Laser skin resurfacing is a popular cosmetic procedure that can help rejuvenate the skin and reduce the effects of the sun, aging, and some facial skin disorders. Treatments are safe, effective, and convenient. Also, the cost of cosmetic laser skin resurfacing is minimal compared to many other treatment options.
Schedule a consultation with Dr. Elizabeth Lee and ArtfulSurgery to learn more about how laser skin rejuvenation removes damaged outer layers of skin and stimulates the production of collagen and new skin cells resulting in smoother, younger, healthier-looking skin.
What is Laser Skin Rejuvenation?
Your procedure will be customized to address your concerns and leave your skin rejuvenated and fresh.
Laser skin rejuvenation, often called a laser peel, refers to a procedure that utilizes the heat from light pulses to restructure the deep layers of your skin while simultaneously removing the dead, outer layers. This is a moderately-invasive procedure that reduces scarring and returns skin texture to a youthful glow.
Fractional laser resurfacing techniques can help to not only improve your skin but also boost your confidence. CO2 laser resurfacing is another type of laser skin rejuvenation technology that produces rapid pulses of light to remove the thin top layers of skin.
Our laser resurfacing methods will leave your skin transformed and you delighted by your results.
CO2 lasers are able to accomplish this treatment with little heat damage to your skin. The laser device scans the skin while frequently flashing light. This method ensures precision heating and prevents extensive skin damage that is common with older laser skin technologies. Laser resurfacing procedures will both help to improve the quality of your skin and boost your collagen levels for long-term results.
At ArtfulSurgery, we want you to feel confident going makeup free!
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A laser resurfacing treatment comes with many advantages. The treatment resurfaces the skin to reduce the appearance of acne scars, reduce fine lines, improve pore size, tightens sagging skin, improve skin tone, and many more. This procedure may not be ideal for all skin tones and we encourage everyone to schedule a consultation first to learn if the treatment will benefit your skin. If you are concerned about any of the above-listed skin conditions, laser skin rejuvenation may be your perfect solution!
This treatment can benefit both men and women who are unhappy with their skin. Getting older leaves us with many aging signs. Spots, scarring, and wrinkles can make you feel older than you really are. A laser facial rejuvenation will transform your skin and help take years off your face!
During your personal consultation, Dr. Elizabeth Lee will ask about your treatment goals and examine the area of concern. She will ask about your skin care routine, current medications, previous treatments, and allergies. This will help her better understand how to treat your skin and provide your best results.
The details of your treatment will be discussed and decided upon in your meeting.
In this meeting, you and Dr. Elizabeth Lee will discuss the details of a laser skin rejuvenation procedure, potential risks, and expected outcome. Anesthetic options will be gone over. A numbing gel, local anesthetic, and/or sedative can be used to provide a comfortable procedure. The amount of discomfort experienced will depend on the individual’s pain tolerance, the depth of the procedure, the area of treatment, and the strength of the laser. Our detail-focused environment helps you know what to expect in the procedure and help you mentally and physically prepare for the treatment.
Together, you and Dr. Elizabeth Lee will create the best plan possible that takes your unique skin into consideration while setting you on a path to achieve your best results.
Show up to your appointment a few minutes early to find parking and make sure you have a restful morning.
You will be instructed on how to prepare for the procedure and how to ensure a positive experience. Prior to your appointment, you should stop taking antihistamines and pause smoking habits. Both of these products will negatively affect the health of your skin. Other medications may need to be altered as they can have negative effects on the healing process of your skin.
In the days leading up to your appointment, stay hydrated. On the morning of your treatment, avoid activities that cause sweating because this will eventually dry out your skin. Wear a comfortable top that can be removed without applying pressure to your face.
At the beginning of your appointment, your skin will be cleaned and your preferred anesthesia will be applied to ensure you are comfortable during the procedure. The predetermined area will be treated in sections. A laser device will be applied to correct the areas you are concerned about.
This procedure will take about an hour to complete.
Once completed, a hydrating serum will be applied to help moisturize your skin and bring down inflammation. Bandages may be applied if the treatment is deep.
After your procedure, your skin will be swollen, red, and sensitive. Over-the-counter pain medications will help alleviate any discomfort. In the event of a more invasive procedure, pain prescriptions may be provided.
Following your treatment, you will need to continue to avoid sweating because dehydrated skin is vulnerable to irritation. Use a gentle cleanser and moisturizer recommended and approved by your skin care provider. Here at ArtfulSurgery, we have skin care products available to help you heal quickly and realize the best results from your laser treatments. It will take up to two weeks for your skin to heal but the timeline will depend on the depth of your laser treatment.
During your recovery, it will be important to avoid exposure to direct sunlight. Once the skin is healed, a high SPF sunscreen will be needed to protect the skin from damaging sunbeams.
Be sure to keep the skin hydrated throughout this entire process as that will help yield smooth, healthy results.
Some patients do not feel comfortable going out in public while their skin is healing. If you opted for a more invasive procedure, you may need to take a few days off from work. Your skin will exfoliate and peel after a day or two. It is important not to try to speed up the exfoliating process. This is a natural part of your healing process and the skin should be left to exfoliate in a healthy way. After the exfoliation period is over, your skin will be close to being healed.
Once your skin has completed exfoliating, a light layer of makeup can be used to reduce the visibility of any remaining redness.
Your skin should be healed in about two weeks.
Once your skin is healed, it will have an improved, youthful texture. You should notice a decrease in the skin concerns you had. These results will peak at about three weeks when your skin is healed and collagen levels have made an impact on the structure and firmness of your skin.
Most patients require multiple laser skin rejuvenation treatments to ensure their best results. You and Dr. Elizabeth Lee will create a plan for your skin and schedule appointments far enough in the future to allow your skin to fully heal. These follow up appointments are to keep your skin healthy and smooth.
Facial Rejuvenation Cost
Each procedure will vary in cost based on a patient’s skin concerns. The specific technique, treatment time, laser depth, and amount of treatments will vary and impact the overall cost.
At ArtfulSurgery, we personalize your treatment to provide a high level of care and to make sure we understand your aesthetic goal and are working towards it. A laser resurfacing treatment is a hand-tailored procedure that will vary in technique to help you obtain the results you desire. If you are interested in improving the texture of your skin and regaining a youthful glow, schedule a consultation with us today at (925) 299-1985.
Below are some of the frequently asked questions we receive. If you have more questions, give us a call or email so we can help you on the path to a healthy, happy you!
Is laser skin tightening permanent?
Laser skin tightening is not permanent. However, this treatment will provide long-lasting results. Laser skin rejuvenation helps to improve the collagen stores in your skin. Collagen stores will help improve your skin in the weeks following your laser treatment. This treatment will strengthen and firm your skin for a healthy appearance.
Is laser treatment safe for skin?
Laser treatment is safe for the skin. However, a professional consultation and skin examination with Dr. Elizabeth Lee will help determine if laser treatment is safe for you. If you have health conditions that may hinder your healing ability then this treatment is not right for you. To truly know, schedule a consultation with Dr. Elizabeth Lee.