With the passing of time, virtually all of us are subjected to the photoaging effects of years of sun exposure to varying degrees. Golfers, tennis players, gardeners, construction workers, farmers and especially fair-skinned individuals are particularly susceptible to showing signs of significant sun damage and premature aging with deep furrows, wrinkles and creases around the mouth, nose, cheeks, forehead and crow’s feet areas around the eyes.
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to literally turn back the hands of time and look about 5, 10 or even 15 years younger?
At the Dermatology Laser Center & MediSpa, Dr. Snyder uses the gold standard in laser resurfacing for treating deep wrinkles, sun damaged skin, as well as for acne scarring.
Dr. Snyder’s Approach
Dr. Snyder was the first physician in Maryland and in the middle Atlantic States, and among the first few physicians in the nation to introduce and use the UltraPulse CO2 Laser, still considered the Gold Standard in laser skin resurfacing. Dr. Snyder has been able to help patients achieve very significant improvement of their unwanted facial wrinkles, skin imperfections, discolorations and acne scars.
Dr. Snyder has lectured to hundreds of physicians in various seminars, instructional workshops and courses around the country, and he has personally provided individual preceptorship training to national and international dermatologists, plastic surgeons and other cosmetic surgical specialists at the Dermatology Laser Center & MediSpa for skin resurfacing with the UltraPulse CO2 Laser and for training with other cosmetic laser procedures.
Dr. Snyder’s Treatment
Dr. Snyder uses the newer UltraPulse Encore CO2 Laser to treat your unwanted facial wrinkles, skin imperfections, acne scarring and sun-damaged skin to help you turn back the collagen clock, and give yourself a new, refreshed appearance and healthy glow to your facial skin. You will regain a more youthful appearance, with many patients achieving a look from 5-15 years younger.
Using the UltraPulse Encore CO2 Laser, Dr. Snyder combines his artistry with the laser technology employing his signature “wet technique” in creating a more natural and youthful appearance to greatly reduce or eliminate medium to deep lines and wrinkles and soften scar tissue. Dr. Snyder is able to selectively, precisely, and artfully sculpt away your skin imperfections layer by layer, since the laser beam very quickly vaporizes the cells of the top layer of your skin without damaging the deeper, underlying skin tissue. You can achieve not only less wrinkles, but also a tightening of your skin, as well as a more natural and even-colored complexion. An added benefit of the UltraPulse Encore CO2 Laser resurfacing procedure is that the results are longer lasting than any other facial rejuvenation procedure, and can last up to 10 years or more.
If you decide to have only the areas of your upper lip or around the mouth and chin treated, it will only require local anesthesia, and Dr. Snyder can perform the entire laser procedure in approximately 15-30 minutes. For full-face rejuvenation, Dr. Snyder engages the assistance of a medical doctor anesthesiologist to give you intravenous sedation for your complete comfort during your laser procedure. Dr. Snyder’s full-face UltraPulse Encore CO2 laser resurfacing procedure, our most popular, typically requires 1 ½ hours. Dr. Snyder will follow you very closely in your post-operative treatment days and the typical time till complete healing is 7-10 days. You should be able to resume all normal activities at that time.
(Please note that mild to moderate skin wrinkling, acne scarring, and other skin imperfections can also be treated by Dr. Snyder using the completely non-invasive e-Matrix Sublative procedure. This treatment only needs a topical anesthetic cream for your complete comfort, and is gentler, easier, and allows for a much faster recovery time.)
Below you will see Dr. Snyder’s gallery of his before and after full-face UltraPulse Encore CO2 Laser results.
Before and After