With laser skin resurfacing, residents can address a variety of cosmetic skin concerns while also stimulating collagen production for long-term skin benefits. Rosenthal Cosmetic Plastic Surgery and Dermatology offers laser skin resurfacing and other laser treatments to men and women in Boynton Beach, Delray Beach and Wellington, FL.
What is Laser Skin Resurfacing?
Laser skin resurfacing is a popular laser treatment that uses non-invasive light energy to exfoliate damaged skin, revealing the vibrant, healthy skin underneath. During the treatment, damaged skin is removed layer by layer with precise laser energy. This process also stimulates collagen production, which provides long-term improvements to the skin following treatment. Laser skin resurfacing can be used to diminish the appearance of scars, sun damage, wrinkles, age spots, and more. Laser skin resurfacing is most commonly used on the face, but it can be used in other areas if desired. For these treatments, we use either a CO2 laser or a non-ablative ICON® laser, depending on the patient’s skin type and treatment goals.
How Much Does Laser Skin Resurfacing Cost?
The cost of laser skin resurfacing will vary based on your unique needs and treatment goals. During your consultation, we take many things into consideration to design a personalized treatment plan that will optimize your results and treatment experience. Once this treatment plan is determined, we will be able to provide you with a clear breakdown of the costs associated with your laser skin resurfacing treatment. For your convenience, we accept cash, checks, credit cards, and financing through CareCredit®.
What Can I Expect During the Laser Skin Resurfacing Procedure?
Before a laser skin resurfacing treatment, we will apply a topical anesthetic to the treatment area in order to minimize any discomfort that may occur during treatment. Then, we will carefully deliver laser energy to the desired treatment area using the laser that best matches your skin type and treatment goals. A laser skin resurfacing treatment typically lasts about an hour, but the exact length will vary depending on the size of the areas being treated.
What Kind of Results Can I Expect from Laser Skin Resurfacing?
The results from laser skin resurfacing will be visible in just a few days, once any side effects from treatment fade. You will notice significant improvements in the appearance of the skin following your treatment. Since the laser skin resurfacing treatment also stimulates collagen production, you will notice continued improvements in your skin for weeks and months after your treatment. You may choose to have regular laser skin resurfacing treatments to maintain your results and minimize the effects of aging.
What is the Recovery Period Like Following Laser Skin Resurfacing?
After laser skin resurfacing, you may experience mild redness, swelling, and sensitivity in the treatment area. These effects typically only last a few days, and Dr. Rosenthal will provide you with a topical solution to help soothe and heal the skin. Despite these effects, there is hardly any downtime after laser skin resurfacing. You are usually able to resume normal activities within a day of treatment. However, we encourage you to avoid exposure to sunlight while your skin recovers, as the treatment area will be especially sensitive to sunlight until it heals.
If you are considering laser skin resurfacing at Rosenthal Cosmetic Plastic Surgery and Dermatology, contact us today to schedule your initial consultation. We welcome residents from Boynton Beach, Delray Beach, Wellington, and the neighboring areas of Florida.