What is Laser Skin Resurfacing?
Laser skin resurfacing is a fast, easy and FDA-cleared treatment to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, stretch marks and scars, as well as improving overall skin tone and texture.
Skin imperfections on the face and body can affect a person’s self-image, and can make them look older than they really are. Laser skin resurfacing offers a fast and easy way to minimize the appearance of a wide variety of skin imperfections without invasive surgery and with minimal recovery time.
Fractional laser skin resurfacing is a revolutionary aesthetic treatment because it helps patients look and feel their best without having to undergo painful invasive surgical procedures which usually require significant recovery time.
Fractional laser skin resurfacing treatments use the most advanced laser technology to target skin imperfections without harming surrounding tissue. Healing time is fast and most procedures can be performed in thirty minutes or less with minimal discomfort and excellent long-term results.
What type of skin imperfections can be treated with a Laser Skin Resurfacing treatment?
Laser skin resurfacing treatments are great for brown and red spots. This treatment is also a great option for wrinkles around the face and neck. This treatment is also the perfect choice for the treatment of wrinkles, acne and surgical scars, melasma, striae, unwanted textural irregularities, crow’s feet, blotchy skin and more.
Among other conditions, Laser Skin Resurfacing treatments can improve the appearance of:
- Age spots
- Sun damage
- Skin tone and texture
- Surgical scars
- Acne scars
- Stretch marks
What parts of the body can be treated with a Laser Skin Resurfacing treatment?
Virtually any trouble spot on the body can be treated with a Laser Skin Resurfacing, including face, neck, chest, arms or legs.
How does a Laser Skin Resurfacing treatment works?
Fractional skin resurfacing uses laser microbeams to create areas of affected tissue that extend through the epidermis into the dermis. These areas can be either “non-ablative” (the laser beams coagulate the affected tissue) or “ablative” (the laser beams vaporize the affected tissue).
Non-ablative procedures have little to no downtime, while ablative procedures provide a single treatment option. The body’s natural healing process creates new, healthy tissue to replace the areas of affected tissue, resulting in healthier, younger-looking skin.
What are the benefits of a Laser Skin Resurfacing treatment?
- Treatments are fast
- Don’t require a lengthy recovery
- Can treat several skin conditions including wrinkles, scars, stretch marks, age spots and sun damage
- Well-tolerated, easy treatment sessions
- Options for no-downtime and minimal downtime treatments
- Provides excellent outcomes
What is a Laser Skin Resurfacing treatment like?
These videos show how a Laser Skin Resurfacing treatment is like.
What type of equipment do you use for Laser Skin Resurfacing?
At Pier Medical Aesthetics we are known for using state of the art technology. For laser skin resurfacing, we have chosen equipment from Palomar Medical Technologies as they produce the most advanced cosmetic lasers that deliver the best results for dramatically improving the appearance of the skin.
Palomar’s equipment is the first FDA-approved laser technology that provides the most advanced treatment your skin.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How do I know if I’m a good candidate for laser skin resurfacing?
A: Laser skin resurfacing works on many skin types, including very light and very dark skin. Different resurfacing options can knock out the deepest wrinkles, improve the most challenging scars, and help correct a wide variety of other skin imperfections.
Q: How does it work?
A: We use state of the art Fractional Laser equipment from Palomar, the company that invented and patented microfractional laser technology. Fractional skin resurfacing uses laser energy microbeams to create areas of affected tissue that extend through the epidermis into the dermis. The body’s natural healing process creates new, healthy tissue to replace the areas of affected tissue, resulting in healthier, younger skin.
Q: How long does treatment take?
A: Most treatments last no more than an hour. Depending on the condition being treated, we may recommend a single treatment session or a series of progressive treatments for best results.
Q: How quickly will I recover?
A: In most cases, you may resume your regular activities the same day following some treatments; more aggressive procedures may require several days of healing. During your consultation, we will discuss what recovery time you can expect from your treatment, based on the type of condition and your skin.
Q: Does it hurt?
A: Most people feel minimal discomfort during and after the treatment. In some cases, we may recommend mild pain management options during the procedure and/or for a few days following the treatment.
Q: What can I expect after treatment?
A: Depending on the treatment option, you can expect to experience temporary redness, warmth, and swelling at the treatment site, which typically lasts only a few days. In other cases, some post-care wound management may be necessary for a few days following treatment. During your consultation we will discuss potential side effects and your post-treatment expectations based on the type of treatment you’ll receive.