Laser Skin Resurfacing in Dallas, TX

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What is Laser Skin Resurfacing?

Laser skin resurfacing at Dermatology Center of Dallas is a noninvasive aesthetic treatment that utilizes pulsating beams of light to eliminate damaged skin layer by layer. This treatment is performed to reduce facial lines and wrinkles and improve skin irregularities, including acne scars, pigmentation, and other issues. Also known as a laser peel, laser skin resurfacing uses fractional laser technology by Fraxel® to make tiny holes in the deep layers of the skin to provide a softer, younger-looking complexion. Depending on the condition of the skin, the treatment may be customized for the best results. Any questions or concerns can be discussed with our team during your consultation at our office in Dallas, TX.

What Are the Benefits of Laser Skin Resurfacing?

Laser skin resurfacing is an ideal choice for anyone wanting to improve damaged skin, minimize skin irregularities, and achieve a more youthful appearance. Laser skin resurfacing with Fraxel at Dermatology Center of Dallas provides several aesthetic and practical benefits, including:

  • Long-lasting, beneficial results
  • Eliminating old, dead, and damaged skin cells
  • Reducing the appearance of wrinkles and lines
  • Diminishing skin spots (age, sun, melasma, etc.) and discoloration
  • Revitalizing the skin for a healthier, more vibrant look
  • Brightening the complexion
  • Balancing out rough texture and tone
  • Minimizing enlarged pores
  • Repairing acne scars and other scar types
  • Decreasing noticeable blood vessels

Am I a Good Candidate for Laser Skin Resurfacing?

You have multiple factors to take into consideration when deciding which kind of laser skin resurfacing treatment is best for you. Laser skin resurfacing is ideal for Dallas, TX people who are unhappy with their skin's appearance. If you have skin damaged by the sun, acne scars, age spots, wrinkles and fine lines, redness, or pigmentation concerns, laser skin resurfacing at the Dermatology Center of Dallas can help correct these complexion issues. In addition, this treatment works wonders for those who have scaly patches, rough texture, or other skin problems. Laser skin resurfacing isn't suggested if you have very dark skin tones or active acne outbreaks. In addition, it is important to understand that there is downtime needed after laser treatments. Certain patients, based on the condition of their skin, may need as much as 2 – 3 weeks to recover.

How Does Laser Skin Resurfacing Work?

If you see skin damaged by the sun, acne scars, age spots, lines and wrinkles, redness, hyperpigmentation, or texture concerns, a laser skin resurfacing treatment may be helpful. Throughout the procedure, you can relax in our treatment chair while the laser handpiece glides over the skin, directly targeting the designated surfaces for rejuvenation. You may feel the heat of the laser followed by cold air from the system's built-in cooling device. The laser works by removing damaged and dead skin cells while also stimulating new collagen growth.

What Can I Expect After Laser Skin Resurfacing?

For less aggressive resurfacing treatments, we'll apply a healing ointment, and you can get back to your day. You may notice some pinkness, swelling, peeling, and mild irritation as your skin heals, but this will subside within the first week. For those who are undergoing a deeper laser treatment, your recovery time will last longer. The treated areas may be covered by dressings, and the swelling, burning, and irritation sensation may be a little more intense. Pain medication can be prescribed to help reduce these side effects. The recovery time for a deeper resurfacing treatment can last 2 – 3 weeks. Every patient needs to reduce their sun exposure following their laser session and apply sun protection throughout the day. For all intensities, the skin will naturally flake, crust, and peel away. It's important to avoid picking at the skin during the recovery process to prevent scarring and to shield your face from sun exposure. Once the peeling is finished, your skin will feel softer while looking rejuvenated, clearer, and younger.

Laser Skin Resurfacing with Fraxel FAQ

Is laser skin resurfacing with Fraxel painful?
Fraxel should not be very painful for the vast majority of patients. You may feel a mild stinging sensation followed by heat from the laser and a cooling element designed to chill the heat. You might also experience some redness and swelling at the treatment site for a few days following resurfacing, but this should go away quickly.

How can I help my skin recover after a resurfacing treatment?
A member of the Dermatology Center of Dallas team will discuss ways to speed up skin healing after the laser treatment. The most important rule is to not peel or pick flaking skin. This could lead to long-term damage like scars. You also should skip all hair removal techniques in the treatment area, which include waxing, shaving, or depilatory creams. We can suggest creams to help soothe your skin.

How often should I get laser resurfacing treatments?
Based on the laser resurfacing options you and the Dermatology Center of Dallas team select for your treatment, you may need to wait several weeks or even months between treatments. You should talk to our Dallas, TX team about how frequently you want to return for appointments so they can recommend the ideal interval in your initial consultation.

How long does laser skin resurfacing take?
The length of the procedure depends on the area being treated and the type of laser used. It can range from a few minutes for small areas to over an hour for larger ones.

How many laser skin resurfacing sessions are needed?
The number of sessions needed depends on the individual and the specific treatment goals. Some people see results after one session, while others may require multiple sessions for optimal results.

How long do laser skin resurfacing results last?
Results are long-lasting, but the aging process and sun exposure can impact longevity. It's important to use sun protection and maintain a good skin care routine to preserve the results.

A Softer, Clearer Complexion

Laser skin resurfacing treatments at Dermatology Center of Dallas provide outstanding outcomes if you are looking to get a younger-looking appearance. If you are considering a laser resurfacing treatment and would like to hear more about its benefits, please reach out to our office in Dallas, TX to schedule an appointment.

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