The older you get, the harder it becomes to keep your skin healthy, vibrant, and free of cosmetic blemishes. Eventually, many of us start to develop wrinkles, age spots, sun damage, and other issues that make our skin appear significantly older. For numerous people, these signs of aging lead to self-consciousness and a negative self-image. If you’d like a simple and effective way to rejuvenate your skin, laser skin resurfacing may be an ideal solution.

What Is Laser Skin Resurfacing?

Laser skin resurfacing is a cosmetic treatment used to create smoother, tighter skin while reducing fine lines, wrinkles, and other signs of aging. The treatment is also effective for treating other cosmetic skin issues, including acne scars, uneven skin tone, and sun damage.

Procedural Laser Treatment

How Does Laser Skin Resurfacing Work?

Laser skin resurfacing works by delivering concentrated beams of light to the targeted skin. This light removes the outer layers of irregular skin and heats the underlying layers. This process allows new, healthy skin cells to emerge and stimulates the body’s production of collagen, which is an important protein for the health and complexion of the skin.

At Ridha Plastic Surgery & Medspa, we use the innovative Icon device for laser skin resurfacing. The Icon is a multi-modality IPL (intense pulsed light) and laser platform that offers several functions.

We have two different handpieces available for the Icon device, each of which offers different benefits for patients:

  • Max-G - The Max-G handpiece is a powerful IPL device that can be used with the Icon laser to treat various cosmetic issues, including sun damage, rosacea, general dyschromia, and facial vessels. The Max-G handpiece can be used to target specific spots or larger areas of skin.
  • 1540nm - Our other Icon handpiece option is the 1540nm erbium handpiece, which uses a non-ablative laser to rejuvenate the skin. This handpiece is perfect for patients who would like to improve the health and appearance of their skin but prefer to avoid significant recovery downtime. The Icon with the 1540nm handpiece can be used all over the body to treat wrinkles, scarring, stretch marks, and other blemishes. Additionally, this laser promotes increased collagen production, which leads to long-lasting skin improvements.
Laser Skin Resurfacing

Benefits of Laser Skin Resurfacing

Laser skin resurfacing offers a variety of significant benefits, including:

  • Smoother, tighter, more youthful-looking skin
  • Reduces fine lines, wrinkles, and other signs of aging skin
  • Treats cosmetic blemishes like sun damage, acne scars, and uneven skin tone
  • Increased self-confidence
  • Non-invasive treatment
  • Minimal recovery downtime
  • Quick and simple treatment

What Should I Expect During the Procedure?

Before you undergo laser skin resurfacing, the first step will be to have a consultation with Dr. Ridha. During this meeting, he will answer all of your questions and go over the treatment with you. He’ll also help you determine if laser skin resurfacing is the best option for your needs. If you choose to proceed, he’ll work with you to create a custom-tailored treatment plan.

Laser skin resurfacing is generally performed as an outpatient procedure right at our facility. To begin, you will be given local anesthesia in the treatment area, and you may also be given protective eyewear. Dr. Ridha will then run your chosen Icon handpiece over the targeted skin. You may feel a warming sensation, but the treatment shouldn’t be painful. In total, the treatment will take between 30 minutes and two hours, and you can return home shortly after it’s finished.

Am I a Candidate for Laser Skin Resurfacing?

Adults looking to revitalize their skin with a non-invasive treatment could be good candidates for laser skin resurfacing.

Ideal candidates for the treatment should:

  • Be in good physical health
  • Be free of active acne in the treatment area
  • Have realistic expectations
  • Have the desire to reduce signs of aging skin and skin blemishes
  • Not be currently pregnant or nursing

Why Choose Dr. Ridha for Laser Skin Resurfacing?

Dr. Jeffrey Ridha is a board-certified plastic surgeon known for his skill, compassion, and ability to provide natural-looking results. When you choose Ridha Plastic Surgery & Medspa for your laser skin resurfacing treatment, you’ll be provided with personalized care and a comfortable environment for your procedure. Our team will work closely with you to understand your aesthetic goals and help you achieve them. Contact our office today if you’d like to schedule a consultation.

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