Laser Skin Resurfacing & Rejuvenation

Laser skin rejuvenation is a skin resurfacing procedure that uses a laser to improve the appearance of the skin or to treat minor facial flaws. The following are reasons many people choose laser skin resurfacing and rejuvenation:

  • Sun damage
  • Scars caused by acne, chickenpox or injuries
  • Lines around the eyes, mouth, and cheeks
  • Loss of skin tone

Laser resurfacing can greatly improve your complexion if you are experiencing any of these issues.

Laser skin resurfacing & rejuvenation can be done with two types of lasers:

Ablative laser:

This wounding laser removes the thin outer layer of skin, known as the epidermis, and heats the underlying skin, which stimulates the growth of new collagen fibers. As the epidermis heals and regrows, the treated area appears smoother and tighter.

Nonablative Laser:

This is a non-wounding laser that stimulates collagen growth, which over time helps improve skin tone and texture. This approach can be done with various types of lasers as well as intense pulsed light (IPL) devices. Nonablative laser resurfacing is less invasive and requires less recovery time than does ablative laser resurfacing.

Both methods can be delivered with a fractional laser, which leaves microscopic columns of untreated tissue throughout the treatment area. Fractional lasers were developed to shorten recovery time and reduce the risk of side effects.

Laser resurfacing can:

  • Decrease the appearance of fine lines in the face
  • Treat loss of skin tone and improve your complexion if you have scars or sun damage
  • Create a younger looking complexion
  • Treat mild to moderate acne scars