Can Laser Skin Resurfacing Lessen the Appearance of Wrinkles on the Face?

By: Dr. Hyemin Pomerantz


Facial lines and wrinkles can be frustrating and discouraging, especially when they begin to escape the control of your over-the-counter topical products. Once this happens, it may be time to consider your options for professional skin rejuvenation. At VivaSkin Dermatology and Aesthetics in Wellesley, MA, Dr. Hyemin Pomerantz offers a complete range of general and aesthetic dermatology services, including laser skin resurfacing, to keep patients’ skin healthy and radiant at any age. Ready to learn more about how laser skin resurfacing can smooth out your lines and wrinkles? Let’s go.

What professional skin treatments can help with wrinkles on my face?

With many options to choose from, you may be having trouble deciding which skin treatment is right for you. The best place to start is with a personal consultation from a professional skin care expert at VivaSkin Dermatology and Aesthetics. After evaluating your skin, discussing your concerns and goals, and answering any questions you may have, our knowledgeable team will recommend a treatment option that best meets your needs. One of the most popular skin treatments performed today is laser skin resurfacing, which can help to improve the appearance of lines, wrinkles, and a number of other skin concerns.

How does laser skin resurfacing work?

Laser skin resurfacing works by delivering pulsating beams of light to the skin. This process causes the damaged top layer of skin – called the epidermis – to peel away, revealing the healthy dermis layer beneath. Laser skin resurfacing also triggers the production of collagen, helping to firm and tighten the skin for an overall more youthful look. Common skin concerns that can be addressed with laser skin resurfacing include:

  • Fine lines
  • Wrinkles
  • Loose skin
  • Enlarged pores
  • Sun damage
  • Age spots
  • Liver spots
  • Acne scarring
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Rough skin
  • Patchy skin
  • Dry skin
  • Oily skin

Will my skin flake off after laser skin resurfacing?

After about 3 – 5 days, patients will notice their skin beginning to dry out and flake away. This process may last from a few days to a few weeks, depending on the strength of the treatment that was performed. While the skin is healing from laser skin resurfacing, it is critical to avoid picking at your skin. Direct sun exposure should also be avoided, and patients should wear sunscreen at all times.

How often can I get laser skin resurfacing treatment?

Keeping up with a regular in-office skin rejuvenation routine is one of the most effective ways to keep your complexion consistently looking its best. After an initial round of laser skin resurfacing, which may include a series of 3 – 4 treatments spaced about one month apart, many patients choose to schedule routine maintenance treatments 1 – 2 times per year. Between these appointments, we can recommend complementary skin treatments and products that will help to further boost the health and appearance of your complexion.

Are your favorite skin care products no longer doing the trick? Consider laser skin resurfacing in Wellesley, MA

If you’re near Newton, Westin, Needham, or Dover, MA, and are ready to take your skin care game to the next level, professional treatments can help. Get started on your journey to radiant, smooth skin patients love by calling VivaSkin Dermatology and Aesthetics in Wellesley, MA to schedule your private consultation for laser skin resurfacing with Dr. Hyemin Pomerantz today.