Laser skin resurfacing is a nonsurgical procedure to improve the appearance of damaged skin. Without a single incision, you can enhance the natural tone and texture of your skin, so it looks younger and more vibrant.
At Balcones Dermatology & Aesthetics in Austin, Texas, board-certified dermatologist David A. Bushore, MD, and our team offer laser skin resurfacing treatments to address a wide range of skin flaws, including sun-damaged skin and age-related wrinkles and lines.
How laser skin resurfacing works
Laser skin resurfacing uses advanced laser technology to remove the outer layers of your skin, one layer at a time.
The Fraxel® Dual laser technology that we utilize at Balcones Dermatology & Aesthetics uses two wavelengths of laser energy to remove targeted skin without damaging the surrounding skin. The energy also penetrates below the skin to stimulate new collagen growth.
Collagen is an essential protein needed for healthy, firm skin. As you age, your body slows down its production of collagen, which leads to wrinkles, fine lines, and creases.
Using the Fraxel Dual laser, we can reduce the appearance of:
- Age spots
- Acne scars
- Surgical scars
Many people see a noticeable difference in their skin after the first treatment. However, you might need more than one session to achieve the results you want.
Board-certified dermatologist David A. Bushore, MD, also offers a wide range of cosmetic services, including popular dermal fillers, to further compliment the results of your laser resurfacing treatments.
Parts of the body most suitable for laser treatments
The laser technology we use for skin resurfacing is effective for all skin colors, tones, and textures. Before you have a laser treatment, we evaluate your overall skin health and discuss the expectations you have for your results.
While the Fraxel Dual laser can be used on nearly any part of your body, the four places that respond best to resurfacing treatments include your
We can also use the laser to treat the small, delicate areas of skin on your nose.
As new collagen grows in the weeks after your laser treatments, you should notice firmer skin, a reduction in wrinkles and creases, and a more youthful glow in the treated areas.
Laser skin resurfacing aftercare tips
Since laser skin resurfacing is a noninvasive treatment, you should be able to get back to your usual activities right after your treatments.
It’s normal to have some swelling, redness, and flakiness after your laser sessions, but these side effects should go away within a few days. We can recommend skin care products that gently cleanse your skin and keep it moisturized.
To prevent additional sun damage and skin sensitivities following your laser treatments, you should stay out of the sun whenever possible and put on high-quality sunscreen every time you go outside.
To learn more about laser skin resurfacing and to see if it can help you, call 512-459-4869 or book an appointment online with Balcones Dermatology & Aesthetics today.