What is Laser Skin Resurfacing?
Laser skin resurfacing is a treatment that uses light energy to remove the outermost layer of skin to reveal healthy, vibrant skin. Through a series of laser treatments, you can have a more youthful appearance through improved tone and texture of your skin, without the pain or side effects associated with a more invasive surgery. This fractional technology uses microbeams of energy to create areas of affected tissue that extend through the epidermis and into the dermis. This triggers the body’s natural healing process to create new, healthy collagen. Treatment plans can be adjusted to fit everyone’s lifestyle. Pairing products and skin care treatments provided by our medical esthetician with the laser skin resurfacing will establish good skincare habits and provide the full lifestyle change needed for optimal results.
How is Laser Skin Resurfacing Administered?
For laser skin resurfacing, we use the Cynosure® ICON laser, one of the most advanced and powerful lasers on the market. During treatment, the ICON laser hand piece is passed over the areas of the skin to be treated. A single resurfacing session takes no more than an hour. An anesthetic is typically used to minimize any discomfort, and the ICON laser also features cooling technology to make the patient's experience as comfortable as possible.
What Can I Expect After My Laser Skin Resurfacing Treatment?
After treatment, patients can expect mild swelling and redness around the treated area. This typically fades after a few days. We recommend that patients avoid exposure to the sunlight, as the skin will be vulnerable until it heals. After the skin heals and collagen production picks up in the body, you can expect noticeable results in the texture and tone of your skin. Some patients may need multiple laser skin resurfacing sessions to achieve their desired results.
Am I A Good Candidate for Laser Hair Removal?
Laser skin resurfacing with the ICON laser is safe and works on all skin types. If you are looking for a way to improve the tone and texture of the skin, you may be a good candidate for laser skin resurfacing. If you think you are a good candidate, call us today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Anh Vu. During your consultation, Dr. Vu will review all possible treatments with you and help determine the best treatment option based on the results you hope to achieve. Laser skin resurfacing treatments are considered cosmetic treatments, meaning that they aren't covered by insurance. However, we accept a variety of payment options and financing to make our services accessible to all of our patients.
If you are considering a laser skin resurfacing treatment, contact us today to learn more or to schedule a consultation. We are conveniently located in St. Augustine and welcome patients from the St. Augustine, Jacksonville, Daytona Beach, and Palm Coast areas.