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How Laser Skin Resurfacing Can Reveal A Whole New You!

By: George Weston, MD


How Laser Skin Resurfacing Can Reveal A Whole New You!  Reston

Want to know more about a cosmetic secret weapon that celebrities use to rejuvenate their appearance? Laser skin resurfacing treatments have proven to be an essential tool for maintaining a youthful glow. Laser resurfacing helps with mild sun damage, acne scars, wrinkles, and uneven skin tone or hyperpigmentation. Treatments can even tighten skin and help with blemishes, giving patients an overall radiant look. This popular cosmetic treatment exfoliates the top layer of damaged skin to reveal a healthy new layer hidden below the dead skin cells. It is one of the many nonsurgical procedures that the experts at Austin-Weston, The Center for Cosmetic Surgery offer their patients in the Northern Virginia area.

The plastic surgeons at Austin-Weston, The Center for Cosmetic Surgery in Reston, VA, offer this treatment with the innovative Halo™ laser technology. Halo technology delivers a controlled laser beam that penetrates the skin’s surface to exfoliate dead skin cells. It can be adjusted to accommodate each patient’s needs. Halo is at the forefront of skin resurfacing technology, and is the world’s first hybrid fractional laser (HFL). Let’s take a more in-depth look at how this noninvasive treatment can reveal the skin you’ve always wanted.

Laser resurfacing help

Laser skin resurfacing with Halo technology can beautify your skin with a supreme exfoliating process. The face and neck bear the brunt of external factors such as the sun, wind, and other elements of weather. Laser skin resurfacing offers a noninvasive way for both women and men in Northern Virginia to remove layers of dead skin cells to reveal new, healthier skin. It can even tighten mild skin laxity and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Skin resurfacing is an excellent option to help with the following face or neck issues:

  • Sun-damaged skin or dark spots

  • Uneven skin texture or tone

  • Scarring

  • Fine lines or wrinkles

  • Mild skin laxity

  • Dull skin

When should I have laser resurfacing?

Now is an excellent time in Northern Virginia to get skin resurfacing treatments — fall and winter are considered "laser resurfacing season." After a laser resurfacing treatment, skin is hypersensitive to the sun, so experts recommend skin resurfacing when the days are shorter and more time is spent indoors. Regardless of the time of year, daily sunscreen (SPF 30 or above) is necessary to protect the new skin layers that are exposed and prevent premature aging.

The skin resurfacing experience

Every laser skin resurfacing procedure tackles what each patient needs. Halo skin resurfacing allows the experts at Austin-Weston, The Center for Cosmetic Surgery to either do a deep exfoliating treatment or a superficial one. Tiny laser beams will precisely treat areas of the skin in a fractional amount, so untreated skin or tissue is left untouched. Some patients may need their entire face treated, while others will want to focus on specific areas. Either way, the skin’s healing response to the resurfacing treatment will help promote collagen production in the target areas and add an element of firmness to the new skin that has been revealed.

Post-treatment and the results

Since every laser skin resurfacing treatment is customized, each patient’s recovery will vary. Patients generally experience some swelling and redness, especially the first few days after the procedure. With superficial treatments, this only lasts a few days, but if patients have a more profound treatment, it may take a couple of weeks for those side effects to subside. As the skin begins to repair itself, the redness will fade. New skin will begin to emerge in the treated areas, and you can start loving your fresh, smooth look.

Both women and even men who try this noninvasive treatment can fully smoother, more youthful-looking skin. Laser skin resurfacing can tighten facial and neck skin while reducing fine lines and wrinkles — all without surgery or lengthy downtime. Skin looks revitalized with laser skin resurfacing, and the heat from the laser treatment promotes an increase in collagen production. This added bonus leaves skin looking younger for years with the proper skin regimen and daily sunscreen protection.

Although this is a noninvasive procedure, it is essential to have it performed by a qualified expert like the plastic surgeons at Austin-Weston, The Center for Cosmetic Surgery. Northern Virginia residents considering laser skin resurfacing should find an accredited center like Austin-Weston, The Center for Cosmetic Surgery, as their first step in getting back that youthful glow.

To learn more about laser skin resurfacing using Halo laser technology, we invite you to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced surgeons at Austin-Weston, The Center for Cosmetic Surgery in Reston, VA, today. Fresher, younger-looking skin is just around the corner!


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