About Laser Skin Resurfacing
Skin resurfacing with a laser at Setty Plastics & Aesthetics is a noninvasive aesthetic treatment that utilizes pulsating energy to exfoliate surface skin cells one layer at a time. The procedure is great for improving facial wrinkles and lines, skin blemishes, pigmentation, acne scars, and more. Sometimes called a laser peel, fractional skin resurfacing is considered a great facial treatment for people who want clearer, softer, younger-looking skin.
Based on the needs of the patient's complexion, the treatment will be customized for best results. There is little recovery time needed for most laser skin resurfacing procedures. Any questions or concerns may be reviewed with plastic surgeon Dr. Naveen Setty during your consultation in Dallas, TX.
Types of Laser Treatments
Setty Plastics & Aesthetics has three kinds of laser resurfacing skin procedures that are selected depending on your skin's condition. Some are performed for milder cases of skin damage, while others are more aggressive:
- Ablative laser treatments
Ablative lasers eliminate thin skin layers, similar to dermabrasion or a deep chemical peel, with a high level of control that permits the laser technician to avoid damage to the skin. Ablative lasers are ideal for tightening skin as well as correcting acne scars and wrinkles.
- Non-ablative laser treatments
Non-ablative laser treatments don't remove the skin — the laser light creates micro-injuries to the skin cells to prompt the body's natural healing response. Non-ablative procedures are ideal for minimizing wrinkles and fine lines on those who are willing to wait several months to see strong results.
- Fractional laser treatments
Fractional laser treatments are a combination of non-ablative and ablative that make micro-damage in the lower skin layers. The body's automatic healing leads to tighter skin. Fractional laser treatments might also be used for deep wrinkles, sun damage, acne scars, and pigmentation problems.
"Fantastic Experience with Dr. Setty and Staff - My experience with Dr. Setty was truly fantastic. From the first time I walked into his McKinney office for a consultation to my follow up appointments, everything has been quick and so easy. I’m a busy working mom, and I had researched surgeons extensively before my Mommy Makeover, but I still had tons of questions. Dr. Setty answered everyone of them, never rushed me or made me feel like j..."- J. / RealSelf / Oct 18, 2018
"35 year old mom of two, 5-7”, 145 lbs, getting 400 cc ideal implants - I’ve been thinking about getting implants for the past two years. My breasts have always been small but after breastfeeding 2 kids for a year each, they shriveled up. I consulted with 4 different surgeons and finally decided on Dr Naveen Setty in McKinney, TX. I am soooooo excited to finally be doing this although also a little nervous admittedly. Part of my motivation for going there w..."- N. / RealSelf / Nov 03, 2018
"Dr. Setty and his staff are incredible! Dr. Setty is very professional yet outgoing, friendly and caring. I've been a patient in his office for many years now and have always felt that each person in the office truly cares about me. Kelly is in the front office and always remembers me and has a compliment when I arrive. Giovanna is Dr. Settys nurse and her outgoing personality and happy demeanor is infectious. She truly makes you feel so comfortable being there. Jess, the surgery coordinator, always says hello and never minds if I call with questions. You simply can't go wrong choosing Dr. Setty as your Doctor with any procedure you decide on!"- S.A. / Yelp / Nov 01, 2018
"From consultation, to surgery, thru recovery and now on follow up visits : Dr Setty and his entire staff have been incredible. They listen and are attentive and truly care about each patient that comes thru. I could not have chosen better."- M.C. / Yelp / Oct 29, 2018
"After 2 children by c-sections, and 3 back surgeries which required entrance through my abdomen my body was no longer what it was beforehand. For 19 years I looked in the mirror on a DAILY basis and absolutely hated what I saw without clothes on. I would not undress in front of my husband and would go out of my way to make sure the lights were off or I was in a locked room so none would walk in on me and see the front of me. I researched procedures and surgeons at least once a week wanting to make sure that when I did this that it would be exactly what I wanted by only the best. I knew I wanted breast implants, Lipo on my back and sides, a tummy tuck, and a few skin tags removed. From the moment I scheduled my consult I was put at ease, Nichole who scheduled my consult was extremely nice and helpful yet very professional. Kelly immediately acknowledges you when you walk into the office and has the kindest and sweetest personality. Giovanna is there with you thru every single step from start to end and leaves nothing out or unanswered. Jessica was extremely discreet and was very informative if I had needed financial help. Dr. Settys himself is a truly amazing artist, and life changer. I call him my angel in disguise. He makes you feel the most comfortable you have ever felt around anyone without clothes on. No question or concern is unacceptable. He listens to you and what you want and gives you exactly that plus