Evenly toned, soft, and youthful looking skin is hard to come by, especially as you get older. Patients interested in breathing new life into their skin and improving their appearance may want to consider laser skin resurfacing. This treatment can provide patients with a comprehensive range of skin rejuvenation results without the need for surgery or invasive techniques.
Worcester and Chelmsford Dermatology Associates are two practices both dedicated to providing their patients with a broad range of effective cosmetic and medical dermatological services. If you’d like more information about either practice or are interested in scheduling a consultation appointment, contact us today!
What is Laser Skin Resurfacing?
With laser skin resurfacing, patients can correct a wide range of skin imperfections through a simple, non-invasive treatment. These skin imperfections can include:
- Age spots
- Fine lines
- Sun spots
Each laser skin resurfacing treatment is customized to meet each patient’s unique aesthetic goals. Treatments can be casual, with only a brief period of downtime. or aggressive with longer periods of downtime but more dramatic skin rejuvenation results. Depending on an individual’s specific treatment goals, we will address their cosmetic concerns with either the Contour TRL™ and ProFractional™ XC laser.
How Does Laser Skin Resurfacing Work?
Before a laser skin resurfacing procedure begins, the treatment area is prepped with a topical anesthetic. Once this area is adequately number, laser energy is then concentrated there. Depending on the specific laser used during treatment, this energy may either be separated into several small separate beams or concentrated into a single beam.
This laser energy passes through the uppermost layer of the skin and is absorbed by its deep tissues as heat. This triggers the body’s natural healing process, jumpstarting the repair of tissue and the creation of additional collagen. Over time, this healing response results in smoother, softer, younger-looking skin.
Because each laser skin resurfacing procedure is carefully tailored to meet each patient’s skin rejuvenation goals, the amount of downtime associated with treatment can vary dramatically. Most patients recover from casual treatments within a few days, while more aggressive treatments can feature over a week of downtime.
Am I a Candidate for this Treatment?
Before undergoing a skin resurfacing treatment, patients must first schedule a consultation appointment with Dr. Kates or Dr. Simkin. During this appointment, one of these doctors will assess your skin health’s and ask you about your aesthetic goals in order to decide if laser skin resurfacing is right for you. Because our physicians believe that honesty is the best policy, they will recommend other cosmetic treatments to you if they believe that these treatments can better help you reach your goals. These procedures may include BOTOX® Cosmetic, dermal fillers, Thermage®, chemical peels, and IPL therapy.
If you’re interested in receiving a skin health assessment from experienced dermatologists, contact either Worcester Dermatology or Chelmsford Dermatology Associates today to schedule a consultation appointment.