Laser Resurfacing Specialist

Advanced Plastic Surgery Center

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons located in DC area, Arlington, VA

Laser resurfacing treatments can enhance the appearance of your skin and reduce scarring, fine lines, and age spots. The team of expert plastic surgeons at Advanced Plastic Surgery Center in Arlington, Virginia, offers Fraxel®, Laser Genesis ®, and Clear + Brilliant® laser resurfacing treatments to help your skin look amazing. Call Advanced Plastic Surgery Center or schedule a consultation online today to learn how laser resurfacing can enhance the appearance of your skin.

Laser Resurfacing Q & A

What is laser resurfacing?

Laser skin resurfacing is an innovative aesthetic treatment that uses laser energy to enhance the appearance of your skin. The heat creates a deep exfoliation, causing the old, dry layers of skin to peel away. At the same time, the heat triggers collagen production and coagulation within the deeper layers of your skin to plump and replenish from within. The combined result is a smooth, youthful complexion. 

The team at Advanced Plastic Surgery Center offers Fraxel®, Laser Genesis ®, and Clear + Brilliant®, which use a fractional laser to treat your skin. Fractional lasers bridge the gap between nonablative and ablative skin resurfacing treatments, using multiple wavelengths to target both the surface and deeper layers of your skin. 

What skin imperfections does laser resurfacing correct?

The team at Advanced Plastic Surgery Center uses laser resurfacing treatments to reduce the appearance of skin imperfections, including:

  • Fine lines
  • Acne scars
  • Age spots
  • Uneven skin texture
  • Skin discoloration

Laser resurfacing is an excellent, noninvasive treatment to rejuvenate your skin. If you’re concerned about signs of aging, but not ready for a surgical procedure like a face-lift, laser resurfacing could be perfect for you. 

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What should I expect during laser skin resurfacing?

Your doctor begins by providing medicine to numb your skin or helps you relax during your treatment. Then, they clean your skin and give you special goggles to protect your eyes during your treatment. 

As your doctor guides the applicator over your skin, you may notice a warming sensation. The laser resurfacing equipment includes a built-in cooling system to regulate your skin temperature and help you stay comfortable. 

Most patients notice a difference in their skin after just one treatment, although your doctor may recommend a series of treatments to achieve optimal results. 

How should I take care of my skin after laser skin resurfacing?

Your skin reddens as a result of your laser resurfacing treatment, and you may have some mild swelling. Cold compresses and over-the-counter anti-inflammatories should alleviate any discomfort. The procedure can make your skin more sensitive to the sun, so make sure to limit your time outside and wear a broad-spectrum sunscreen every day. Depending on the intensity of your treatment, your skin may peel and flake after your treatment.

Call Advanced Laser Surgery Center or make an appointment online today to find out if laser resurfacing is right for you.

Laser Resurfacing