who take certain medications or have skin conditions should avoid laser skin resurfacing.

Some Factors Result in Patients Needing to Avoid Laser Skin Resurfacing

In addition to deep wrinkles, medications, and skin conditions there are other reasons you should look for a different type of cosmetic procedure to prevent unwanted results. For example, patients with darker skin pigmentation are at a higher risk to experience a change in their skin color after the procedure. A person’s allergies, prior scars and burns, and medical disorders also come into play since laser skin resurfacing can make the condition worse, such as those that have the herpes virus or are prone to cold sores and breakouts.

A reputable cosmetic surgeon Houston will go over your medical history to determine if you are a good candidate for laser skin resurfacing while detailing the risks that are involved.


The expertise of the Houston plastic surgeons at MD Aesthetic Plastic Surgery is accentuated by their concern for their patients and their drive to give them the best experience during their procedures. In addition to laser skin resurfacing, they offer laser tattoo removal Houston, tummy tucks, and Botox in Houston.

Contact us today to schedule your appointment with the renowned plastic surgeon and breast & body specialist Dr. Mark Schusterman. Take your first steps to a more beautiful you.

1200 Binz St Suite 1198, Houston, TX 77004