What is Laser Skin Resurfacing?
Laser skin resurfacing with the Vbeam Perfecta and Lumenis M22 laser systems at Advanced Dermatology is a quick and easy cosmetic treatment that applies pulsating beams of light to remove damaged skin layer by layer. Once you start laser skin resurfacing sessions routinely, you will keep others guessing what your secret is to fabulous skin and looking 5 – 10 years younger. Get the glow that comes with skin that is well cared for at any of our Katy, League City, Pearland, or Sugar Land, TX practices. Investing in laser skin resurfacing can prevent the signs of aging (wrinkle, lines, and folds), renew a smooth texture to your skin, address discoloration, and minimize pores. Ready to discover more about how you may qualify for laser skin resurfacing treatment? Call our friendly patient care coordinators at any Advanced Dermatology location in the Greater Houston, TX area for an appointment to assess your skin care needs.
What Are The Benefits Of Laser Skin Resurfacing?
Laser skin resurfacing at Advanced Dermatology offers several outstanding benefits to revitalize and rejuvenate your skin, including:
- Offering two customizable treatment options
- Clearing away dead, damaged skin cells
- Reducing wrinkles and lines
- Diminishing spots, discoloration, and other skin imperfections
- Shrinking large pores
- Smoothing acne scars and other scar types
- Improving sun-damaged skin
- Balancing skin tone and texture
- Supporting new collagen and elastin growth
- Providing long-lasting results
Laser Skin Resurfacing Reviews
"I have been a patient at Advanced Dermatology for years and have been pleased with their care and service. I highly recommend them for skin care."- C.S. / Google / Jan 14, 2023
"Absolutely loved Kendra! She is so smart and makes you feel comfortable about any questions you may have. I had a spot that I was concerned about and she helped educate me to ease my worries. Also she gave me wonderful skin care recommendations to help make my skin glow for my wedding!! If you need any recommendations on skin care or cosmetic procedures I cannot recommend Avery enough!!!!! She is extremely knowledgeable and recommends exactly what you need based off of your current skin’s condition! I know I’m in good hands with both Kendra and Avery!"- T.&. / Google / Feb 18, 2023
"Dr Kelly Dunkin has been my dermatologist for at least 20 years. She has seen at least three of my children and a spouse. I have seen Dr Dunkin every year to give me an overall skin check. She is conservative, very personable, very professional, and has a heart 💜 of gold for her patients. . To say that she totally cares about her patients, is an understatement. She’s a successful doctor for a reason and you’ll be super happy with her office staff also. They are attentive, caring & kind. I never feel rushed at my appointments or in my decisions for skin care choices or alternatives. I’ve been super satisfied all these years, enough to travel 3 hrs to see her each year. Trusting a Dermatologist is not to be taken lightly. Dr Dunkin will eat your trust, too. Cynthia, Canyon Lake, TX"- C.E. / Google / Feb 04, 2023
"Had a deluxe hydrafacial and the experience was fantastic from start to finish. Very professional staff that are knowledgeable about skin care. Saher was my aesthetician and she made me feel very comfortable. I left with a glow!"- S.A. / Google / Feb 04, 2023
"Still my favorite place to go for great skin care!"- C.Z. / Google / May 04, 2023
Am I a Candidate for Laser Skin REsurfacing?
There are many factors to consider when choosing which laser peel is right for you. Laser skin resurfacing is geared toward patients who are unhappy with their overall complexion. If you have sun-damaged skin, acne scars, age spots, fine lines and wrinkles, redness, or pigmentation issues, this treatment can help correct these imperfections. In addition, it works well if you have scaly patches, rough texture, or other irregularities. This treatment is not recommended if you have very dark skin or active acne. In addition, it is important to understand that there is downtime associated with these laser therapies. Some patients, depending on the condition of their skin, may need up to 2 – 3 weeks to recover.
How Does Laser Skin REsurfacing Work?
If your skin needs mild correction, a topical anesthetic will be used to numb certain areas where the laser will target. For the full face or more intense laser treatments, some type of sedation may be necessary. During the laser skin resurfacing, you will relax in our treatment chair while the Vbeam Perfecta or Lumenis M22 laser glides over the skin, precisely targeting the designated areas for improvement. You will feel the heat from the laser followed by cold air from the built-in cooling system. The laser works to destroy damaged skin cells while also stimulating new collagen growth.
What Results Can I Expect AFter Laser Skin REsurfacing?
For lighter peels, a healing ointment will be applied to the skin and you can return home to recover. The skin will appear red, and there will be some irritation and swelling. This should subside within a couple of days and the peeling process will last over a 3 – 5-day timeframe. If you are undergoing a more intense laser treatment, your downtime will be prolonged. The treated areas will most likely be covered by dressings and the swelling, burning, and irritation sensation will be intensified. Medication can be prescribed to help reduce these side effects. The downtime associated with a deeper peel can last 2 – 3 weeks. All patients should limit their sun exposure after their laser treatment and apply sun protection regularly. Regardless of the intensity of the peel, the skin will naturally flake, crust, and peel away. It is important to avoid interfering with the healing process. Once the skin has healed, you will feel a softer layer that looks clearer, rejuvenated, and younger.
Laser Skin Resurfacing FAQ
How much does laser skin resurfacing cost?
Laser skin resurfacing costs are based on the treatment type you select. In your initial consultation, one of our experienced providers will understand your skin problems and wants before reviewing the different types of laser resurfacing available treatments. Then, they can help you select your resurfacing method and discuss costs. Advanced Dermatology often runs treatment specials and discounted packages, so be sure to ask in your consultation.
What's the best type of resurfacing for me?
We can help you choose which resurfacing option is best for your concerns and goals in your initial consultation. The best treatment for you will depend on the condition of your skin, any skin concerns, and the skin depth you want your treatment to reach. How long you are willing to give your recovery might also be a deciding consideration when choosing your treatment type. When in doubt, it's best to select a lighter treatment to see how you like your results and decide if you want something stronger for your next appointment.
How can I help my skin recover after a resurfacing treatment?
A member of our team will give you tips on how you can speed skin healing after a laser treatment. The number one rule is don't peel or pick flaking skin. Doing this can create long-term damage, including scars. You need to forgo all hair removal methods in the treatment area, which means no waxing, shaving, or depilatory creams. We can suggest an ointment to help soothe your skin.
Should I get laser skin resurfacing, a chemical peel, or dermabrasion?
After listening to your skin problems, we will help you decide if laser skin resurfacing, a chemical peel, or dermabrasion treatment fits your needs and goals. Although they all improve your skin, each has its own pros and cons. In your consultation, we will explain each option and make a suggestion for your treatment.
How often should I get laser resurfacing treatments?
Depending on the resurfacing method you select for your procedure, you might need to wait weeks or even months between appointments. Deeper laser treatments will provide results that last a long time; however, they do require a lengthy recovery period. You should tell us how frequently you want to return for treatments so we can take this into account when suggesting a treatment plan during your consultation.
Refresh with a Laser Peel
A laser skin resurfacing peel offers outstanding results if you want a younger-looking complexion. If you are considering a laser peel and would like to learn more about them, as well as other nonsurgical options Advanced Dermatology offers, we invite you to call any office in Katy, League City, Pearland, or Sugar Land, TX today to book your skin evaluation.
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