What is Laser Skin Resurfacing?
Laser skin resurfacing at Wellness Diagnostics and Medispa is a nonsurgical aesthetic treatment that utilizes pulsating beams of energy to eliminate damaged skin cell layers. The treatment is performed to reduce facial lines and wrinkles and diminish skin flaws, including acne scars, pigmentation, and other blemishes. Sometimes referred to as a laser peel, fractional skin resurfacing is considered an ideal procedure for patients desiring clearer, softer, youthful-looking skin. Based on the condition of the complexion, the laser may be customized for the best results. There is little downtime needed for most laser skin resurfacing facials. Any concerns or questions may be discussed with Dr. Gloria Tumbaga during your consultation at our Temecula, CA facility.
What Are The Benefits Of Laser Skin Resurfacing?
Laser skin resurfacing treatments at Wellness Diagnostics and Medispa can restore, refresh, and rejuvenate your skin with several great benefits that include:
- Removing dead and damaged skin
- Diminishing wrinkles, lines, and creases
- Smoothing uneven skin
- Balancing skin tone and texture
- Softening skin
- Addressing skin issues: acne scars, blemishes, spots, pigmentation
- Shrinking overly large pores
- Improving sun damage
- Promoting elastin and collagen production
- Producing a healthier-looking, more youthful complexion
Laser Skin Resurfacing Reviews
"I have absolutely loved getting laser treatments here! Dr. Tumbaga and Nurse Jennifer have been wonderful. I was surprised by the high quality machines that are more effective than most medical-spas. I was looking into laser treatments for a long time and the quote and number of treatments was considerably less than what I got everywhere else. After only 3 tx I am almost done with my entire process - everywhere else I was quoted 7-8 treatm. So glad I found them and I have recommended it to so many people!!!"- J.L. / Yelp / Jan 01, 2019
"I have absolutely loved getting laser treatments here! Dr. Tumbaga and Nurse Jennifer have been wonderful. I was surprised by the high quality machines & equipment that are more effective than most medical-spas. I was looking into laser treatments for a long time and the quote and number of treatments was considerably less than what I got everywhere else. After only 3 tx I am almost done with my entire process - everywhere else I was quoted 7-8 treatm. So glad I found them and I have recommended it to so many people!!!"- J.L. / Facebook / Jan 01, 2019
Is Laser Skin Resurfacing Right For Me?
There are multiple factors to think about when deciding which method of laser skin resurfacing treatment is right for your skin. Laser skin resurfacing at Wellness Diagnostics and Medispa is designed for people who are unhappy with their skin's appearance. If you see sun damage, age spots, acne scars, fine lines and wrinkles, pigmentation, or redness issues, a laser skin resurfacing procedure can help improve these cosmetic flaws. In addition, this treatment works effectively for patients who have scaly patches, rough texture, or other problems at the surface of the skin. This treatment isn't recommended if you have very dark skin or active acne. In addition, it's important to be aware that there is a recovery period associated with these laser treatments. Certain patients, depending on the condition of their skin, may require as much as 2 – 3 weeks for their skin to normalize.
Laser Skin Resurfacing Options
4D® is a series of synergistic, noninvasive laser treatments of both the exterior facial and interior oral cavity, enabling full-thickness contraction of collagen for persistent tightening and volume without injectables. With two laser wavelengths (Er:YAG and Nd:YAG) and four treatment modes, anti-aging is comprehensively approached from four different levels, working on deeper, medial, and superficial connective structures of the skin, as well as targeting imperfections.
Lasers are ideally suited for the effective treatment of a wide range of scar tissues. Er:YAG skin resurfacing is used for gentle ablation of scar tissue and activation of collagen remodeling. Acne scars, in particular, respond well to Er:YAG treatments. For hypertrophic scars, clinical research conducted with the Nd:YAG wavelength show further improvement in the aesthetic appearance and overall tissue quality of a scar, including erythema, volume, pliability, etc.
Laser Scar Revision Options
SmoothLiftin™, FRAC3®, PIANO®, and SupErficial™
All harnessed in concert to combat facial aging with little or no downtime or anesthesia, these treatments can be performed all year-round. The minimally invasive nature of laser scar revision treatments means that they are well tolerated by patients, and faster recovery times allow the psychological impact of scar revision treatments to be realized much sooner by patients.
With Fotona’s pioneering dual-wavelength scar revision therapy, both non-ablative Nd:YAG and fractional ablative Er:YAG wavelengths are combined as part of a single comprehensive scar treatment regimen with immediate, visible results that surpass that of traditional laser-based and conventional scar treatment techniques. Dual-wavelength scar treatment therapies provide a highly effective solution that not only addresses a scar’s aesthetic appearance but also helps to resolve complicating factors with the scar’s vascular feeding system.
