Body Rejuvenation: Laser Resurfacing
We focus a lot on the face and often forget the importance of the skin on our bodies. Damage happens on every part of skin. It is so important to receive treatments for the body, which is the case for our patients who put great effort into their skin. We want the skin on your face to match your neck, chest, and hands. One way to accomplish this is with a technology called laser resurfacing.
Laser Resurfacing Treatments
Laser resurfacing can erase or reduce the damaging effects of aging, sun exposure or environmental pollutants using different types of laser peel treatments. These treatments are:
- ProFractional Laser Treatment. A small laser targets specific areas of the skin to tighten and rejuvenate.
- Micro Laser Peel. A non-invasive skin treatment that removes dead and damaged skin cells of the upper-most layers of the skin while assisting in the production of new cells.
- Nano Laser Peel. A quick, in-office procedure with very little downtime that removes a thin layer of damaged skin to improve texture and tone.
Broad Band Light Therapy
Broad Band light therapy uses high intensity pulses of visible light to target the lower layers of the skin without affecting the top layers of skin. SkinTyte is one option that features quick, rapid pulses of light to deeply heat your skin while cooling and protecting the entire treated surface.
Laser Resurfacing Q&A
Laser Resurfacing is used to help with the tone and texture of the skin.
Yes, and it can seem overwhelming when searching for the perfect laser treatment. The resurfacings vary in two ways. First is the depth or amount of skin you are removing. The second is the method used to resurface the skin.
Full field resurfacing, similar to a peel, is where the entire area of skin is resurfaced. The other method is Profractional, where only a fraction of the skin is resurfaced.
The depth of skin being resurfaced is the difference in treatments. Nano is the lightest and Deep is the heaviest. It is best to consult with our team to decide which is best for you. Recommendations are based on the patient’s needs, downtime, and budget.
Ointment is placed over the treated area post procedure. Swelling and redness is normal post procedure and can last from one to 14 days, depending on how aggressive treatment was. Discomfort and a sunburn-like sensation are normal following the procedure.
After the procedure it is best to use cold compresses to increase comfort. In some cases pain medication is given to aid in comfort post-procedure, but usually patients will opt for Tylenol. You will need to clean the area and reapply ointment until cleared for gentle cleanser and lotion.
Any procedure that addresses cosmetic needs is not usually covered by insurance. Special cases such as trauma may be reimbursable in part or whole. It is the patient’s responsibility for pre-approval of coverage and to process the claim for insurance.