For patients looking to smooth fine lines and wrinkles surrounding the eyes, mouth, and forehead, laser resurfacing may be your best treatment option. This procedure also works well on shallow acne scars and skin blemishes.

What is the procedure?

Laser skin resurfacing uses fractionated laser technology to treat various skin conditions and turn back time, resulting in skin that looks healthier and feels better. Depending on the level of treatment and the desired outcome, there are two major types of resurfacing techniques that could be used: non-ablative and ablative.

How it works

Non-ablative skin resurfacing uses a non-aggressive, mild laser technology to improve skin conditions such as skin pigmentation, scarring, sun damage, fine lines, and wrinkles. This treatment has less downtime than ablative skin surfacing.

Ablative skin resurfacing uses a comprehensive laser technology that provides more dramatic results. This treatment is generally used to treat deeper lines and wrinkles, wrinkles around the mouth, deep scars, and irregular skin texture. Patients undergoing ablative skin resurfacing may opt for local anesthesia injections or mild sedation.

Patients undergoing either procedure should expect it to take up to an hour. Patients may experience redness, swelling, skin sensitivity, and inflammation. Schedule a consultation to discuss which treatment is right for you.