What is Laser Skin Resurfacing?
Laser skin resurfacing in Fort Lauderdale, FL at Fort Lauderdale Dermatology is a noninvasive aesthetic procedure that reduces skin imperfections and signs of aging to create a revitalized and rejuvenated complexion. Using the next-generation M22™ ResurFX™ laser system by Lumenis®, the procedure reduces facial wrinkles and lines and improves skin irregularities like acne scars, pigmentation, sun damage, and other issues. Sometimes referred to as a laser peel, fractional skin resurfacing is considered an effective procedure for patients desiring softer, clearer, and more youthful-looking skin. Our office also offers LaseMD Ultra™ treatments, which can result in glowing and healthy-looking skin. Contact our office today to learn more about ResurFX and LaseMD Ultra™ laser skin resurfacing treatments and find out which treatment is ideal for you.
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There are multiple factors to take into consideration when choosing which kind of laser skin resurfacing treatment is best for your skin. Laser skin resurfacing is designed for anyone who is unhappy with their skin's appearance. If you have sun-damaged skin, acne scars, age spots, fine lines and wrinkles, pigmentation, or redness concerns, a laser skin resurfacing treatment can be helpful to improve these complexion blemishes. Also, this treatment works effectively if you have rough texture, scaly patches, or other irregularities. During your consultation, we will examine your skin and listen to your skin concerns to ensure that this treatment is right for you.
How does laser skin resurfacing work?
Unlike other laser skin resurfacing treatments, the ResurFX system requires fewer passes across the skin, making it quicker while protecting the skin. The focused laser energy is non-ablative, meaning it does not destroy skin cells; instead, it works to remove skin imperfections while stimulating new collagen growth. Continuous contact cooling helps to make the treatment much more comfortable than other methods with a shorter recovery time.
With LaseMD ULTRA treatments, the laser rebuilds collagen and elastin levels in the skin through using a fractional, non-ablative technology. This combination of technology allows the laser to permeate levels of the skin without damaging it, priming your skin to naturally produce more anti-aging elements and also to better absorb the benefits of skincare and serums.
No matter which laser treatment you opt for, you can relax in our treatment chair while the laser glides over the skin, precisely targeting the specific areas for resurfacing. You may feel the heat of the laser followed by cold air from the system's built-in cooling device. We will apply a topical anesthetic to help keep you comfortable during the procedure. You may experience minor swelling and redness after you're done, which typically goes away in a few days. Most patients can achieve the best results with about 3 – 5 treatments, depending on their aesthetic goals and skin needs.
What can I Expect after my laser skin resurfacing treatment?
Following a ResurFX or LaseMD Ultra laser skin resurfacing session, an ointment will be smoothed over the treated skin. You can then go home for your recovery; however, patients can generally return to their normal routine the following day. The treated skin may look slightly red, like a mild sunburn, and there may be some irritation and swelling. These symptoms typically subside in a few days. Every patient should reduce their UV exposure following their laser skin resurfacing treatment and apply sun protection regularly. We will give you aftercare instructions to ensure a quick recovery and the best treatment outcomes.
get A Softer, Clearer Complexion
ResurFX and LaseMD Ultra laser skin resurfacing sessions provide amazing results if you are looking to get a more youthful appearance and reduce skin imperfections. If you are thinking about laser skin resurfacing treatment and would like to learn more about its benefits and other nonsurgical procedures at our Fort Lauderdale, FL practice, we invite you to contact Fort Lauderdale Dermatology today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Wilkerson.