What is Laser Skin Resurfacing?
Harnessing the healing power of light, laser skin resurfacing at Starwood Med Spa is a noninvasive aesthetic procedure that works to remove damaged skin cells layer by layer. The treatment is performed to help minimize the appearance of facial wrinkles and lines and for improving skin blemishes, such as acne scars, hyperpigmentation, and more. Sometimes referred to as a laser peel, laser skin resurfacing can be an effective facial treatment for people who want clearer, softer, more youthful-looking skin. Our expert medical aestheticians are skilled at performing a variety of laser treatments and can recommend an option based on your needs and goals. Discover the benefits of laser skin resurfacing by scheduling a consultation at our Frisco or Plano, TX med spa locations!
Types of Laser Treatments
Laser skin resurfacing treatments are selected based on personal skin goals, conditions, and concerns. At Starwood Med Spa, we are thrilled to offer the following types of Alma laser resurfacing technologies:
- ClearLift™ is a non-ablative laser treatment that creates micro-injuries in the skin to prompt natural healing, tighten skin, and diminish scars and wrinkles.
- iPixel ER takes a partially ablative approach to laser resurfacing, removing superficial layers of damaged or dead skin to reveal a smoother complexion and minimize imperfections.
- iPixelCO2 offers a fractional approach and reaches into the deeper layers of the skin to stimulate skin repair while targeting fine lines, sun damage, acne scars, and pigmentation concerns.
- Laser 360 uses a combination of light, heat, and advanced technologies to tighten facial skin and improve its tone, texture, color, and appearance over a series of treatments.
- Fraxel® uses microscopic laser columns to safely improve the appearance of wrinkles, sun damage, melasma, pigmentation, scarring, actinic keratosis, and more while stimulating the production of collagen for a refreshed, improved, and more youthful look.
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How Does Laser Skin Resurfacing Work?
Laser skin treatments are designed to destroy dead and damaged skin cells while also stimulating new collagen production. During the procedure, you'll relax in one of our comfortable treatment chairs while the laser handpiece is passed over your skin, directly targeting problem areas for improvement. You may feel heat from the laser followed by cold air from the system's built-in cooling device. An ointment may then be applied to the skin and you can go home to recover. Downtime following laser peels varies according to the type of treatment received. For all intensities, the skin will naturally flake, crust, and peel away over the course of several days to weeks. Once the peeling process is finished, your skin should feel softer while looking younger, clearer, and rejuvenated.
Laser Skin Resurfacing FAQ
How much does laser skin resurfacing cost?
Your laser skin resurfacing costs vary depending on the treatment you get. During your initial consultation, one of our expert medical aestheticians will ask about your concerns and goals before explaining the types of laser resurfacing available. After this, they will help you choose your resurfacing treatment and talk to you about costs. Starwood Med Spa regularly offers treatment specials and packages, so ask about current specials during your consultation.
What's the best type of resurfacing for me?
Our expert medical aestheticians can help you choose which resurfacing option is best for your needs and goals in your initial consultation. The best treatment for you will depend on the condition of your skin, your skin problems, and the skin depth you want your treatment to reach. The length of recovery time may also be a deciding factor when choosing your treatment type. When in doubt, it is best to start with a milder treatment to see how you like your outcomes and adjust as needed for your second treatment.
How can I help my skin recover after a resurfacing treatment?
Our expert medical aestheticians will give you tips on ways to help your skin heal after a laser treatment. The number one rule is don't peel or pick your skin. This can create long-term damage like scars. You should skip all hair removal methods in the treatment area, which means no shaving, waxing, or depilatory creams. We will recommend creams to help soothe the treated areas.
Should I get laser skin resurfacing, a chemical peel, or dermabrasion?
After listening to your concerns, your medical aesthetician will help you decide if laser skin resurfacing, dermabrasion, or a chemical peel is best for you. While they all improve the surface of the skin, each has its own pros and cons. During your consultation, your medical aesthetician can explain each option and make a suggestion for your treatment.
How often should I get laser resurfacing treatments?
Based on the laser resurfacing options you and your medical aesthetician select for your treatment, you may need to wait several weeks or even months between appointments. Deep laser treatments will give you results that last a long time but will need a longer recovery period. You should tell them about how often you are willing to return for appointments so they can take this into account when suggesting a treatment plan in your consultation.
A Softer, Clearer Complexion
If you have sun-damaged skin, age spots, acne scars, wrinkles, redness, or other skin concerns, we'd love to help you explore the option of laser skin resurfacing at our Frisco and Plano, TX med spas. Laser peels can be a great way to gain a more youthful, renewed complexion. Contact Starwood Med Spa today to reserve your skin consultation or to learn about laser peel costs, benefits, and other details. We look forward to helping you reach your aesthetic goals!