Laser Skin Resurfacing Overview
Skin resurfacing with a laser at ZO Skin Centre® in Newport Beach, CA is a noninvasive, aesthetic treatment that utilizes pulsating beams of energy to eliminate dead and damaged skin cells. Selecting the right laser for the skin on your face, neck, chest, or hands, such as the Clear + Brilliant® Permea® or the Vbeam® Laser, will allow you to address:
- Brown spots
- Fine lines
- Pigmentation problems
- Unbalanced skin tone
Sometimes known as a laser peel, laser skin resurfacing is considered an ideal procedure for people who want clearer, softer, younger-looking skin. Based on the needs of your skin, this treatment will be customized for powerful, impressive results.
The Clear + Brilliant® Permea® Laser handpiece is added to laser skin resurfacing to provide you with the best results for correcting the way your skin feels. It can also help with permeability, which means that products will infuse into your skin easier than before.
If you have a dermatological condition, like rosacea, face and leg veins, warts, psoriasis, and/or a pigmentation issue on your face and/or neck, you may consider a Vbeam® Laser treatment. The Vbeam® Laser is a nonablative laser that rejuvenates the skin with beams from a pulsed dye laser that will not harm the surrounding skin that is not being treated.
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Best Candidates for Laser Skin Resurfacing
You have several factors to take into consideration when deciding which laser skin resurfacing treatment is best for your skin. Laser skin resurfacing is designed for anyone who is unsatisfied with their general complexion. If you see sun damage, age spots, acne scars, lines and wrinkles, pigmentation, or redness concerns, laser skin resurfacing procedures may be needed to address these cosmetic flaws. They are also wonderful for men or women who have a rough texture, scaly patches, or other skin surface problems on the face, neck, chest, and hands.
What to expect with Laser Skin Resurfacing
A laser skin resurfacing treatment usually lasts less than an hour (20 – 60 minutes) right here in our office in Newport Beach, CA. We will take you back to a treatment room to prepare you for your session and ask that you relax and recline in one of our treatment chairs. One of our ZO® skin care professionals will thoroughly clean your skin and shield your eyes with protective eye coverings. Lighter skin resurfacing treatments may allow you to only need local anesthesia to numb the skin before the session begins. However, if you are having an in-depth laser procedure, sedation may be required. Throughout the resurfacing, the handpiece will pass over your skin. You may feel the heat of the laser followed by cold air from the system's built-in cooling device. This innovative energy targeting your skin is designed to remove damaged and dead skin cells while promoting new collagen production.
Your treated skin may look pink or red once the session is over. There may be some swelling and irritation. These symptoms subside in a few days and the skin peeling process will occur over a 3 – 5-day period for a lighter resurfacing. A deeper laser skin resurfacing recovery time will take longer (several weeks). The treatment sections may be protected with dressings and the swelling, irritation, and burning symptoms may be stronger. Pain medication can be prescribed to lessen these symptoms.
Keep in mind that your skin will naturally crust, flake, and peel off as a part of the healing process. It's crucial to avoid accelerating the recovery process. Protect your skin. After the peeling is finished, your skin should feel smoother while also appearing clearer, younger, and rejuvenated. We can also provide you with suggestions for at-home skin care products to use for laser-treated skin.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Procedure Time
- 20 – 60 Minutes
Advance Your SKin Health
Problematic skin (blemishes, aging skin, scratchy texture) may be something you would like to remedy as soon as possible. You can start by having your skin assessed for laser skin resurfacing treatment, which can reveal a healthier layer of skin, at ZO Skin Centre® in Newport Beach, CA. If you want a younger-looking complexion and are curious about laser treatments, we invite you to call our office today to schedule your consultation. We would love to discuss all the benefits of laser skin resurfacing with you.