Laser skin resurfacing is a type of skin care procedure performed by a dermatologist or physician. It involves using lasers to help improve skin texture and appearance.
Depending on your individual needs, your dermatologist may recommend either ablative or non-ablative lasers. Ablative lasers include carbon dioxide (CO2) or Erbium. CO2 laser resurfacing treatments are used to get rid of scars, warts, and deep wrinkles. Erbium is used for finer lines and wrinkles, along with other superficial skin concerns. Both types of ablative lasers remove outside layers of the skin.
Non-ablative lasers, on the other hand, don’t remove any skin layers. These include pulsed light, pulsed-dye lasers, and fractional lasers. Non-ablative lasers may be used for rosacea, spider veins, and acne-related skin concerns.
You might consider this procedure if you have age-, sun-, or acne-related skin care concerns that aren’t treatable with over-the-counter (OTC) products.
"In just 10 days my sun spots were almost gone. After two weeks there were only red shading of the area treated and that started fading too. I would definitely have this done again. Thanks!"
~ Theresa P.
A clear complexion is something many people want, but even with the most meticulous skincare regimen, blemish-free skin can be difficult to achieve. Photorejuvenation or Photofacial, which uses Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) technology, can help reduce the appearance of some of the most common skin woes, including brown spots, melasma, broken capillaries, and sunspots. This minimally invasive skin procedure can also treat signs of aging such as wrinkles or age spots. There's very little recovery time and few side effects, making it a popular procedure.
A MicroLaserPeel removes a thin layer of damaged skin to improve texture and provide a more youthful appearance. It provides superior results because it can be administered with great precision of depth. The procedure is performed in your physician’s office and can be custom tailored to your specific skin conditions and desired outcome.
Laser skin resurfacing is the latest advance in cosmetic treatment, providing patients with the opportunity to achieve healthy, younger looking skin. While dermabrasion and chemical peels are alternatives, the risk of scarring, pigmentation problems, discomfort, and long recovery periods is lower with laser skin resurfacing. This process gently removes skin imperfections and dramatically reduces lines and wrinkles while using the most advance technology available while providing safe and effective treatment to the skin.
Spider veins are enlarged unhealthy blood vessels that branch out along the lower legs, upper thighs, and sometimes face. They often spread over time and with age and can be removed via sclerotherapy or laser treatments. Removing spider veins through laser treatment is a simple process in which lasers send strong bursts of light into the vein that cause the vein to then fade and disappear. The procedure has some discomfort and can take up to 4 to 8 weeks to see the results.