Nonsurgical Cellulite Reduction Options
There are many women who feel very self-conscious about how cellulite is affecting their skin. Fortunately, there are solutions that can help erase cellulite, one of them being Fotona Tightlase. This is an innovative treatment that can make a big difference to the aesthetic of your skin and help you feel more confident regarding your complexion. You can learn more about Fotona Tightlase by speaking to one of our experts at the Cosmetic Vein & Laser Center in Williamsville.
The Fotona Tightlase treatment is able to reduce the appearance of troublesome cellulite and tighten up the skin. It also helps to give the treated areas a firmer appearance. This is all done through the use of laser technology, which makes this a simple but very effective modern cellulite treatment. Some amazing benefits of this revitalizing experience include improved appearance and the stimulation of collagen production.
What Should I Expect After Laser Skin Resurfacing?
Following milder resurfacing procedures, a healing ointment will be applied to the skin and you can return home to recover. The treated skin may look pink, and there may be some swelling and irritation. This should subside within a couple of days, and the peeling process will occur over a 3 – 5-day period. For those undergoing a deeper resurfacing procedure, your recovery period will last longer. The treatment sections will most likely be protected with dressings, and the burning, irritation, and swelling side effects may be more intense. Pain medication can be prescribed to help reduce these side effects. The downtime associated with a deeper laser skin resurfacing treatment can last several weeks. All patients should reduce their sun exposure after their resurfacing session and apply sun protection throughout the day. For all laser treatments, the treated skin will naturally flake, crust, and peel away. It's crucial to avoid picking at the skin during recovery to prevent scarring and protect your skin from UV exposure. After the peeling is completed, your skin should feel smoother while looking rejuvenated, clearer, and younger.
Laser Skin Resurfacing FAQ
How much does laser skin resurfacing cost?
Your laser resurfacing costs vary based on the treatment you select. In your initial consultation, Dr. Tumbaga will ask about your skin issues and goals before discussing the different types of laser resurfacing available. Then, she can help you select your resurfacing treatment and discuss costs. Wellness Diagnostics and Medispa often offers treatment specials and discounted packages so ask for more information during your appointment.
How can I help my skin recover after a resurfacing treatment?
Dr. Tumbaga or a member of her staff will give you tips on how you can help your skin heal following your laser resurfacing treatment. The number one rule is don't pick or peel your skin. This can cause lasting damage, including scars. You should forgo all hair removal methods in the treatment area, which means no shaving, waxing, or depilatory creams. We can suggest creams to help soothe treated areas.
How often should I get laser resurfacing treatments?
Based on the resurfacing method you and Dr. Tumbaga select for your procedure, you may need to wait several weeks or even a few months between treatments. Deep treatments will give you longer-lasting results; however, they will require more time for recovery. You should tell Dr. Tumbaga about how frequently you are willing to return for treatments so she can consider this when recommending a treatment plan during your initial consultation.
What's the best type of resurfacing for me?
Dr. Tumbaga will help you decide which laser resurfacing treatment will best meet your concerns and goals at your initial consultation. The best treatment for you will depend on the health and condition of your skin, any skin concerns, and the skin depth you want your treatment to reach. The length of recovery time might also be an important factor when choosing your treatment type. When unsure, it's better to select a lighter treatment then assess your results and decide if you want something stronger for your second appointment.
Should I get laser skin resurfacing, a chemical peel, or dermabrasion?
Once she has listened to your issues, Dr. Tumbaga will help you decide if laser skin resurfacing, dermabrasion, or a chemical will achieve your goals. Although they all improve the surface of the skin, each has pros and cons. In your consultation, Dr. Tumbaga will review each option and make a recommendation for your treatment.
Can laser skin resurfacing be combined with other treatments?
Patients often combine laser skin resurfacing with other facial rejuvenation treatments to optimize their results. When you come for your initial consultation, Dr. Tumbaga will review your goals and concerns to determine whether laser skin resurfacing or a combination of treatments is needed to help you achieve your aesthetic goals.
Discover More About Nonsurgical Treatments
Are you eager to take the next step to reduce the appearance of your cellulite? If so, Fotona Tightlase could be the ideal treatment for you. If you would like to find out more or schedule an initial consultation, get in touch with us at the Cosmetic Vein & Laser Center in Williamsville. We look forward to hearing from you!
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