Laser Skin Resurfacing – Out with the Old Skin and in with the New

There’s a new you lying beneath your outer skin surface just waiting to break free and the Sciton Profile Erbium YAG laser can help make it happen. This procedure is also known as laser peeling, which removes the top dehydrated skin layer on your face, neck, hands or décolleté. This stimulates a new formation of collagen to help smooth and tighten your skin while reducing acne scars and wrinkles. It’s a new line of defense and offense against the ever-present aging problem.

The Erbium YAG laser uses a precision beam of energy to vaporize skin that has been damaged so that the unmarked and healthy skin layer below it can rise to the surface. As a result you’ll end up with smoother skin with a newfound glow to it.

This peeling offers longer-term dramatic results for the following skin conditions:

  • Wrinkles
  • Fine lines
  • Acne scars
  • Scars
  • Sun damage
  • Problems with pigmentation

Since the laser is so controllable and precise, there is very little risk of scarring. It can be used on darker skin types as well and won’t produce any mottling. Spot treatments can be performed since both the regions that are lasered and unlasered end up blending together beautifully. This laser procedure can also be used at the first appearance of fine lines to help prevent wrinkles from developing.

Results are visible and extreme. There is little pain involved and healing is rapid. During the procedure an anesthetic cream may be applied locally for maximum comfort. You will be able to see the full benefits within a few weeks and can then schedule another appointment if more work is necessary. It may require 1 to 3 treatments to see dramatic improvements in discoloration or a reduction of scars or wrinkles.

Here are some of the advantages of choosing skin resurfacing over other procedures.

  • Fast healing
  • little pain
  • no general anesthesia required
  • may be used on any skin type
  • almost no chance of scarring
  • quick procedure
  • tightens skin
  • long-lasting results
  • can be used to prevent wrinkles
  • reaches deeper than chemical peels

After the procedure is completed you will look as if you have been sunburned. The areas that have received this treatment will be red for a few days. People that work a 9-to-5 job will often schedule an appointment on a Thursday or Friday and then head back to work on Monday. The weekend gives their skin time to heal before the next workweek approaches.

Post procedure it is important to avoid sunlight and to keep the skin area moistened. This helps the healing process remain even and allows for faster cell regeneration. For more information, or to schedule a visit, please visit our contact page