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.
Laser Skin Resurfacing Reviews
"I have been coming to Laser Beauty Medical Spa for almost 2 years now, once every 6 weeks. I am having everything from the waist down treated and I mean EVERYTHING. It's really exciting to see less and less hair come back after every visit. I have been treated by every laser technician at the Dallas location and every one of them are extremely professional and make you feel comfortable right away. I was sorta the ginnie pig to laser treatments for my family. After seeing my results just after my first few treatments, I got my 2 sisters, 2 of my nieces, and my Mother to come get treated as well. They are all seeing results and happy about making the decision to get treated! I actually found LBMS through Groupon and when I called to get information they said they would price match 1 of their groupons for my first purchase. I went with the 6 Brazilian treatments and later added different packages after seeing that it worked. So if you see them have a Groupon posted make sure to take advantage of that great offer! Another thing I like about LBMS is that they have Saturday hours available. I have a very crazy work schedule during the week so their Saturday hours are very convenient for me. I hope this review helps anybody that is skeptical or nervous about getting laser hair removal. Just do it! It's sooooo worth it!"- E.V. / Yelp / Feb 11, 2016
"Got a laser package here since it was a better deal to do a package of 3 versus just one area. I'm so glad I got the package because now I rarely have to shave! My leg hair grows in so slow & is soft not prickly & same with my underarms! I had previously gotten laser treatments done on my Brazilian by a different company so I thought I knew what to expect. But here they take much better care of you. They use these cute little mini ice packs to get the area cold before using the laser. So it felt totally different than my previous experience! I highly recommend getting your legs done you can barely feel a thing! Another plus is that all of the lady that work up there are super nice & I feel like I'm going to see my friends when I go to my appointment. Which is super important when you're going to go get your Brazilian treatment. The girl that works the front is always so sweet & accommodating especially on the phone when I'm trying to schedule an appointment. Super convenient location as well! I highly recommend these ladies!"- G.F. / Yelp / Jun 23, 2018
"I have been visiting this spa and the Dallas and Allen location for almost over a year! Great atmosphere and exceptional service. I highly recommend Maya - she is update on the treatments and technologies the spa has to offer. Not only has she assisted me with my laser treatments and helped me tremendously with my adult acne issues! The HydraFacial treatment did wonders to my face. She is well worth my drive from Iriving to Allen!"- P.P. / Yelp / Nov 15, 2015
"The staff are great. The laser treatments are very effective, I've seen a huge difference with my hair growth"- R.D. / Yelp / Jan 27, 2017
"Laser Hair removal has been the best decision I have made! Originally bought one service with Groupon. I truly appreciate how Reagan made me feel at ease and I also purchased full legs and under arms. She worked with my schedule to stay with her through all my laser treatments. Best decision ever and a big thanks to Reagan!"- K.E. / Yelp / Mar 23, 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 or Dallas, TX today to make your appointment with Dr. Setty at your earliest convenience.