Laser Skin Resurfacing
Laser skin resurfacing, also known as a laser peel, uses laser energy to improve the appearance of facial skin.
Conditions It Treats
Laser skin resurfacing is an effective treatment for wrinkles, sun damage, scars and blemishes on the face. Unlike other treatment options, lasers can be precisely controlled to target small areas that require correction.
How It Works
During the procedure, laser energy is delivered into the skin using a special device. The laser targets irregular skin, such as lines, scars and wrinkles. The laser energy removes the outer layer of damaged skin and heats the deeper layer of skin. The heat stimulates the body’s collagen production that is used to build new, healthy skin.
What to Expect
Laser skin resurfacing typically requires several months of healing. Patients who undergo laser skin resurfacing should avoid the sun for up to one year. In some cases, patients see improvement immediately after the procedure. Full results may take up to one year.
Types of Treatments
FreshSkin offers Sciton® Full Skin Resurfacing, Sciton® MicroLaserPeel and Sciton® ProFractional-XC Laser Treatment. In some cases, a combination of these therapies may be recommended.
Sciton® Full Skin Resurfacing is recommended for patients who have deep wrinkles, poor skin tone and scarring. Healing time for lighter peels typically takes five to six days, and deeper peels typically heal within ten days to two weeks.
The Sciton® MicroLaserPeel improves skin tone, fine lines and wrinkles, as well as scars and sun damage. Patients may require one to six treatments, and healing typically takes one to seven days.
Sciton® ProFractional-XC Laser Treatments are effective for addressing wrinkles and scars. These treatments also improve overall skin tone and texture. The healing time for this treatment is two to four days. Patients may require one to five treatments.