more. My body did not look this amazing even before my first pregnancy. The day of my procedure which was at Craig Ranch surgery Center (which by the way is a extremely nice facility with amazing people which is important to me) Dr. Setty came in and talked me to make sure that I was at ease before my procedure. The anesthesiologist that Dr. Setty uses calls you the night before which I’ve never had done and that was a huge deal for me, who also comes into to talk to you before he puts you under so you are at ease from that side. When I awoke from my procedure (I don’t recall much of it) my husband said I was never left unattended or in pain at any given time. I arrived home late that night and began to rest and the next morning Dr. Setty called me to check on me. Once again something I have never experience with any of my Dr’s in the past. I had a question one night at 10:30pm about my belly button and Dr. Setty called me back within 2 minutes literally. I was blown away by how you are catered to. This entire experience (I am now 6 weeks out) is beyond words the kindness, care, and professionalism Dr. Setty and his entire staff give you from the moment you schedule your appointment and long after your procedure is finished. I also have had by Nichole at his Dallas Location which is his med spa office coolsculpting on my neck, laser hair removal on my face and microneedling on my face as well from years of not taking care of my skin and that location is amazing as well. I will be forever grateful to Dr. Setty and his staff which I consider my family for giving me back my body and most important my life."- D.L. / Google / Oct 27, 2018
You have several factors to take into consideration when deciding which laser peel treatment is best for your skin. Laser skin resurfacing is designed for anyone who is unsatisfied with their general complexion and has a realistic expectation of what it might do for the skin. If you see sun damage, age spots, acne scars, lines and wrinkles, pigmentation, or redness concerns, a laser skin resurfacing procedure may be needed to address these cosmetic flaws. Also, laser skin resurfacing is wonderful for patients who have rough texture, scaly patches, or other skin surface problems. A laser peel isn't suggested for anyone who has very dark skin tones or active acne outbreaks. Also, it's important to be aware that there is a recovery period needed after laser peels. Certain patients, based on their skin condition, may require as much as 2 – 3 weeks for recovery.
When you are scheduled for a more intense or deeper laser resurfacing treatment, you may be given a retinoid cream for 2 – 3 weeks before your laser procedure. The retinoid cream will prepare the skin for greater results. Pain relievers may be prescribed prior to the procedure to help minimize any pain for greater relaxation throughout your appointment. If your complexion only needs mild improvement, a local anesthesia may be applied to numb treated areas of the face. For the whole complexion or deeper laser procedures, a form of sedation may be used. Then, you can relax in our special treatment chair while the laser handpiece passes over your skin, directly targeting the specific sections for resurfacing. You may sense the warmth and then cool air from the system's built-in cooling device. The laser energy is designed to eliminate dead and damaged skin cells while also promoting natural collagen production.
What to Expect
After light peels, an ointment will be smoothed over the treated skin and you can go home for your recovery. The treated skin may seem pink and there may be some swelling and irritation. These symptoms subside in a few days and the skin peeling process will occur over a 3 – 5-day period. For those who are receiving a deeper laser peel, your recovery period will take longer. The treatment sections may be protected with dressings and the swelling, irritation, and burning side effects may be more intense. Pain medication may be prescribed to minimize these symptoms. The recovery time for a more intense laser peel may last several weeks. Every patient needs to reduce their UV exposure following their treatment, and always use sun protection. For all peel intensities, the treated skin will naturally crust over, flake, and then peel off. It's vital to avoid pulling at your skin to accelerate the recovery process. By not peeling off your flaking skin, you will prevent scarring and shield the treated area better from UV exposure. Once the peeling is finished, the healed skin should feel smoother while also appearing clearer, younger, and rejuvenated.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $2,000 - $2,500
- Recovery Time
- 2 – 7 Days
- Average Procedure Time
- 1 Hour
- Post-op Follow-up
- 4 Weeks
- Procedure Recovery Location
- At Home
A Softer, Clearer Complexion
Your SmartSkin+ CO2 laser treatment at Setty Plastics & Aesthetics can provide excellent results when you are looking for a treatment to renew your skin without surgery. If you are thinking about a laser resurfacing treatment and want to hear more information about their benefits, and about additional nonsurgical treatments Setty Plastics & Aesthetics, we encourage you to contact our office in McKinney, Allen, or Dallas, TX today to make your appointment with Dr. Setty at your earliest convenience.