Aging, sun exposure, heredity, nutrition, smoking and various lifestyle factors contribute to facial wrinkling and skin blotchiness. But it doesn’t always take decades of living to have skin that needs help. Page ContentThis pulsed dye laser delivers an intense but gentle burst of light into selected target areas of the skin. Factors such as the skin’s age, color and condition will be determining factors in the outcome.Conditions suitable for treatment may include:Rosacea on the faceUnwanted facial rednessSpider vessels on the face and legsCherry angiomas (small red spots) on the chest, back, legs, armsHemangiomas (raised, red birthmarks) on babies and childrenPort wine stains on babies and adultsBrown sun spots on the faceFine wrinkling on the faceLaser resurfacing is not painful, but it may require a recovery period of 10 days up to two weeks. By the end of the second week, hypoallergenic make-up can usually be worn. Sunscreen is mandatory in the postoperative period. Most patients are comfortable returning to routine social activities after two weeks.To maintain the healthy benefits of laser-regenerated skin, patients should dedicate themselves to an extended skin care program. Dr. Colome will advise them on the best long-term treatment program for maintaining healthy skin.The procedure is performed on an outpatient basis at our Tanglewood Clinic located at 1111 Augusta Drive in Houston.For more information or to make an appointment, call 713-442-0427.