Laser Resurfacing Treatment
Laser resurfacing is an outpatient procedure, meaning you will not have to stay overnight. Dr. Stein may apply a topical anesthetic or oral sedation depending on the depth of your treatment. After adjusting the laser to the appropriate depth, Dr. Stein moves the device over your skin as the energy removes damaged skin cells and activates collagen proteins.
Once the appointment is completed, you will only need 3 to 4 days for recovery, earning the name “Weekend Skin Peel.” You may experience mild redness, which is easily covered with makeup. For up to six months, you’ll see continued improvement in your skin. In some cases, the results last for years.
Am I a Good Candidate for Laser Resurfacing?
Anyone of any age can benefit from laser resurfacing. However, those with fairer skin tend to have more dramatic results. If you suffer from acne scarring, fine lines, wrinkles, sun damage, or age spots, laser resurfacing may provide the solution you’ve been looking for.
If you have active acne or are looking to remove stretch marks, laser resurfacing may not be the treatment for you. A consultation with Dr. Stein can confirm whether or not laser resurfacing is right for you.