SOURCE: Aesthetic Surgery of Virginia

Aesthetic Surgery of Virginia

December 11, 2012 06:01 ET

Advanced Laser Resurfacing Procedure Rejuvenates Skin at Virginia Plastic Surgery Practice

ROANOKE, VA--(Marketwire - Dec 11, 2012) - Dr. Enrique Silberblatt says he has been utilizing an innovative technology at his center for plastic surgery in Virginia to help patients address fine lines and wrinkles. Through laser skin resurfacing with the Fraxel® laser, Dr. Silberblatt says patients have been able to achieve dramatic reduction in large pores and facial scarring, a benefit he says has led to increased self-confidence and a more radiant complexion in many of the people who come into his office for treatment. As laser skin resurfacing continues to become more popular, he says he hopes to further patient education about the procedure and continue pursuing the most advanced, effective treatments possible for his patients.

According to recent statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), plastic surgeons performed over 331,000 non-ablative laser skin resurfacing procedures last year, an increase of six percent since 2010. Dr. Silberblatt says the recent rise in popularity is largely a result of the introduction of treatments such as the Fraxel® laser and their ability to improve the quality of results patients can attain. The board-certified Roanoke plastic surgeon says the unique procedure works to rejuvenate the skin on a patient's face and enhance the vibrancy of their appearance with minimal recovery time.

As the first doctor in the Roanoke Valley to offer the Fraxel® laser procedure, Dr. Silberblatt says the non-invasive treatment has been particularly successful in removing years from a patient's appearance without the risk of side effects or prolonged downtime. By using a Fraxel® Restore laser to target only a fraction of the patient's skin at a time, he says the Fraxel® laser can treat a variety of skin conditions from sun damage and wrinkles to signs of aging.

"The Fraxel® laser is used to resurface the skin, addressing fine lines and wrinkles. It also helps with reducing large pores and scars. There is some social downtime for this procedure, meaning the patient may be a little red or swollen for two days at most. It is recommended that three to five Fraxel® procedures be performed within four weeks of each other for best results. Most patients see the beginning results after their second treatment."

Regardless of whether they are looking for laser skin resurfacing or another procedure for facial rejuvenation such as a facelift, Dr. Silberblatt says he encourages anyone considering treatment to consult with an experienced professional. He says professionals with the necessary training will be able to perform the procedure safely and effectively, helping patients enhance their appearance and improve their self-esteem.

About Enrique A. Silberblatt, MD, FACS

Dr. Enrique Silberblatt graduated from Princeton University and New York Medical College, after which he completed his general surgery residency at the University of Massachusetts and his plastic surgery residency at the University of Pittsburgh, followed by two Fellowships in Pediatric Plastic and Orthognathic Surgery and Hand and Microsurgery. He is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, as well as a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.

Located at 3505 Brambleton Avenue SW in Roanoke, VA 24018, Dr. Silberblatt's practice, Aesthetic Surgery of Virginia, can be reached at (540) 994-7408. He and his team can also be contacted online via the websites or

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