Skin aging occurs for many reasons, including genetics, sun exposure, stress, and lifestyle choices. The Herschthal Practice, serving Boca Raton, Boynton Beach and Fort Lauderdale, FL, can erase years of damage to your skin with the powers of laser skin resurfacing.
What is Laser Skin Resurfacing?
Laser skin resurfacing uses light to penetrate the skin and heat the collagen layer below the surface. As existing tissue coagulates, the body kicks into action, removing the old components and creating new proteins that support the skin and reduce the appearance and depth of lines and wrinkles. This technique can also be performed with ablative lasers, which can renew the surface layers of the skin, eliminating blemishes, spots, and other flaws. Laser resurfacing is a key component of the Resurfacing category of our exclusive TR3+ approach.
What Laser Skin Resurfacing Options Are There?
The Herschthal Practice uses the MiXto CO2 laser as its ablative resurfacing choice and CynoSure’s Icon laser for non-ablative laser resurfacing. Non-ablative laser skin resurfacing treats the layers of skin beneath the surface, delivering controlled laser energy to stimulate collagen production and improve the health of underlying skin tissue. This is the ideal treatment option for patients who would like to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Ablative laser skin resurfacing treatments remove the exposed, damaged layers of skin, also stimulating collagen production for healthy skin to grow in its place. This is the ideal treatment for patients who would like to eliminate discoloration and other skin imperfections that are visible on the surface.
Can Laser Skin Resurfacing Be Used for Stretch Mark Removal?
Stretch marks are a form of discoloration in the skin, making it a suitable condition for ablative laser skin resurfacing treatments. By targeting the affected areas with laser energy, we can eliminate the discoloration while stimulating collagen production to encourage the growth of healthy skin behind it.
Can Laser Skin Resurfacing Be Used for Scar Resurfacing?
Laser skin resurfacing is a recommended treatment for patients who would like to eliminate the appearance of scars. For this process, we would use an ablative laser resurfacing treatment. With this technique, we can remove the discolored scar tissue so that healthy skin can grow in its place.
Can Laser Skin Resurfacing Be Used to Improve Skin Tone?
For patients with an uneven skin tone, we would recommend ablative laser skin resurfacing. With this treatment, we would treat the affected areas of the skin. This process triggers collagen production in the skin, allowing vibrant, healthy skin to grow in its place, improving overall skin tone.
Which Laser Skin Resurfacing Treatment is Right for Me?
The best laser resurfacing treatment for you depends on your skin treatment goals. Each laser process involves collagen regeneration, which adds volume and smoothness below the surface layer of the skin. This can help reduce lines and wrinkles, but will not affect the appearance of the outer layer of skin. For patients who are only concerned about wrinkles and folds, we may recommend a non-ablative treatment. If the outer layer of skin needs renewing due to age spots, redness or uneven skin tone, we may recommend the MiXto CO2 laser for an ablative treatment.
What Can I Expect After My Laser Skin Resurfacing Treatment?
After laser skin resurfacing, there is a short recovery time typically lasting a few days. During this time, there may be some irritation, redness, and swelling, particularly from ablative resurfacing. The skin will be sensitive after treatment, so it is important to limit sun exposure to prevent damaging the freshly treated skin. After non-ablative resurfacing, the patient can return immediately to their daily tasks. With both techniques, new collagen will form over the weeks following treatment. As this process continues, patients will notice a gradual improvement in their results as their skin is continuously restored.
How Much Does Laser Skin Resurfacing Cost in Boca Raton, FL?
The cost of your laser skin resurfacing treatment will depend on a few factors, including the size of the area being treated and the number of treatments needed to achieve the desired results. During your consultation at The Herschthal Practice, Dr. David Herschthal or Dr. Jordana Herschthal will assess your cosmetic goals in order to develop a treatment plan that is tailored to your unique needs. At this point, we will be able to provide you with the exact cost of treatment. To help keep our treatments both affordable and accessible, we accept all major credit cards as well as financing through CareCredit®.
Laser skin resurfacing is a versatile treatment that can be used to address a variety of cosmetic concerns. If you would like to learn more about this treatment or try it for yourself, contact us today to schedule a consultation. The Herschthal Practice is proud to serve the residents of Delray Beach, Boca Raton, Fort Lauderdale, and the surrounding areas of Florida.