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. Based on your unique skin needs, this innovative treatment can be adjusted accordingly. ResurFX has a shorter recovery time compared to other laser skin resurfacing systems, allowing you better, faster results. Contact our office today to learn more about ResurFX laser skin resurfacing and to schedule a consultation.
"I’ve seen Dr. Wilkerson three times now and have never felt like it’s been a rushed visit like other dermatologists I’ve been to. He’s been able to drastically improve skin issues that I’ve dealt with for years. Very clean and professional practice."- M.H. / Google / Nov 13, 2019
"Dr Wilkerson was referred to me by my primary care physician and I am very thankful he was. After being in a trauma accident sustaining multiple wounds, I encountered a rash and irritation around them. I could not afford to get any infection while healing all my injuries. Dr Wilkerson and his assistant Jackie were friendly and gentle. They asked many questions and thoroughly examined the injury site. The doctor’s level of care was exceptional and he took his time to answer all my questions patiently. His treatment plan ‘cured’ my issue and I look forward to my follow up appointment. Jackie was courteous and gracious enough to call me a week after my appointment to follow up and see how I was feeling and how my recovery was progressing."- S.D. / Google / Oct 12, 2019
"I had to switch Dr's due to insurance change. Finding Dr Wilkerson was a stroke of luck. He was compassionate. efficient and fantastic at his craft . His pricing for all the cosmetic offerings like Botox and IPL is a great value. His practice is truly excellent . They fit me in due to an issue and I was completely satisfied ."- S.J. / Google / Jan 25, 2023
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"Dr. Wilkerson and team are amazing! I've had multiple mohs surgeries with him and am really pleased with how it went. I've had other skin surgeries with my previous dermatologists, Dr. Wilkerson is the best by far!"- P.W. / Google / Dec 02, 2022
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 ResurFX 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.
Our Laser Skin Resurfacing Technique
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.
During the procedure, 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 to Expect
Following a ResurFX 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 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.