What is Laser Skin Resurfacing?
Laser skin resurfacing at Symphony Medical Spa is a noninvasive aesthetic procedure that utilizes pulsating beams of energy to eliminate damaged skin layer by layer. This treatment is used for reducing facial lines and wrinkles, as well as minimizing skin blemishes, like pigmentation, acne scars, and more. Sometimes called a laser peel, laser skin resurfacing is considered an effective procedure for people desiring clearer, softer, youthful-looking skin. There is little recovery time needed with most laser skin resurfacing treatments. At our practice in Tooele, UT, board-certified physician and aesthetic specialist Dr. Carolyn Forbes meets with patients regularly to help them reach their cosmetic goals. To get the clear, smooth skin you've always wanted, reach out to our office and schedule your consultation.
Am I A Candidate For Laser Skin Resurfacing?
Laser skin resurfacing is designed for patients who are unsatisfied with their skin's overall appearance. If you have sun damage, acne scars, age spots, lines and wrinkles, pigmentation, or redness concerns, a laser skin resurfacing procedure can be an ideal treatment solution to improve these cosmetic flaws. In addition, it works well if you have scaly patches, rough texture, or other irregularities. Laser skin resurfacing is not recommended if you have very dark skin tones or active acne. Also, it's important to know that there is a recovery period associated with these laser treatments. Certain patients, depending on the condition of their skin, may require as much as 2 – 3 weeks for their skin to heal and normalize.
Our Laser Skin Resurfacing Technique
If you are scheduled for a deeper or more intense skin resurfacing treatment, you may be asked to use a retinoid cream for a few weeks before your laser procedure. The retinoid helps prep the skin for more effective results. Medication may be given prior to the procedure to help reduce discomfort so you can relax throughout your session. If your skin only needs mild correction, topical anesthesia will be applied to numb treated areas of the face. For the whole face or more intense laser procedures, a type of sedation may be used. During the procedure, you can relax in our special treatment chair while the laser passes over your skin, precisely targeting the designated surfaces for improvement. You may feel heat from the Icon™ by Cynosure® laser, followed by cold air from the system's built-in cooling device. The laser energy works to destroy damaged skin cells while also prompting new collagen growth.
A Softer, Clearer Complexion
Symphony Medical Spa laser skin resurfacing sessions offer excellent results if you are looking to get a younger-looking complexion. If you are considering a laser peel and would like to hear more about their benefits, along with other nonsurgical treatments at our Tooele, UT office, we encourage you to contact our team today and book your private consultation with Dr. Forbes.