LASER RESURFACING | Reveal Your Fresh New Face
Laser resurfacing is an ideal treatment for patients that want a deep, long-lasting, and comprehensive renewal of their skin texture. Unlike cosmetic procedures that gradually address, or soften the effects of aging, laser resurfacing reveals the fresh new skin layers beneath the surface. It also works on the smooth layers that are untouched by photo damage or superficial signs of aging. Laser resurfacing eliminates age spots, sun discolorations, fine lines, and acne scarring. It returns your skin to its youthful appearance with its precise “laser peel” approach.
Now it’s the time to turn back time on the effects environmental damage has left on your skin’s surface. Learn more about laser resurfacing by scheduling a complimentary consultation with Laser + Skin Institute. They are a premier and leading provider of both general and cosmetic dermatology in the Chatham, New Jersey area. Contact Laser + Skin Institute online now or call 973-635-5050.
WHY CHOOSE LASER RESURFACING?
- Diminishes age spots
- Smooth and refine uneven skin texture
- Eliminates fine lines and wrinkles
- Reverses sun damage
- Removes dark spots and discolorations
- Minimizes acne scarring and pitting
- Lightens and evens out skin tone
- Encourages collagen production
- Improves skin elasticity
- Long-lasting results
HOW DOES LASER RESURFACING WORK?
During your laser resurfacing procedure, a high-energy beam of CO2 light is used to vaporize fine lines, scars, discolorations, and any visible sun damage. Each pulse from the laser, ablates or removes a small section of skin tissue. The dermatologist will move the laser tool across the surface of the area being treated, addressing each layer until the desired effect is achieved. The process also encourages the production of new collagen to improve the skin’s elasticity and tone. When performed by a skilled and experienced dermatologist, a “laser peel” provides safe and predictable results. Laser resurfacing, or “laser peels”, produces more precise and uniform results than alternative procedures such as chemical peels or deep dermabrasion treatments.
Due to the level of precision available with laser resurfacing, your treatment can be adjusted to provide deep resurfacing for maximum results or lighter resurfacing with less downtime. The level of resurfacing is dependent on the amount of damage needed to be removed, skin type, and desired aesthetic results.
LASER RESURFACING WITH COOLPEEL
With a variety of laser techniques to choose from, your provider may suggest laser resurfacing with the Tetra machine. The Tetra is the only technology that can perform a CoolPeel procedure. A CoolPeel is an advanced skin procedure that provides the benefits of laser resurfacing; but with minimal to zero downtime. This treatment may be ideal for patients requiring a more superficial level of laser resurfacing.
The CoolPeel procedure utilizes an H-pulse powered laser that can provide a fully-ablative treatment without causing thermal damage to skin tissue. This absence of thermal damage is what minimizes the healing phase, during which downtime may be required. During your initial consultation, the CoolPeel may be discussed as an option depending on your skin type and goals.
LASER RESURFACING BEFORE AND AFTER*
The lasers resurfacing before and after images demonstrate a visible effect on renewing skin quality and texture. However, as with any cosmetic procedure, results may vary. These laser resurfacing before and after images feature real patients. They also showcase real results that are achievable when this technique sensitive procedure is performed by a knowledgeable and experienced dermatologist.
HOW MUCH DOES LASER RESURFACING COST?
Laser resurfacing cost varies per patient, depending on the unique requirements of their treatment plan. Factors that influence pricing include the size of the area being treated and the number of treatments needed to obtain your desired aesthetic goals. During your complimentary consultation from Laser + Skin Institute, laser resurfacing and CoolPeel prices will be discussed in detail. If laser resurfacing is recommended as an optimal procedure for your skin type, we will tailor a treatment plan that is customized with your goals and budget in mind.
LASER RESURFACING RESULTS
As with all cosmetic treatments, individual experiences may vary. The full effects of laser resurfacing results typically appear after the healing phase is complete; generally a few weeks after the procedure. With proper sun protection, results can persist for more than five years. Fine lines and expression wrinkles may return sooner where muscle activity is strongest. Treatments with a cosmetic injectable, such as Botox, can help maintain a smooth, wrinkle-free result.
LASER RESURFACING SIDE EFFECTS
Depending on the level of resurfacing that you wish to achieve with your laser resurfacing treatment, your healing period may be longer or shorter. Typically, for moderate to deep resurfacing, your initial healing period may last one to two weeks.
During this first phase of healing, you may feel some itching or stinging in the first 12 to 72 hours after your treatment. In the next few days, your skin may begin to peel and your provider will provide you with a detailed care plan for this period of skin healing.
Once this recovery phase is complete, most patients return to normal activities. In addition, oil-free make-up may be applied to minimize any redness. Any residual redness will gradually fade within 4 to 12 weeks depending on skin type and depth of laser treatment. For light resurfacing, the redness disappears within 3 to 5 weeks and you may be cleared to return to normal activities within 5 to 7 days. You may also notice that your new skin, after the healing period, is a lighter shade than previously.
Laser resurfacing treatments are performed in our dermatologist office using a local anesthetic to ensure your comfort during the procedure.
LASER RESURFACING NEAR ME
If you want to eliminate sun damage and signs of aging, laser resurfacing may be right for you. The professional dermatology team at Laser + Skin Institute in Chatham, NJ, has years of experience. They provide safe and effective laser resurfacing treatment that will exceed your aesthetic goals. Learn more by scheduling a free consultation with Laser and Skin Institute. Find out why they are regarded as the leading provider of laser resurfacing and CoolPeel in Chatham, NJ. Contact Laser + Skin Institute online by filling out the form below or by calling 973-635-5050 today.