Laser Skin Resurfacing in Melbourne, FL
If you want to diminish the appearance of minor skin imperfections, such as acne scars, stretch marks, wrinkles, or uneven skin tone, consider advanced laser skin resurfacing treatments. Essentials Medispa & Salon provides these advanced treatments in our state-of-the-art medical spa facility, serving patients in Melbourne, neighboring Orlando, and nearby communities in Central Florida.
What is Laser Skin Resurfacing?
Laser skin resurfacing is a safe and effective treatment that diminishes the appearance of surface skin imperfections such as acne scars, age spots, blemishes, discoloration, wrinkles, and stretch marks. Also known as a laser peel, lasabrasion, or laser vaporization, laser resurfacing treatments lift away the skin’s outermost layers using gentle pulsating light beams. This advanced method reveals fresh, new, healthy skin cells, while also triggering the production of collagen to nourish and repair skin tissue at the cellular level.
Who Should Consider Laser Skin Resurfacing?
Laser skin resurfacing is recommended for any healthy adult who wishes to reduce the appearance of skin imperfections such as blemishes, scars, age spots, sun damage, and uneven skin tone, as well as smoothing out fine lines and wrinkles. By gently removing the outermost layers of the skin, laser skin resurfacing restores radiance and smoothness to the skin, imparting a more youthful and healthy glow.
What Does Laser Skin Resurfacing Treat?
Laser resurfacing provides long-lasting, dramatic enhancements and improvements in the health and texture of your skin, renewing the skin’s health and glow. By stimulating the production of collagen, it also encourages the skin to build healthier, plumper cells and thus regain its youthful luster. Laser skin resurfacing treatments are also specifically used to effectively treat the following skin conditions:
- Acne and acne scars
- Age spots and sun spots
- Discoloration and uneven skin tone
- Drooping eyelids
- Fine lines, wrinkles, and creases around the eyes, nose, and mouth
- Sagging skin around the eyes and mouth
How Is Laser Skin Resurfacing Performed?
At Essentials Medispa & Salon, we use the Icon™ laser from CynoSure®, which combines the latest advancements in IPL (Intense Pulsating Light) technology with the fine, precise results of fraxel laser technology, and is versatile enough to treat a wide variety of conditions and skin types.
The procedure typically takes about an hour to perform, and you will be provided with protective eyewear during this time. After cleansing the skin thoroughly, we will apply a topical anesthetic lotion or local anesthesia to reduce any possibility of discomfort during the procedure. The treatment is performed using a handheld laser device that delivers intense pulsating light beams to gently lift away the skin’s outermost layer. This removes the skin’s surface imperfections, and exposes a fresh, new layer of healthy skin cells.
What Happens After Laser Skin Resurfacing?
Following your procedure, we will prescribe a special ointment to keep your skin moist and prevent stinging and sensitivity during the recovery period. It is normal for the skin to crust and peel within a day after laser treatments. This process may take about a week to heal, during which time you must not pick at the skin. You should abstain from using makeup, and must make sure to protect your skin from any sun exposure. You may resume normal use of makeup and cosmetics about two weeks after your procedure. The skin will feel sensitive and appear pink for a period of about six to eight weeks as new skin cells emerge.
You must avoid extreme sun exposure during this entire period, and protect the skin every day using a sunscreen product rated SPF 30 or higher.
Don’t wait any longer to treat surface skin conditions such as acne scars or age spots that may be detracting from your skin’s health and appearance. Laser skin surfacing is readily available for patients living in Orlando and the Central Florida area. Contact Essentials Medispa & Salon at our convenient Melbourne office to schedule a complimentary consultation and learn how laser skin resurfacing may improve your skin’s health and appearance.