About Laser Skin Resurfacing
Skin resurfacing is a way to remove the most superficial layers of skin and let the deeper cells heal in with new skin that is healthier-appearing. The resurfacing removes fine lines and wrinkles and gives a healthy glow. Halo, the world’s first hybrid fractional laser is our go-to method for skin resurfacing. The latest laser resurfacing technology can eliminate layers of sun-damaged skin and safely remove old skin cells on the face. In addition, it can reduce the appearance of wrinkles and acne scarring. The unique properties of the Halo™ laser allow the removal of thin layers of skin while minimizing damage to the surrounding skin and tissue. Since the Halo™ laser is so precise and provides controlled flexibility, the depth and penetration of the laser on the skin’s surface can be specifically adjusted to meet the individual skin condition of each patient. Call Austin-Weston, The Center for Cosmetic Surgery in Reston, VA to set up a personal consultation with one of our plastic surgeons.
Laser Skin Resurfacing Reviews
"I recently had laser-BBL treatments to my face and am returning for additional recommended treatments. My appointment was with Savannah S. Marks who is highly technically qualified with great people skills. She took the time to explain treatment options as well as keeping me informed during each step of the treatment process. Savannah made sure that all of my questions were answered post treatment and was very informative in recommending facial products. Savannah is clearly tops in her field of expertise."- L.O. / Yelp / May 10, 2017
"The fight against aging is a battle I would not go into with the Team at Austin-Weston! I have been a patient for years, made the introduction to many friends, even family. Savannah Marks has been whipping my skin into shape as of recent and I could not be happier, her hands are magic!"- C.C. / Yelp / Jan 12, 2017
"Savannah is truly an artist, erasing the wear and tear of the years. The best in life is looking younger and bearer than all of my friends. Thank you Savannah."- M.M. / Google / Nov 14, 2017
"I looked old, tired and angry. I felt old, tired and angry. I had aged way beyond my 58 years and after years of wanting plastic surgery, it was time to take action. My sister had gone to Dr. Robert Sigal at Austin-Weston for breast implant replacements and was very happy with his work, but I wanted a surgeon that had significant experience with facial rejuvenation. After extensive research, it turned out that Dr. Sigal had the exact experience I was looking for. As soon as I met Dr. Sigal , I knew that he was the surgeon for me. We decided on the procedures (rhinoplasty, face/neck lift, mid-face lift, upper and lower bletharoplasty, chin re-shaping, lip and corner mouth lift, fat grafting to various areas and fraxel laser treatment) and then I scheduled the surgery a few months following the consultation to give me time to prepare my skin to ensure the best results from the fraxel. Following the surgery, I spent the night in the Austin-Weston clinic with a full-time nurse watching over me. My nurse made sure I got my medications, checked my drain, kept me company, etc., so I was able to get a good nights sleep. Dr. Sigal had left to do volunteer work in Haiti so Dr. Weston came in to check me over and sent me on my way. Even though I looked like I had been in a bar fight, I had no pain. It was uncomfortable and a little annoying for the first 5 days, but that’s it. I took Valium and Motrin but did not need the oxicodone at all. By the second week, I could go out with makeup. I am now at week 8 and I feel terrific. No more old, tired, angry old lady! I can not express how wonderful this change has been for me. Thank you Dr. Sigal!"- J.A. / Google / Jan 14, 2017
"Currently doing a series of BBL laser treatments with Savannah Marks for sun damage on my face and chest. The results are dramatic and I can't recommend Savannah enough. She is very thorough and has an amazing numbing cream which makes it only a very light sting with the laser zap and VERY tolerable! Brown spots literally disappear!!"- L.Y. / Google / Jan 14, 2017
Laser skin resurfacing is a good option for patients who have skin trouble on their face and neck, including:
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Sun-damaged skin
- Uneven skin tone and texture
- Scars and brown spots
What to Expect
Laser skin resurfacing can be superficial or deep, and the deeper the treatment, the longer the recovery. Some laser resurfacing has little to no downtime, and some deeper resurfacing requires topical creams around the clock for a week and then takes weeks to months of pink skin healing in before the final results are seen. Every treatment is tailored to the patient's specific skin conditions and desired outcome. Laser skin resurfacing uses a tiny laser beam to treat thousands of pinpoint areas of the skin. Since only a fraction of the skin is directly treated with the laser, the surrounding untreated tissue promotes rapid healing. The skin’s healing response creates new collagen, adding firmness and resilience to the skin.
Patients may have some redness or swelling for 1–3 days after their procedure, but it is usually mild and easily concealed with makeup for a superficial treatment. After treatment, patients should be careful to avoid direct sunlight and wear sun protection since the skin will be sensitive after the procedure. While most patients will see some results right away, optimal results will appear in 2–3 months as the skin repairs itself. For deeper resurfacing, patients may see redness for weeks, but this can be covered with makeup after the first week of recovery. During the first week the skin will be weepy and swollen and most patients largely stay indoors to heal during this time.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- From $500
- Recovery Time
- 1-2 Days
Refresh your skin
If you have begun to notice the appearance of unsightly wrinkles from sun-damaged skin, laser skin resurfacing may be the treatment for you. This procedure is also effective in improving light scarring from the effects of acne and rough skin texture. Call our office today to learn more.
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