Fine Lines/Wrinkles

Laser Resurfacing is performed by Dr. Grawe in her Powell office to smooth out fine lines and deep wrinkles.  This type of peel creates a controlled injury to the skin, directing your body’s natural elements to rebuild and rejuvenate the deep layers, which plumps up the skin leading to a smooth, brilliant, ageless appearance!  You cannot get this type of wrinkle removal from over-the-counter creams or spa treatments.

Aspire to be…Wrinkle Free!




Consultation and Planning:

When you come to a consultation at ROXY Plastic Surgery, Dr. Grawe will examine you and determine what type of laser resurfacing would be best for you.  Patients with loose skin or jowling may be better served with a Facelift or a combination of Facelift and Peel.  There are many different types of laser peels which can rejuvenate aging skin, each with its own amount of “downtime” and level of result.  After spending quality time with you discussing your specific needs, we will make a plan that fits your lifestyle, budget, and individual desires!

The Procedure:

On the day of your procedure, you can eat like you normally do.  If you would like mild sedation during the peel, you will need someone to drive you home.  Most people desire to be completely awake during their procedure and drive themselves home.  You will arrive at the office an hour early to have your numbing cream applied.  You can relax in our Spa and drink some warm tea.  Many patients elect to have a numbing injection, like at the dentist office to make the treatment virtually painless.  The laser peel takes about 15-20 minutes.  A cooling cream is then applied to the treated area and you are ready to go home and relax!


Since the laser peels can be done at any level for all types of skin rejuvenation needs, the recovery is between 1 day – 2 weeks depending on your desires for wrinkle removal.  The lighter laser peels will brighten your skin in a couple of days.  The deeper peels require 1-2 weeks of recovery and will literally remove every wrinkle on your face!    

You will be instructed on how to care for your skin after laser resurfacing and once your skin is healed, make-up can be used.  Before you know it, you will look in the mirror and love what you see.  Imagine looking 15 years younger without surgery!

Remember that everyone is different.  Recovery times and progression is not the same for everyone.  The times stated are typical for healthy individuals healing from this procedure.  The normal progression of healing may be different for those with health problems, smokers, and those who have unforeseen complications after a procedure.