WHAT IS LASER SKIN RESURFACING?
Laser skin resurfacing at Beauty Medica is a noninvasive cosmetic treatment that uses pulsating beams of energy to remove dead and damaged skin one layer at a time. The procedure is great for addressing facial wrinkles and lines and for diminishing skin irregularities, such as pigmentation, acne scars, and other issues. Laser skin resurfacing at Beauty Medica is performed using the Alma Harmony XL PRO. Also called a laser peel, fractional skin resurfacing is considered an ideal treatment for people desiring softer, clearer, younger-looking skin. Based on the condition of the skin type, the treatment will be adjusted accordingly. There is some downtime associated with most laser skin resurfacing treatments. Any concerns or questions may be discussed with our Houston, TX team during your assessment and consultation.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF LASER SKIN RESURFACING?
Beauty Medica uses top-of-the-line technology in all of our procedures, and laser skin resurfacing is no different. Alma Harmony XL PRO is a fractional laser that can be used for various skin concerns. Some benefits of this treatment include:
- Fast: Sessions are relatively quick, with most appointments taking less than an hour to complete.
- Minimally invasive: Laser skin resurfacing does not require incisions or anesthesia, making it a safer option than other cosmetic procedures.
- Precise: The Alma Harmony XL PRO targets specific areas of concern while leaving the surrounding tissue unharmed.
- Safe: The procedure is performed by our highly trained staff in our state-of-the-art facility.
HOW DOES LASER SKIN RESURFACING WORK?
Laser skin resurfacing is ideal for patients who have sun-damaged skin, age spots, acne scars, wrinkles and fine lines, pigmentation, or redness. Before you have a more intense or deeper laser resurfacing session, you may be asked to use a retinoid cream for a few weeks before your laser appointment. This helps prep the skin for more effective results. Throughout the procedure, you can relax in our special treatment chair while the Harmony XL PRO laser glides over your skin, directly targeting the designated areas for resurfacing. You may feel the warmth from the laser, followed by cold air from the system’s built-in cooling device. The laser works to eliminate damaged and dead skin cells while also stimulating natural collagen production. After less aggressive resurfacing treatments, a healing ointment will be applied to the treated skin and you can go home for your recovery. The skin will appear red, and there may be some irritation and swelling. For those who are getting a deeper resurfacing procedure, your recovery time will take longer. The treated areas may be protected with dressings, and the swelling, irritation, and burning side effects may be intensified. The recovery time associated with a deeper laser session can last 2 – 3 weeks. Regardless of the intensity, the treated skin will naturally flake, crust, and peel off. Once the peeling process has been completed, your skin will feel softer while also looking clearer, younger, and rejuvenated.
LASER SKIN RESURFACING FAQ
How much does laser skin resurfacing cost?
Laser resurfacing costs depend on the treatment you choose. In your initial consultation, Dr. Sorkin will listen to your concerns and wants before reviewing the types of laser resurfacing available treatments. After this, she can help you decide on your resurfacing method and discuss costs. Beauty Medica often offers skin treatment specials and packages, so ask about current specials in your consultation.
What’s the best type of resurfacing for me?
Dr. Sorkin can help you decide which resurfacing option fits your concerns and goals in your consultation. What treatment is best for you will depend on the condition of your skin, your 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 factor when choosing your treatment type. If you are in doubt, it’s better to select a lighter treatment, then assess your results and decide if you want something stronger for your next appointment.
How can I help my skin recover after a resurfacing treatment?
Dr. Sorkin or someone on her staff will explain ways to speed skin healing after a resurfacing treatment. The top rule is don’t pick or peel your skin. Doing this can cause lasting damage like scars. You need to skip all hair removal methods on the treated skin, including shaving, waxing, or depilatory creams. We will recommend a cream to help soothe your skin.
Should I get laser skin resurfacing, a chemical peel, or dermabrasion?
After listening to your skin concerns, Dr. Sorkin will help you choose whether laser skin resurfacing, a chemical peel, or dermabrasion treatment will achieve your goals. While all three rejuvenate the surface of the skin, each has its own pros and cons. During your initial consultation, Dr. Sorkin can discuss each option and make a suggestion for your treatment.
How often should I get laser resurfacing treatments?
Depending on the laser resurfacing method you and Dr. Sorkin choose for your treatment, you may need to wait weeks or even a few months between appointments. Deeper treatments will provide results that last a long time; however, they need a lengthy recovery period. You should tell Dr. Sorkin about how frequently you are willing to return for treatments so she can consider this when recommending a type of resurfacing during your consultation.
A SOFTER, CLEARER COMPLEXION
If you struggle with sun spots, hyperpigmentation, wrinkles, and fine lines, then laser skin resurfacing at Beauty Medica could be of benefit to you. Laser skin resurfacing procedures offer amazing results if you want a more youthful complexion. If you are considering a laser resurfacing treatment and would like to learn more about them, as well as additional nonsurgical treatments at our Houston, TX location, we invite you to call us today to schedule your appointment with our team.