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Laser Skin Resurfacing

Laser skin resurfacing is a modern treatment that is at home in the 21st century. Using the precision power of lasers, you can rejuvenate your skin and achieve a tighter, younger-looking surface. It can be used for a range of reasons, from treating skin blemishes to simply improving the overall look of your skin.

With non-surgical laser skin resurfacing, you can achieve a rejuvenated appearance without the need for surgery. Dr. Linville has helped countless patients achieve brighter, healthier skin through resurfacing. Call us today to learn more about this revolutionary treatment and our wide range of non-surgical rejuvenation options.

What Does Laser Skin Resurfacing Do?

In short, laser skin resurfacing counters a range of conditions or concerns for your skin. Aging, acne, and sun damage can all leave lasting damage or changes in your skin. But these don’t need to be permanent anymore!

With laser skin resurfacing, you can achieve fresh-looking skin through a non-surgical procedure. Using an advanced laser system, we carefully remove targeted layers of damaged skin. Once these layers are gone, it reveals the healthier skin below. New healthy skin cells form in their place, resulting in a vibrant new look.

This treatment is great for treating:

  • Discoloration or blotches
  • Scars (acne scars or scars from surgery or injury)
  • Wrinkles and fine lines
  • Skin damage from too much sun exposure

Is Laser Skin Resurfacing Right for Me?

If you want to improve the appearance of your skin, this treatment could be for you. Since it is non-surgical, skin resurfacing is open to patients of almost all ages without any significant restrictions.

One of the benefits of our laser system is that it can treat almost any part of your body. Many patients choose to have treatment on their faces, revealing a new vibrant visage. However, you can have laser skin resurfacing on almost any part of your skin. From your arms to legs to back, it is all an option.

The first step is to schedule your consultation. When you meet personally with Dr. Linville, you will get the chance to fully express your goals and needs. Then he works closely with you to develop the best treatment plan for you. At every step of the process, he keeps you fully informed. So you will never be in the dark about what to expect when it comes to your treatment plan.

Many patients end up combining this treatment with other surgical or non-surgical procedures to achieve unparalleled rejuvenation.

What Is the Treatment Like?

Laser skin resurfacing treatment is quick, convenient, and comfortable. Since it is an outpatient procedure, you will be able to return to your daily life the same day. However, there may be some redness or swelling around the treated area.

Each session’s duration will depend on your individual treatment plan. Depending on which areas you want to treat, a session could last anywhere from half an hour to two hours.

The procedure itself is usually not uncomfortable. And many patients say the laser only feels like a rubber band snapping against their skin. However, let us know if this concerns you, and we can work out a solution.

After your treatment, you can return home right away. Some minor swelling or redness is to be expected, but this should quickly fade. We do advise staying out of direct sunlight or doing anything to irritate your treated skin.

When Will I See Results?

Many patients report significant improvements after even a single session. However, you will see your final results only after completing your treatment plan. For some patients, this might only be two sessions. While others who want to treat more serious concerns might need several sessions to achieve their goals.

Though you will see improvements after each session, it can take some time for your results to appear. As your body replaces the damaged skin with new cells, you will see continual improvements in the weeks following your treatments.

If you take care of your skin, your results should be long-lasting. For scars, they should not return. And any skin discoloration should also be permanently gone. However, avoiding new wrinkles and lines will require being conscious of your skin. We recommend avoiding too much exposure to sunlight when you can, as this can rapidly age your skin. Habits such as drinking or smoking can also age your skin. If you have any questions about how to maximize your results, Dr. Linville will gladly provide you with complete information.

As you continue to age, we recommend coming in for occasional touchups to keep your skin vibrant.

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What To Expect After Each Treatment

Since this is a non-surgical procedure, you do not need to worry about a risky recovery period. Instead, you can get back to most of your daily activities right away. However, there are a few things that might pop up. But do not worry, these are all normal.

  • Itchiness: This is a sign that your skin is responding well to the treatment. But this should do away within 1-3 days.
  • Skin Peeling/Flaking: This is also entirely normal. This is simply the damaged skin flaking off that you don’t want anymore. It is the new healthy skin underneath that you want, and that is there to stay!

To ensure you achieve optimal results, Dr. Linville will provide you with a full list of instructions after each treatment. This will include steps to take such as moisturizing your skin to keep it healthy and encourage healing. Another big rule is to avoid sunlight, or at least wear sunscreen if you are outside. By following these instructions, you can heal quicker and see your vibrant new skin sooner.

Schedule Your Consultation Today

Take the first step to younger and bright skin today. Schedule your consultation to get started on developing your fully-individualized treatment plan and achieve the skin you deserve. Every step of the way, Linville Plastic Surgery are by your side, ready to help and answer any questions you might have.