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.
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"I stumbled upon Setty's page on Groupon about a year ago and I'm glad I did. I knew my tolerance for pain and was of course very nervous at first considering I've never explored laser hair removal before that point. When I met Autumn, my life changed forever!!! She couldn't have made me feel MORE comfortable & understanding of my insecurities. I was a first timer so pain level & nakedness were my top 2 worries. Autumn's bubbly, funny, and relatable personality put me at ease right away! She even let me treat with the lights off to make me feel more comfortable. :) Now I come in to the office with confidence, ready to breeze through the treatment. I started with a Brazilian, then added arms & underarms, with legs coming up next, I cant seem to stop! Autumn gives great advice and tips on upkeep. Yeah, Setty's not the cheapest, but they do have utilize cryogenic equipment (so it's every bit of worth it in my eyes). Keep up the amazing work Autumn, I love ya!!!!"- S.M. / Yelp / Apr 22, 2020
"Dr Setty was great! It was smooth and quick procedure. I am very pleased with my results! I was always self conscious about the way I looked but Dr Setty helped me feel confident again! Prices were very reasonable as well compared to other places I went to."- V. / RealSelf / Apr 14, 2020
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Laser Skin Resurfacing Ideal Candidates
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.
Laser Skin Resurfacing Procedure Technique
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 with Laser Skin Resurfacing
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
Laser Skin Resurfacing 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.