J. Kevin Duplechain, MD, FACS
1103 Kaliste Saloom Road #300
Lafayette, LA 70508
Phone: (337) 456-3282
Monday–Thursday : 8 a.m.–4:45 p.m. Friday : 8 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
Laser skin resurfacing and nonsurgical skin treatments are an integral part of our comprehensive approach at our Lafayette, Louisiana, practice. Dr. J. Kevin Duplechain has become renowned for his comprehensive approach to facelift, which includes laser skin resurfacing and fat transfer for a multi-faceted enhancement.
He also performs laser resurfacing as a separate procedure for those women and men who want to address wrinkles, discoloration, and minor skin laxity without undergoing surgery. Laser and energy devices are also used independently for removing unwanted hair, veins, or tattoos, and for skin tightening on the face and body.
Your Laser Options
Laser resurfacing is a key component of Dr. Duplechain’s facial rejuvenation approach. He has mastered the art of using the laser to improve the tone, texture, and coloration of aging skin. Laser resurfacing with Dr. Duplechain can reduce the look of many common skin concerns
Laser hair removal uses directed laser energy to destroy unwanted hair follicles, disrupting the growth cycle and eventually resulting in permanent hair reduction. Because laser energy is transmitted through the pigment in their hair, it works best on dark-colored hairs. Laser hair removal can be performed on almost any area of the body, including the face, chest, arms, back, and bikini area.
Vein treatment with lasers can eradicate tiny red or purple spider veins and broken capillaries that typically appear on the face and legs. Other treatment options are possible for reducing the appearance of varicose veins, the bulging, blue or green veins that often appear on the legs.
Non-invasive face and body tightening procedures use ultrasound or radiofrequency energy to stimulate the skin to contract and build more of its own collagen. Over time, new collagen growth creates a firmer, more toned appearance, especially around the chin and jawline or certain parts of the body.
Laser tattoo removal utilizes laser energy to break up and disperse tattoo pigment without harming the surrounding skin. This usually requires multiple treatments, the number of which depends on the size of the tattoo, the color of the pigment, and the location on the body.
J. Kevin Duplechain, M.D., FACS
Dr. Duplechain’s dedication to excellence in aesthetic surgery is reflected in his own work, his remarkable credentials, and in the education and training he provides to aesthetic surgeons worldwide. He will work with you to provide the beautiful, natural looking results you desire.Meet Dr. Duplechain
In Dr. Duplechain’s Words
I usually have my laser resurfacing patients begin preparing their skin for treatment about 2 weeks prior to the procedure. This involves using special products and treatments to optimize the effect of the laser on your skin.
Prior to your treatment, you will be given local anesthetics to numb the treatment area. In some cases, patients opt for a sedative to help them relax. Your skin will be thoroughly cleansed, and you will be given eye protection to wear during treatment.
I use a state-of-the-art carbon dioxide (CO2) laser which allows me to very precisely remove the outer layers of skin to a pre-determined depth. This depth is dependent on the degree of correction you and I want to achieve through the procedure. In addition to removing the outer layers of the skin, deep dermal ablation with the Deep FX handpiece provides additional tightening and volume reduction of the entire face. Typically, a laser resurfacing treatment takes anywhere from 30 minutes to 2 hours, and is performed on an outpatient basis.
After laser resurfacing is completed, I will apply Cutagenix to protect the tissues and deliver essential nutrients for better healing. It is applied for one week at which time the skin is healed. During the recovery period, there is very little pain. I allow patients to shower the day of the procedure and use frequent cool compresses with the Cutagenix product. This approach has simplified the recovery process significantly.
The new skin underneath will be slightly pink and fragile much like a baby’s skin and will need to be carefully protected and cared for. I will give you more detailed instructions on how to care for your skin following laser resurfacing at your final pre-op appointment.
Other Skincare Options
We offer a variety of additional treatments for optimizing your skin without surgery.
BOTOX® Cosmetic is a popular injectable wrinkle-smoother that slows down muscle activity to reduce the look of certain wrinkles. It’s especially adept at treating crow’s feet and vertical lines between the brows.
Dermal fillers are injectable products that use biocompatible ingredients, typically hyaluronic acid gel, to fill in wrinkles and add volume to certain parts of the face. Fillers are great for reducing the appearance of nasolabial folds, lines around the mouth, and diminished volume in the cheeks.
Lip augmentation can be achieved through either fat injections or dermal fillers. Fat injections use your own unwanted fat, taken from another area of your body. Both fat injections and dermal fillers can add volume and smooth away lines with a soft, natural-looking result.Back to Top