Laser skin resurfacing is a non-invasive cosmetic treatment that involves delivering highly-calibrated wavelengths of laser energy into the damaged skin. The laser energy removes the uppermost layers of your skin to reveal smoother, softer, and more even-textured skin. It also heats the underlying layers of your skin to stimulate collagen production, which makes your skin look firm and youthful. Laser skin resurfacing reverses the signs of aging and sun damage.
Which device do you use for laser skin resurfacing?
Premier Aesthetic Dermatology performs laser skin resurfacing using the industry-leading Icon by Cynosure. Icon is a cutting-edge device that generates fractional laser energy, i.e., the laser beam is divided into thousands of columns that penetrate different layers of your skin. Fractional laser treats the epidermis and dermis of your skin. It burns and removes the damaged skin tissues on the epidermis and stimulates collagen production in the deep dermis, ensuring optimal results.
What does laser skin resurfacing treat?
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Skin laxity
- Sagging skin
- Sun damage
- Acne scarring
- Age spots
- Uneven skin tone
- Textural irregularities
What are the benefits of laser skin resurfacing?
- Non-invasive skin rejuvenation
- Stimulates collagen production
- Improves overall skin tone and texture
- Revitalizes the complexion
- Causes no pain or discomfort
- No harsh side effects
- No post-treatment downtime
- Completely natural result
What happens during laser skin resurfacing?
Laser skin resurfacing is a safe, simple, in-office treatment. Our medical providers will examine your skin type and concerns to personalize the treatment and adjust the wavelengths of laser energy. During the consultation, the medical provider will examine your skin, discuss your goals and concerns, review your medical history, and curate a personalized treatment plan.
During your laser skin resurfacing, the medical provider will cleanse your facial skin and provide protective eyewear. The Icon laser device will be moved over the treatment areas to deliver fractional laser energy into the epidermis and dermis. The entire treatment concludes within 30 to 60 minutes, depending on the treatment areas.
What are the side effects of laser skin resurfacing?
Laser skin resurfacing causes minimal side effects, such as redness, swelling, pain, tenderness, and itching sensations. In rare cases, patients may experience hypopigmentation, which leads to lightened skin patches. The side effects usually dissipate within a few days.
Is there any downtime after laser skin resurfacing?
Laser skin resurfacing doesn’t involve any downtime. You can resume most of your daily activities immediately, but your skin will be highly sensitive to light, so you should avoid direct sunlight for a few days. You should also avoid strenuous workouts for a few days.
When will I see the results of laser skin resurfacing?
You will start noticing improvements in skin tone and texture after the side effects dissipate. The results will become noticeable after 3 weeks and continue improving for 6 months. Your skin will look smoother, softer, and more youthful after healing.
How many laser skin resurfacing sessions do I need?
Laser skin resurfacing produces dramatic results, so you only need 1 to 3 sessions for optimal results. If you have deep scars and severe concerns, you may need 3 sessions, but most patients are happy with the results after only one session. Each session should be spaced a few weeks apart for optimal results.
Why choose Premier Aesthetic Dermatology?
Premier Aesthetic Dermatology is a luxurious dermatology practice specializing in non-invasive cosmetic treatments. We use cutting-edge technologies, such as Icon by Cynosure to elevate your aesthetic health and reverse the signs of aging with minimal side effects and risks. Our medical providers also personalize the treatment to ensure safe and natural results. Please schedule an appointment to explore your laser skin resurfacing options in San Carlos.