Glowing, rejuvenated skin is within reach with laser skin resurfacing—a versatile cosmetic procedure that can significantly improve many skin problems. Whether you’re looking to refresh your appearance or combat specific skin issues, laser skin resurfacing might be the answer you’ve been seeking. But exactly how does it work, and can it address your unique skin issues?
In this blog post, I’ll answer 6 of the questions my patients often ask me.
1. What Is Laser Skin Resurfacing?
Laser skin resurfacing is a powerful cosmetic procedure that uses focused laser energy to improve skin tone, texture, and overall appearance. By targeting specific skin layers or areas, the laser gently removes damaged or aged skin cells, stimulating the body’s natural healing process and promoting collagen production. The result is firmer, smoother, and more youthful-looking skin.
2. What Conditions Can Laser Skin Resurfacing Treat?
With advancements in technology, laser treatments can address a wide range of skin conditions. From sun damage, redness, and hyperpigmentation to acne scarring, dull skin, enlarged pores, skin laxity, and fine lines and wrinkles, laser skin resurfacing can be tailored to suit almost any skin concern. This versatility makes it an excellent option for individuals seeking comprehensive skin rejuvenation.
3. How Many Treatments Are Needed?
The number of treatments required varies depending on the type of laser treatment and the severity of your skin concerns. Multiple sessions may be necessary for gentler treatments, such as non-ablative lasers (like our YAG Laser), to achieve optimal results. In contrast, ablative lasers, a more aggressive treatment, may require only a single treatment with one period of downtime for healing.
4. What Is the Recovery Like?
The recovery process is influenced by the type of laser used. Ablative lasers (including our Dermal Optical Thermolysis, or DOT Therapy Laser) remove thin layers of skin, necessitating a longer recovery period but providing more dramatic results. On the other hand, non-ablative lasers are less invasive, often allowing patients to return to their regular activities shortly after treatment. Our experienced practitioners can tailor treatments to fit your schedule, whether you prefer a series of gentler treatments or a single, more intense session.
5. How Long Does Laser Skin Resurfacing Last?
The longevity of laser skin resurfacing results varies from person to person and is influenced by several factors. Your lifestyle choices, skincare routine, and sun protection measures play a crucial role in maintaining the improvements achieved through laser treatment. While the results are generally long-lasting, touch-up treatments may be recommended in the future to sustain the rejuvenating effects over time.
6. How Much Does Laser Skin Resurfacing Cost?
The cost of laser skin resurfacing varies depending on the type of treatment you select and your unique skincare needs. But as an example, our patients in the Orlando, FL, area can expect to pay about $3,200 to $3,600 for a full-face treatment with an ablative laser designed to deliver results after only one session.
These numbers are approximate and may vary based on the specifics of your treatment plan. We’ll provide a tailored quote during your consultation.
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At Primera, our experienced team is dedicated to helping you achieve smoother, clearer skin and regain your confidence. If you’d like to learn more about your options and which treatment may best suit your needs, please call our office today at (407) 333-3040 or request a consultation.
In the meantime, take our fun and informative quiz: “How To Choose the Right Laser Treatment for You.”