Laser Skin Resurfacing in Dayton, OH
These days, lasers are not just offering benefits to patients with medical needs, but they are also providing breakthrough cosmetic procedures. One such procedure is laser skin resurfacing, which is performed at Miami Valley Plastic Surgeons for those in Dayton, Centerville, Kettering, Troy, and other nearby cities in Ohio.
What Is Laser Skin Resurfacing?
Put simply, laser skin resurfacing involves the use of laser light beams to remove thin layers of skin at a time. It is useful at treating a variety of issues such as:
- Sun damage
- Acne scars
- Enlarged pores
- Birthmarks or skin tags
Laser skin resurfacing is performed at one of our four office locations on an outpatient basis. One of our highly trained aestheticians will first provide you with protective eyewear and then cleanse your skin thoroughly with an antiseptic cleanser. If you are having a large area treated at once, a topical numbing cream might also be applied to ensure your comfort.
The device that emits laser beams will be fine-tuned so that the light penetrates to the right depth for your skin condition. It is then passed over top of your skin very slowly, allowing very brief pulses of light to penetrate your skin. This damages the top layers of skin, producing a more vibrant complexion as new tissue grows.
We use the following state-of-the-art laser treatments to ensure the most professional results possible:
- IPL Photofacial
- CO2 Fractional Laser
- Erbium Laser
Benefits of Laser Skin Resurfacing
This is one of the few procedures that is safe for people of all ages and skin types. It also treats a variety of skin conditions and is, therefore, ideal for anyone with more than one problem they would like to address.
Who Is the Ideal Candidate for Laser Skin Resurfacing?
If you are considering laser resurfacing, you should not have any active skin infections, open sores, or unhealed wounds.
What do I Need to do Before Laser Skin Resurfacing?
Avoid having any other procedures such as a chemical peel or dermal filler for at least two to four weeks prior to laser resurfacing.
What Should I Expect on the Day of my Laser Skin Resurfacing?
You should not feel a thing during your procedure, and in fact, may want to take a quick nap while the aesthetician performs your treatment. Once your laser skin resurfacing is complete, your face will be moisturized and bandaged, giving new skin cells the best opportunity for healthy growth.
How Long Does it Take to Perform Laser Skin Resurfacing?
Most laser resurfacing procedures take less than 30 minutes, and patients are usually in and out of our office in under an hour.
What to Expect After Laser Skin Resurfacing
Your skin may be especially dry and itchy for a few days, and some tingling might also be present for up to 72 hours. Continue to apply moisturizer as directed, and limit your sun exposure until after your skin has fully healed.
Will I Have Scars After Getting Laser Skin Resurfacing?
No, laser skin resurfacing is non-invasive and therefore will not produce scars.
When Will I See the Results?
Your results will be seen gradually over the next few weeks as fresh, new skin cells emerge to the surface.
How Long Will the Results of Laser Skin Resurfacing Last?
Each person is different, but you can generally expect the results of your resurfacing procedure to last for several months or even a few years in some cases.
Additional Procedures to Enhance Your Laser Skin Resurfacing Results
One thing laser resurfacing does not address is unwanted hair, so you may desire laser hair removal if you are also plagued with “peach fuzz” on your upper lip or cheeks.
How Much Does Laser Skin Resurfacing Cost in Dayton?
Because you may have different needs than any other patient, we will not be able to discuss the exact cost with you until after your consultation. Cash, personal checks, and credit cards are always accepted for any of the procedures we offer, and many of our patients will also qualify for low-interest financing.
Advances in technology now make it possible to correct a variety of skin conditions via a laser skin resurfacing procedure, which can be performed on patients in Dayton, Centerville, Beavercreek, Springfield, and other surrounding cities in Ohio. If you would like to know more, please contact Miami Valley Plastic Surgeons to schedule your consultation.