What is Laser Skin Resurfacing?
Laser skin resurfacing at CosmeticGyn Center is a noninvasive cosmetic treatment that uses pulsating beams of light to remove damaged skin cells layer by layer. The Pixel Perfect™ CO2 laser is great for minimizing facial wrinkles, lines, and skin blemishes like acne scars, pigmentation issues, and other flaws. Also known as a laser peel, Pixel Perfect CO2 laser skin resurfacing can be a wonderful procedure for people who want clearer, softer, more youthful-looking skin. Based on the condition of your skin, we may customize your treatment for the best results. There is little recovery time associated with most laser skin resurfacing treatments. Any questions or concerns may be discussed with Dr. Huertas during your laser skin resurfacing consultation in Dallas, TX.
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Can I have Laser Skin Resurfacing?
Our laser skin resurfacing treatments are geared toward patients who are unhappy with their skin's appearance. If you have sun damage, acne scars, age spots, lines and wrinkles, pigmentation, or redness issues, then a laser peel procedure can help to address these imperfections. Additionally, a laser peel often works well for patients who have rough skin texture, scaly patches, or other irregularities. This treatment isn't recommended for those with very dark skin or active acne. Additionally, it's important to understand that there is downtime required after laser peels. Some patients, depending on their skin condition, may need up to 2 – 3 weeks for their skin to normalize.
Our Fractionated Laser Skin Resurfacing Technique
At CosmeticGyn Center, we want to provide the right treatment techniques for your skin. With the Pixel Perfect laser skin resurfacing treatment, we can improve many aspects of aging skin, from color to tautness. Dr. Huertas will stimulate your skin's healing response by using the Pixel Perfect laser technology to pass energy through a specially designed lens that allows only a tiny portion to penetrate your skin. This creates micro-injuries in your skin while leaving the majority of your skin untouched. This helps to produce a desirable outcome with reduced downtime. As the micro-injuries heal, you should notice:
- Remodeling of collagen (tightening of your skin)
- Improving skin texture
- Fading scars
- Brighter skin
Laser skin resurfacing treatments typically take about 30 – 45 minutes. Rest assured that we'll make it as quick and comfortable a treatment as we can. We ensure your comfort by applying a topical anesthetic to your skin when you arrive. During the actual treatment, the laser's hand-piece will gently move across the skin on your face. You may feel some warm sensations and hear the sounds of the laser working on your skin.
What to Expect
After your treatment, you can expect some redness, swelling, and a slight feeling of sunburn for a few days. Some patients see a pixilated pattern on their skin that diminishes on its own. It may be slightly visible until flaking begins. It's important to keep your skin moist during this time (as directed in the post-care instructions). By the third day, the redness should be mostly gone. By the fourth day, your skin should begin to flake off as new skin replaces that dead tissue. After a week, your skin should be smooth and look much healthier. The collagen remodeling will continue for several months for progressive improvements to the appearance of wrinkles and scars. Although you should avoid sun exposure for a couple of weeks before and after any laser procedure, you can still have treatments in the summer by following a few simple precautions:
- Avoid direct sunlight especially during midday
- Wear a hat
- Apply a good zinc- or titanium-based sunblock (at least SPF 30) several times a day
Frequently Asked Questions
Do laser skin resurfacing treatments hurt?
Our fractionated laser skin resurfacing treatments are tolerated better by most patients compared to other resurfacing lasers. To many, our Pixel Perfect treatments feel like a mild sunburn or a heated, prickling sensation on their skin. These feelings are a normal part of the healing process and should improve quickly.
How often should I have laser resurfacing treatments?
Depending on the laser resurfacing options you and Dr. Huertas select for your procedure, you may need to wait a few weeks or even months between appointments. Deeper laser treatments tend to provide results that last a long time; however, they do require more time for recovery. During your consultation, you should talk to Dr. Huertas about how frequently you want to come back for appointments so he can consider this when recommending a treatment plan.
Can I add platelet-rich plasma (PRP) to my treatment?
Yes. Platelets are the cells in the blood that help tissue to heal and grow new cells. Your PRP can naturally smoothen and tighten your skin. In this way, PRP softens wrinkles to create smoother skin texture and tone.
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Laser skin resurfacing may provide outstanding results for those who want younger-looking, healthier skin. Dr. Huertas can help you decide which resurfacing option is best for your needs and goals. If you're considering laser skin resurfacing sessions and want to learn more about them, we invite you to call our office at CosmeticGyn Center in Dallas, TX today to schedule your consultation with Dr. Huertas.