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.
"Hello, this review is for gynecomastia surgery with Dr. Setty in McKinney, TX. First, let me say this is not my first gynecomastia surgery nor was this a correction to anything regarding the first surgery. I grew up with tuberous gyno since 6th grade and had perfect results after an easy surgery at a well-known surgeon in an upper-class part of Los Angeles. I was 18 and went off to enjoy college with new people living a normal life as if gyno never happened. At 23 right before graduating, I asked a derm. for finasteride because of hair loss concerns. Gyno is a well-known side effect of this drug. I called my first surgeon's office and they confirmed I would not be at an increased risk given my history, but they were wrong. After only 6 doses of fin, I got familiar sensations in the upper armpit, the telltale gynecomastia area. I stopped immediately but it was full-blown gyno by the summer. Complete nightmare, one of the worst times of my life. I got a job out in Dallas very quickly after school and was able to save up for surgery ASAP. I looked up some doctors in North Dallas and found Dr. Setty's page. I saw they had a Snapchat and a youtube where he introduces himself and even performs a surgery, I liked that transparency very much. There was a price estimate for his gynecomastia surgery, which was very reasonable. Most other doctors in the area at this time are not listing prices on their sites, you have to look it up on realself which is an untrustworthy site I feel. In the "About Us" section the Setty team did say competitive pricing is one of their goals. That broke down the first barrier between patient and doctor and drew me in for a consultation. This was in January, and COVID had not hit America as hard yet. However they still screened people who came in, had everything sanitized, and on top of that, the clinic itself was gorgeous. The part of McKinney they are in is gorgeous. Very clean and upscale and modern, fresh coats of paint on everything and tons of parking. Everyone at the office is very friendly and professional. At the consultation, I got to meet everyone and Dr. Setty did confirm I would be a good candidate for surgery. I felt confident energy right away meeting him. They considered my individual circumstances and worked generously with me on the pricing. I scheduled the pre-op, had no issues ever reaching them when I needed communication, everything was just really seamless with thoughtful touches here and there. I really felt comfortable with them as a patient and they took very good care of me. Scheduling appointments was always easy. Note this was all as the virus was worsening and they were quickly having to readjust their business. I never felt rushed or forgotten. I was very happy with their coronavirus response and I am sorry if they lost any business to it. The big day came and the hospital was brand new like they had just unwrapped the packaging and cut the ribbon to the door. Completely clean and so huge, wow. I had expressed concerns about post-surgery nausea and pre-surgery anxiety, and they took care of me. Luckily I work an office job and was able to manage the vest/pads under long sleeve shirts for the recovery. I used this silicone gel for scars that I bought at the front desk of the Setty office, they didn't have this when I had my first gyno surgery. The scars from my first surgery are more visible than Dr. Setty's. It is exactly 6 months from my surgery now and in the past week, I finally started to forget to apply it on the scars every night. I have an ankle that I also had 2 surgeries on and it is much more sensitive and visibly scarred than my chest. Dr. Setty took care of me physically and emotionally and never once lost his cool. It is a hallmark of a job well done that I now live a normal life again and actually forget that I even had this surgery not even a year ago. Thank you Dr. Setty. P.S. if you are a gynecomastia prone individual, stay away from finasteride"- J.B. / Google / Jul 29, 2020
"I couldn't be happier with my results. I went for a breast augmentation and lift and was given all of the information for pre, during and post surgery. I knew what to expect, and they were all very willing to help any time I had a question. The staff couldn't have been anymore inviting and warm. They made me feel very at home and comfortable. Highly recommend Dr. Setty and his team!"- C.C. / Google / Jul 28, 2020
"Let me just start by saying I have never wrote a review in my life. I am a fair skin African American who has been struggling with hyperpigmentation and unwanted facial hair since I was a teenager.Ive been to Electrolosis and so many laser hair removal and spas than I can count. Kate Cross is SO PASSIONATE and an detail professional about making people look good! Shout out to her !!! U don’t find many people whose passionate about what they do these days it’s all about the money. Speaking of which this place is so affordable! They work with u. I use to get skin pen every other month, not any more I’ve only had one this year ! I promise to god.I had been burned by laser hair removal that left the scarring and pigmentation.I use to be insecure. I recently went home to a funeral . Everyone was so amazed on how my face cleared up! The staff is very professional. I look so good now my female supervisors at work don’t even look at me anymore out of envy. I did add dandelion tea on my own that helps with hyperpigmentation too. But everything else I owe to Setty plastics god n Kate. Thank You!"- T.B. / Yelp / Jul 23, 2020
"Every single member of this office has been incredibly friendly and helpful. Dr. Setty and his staff truly go above and beyond to make you feel welcome and cared for. When I came in for a consultation for a breast augmentation and lift, I was both nervous and embarrassed. I had been to consultations with other plastic surgeons previously and none made me feel as safe or non-judged as Dr. Setty. Everyone from those who worked at the front desk, to Jessica (billing and scheduling) to Giovanna (his amazing nurse), we’re kind and helpful and ready to answer any and all questions I had. Could not have asked for a better experience!!"- J.M. / Google / Jul 23, 2020
"I am beyond pleased with my mommy makeover results. Dr. Setty is amazing and did a phenomenal job. My daughter is looking to have some work done, I trust Dr. Setty and his staff to take care of her just like I was taken care of."- B. / RealSelf / Jul 20, 2020
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 or Dallas, TX today to make your appointment with Dr. Setty at your earliest convenience.