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Laser Skin Resurfacing

What is laser skin resurfacing?

Laser skin resurfacing is a proven anti-aging procedure that combats the signs of aging, wrinkles, sun exposure damage, hyperpigmentation and acne scarring. This is the perfect treatment to restore a youthful appearance! The laser resurfacing procedure is minimally invasive and tailored to treat specific areas or the entire face based on your aesthetic goals. It can be used on the face and other areas of the body such as neck or hands, chest, and arms depending on the individual’s needs and goals.

Laser skin resurfacing uses laser energy to precisely target and vaporize the outermost layers of skin to reveal a smoother and younger looking complexion. Not only does this process stimulate new cell growth but it also actively promotes collagen production for longer-term remodeling benefits. As a result, you’re left with smoother, firmer skin that has an even tone and texture – giving your complexion much needed vibrancy!

Laser skin resurfacing is designed to reverse the sign of photoaging and aging for a heathier, more youthful appearance. Laser skin resurfacing can be an effective solution for people who want to improve the overall texture and tone of their skin. This advanced technology can help to:

  • smooth wrinkles and fine lines
  • minimize sun damage
  • reduce age spots and dark spots
  • treat uneven pigmentation and redness
  • smooth acne scarring and other imperfections
  • treat crepey texture
  • treat uneven skin tone and texture
  • treat sagging skin
  • erase sun damage
  • diminish facial scars including acne scars and surgical scars
  • reduce the appearance of enlarged pores
  • obliterate precancerous lesions
  • improve rosacea and melasma.

The best way to know if you are a good candidate is to meet with Dr. Shagalov to have an evaluation and to discuss your concerns and aesthetic goals. Good candidates desire to rejuvenate their appearance, are in good health and have no active inflammation or infection. Treatments can trigger a herpes outbreak. If that is a concern, Dr. Shagalov will prescribe an antiviral drug.

The procedure is typically performed under local anesthesia, so it is relatively pain-free. During the treatment, a laser beam (or beams) will be applied to the target area in order to remove thin layers of skin and reveal fresh, smooth skin underneath. Depending on the extent of correction needed and type of laser used, the procedure can take anywhere from 30 minutes to several hours.

Results vary depending on the type and extent of treatment. They are usually visible after just one session, but multiple sessions may be necessary to achieve desired results. Full results are typically seen within a few weeks after the treatment.

Most people experience a smoother, brighter and more even skin tone with fewer wrinkles and blemishes. New collagen production helps to further refine skin texture, tone and firmness.

Laser resurfacing is considered relatively safe and most common side effects are minor and temporary. These may include swelling, redness, itching, blistering and peeling of the skin. In some cases, discoloration of the skin may occur which can be reversed with topical treatments. As with any medical procedure, there is always a risk of infection or scarring but this risk is very low when performed by an experienced and qualified healthcare professional.

Overall, laser skin resurfacing is an excellent option for people looking to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, sun damage, scars and other signs of aging. It offers quick results with minimal downtime and side effects. To maintain the best results, it is important to follow a healthy diet and sun protection regimen. Dr. Devorah Shagalov can help you determine if this procedure is right for you.

Contact Dr. Shagalov at her Miami office to schedule a consultation and learn how she can help you turn back the clock on aging skin. Dr. Shagalov is a board-certified dermatologist and dual fellowship-trained Mohs surgeon and cosmetic dermatologist. Biscayne Dermatology is located in Midtown Miami on the border of Edgewater and Wynwood a few blocks from the Design District, Miami Beach, and Downtown Miami.

At a Glance

Dr. Devorah Shagalov

  • Double Board-Certified Dermatologist
  • Fellowship-Trained Mohs Micrographic Surgeon
  • Recipient of numerous dermatology awards
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