Skin Resurfacing

Skin resurfacing can minimize signs of aging, correct dark spots, reduce scarring, and more. Microneedling + radio frequency, laser, microdermabrasion, and chemical peels can all achieve the desired results. Depending on the treatment, skin resurfacing can be suitable for skin anywhere on the body. Understand which treatment (or combination of treatments) is best for you during a consultation with the team!

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What are the benefits of skin resurfacing?

Skin resurfacing can have a variety of benefits, all of which contribute to a more youthful, rejuvenated appearance of the skin. Common problems treated with skin resurfacing include, but are certainly not limited to:

  • Fine lines + wrinkles
  • Acne + acne scarring
  • Melasma
  • Hyperpigmentation

What technologies can be used to resurface the skin?

LaseMD Ultra™ is a non-ablative fractional laser that uses energy (delivered in the form of laser light) to create microchannels just below the surface of the skin. By inflicting controlled damage on skin, these microchannels kick-start the body’s natural wound-healing response and, in the process, boost production of collagen and elastin. For even better results, the microchannels created by the laser can facilitate delivery of products into the deeper layers of skin. As a result, any serums layered on immediately after treatment, such as those that contain antioxidants, peptides, or growth factors, can better penetrate, thereby maximizing their efficacy.

LaseMD ULTRA™ can rejuvenate the skin to improve wrinkles, fine lines, active acne and acne scarring, and hyperpigmentation. Furthermore, it is suitable for all areas of the body! Learn more about LaseMD ULTRA™.

Genius® is a microneedling/radio frequency device perfect for resurfacing the skin. Genius® uses specially insulated needles that deliver high-intensity radio frequency energy into the targeted tissue once the needles have broken through the skin. This gives a uniform warming effect to the deep tissue, helping to stimulate the growth of new collagen. As a result, Genius® improves the skin quality and texture, giving you smoother, more elastic, and youthful skin!

The treatment can help with fine lines + wrinkles, enlarged pores, acne scars, and hyperpigmentation. It will also tighten the skin and reduce stretch marks. Learn more about Genius®.

Crystal Microdermabrasion uses a crystal-emitting handpiece to gently spray on fine crystals to rub away outer layers of the skin and dead skin cells are suctioned off right away.‍ When the skin heals, it is left softened and rejuvenated. It can improve the appearance of sun damage, wrinkles + fine lines, age spots, acne scarring, melasma, and other skin concerns.

Common side effects of microdermabrasion include mild tenderness, swelling, and redness. These generally subside within a few hours after treatment. You might be advised to use a moisturizer to minimize dry and flaky skin. Minor bruising may also occur. There is little-to-no downtime after microdermabrasion. You should be able to resume your daily activities immediately. Keep your skin hydrated and use gentle skin-care products. Avoid using topical acne medications for at least one day after treatment. While it is always important to protect your skin from the sun, it is especially imperative after microdermabrasion due to increased sensitivity.‍

You can expect to see noticeable results immediately after the procedure. The number of microdermabrasion sessions needed will depend on the severity of your skin concerns as well as your expectations. Your provider will design a plan for the initial number of sessions, as well as periodic maintenance treatments.

Chemical peels are available in a variety of formulations and concentrations to target various skin concerns, including fine lines + wrinkles, blemishes, enlarged pores, and uneven skin tone. Additionally, they can treat acne scars, sun damage, age marks, and acne scarring. Chemical peels generally consist of an exfoliating solution applied to the skin, causing it to eventually peel off. The new, regenerated skin is smoother and less wrinkled than the old skin. The new skin is also temporarily more sensitive to the sun.‍

Chemical peels can be combined with other procedures for a variety of results, and they come in different depths to allow customization of intensity. We currently offer two depths:

Lunchtime (light) peels - A light (superficial) chemical peel removes the outer layer of skin, known as the epidermis. It can treat fine lines + wrinkles, acne, uneven skin tone, hyperpigmentation, melasma, sun damage, and dryness. Light peels can be done every two to five weeks.

Medium chemical peel - A medium chemical peel removes skin cells from the epidermis and from portions of the upper part of the middle layer of this skin, known as the dermis. It also treats wrinkles, acne scars, uneven skin tone, large pores, melasma, and sun damage. The results of a medium peel are generally more intense than a light one, so it may be more suitable depending on your goal. You might need to repeat the procedure to achieve or maintain the desired result.

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