Facial Rejuvenation Specialist

Silver Spring ENT & Laser Center

Ernest M. Myers, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Otolaryngologist located in Silver Spring, MD

Medical science has answered the call for youthful looking skin with topical products, supplements and various forms of surgery. Ernest M. Myers, M.D., F.A.C.S., of Silver Spring ENT & Laser Center, is a well-respected physician and surgeon committed to offering the residents of Silver Spring, Maryland the most advanced cosmetic skin care treatments available. But they must be safe and actually work in order for him to suggest them to his patients. Ernest M. Myers, M.D., F.A.C.S. recommends you try PicoSure® to rejuvenate and restore youthful vibrancy to your facial skin. Contact the office today to schedule your consultation.

Facial Rejuvenation Q & A

What is facial rejuvenation?

The natural aging process, often sped up by too much time in the sun, can create blotchy discoloration, wrinkles, and other unwanted skin changes. Aging skin also loses the elasticity and vibrant tone often associated with youth. Facial rejuvenation seeks to remove the signs of aging. Surgical procedures such as facelifts tighten the skin and smooth away wrinkles. Other techniques such as chemical and laser peels strip away the top layers of skin to reveal newer, healthier skin.

How does PicoSure work?

Originally developed to remove tattoos more effectively and with less pain than traditional laser systems, PicoSure is an aesthetic laser that produces light energy in rapid pulses at trillionths of a second. This creates pressure waves instead of extreme heat to resurface the skin.  

When operated by a qualified professional such as Ernest M. Myers, M.D., F.A.C.S., PicoSure’s unique energy delivery system via its Focus™ lens array is highly effective at removing skin discolorations, wrinkles, lines, and other changes associated with aging. It can also eliminate acne scars, resolve areas of hyperpigmentation, and even take away your freckles.

This activity also stimulates your cells to increase production of natural substances, such as collagen and elastin, which promote the healing process and restore youthful tone and texture to your skin from the inside out.

What are the benefits of PicoSure compared to other laser treatments?

Traditional laser treatments are effective rejuvenating tools, but they use heat to remove the top layers of your skin. This all over “burn” requires bandaging and care following the procedure to prevent scabs and scarring. Swelling is normal following laser treatments and can take days to weeks to subside completely. It may take 10-21 days for your skin to heal and the redness following laser resurfacing may last for months.

PicoSure treatments are fast, typically taking 10-15 minutes. Recovery time is minimal with most patients noticing just slight redness or swelling for one to three hours after the treatment. There is no special care following the treatment and most patients return to work and other normal activities immediately afterward.