Dr. David Magilke, Portland Face Doctor, welcomes 2013 with an expanded professional team, 4 new lasers, expanded days & hours and a new treatment menu. The acquisition of Dr. Lee Robinson’s practice is now complete and our team, Karen, Kelly, Julie, Jo, Monica, Kathy, Leslie and Sonja, are here to make sure your experience is the best possible.

A new addition to our surgical lasers is the Sciton Erbium Laser used for deep skin resurfacing. The beauty of this laser is the control that Dr. Magilke has with the depth settings and energy levels. Each laser resurfacing procedure is personalized to fit the patient’s skin needs whether it is deep wrinkles, poor skin texture, actinic keratoses, scars or sun damage. Downtime is dependent on the depth of the treatment. Usually 1 skin resurfacing treatment is needed for excellent result. If downtime is an issue, you may opt to have 2 to 3 less invasive treatments that will have you back to work sooner than the recovery time needed for the deep laser peel.

The Skin Resurfacing Laser Peel may be combined with all surgical procedures provided by Dr. David Magilke, except a rhinoplasty. The splint needed with a rhinoplasty surgery prohibits the ability for the laser to treat the skin under the splint. Some patients choose to schedule the resurfacing post surgery.

Skin resurfacing without surgery is performed in the Operating Room under IV sedation to provide maximum patient comfort.

Complete healing will depend largely on the depth of the treatment. Healing time for shallow treatments is typically 3 to 4 days to resume normal activities. Dr. Magilke will discuss with you the recovery time needed for deeper peels and desired expectations.

Skin resurfacing with the Sciton Erbium laser stimulates the growth of new collagen, which improves the skin’s thickness and resilience. The skin surface will also re-grow with fresh, healthy cells, which will give your skin a younger rejuvenated fresh appearance.

If you are interested in hearing more about laser skin resurfacing and how it can turn back the clock, call and schedule a consultation with Dr. Magilke, 503-297-6511.