WHAT IS IN-OFFICE LASER RESURFACING?
In-Office Laser Resurfacing is a deep laser resurfacing treatment performed by Laser & Cosmetic Specialist Alice Chiang, M.D. that uses a Fractional & CO2 laser to dramatically improve the following:
- Sun-damaged & aging skin
- Skin tone & texture flaws
- Age spots & scars
- Moderate-deep lines & wrinkles
- Pigmented Lesions & Dyschromia
- Acne Scars
HOW DOES IN-OFFICE LASER RESURFACING WORK?
The In-Office Laser Resurfacing Treatment (same technology as Fraxel) delivers laser beams to deeply penetrate into the two layers of the skin (epidermis and dermis), simulating the production of collagen & creating cell turnover. As the epidermis peels away, it appears very similar to a sunburn. As the skin heals, new, healthier & firmer skin appears.
HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO RECOVER?*
Depending on the depth of treatment, most patients feel comfortable enough to return to work within 5-7 days. Recovery time will vary as healing time is longer if treatment is more invasive/deeper. Some patients experience skin improvements up until 3 months after their treatment. It is also important to avoid direct sun exposure for 4 weeks following the treatment as your skin will be sensitive to UV light until fully healed.
HOW MANY TREATMENTS WILL I NEED?
Great results can be obtained in just one treatment, however we may recommend occasional touch-up/maintenance treatments.
WHAT AFTERCARE WILL I NEED?
Depending on the skin care products you already use, you may be recommended certain skin care products to help in the healing process, along with instructions/training on how to use them.
WHAT IF I’M LOOKING FOR A DIFFERENT STRENGTH LASER RESURFACING?
We offer options that are more both less & more invasive than the In-Office Laser Resurfacing Treatment. Our Weekend Laser Peel is a superficial Laser Resurfacing treatment performed by Laser & Cosmetic Specialist Alice Chiang, M.D. that uses an Erbium YAG laser to improve skin imperfections.
Our most invasive laser treatment is performed under anesthesia in our fully accredited surgical suite by Double-Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Victor Lacombe.
*Individual results and experiences may vary