What is Laser Skin Resurfacing?
At Renuvia Medical Center, laser skin resurfacing with Alma Pixel CO2 laser is unlike traditional ablative laser resurfacing which removes the entire top layer of the skin, Alma Pixel CO2 deploys a fractional delivery method which creates pixel-sized perforations in the skin, leaving the surrounding tissue intact. The preservation of undamaged skin between the perforations allows for faster healing while the wound healing process promotes accelerated re-epithelization, generation of new collagen, tissue regeneration and contracture of existing fibers.. The treatment is great for reducing facial lines and wrinkles and for minimizing skin blemishes like pigmentation, acne scars, and other issues. Sometimes known as a laser peel, laser skin resurfacing is a great facial treatment for patients who desire clearer, softer, and younger-looking skin. Depending on the needs of the patient's complexion, we can customize the laser for the best results. Patients have little downtime associated with most laser skin resurfacing procedures. If you have any questions about the procedure, Dr. Arthur Schlyer will take the time to listen and discuss the answers during your consultation at Renuvia Medical Center in New Port Richey, FL.
Types of Laser Treatments
Depending on your skin's condition, we can select from three different types of laser resurfacing skin procedures. Some are performed for milder cases of skin damage, while others are more aggressive.
Fractional treatment controls and significantly reduces the risk of adverse side effects such as delayed hypopigmentation, scarring, post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, infection and persistent erythema. Patients also benefit from much shorter downtime and increased patient comfort compared to traditional resurfacing.
The fractional method is ideal for skin resurfacing and rejuvenation treatments, including scar treatment, improving skin tone, elasticity and texture and reducing superficial pigmentation.
Laser Skin Resurfacing Reviews
Laser skin resurfacing is ideal for patients who are unsatisfied with their general complexion. If you have sun-damaged skin, age spots, acne scars, fine lines and wrinkles, redness, or pigmentation troubles, this procedure can address these cosmetic flaws. Additionally, laser skin resurfacing is wonderful for those who have a rough skin texture, scaly patches, or other skin irregularities. This treatment is not suggested for anyone who has very dark skin or active acne. Additionally, it's important to know that you will need some recovery time after laser treatments. Some patients, depending on the condition of their skin, may need up to 1– 2 weeks to recover.
What to Expect
After the treatment we will apply a healing serum and moisturizer to the treated skin, and you can return home for your recovery. The treated skin will look pink, and you may experience some swelling and irritation. This should subside within a couple of days, and the peeling process will take 3 – 5 days. If you undergo a more intense laser treatment, your recovery period will take longer. Every patient should minimize their sun exposure after laser treatment and apply sun protection throughout the day. Regardless of the intensity of the treatment, the treated skin will naturally flake, crust, and peel away. It is crucial to avoid interfering with the healing process and to protect your face from UV exposure in order to prevent scarring. Once the peeling is complete, your skin will feel softer while also appearing rejuvenated, younger, and clearer.
A Softer, Clearer Complexion
For patients who want a younger-looking complexion, Alma Pixel CO2 laser skin resurfacing treatment offers outstanding results. If you're curious about laser treatments and want to hear more about their benefits and other nonsurgical procedures, we encourage you to call Renuvia Medical Center in New Port Richey, FL today to schedule your appointment with Dr. Schlyer.