Laser skin resurfacing is one of the most versatile and effective cosmetic treatments. At Baldone Reina Dermatology, we are proud to offer this treatment to residents of Slidell, Covington, New Orleans and Mandeville, LA.
What is Laser Skin Resurfacing?
Laser skin resurfacing is a skin rejuvenation treatment that uses laser energy to carefully exfoliate and tighten the skin, as well as stimulate the production of collagen. At Baldone Reina Dermatology, we use the Fotona laser system for laser skin resurfacing. The Fotona laser is highly customizable, allowing us to tailor the strength, depth and wavelength of laser treatments to the unique needs of the patient. Using the Fotona laser system for laser skin resurfacing, we can help patients correct the following cosmetic concerns:
- Lines and wrinkles
- Scars and stretch marks
- Uneven skin tone or texture
- Pigmentation issues
- And more
How Much Does Laser Skin Resurfacing Cost?
If you elect to undergo laser skin resurfacing at Baldone Reina Dermatology, you will first have a consultation with one of our board-certified dermatologists. During this consultation, we will assess your treatment goals in order to determine the best approach for your skin resurfacing treatment. Once these variables are taken into consideration, we will be able to provide you with the cost of treatment and any associated fees.
Can Laser Skin Resurfacing Be Used for Stretch Mark Removal?
Laser skin resurfacing is often the preferred treatment for stretch mark removal. Using laser energy, we can exfoliate the parts of the skin affected by stretch marks. This helps to reduce their appearance. As collagen production increases in the body, the appearance of stretch marks will be further reduced. However, multiple treatment sessions are often necessary for the complete removal of stretch marks.
Can Laser Skin Resurfacing Be Used for Scar Resurfacing?
Scar resurfacing with laser skin resurfacing is an effective way to reduce the appearance of a scar. Laser skin resurfacing can correct the color, shape and texture of a scar to make it as unnoticeable as possible. Collagen production will help continue to correct the treated scar over the months following treatment. Like stretch mark removal, scar resurfacing will require multiple treatments for optimal results.
Can Laser Skin Resurfacing Be Used as a Skin Tone Treatment?
Improvements in skin tone are one of the first noticeable benefits of laser skin resurfacing. After the skin heals and collagen production increases in the body, patients notice significant improvements in skin tone thanks to a reduction in pigmentation issues and other imperfections. However, the number of treatments necessary will depend on your desired results.
What is the Laser Skin Resurfacing Treatment Like?
Laser skin resurfacing treatments are much more comfortable with the Fotona laser system than with other laser systems. It also combines multiple laser techniques into one treatment for more significant results. During treatment, laser energy is delivered to the areas where rejuvenation is desired. This may include the entire face, depending on your treatment goals and your cosmetic concerns. We will also customize the length, strength and depth of treatment based upon your needs. A laser skin resurfacing treatment typically takes about an hour.
What is the Recovery Period Like Following Laser Skin Resurfacing?
After laser skin resurfacing, the skin may be red and sensitive due to the exfoliation of the exterior layers. The extent of these side effects will depend on the intensity and location of treatment. You will have to avoid sun exposure and take special care to ensure that the skin is not damaged during the healing process. Although you should be able to resume most activities following your laser skin resurfacing treatment, you may have to adjust your routine slightly for the first week or two after treatment as the skin heals.
What Kind of Results Can I Expect from Laser Skin Resurfacing?
The results from your laser skin resurfacing treatment will become visible as the skin heals and newly produced collagen takes effect in the body. Most patients will notice results in a month or two with continued improvements for as long as six months after treatment. In some cases, we may recommend multiple treatment sessions for optimal results.
To learn how you can benefit from laser skin resurfacing treatment, contact us today at Baldone Reina Dermatology. We will be happy to answer any questions you may have or help you schedule a consultation. We welcome patients from Covington, the Northshore, New Orleans and the neighboring communities in Louisiana.