Laser Skin Resurfacing

What Is Laser Skin Resurfacing?

Laser skin resurfacing at VivaSkin Dermatology and Aesthetics is a non-invasive aesthetic procedure that employs rapid pulses of light to remove damaged skin cells layer by layer. This technique effectively reduces facial lines, wrinkles, and various skin imperfections, including acne scars, pigmentation, and other blemishes. Often referred to as a laser peel, fractional skin resurfacing is an excellent choice for those seeking smoother, brighter, and more youthful-looking skin. The treatment can be tailored based on the individual’s skin condition. Laser skin resurfacing is particularly effective for conditions like melasma, brown spots, and sun damage. Most of these procedures require minimal recovery time. Dr. Hyemin Pomerantz is available to address any concerns or questions during your consultation.

Laser skin resurfacing is an exceptional treatment that provides numerous advantages to our patients in Newton, Waltham, and Wellesley, MA, including:

  • Enhancing skin’s elasticity and firmness
  • Tackling hyperpigmentation and age spots
  • Diminishing fine lines and wrinkles
  • Reducing the visibility of pores

Who is a candidate for laser skin resurfacing?

Laser skin resurfacing is tailored for individuals who are not completely satisfied with their overall skin tone and texture. If you’re dealing with sun damage, age spots, acne scars, fine lines, wrinkles, redness, or pigmentation issues, this procedure could be an excellent fit for your skincare needs. It’s also effective for those experiencing scaly patches, rough texture, or other skin irregularities. However, it’s important to note that laser skin resurfacing isn’t recommended for those with skin lesions or active acne outbreaks. Patients should also be aware that a recovery period is necessary after a laser procedure, with some requiring as much as 2 to 3 weeks for full recovery

If you’re booked for a more intensive skin resurfacing procedure, you might be provided with a retinoid product to use for several weeks prior to your laser treatment. This retinoid application helps prime your skin, enhancing the effectiveness of the procedure. We may also prescribe medication before the procedure to help reduce discomfort, ensuring your relaxation throughout the appointment. If your skin requires only minor correction, a topical anesthetic may be used to numb the specific areas that the laser will treat. For whole-face treatments or more intensive laser sessions, a form of sedation might be required. During the treatment, you will comfortably recline in our treatment chair as the laser handpiece is carefully guided over your skin, precisely targeting the areas in need of resurfacing. You’ll experience the warmth of the laser, counterbalanced by the cool air from the built-in cooling system. The laser is engineered to eliminate damaged and dead skin cells while simultaneously promoting the growth of new collagen.

A Softer, Clearer Complexion

If you’re seeking a rejuvenated, youthful appearance, the laser skin resurfacing treatments at VivaSkin Dermatology and Aesthetics can provide exceptional results. If you’re interested in learning more about laser peels, or any of our other non-surgical procedures at our Wellesley, MA facility, we invite you to contact us today to schedule a consultation with a member of our team.

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