Skin Retexturizing

Repair your skin from aging, acne scars, and sun-damage; resulting in fresher, younger looking skin.

Skin Retexturizing

Typically requiring only a single treatment, our Skin Retexturizing procedure of the entire face with any of our resurfacing lasers takes one hour. Patients are advised to arrive an hour prior to the procedure for application of a topical numbing cream.

Day 1 - Your first appointment: Most patients tolerate the procedure very well after application of topical anesthetic cream. Some also request OTC pain relievers (Tylenol). If you suffer from anxiety, we can also provide nitrous oxide gas for those who request it. Most patients do not have any complications. In patients with darker skin types, temporary bronzing of the skin or brown spots can occur. The pigmentation usually resolves in 4 weeks or less. There is a risk of skin infection with herpes simplex after many different facial treatments so follow your doctor's instructions carefully. You may be prescribed medication prior to your treatment to eliminate this risk.

You will see initial results between 7-10 days after your laser resurfacing treatment, but your skin will continue to improve over time. Most patients see the greatest improvement in the first 2-3 weeks. This is followed by a dermal regeneration phase that continues to improve for months after your treatment. The following is a general outline of our Skin Retexturizing treatment timeline:

• Day 2 - Recovery: After your initial treatment, your skin will return to normal after 48 hours (+5 days with Halo laser treatment)
• Day 7 - Return to regular activities: After one week, patients can wear makeup and go back to a daily exercise routine.
• Day 14 - Treatment effects subside: Slight swelling will be seen in the first two weeks after treatment, but this is will soon subside.
• Day 35 - Collagen production begins: New collagen production begins about five weeks after your treatment.
• Day 35-90 - Skin retexturizing complete: Visible improvement is seen by an average of one to three months after the procedure.

Scheduling your skin retexturizing treatment

One of our board-certified dermatologists will walk you through the details of the procedure during your consultation and recommend which option would best fit your skin type, condition, and treatment goals. If you feel you would benefit from laser treatment to improve the appearance of aging or sun damage, please contact us for a consultation so we can decide together the best path for success in reaching your treatment goals.

Our Skin Retexturizing Treatments:

Your laser results will last for years to come, but you should continue to keep your skin protected at all times using UVA/UVB sunscreen to protect your new, healthy skin. Ask about our Forever Young maintenance treatments once your skin texturizing completes.

Fraxel Laser Treatment:

By using fractional ablative resurfacing technology, we can retexturize the surface of your skin by treating micro-columns of tissue. This process allows the formation of new, healthy skin cells and leads to a smoother complexion and more even pigmentation. Just one treatment can improve the appearance of skin damage, such as wrinkles, enlarged pores, and pitted acne scars but four treatments are recommended one month apart. Compared to traditional carbon dioxide laser resurfacing, fractional non-ablative skin resurfacing can show similar results with far less downtime and less risk. Our retexturizing treatments produce significant improvement in skin texture, wrinkle reduction and acne scarring. [ Learn more about Fraxel }

Halo Laser Treatment:

Ablative laser treatment uses a laser wavelength to vaporize microscopic layers of tissue on the surface of the skin. It is a more aggressive procedure used to treat more severe skin damage. The newest ablative lasers use a fractionated laser beam that preserves columns of normal skin which aids in healing and shortens the downtime. The Halo laser is more customizable, using both ablative and non-ablative technology which we can fine-tune to produce the most desirable results. Halo is the first laser system to combine both ablative and non-ablative lasers in the same treatment. Symptoms of aging and sun damage, which manifest in the epidermis, benefit most from the use of ablative treatment, while non-ablative is most useful in the deeper layers of the dermis. [ Learn more about the Halo Laser }

TRL Laser Treatment:

TRL is our fully ablative laser treatment which is the most aggressive and therefore the most beneficial treatment for sun damage and aging. An Ablative laser skin resurfacing is one of the most effective cosmetic procedures for improving aging skin. The procedure works by delivering an intense wavelength of light to the skin, which removes the outer layers of aged or sun damaged skin. This treatment does necessitate the use of local anesthetic and there are one to two weeks of downtime after the procedure. The skin may remain somewhat reddened for 2-6 weeks after treatment. Usually, only one to two treatments are required to obtain excellent results. It is especially useful for significantly improving "smokers lines" around the lips. [ Make an appointment }

Skin Retexturizing Treatment Results: Before & After

Fraxel Skin RetexturizingBefore / After
Halo Skin RetexturizingBefore / After
TRL Skin RetexturizingBefore / After