What is Laser Resurfacing?

Laser resurfacing is a non-invasive cosmetic procedure designed to improve the texture and appearance of the skin. This innovative treatment uses focused beams of laser energy to precisely target and remove the outer layer of damaged skin, promoting the growth of new, healthier skin cells.

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Benefits of Laser Resurfacing

The most significant benefit of laser resurfacing is that it stimulates collagen production. This helps smooth out wrinkles and fine lines, leading to a more youthful appearance. Other benefits include the following:

  • The procedure removes damaged skin cells and promotes the growth of new, healthy skin, resulting in a smoother and more even skin tone
  • Laser resurfacing can effectively reduce the appearance of sunspots, age spots, and other signs of sun damage, giving the skin a more even complexion
  • For those with acne scars, laser resurfacing can be an effective solution to improve the skin's texture and reduce the visibility of scars
  • The increased collagen production from laser resurfacing helps improve skin elasticity and firmness, giving a more lifted and toned look

Am I a Good Candidate For Laser Resurfacing?

The following are some of the best candidates for laser resurfacing:

  • Individuals with visible signs of aging, such as wrinkles, fine lines, and sun damage
  • People with uneven skin texture, roughness, or scars, including acne scars
  • Individuals with hyperpigmentation, sunspots, age spots, or melasma
  • Those with mild to moderate skin laxity or loss of firmness
  • Patients who do not have any significant medical conditions that may interfere with the healing process and are in good overall health
  • Non-smokers experience better results and have a reduced risk of complications during healing

Candidates with lighter skin tones generally respond well to laser resurfacing, but advancements in laser technology have made the procedure suitable for various skin types. A consultation with Dr. Koonce can determine the best approach for individual skin concerns and needs.

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Procedure Details

During the procedure, a laser device emits concentrated beams of light carefully directed at the targeted areas of the skin. The laser energy removes the outermost layer of damaged skin cells, stimulating the skin's natural healing process. This promotes the production of new collagen and elastin, leading to the growth of fresh, healthy skin cells.

The depth and intensity of the laser treatment can be adjusted based on the individual's skin concerns and desired results. Patients may experience a warm or tingling sensation during the treatment, and some redness or mild swelling may occur afterward.

Laser Treatments We Offer

At Écosse Plastic Surgery, we proudly offer state-of-the-art laser treatments from Sciton to address various skin concerns. We utilize these advanced laser treatments to deliver exceptional results that enhance your natural beauty precisely and safely.

Moxi Laser Treatment

Moxi by Sciton is a revolutionary laser treatment designed to rejuvenate and refresh your skin. This non-invasive procedure targets uneven skin tone, sun damage, and fine lines, promoting a smoother, more youthful complexion. Moxi's versatility makes it suitable for all skin types, and the quick sessions allow you to resume your daily activities with minimal downtime. Experience the transformative power of Moxi for radiant and revitalized skin.

Hero BBL Laser Treatment

Our Hero BBL (BroadBand Light) laser treatment is a powerful solution for addressing various skin concerns. This innovative technology targets pigmentation irregularities, sun damage, and vascular lesions, promoting even skin tone and texture. Hero BBL stimulates collagen production, contributing to firmer and more resilient skin. With this non-invasive treatment, you can achieve remarkable results with minimal discomfort and downtime. Discover the benefits of Hero BBL for radiant and youthful-looking skin.

Embracing Renewal After Laser Resurfacing

After the procedure, patients may experience a sensation similar to a mild sunburn in the treated areas. It is essential to follow post-operative instructions provided by the medical professional to aid in the healing process, such as:

  • Keeping the skin well-hydrated with prescribed moisturizers
  • Avoiding direct sun exposure is crucial during the initial healing phase
  • Using gentle skincare products and avoiding makeup for a few days

As the skin heals, it may peel or flake, revealing fresher, smoother skin. The recovery period typically lasts around one to two weeks, during which time the full benefits of the laser resurfacing procedure become more apparent. Proper care and patience allow patients to enjoy a more radiant and rejuvenated complexion as the skin improves.

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About Dr. Koonce
Embodying Aesthetic Expertise

Experience life-changing aesthetic care under the guidance of Dr. Koonce, a highly skilled plastic surgeon with a passion for helping patients achieve their desired appearance. At Dr. Koonce's office, patient comfort, safety, and satisfaction are paramount; the warm and welcoming environment reflects this. Dr. Koonce and her dedicated team of medical professionals are committed to providing every individual with personalized and exceptional care. With her advanced technology and precise technique, Dr. Koonce expertly tailors each laser resurfacing treatment to meet her patients' unique needs and goals. Dr. Koonce's patients can confidently embark on their rejuvenation journey, knowing they are in the hands of a skilled and caring expert. Contact Écosse Plastic Surgery to learn more!

Laser Resurfacing FAQ

What skin concerns can laser resurfacing address?

Laser resurfacing treats many skin concerns, including wrinkles, fine lines, acne scars, sun damage, age spots, uneven skin tone, and texture irregularities.

Is the procedure painful?

Laser resurfacing is generally well-tolerated, and the sensation during the treatment is often described as a warming or tingling feeling. Some patients may experience mild discomfort, which can be alleviated with topical numbing creams or local anesthesia.

How long does the procedure take?

The duration of the laser resurfacing procedure can vary depending on the size of the treatment area and the specific laser used. Generally, the procedure can take anywhere from 30 minutes to two hours.

How many sessions are required for optimal results?

The number of laser resurfacing sessions needed depends on the individual's skin condition and treatment goals. Some patients may achieve desired results with a single session, while others may require multiple treatments spaced several weeks apart.

Are there any potential side effects?

Common side effects of laser resurfacing may include redness, swelling, and mild discomfort. In rare cases, there may be a risk of infection, scarring, or changes in skin pigmentation. These risks will be discussed with you during the consultation.

When can I expect to see results?

Results from laser resurfacing are typically progressive, with improvements becoming more apparent in the weeks following the procedure. As collagen production increases, the skin will continue to improve in texture and tone over time.

How long do the results last?

The longevity of the results depends on various factors, including the patient's skincare routine and sun protection practices. Generally, the results of laser resurfacing can last several months to years, making it a long-lasting solution for skin rejuvenation. Regular maintenance treatments may help to extend the benefits.

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