What is Laser Skin Resurfacing?
Laser skin resurfacing at Exclusively Faces Cosmetic Surgery and Medispa is a noninvasive cosmetic procedure designed to exfoliate damaged skin cells layer by layer. The treatment is great for reducing facial wrinkles and lines and diminishing skin irregularities, including acne scars, pigmentation, and other flaws. Sometimes known as a laser peel, fractional skin resurfacing is a great facial treatment for Shenandoah Valley men and women who want softer, clearer, and younger-looking skin. Depending on the condition of the skin type, the laser can be customized accordingly. There is some recovery time required for most laser skin resurfacing facials; however, it is minimal. If you have any concerns or questions, contact Winchester, VA double board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Matthew Karen to schedule a consultation.
Laser Skin Resurfacing Reviews
"I went to see Dr. Karen two weeks ago for Botox and filler. I absolutely LOVE my results. My lips are plump and symmetrical. My forehead, under eyes and mouth look entirely rejuvenated. Also I’ve noticed a HUGE difference using ZO skin care. It’s only been two weeks but my acne has cleared up immensely my skin looks brighter and healthier. I highly recommend seeing Dr. Karen and speaking with Sabrina about ZO skin care. Sabrina is amazing!!! She is passionate about making you look and feel the best you can be. She was so easy to talk to and I felt very confident the money I spent on the skin care products would work. Worth every penny!!! I will be going back in the near future, and restocking on all of my ZO products 10/10👌🏼"- L.W. / Google / Jul 02, 2021
"I really truly love this place. The staff is wonderful and knowledgeable. Dr. Karen is straight to the point and makes you look and feel your best. I’ve been around the block with medi spas and cosmetic places and this one is by far the best near Winchester! Thank you for making me stay looking young!!!"- K.L. / Google / Aug 22, 2021
Our Laser Skin Resurfacing Technique
Before your skin resurfacing treatment, Dr. Karen will create a treatment plan based on the condition of your skin and your cosmetic goals. If you require a deeper treatment, you may be given a retinoid cream to use for 2 – 3 weeks before your procedure for better results. At the start of your session, we will give you either local anesthesia or some kind of sedation, depending on the level of treatment, to keep you comfortable. As you relax in a treatment chair, we will pass the laser over your skin, targeting the treatment areas. You will feel heat followed by cold air from the system's built-in cooling device. The laser is designed to eliminate damaged and dead skin cells while promoting collagen production. Following lighter resurfacing sessions, a healing ointment will be smoothed over your skin before you leave. You may have some redness, irritation, and swelling, but this will diminish in a few days, and the peeling process will last over the next 3 – 5 days or so. For a deeper resurfacing procedure, your recovery period will take longer, the treatment areas will likely be protected with dressings, and your side effects may be intensified with a recovery time lasting 2 – 3 weeks. No matter what level of treatment, you should limit UV exposure and apply sun protection regularly. Your skin will naturally crust, flake, and peel away as it begins to heal itself. It's crucial to avoid picking at your skin to prevent scarring. Once healed, your skin should be smoother, clearer, and appear younger-looking.
Ablative vs. Non-Ablative Skin Resurfacing
There are two types of laser skin resurfacing: ablative and non-ablative. Non-ablative skin resurfacing is a gentler technique that does not eliminate any layers of skin. Rather, it simply sends thermal energy into deeper levels of the skin, stimulating the body's natural production of collagen and elastin. As such, it usually has a very minimal recovery period. Ablative skin resurfacing, on the other hand, is actually physically removing the outer layers of the skin. Though this can lead to longer periods of downtime, it is also able to achieve results that are not possible through non-ablative means.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Procedure Time
- 45 minutes
A Softer, Clearer Complexion
Exclusively Faces Cosmetic Surgery and Medispa laser skin resurfacing treatments provide amazing outcomes for a rejuvenated, smooth, youthful appearance. If you are thinking about laser treatment and want to hear more information about laser skin resurfacing, we invite you to call us today to have any questions about cost and treatment plans answered or to schedule a consultation with double board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Matthew Karen.