Laser Skin Resurfacing in Miami, FL

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What is Laser Skin Resurfacing?

Skin resurfacing with a laser at Body Art Rejuvenation is a nonsurgical cosmetic treatment that utilizes pulsating beams of energy to exfoliate damaged skin cells one layer at a time. The treatment is used for correcting facial wrinkles and lines and for diminishing skin blemishes, including acne scars, pigmentation, and other issues. Sometimes known as a laser peel, laser skin resurfacing is an ideal procedure for people desiring clearer, softer, youthful-looking skin. There is some downtime required with most laser skin resurfacing procedures. Any concerns or questions may be reviewed with nurse practitioner Sheila Arniella during your consultation in Miami, FL.

What Are the Benefits of Laser Skin Resurfacing?

At Body Art Rejuvenation, we understand that as you get older, your skin can become dry, flat, and older. With laser skin resurfacing technologies, we can give Miami, FL individuals an opportunity for revitalized skin with a treatment that yields many wonderful advantages, such as:

  • Boosted self-confidence
  • Reduced visibility of scars and pigmentation
  • Enhancement of inconsistent skin surface
  • Minimization of pores
  • Minimized appearance of wrinkles and fine lines

Am I an Ideal Candidate for Laser Skin Resurfacing?

There are many factors to think about when deciding which kind of laser skin resurfacing treatment is right for you. Laser skin resurfacing is designed for patients who are unsatisfied with their overall complexion. If you have sun-damaged skin, acne scars, age spots, fine lines and wrinkles, redness, or pigmentation concerns, this treatment may be helpful in correcting these complexion blemishes. Also, it works well for patients who have rough texture, scaly patches, or other irregularities. This treatment is not suggested if you have very dark skin tones or active acne. Additionally, it is important to know that there is a recovery period associated with these laser treatments. Some patients, depending on the condition of their skin, may require up to 2 – 3 weeks to recover.

Our Laser Skin Resurfacing Technique

Medication will be given prior to the procedure to help minimize discomfort for greater relaxation throughout your appointment. If your complexion needs mild improvement, a topical anesthetic may be used to numb certain areas where the laser will target. For more intense laser treatments, some type of sedation may be used. Throughout the procedure, you will relax in our treatment chair while the laser glides over the skin, precisely targeting the specific areas for improvement. You may feel heat from the laser, followed by cold air from the system's built-in cooling device. The laser works to destroy damaged skin cells while also prompting new collagen growth.

What Can I Expect after Skin Resurfacing?

After lighter resurfacing sessions, an ointment will be applied to the treated skin and you can go home to recover. The treated skin will look red, and there will be some swelling and irritation. This should subside in a few days, and the skin peeling process will occur over a 3 – 5-day period. If you are getting a deeper laser procedure, your recovery period will take longer. The treated areas may be covered by dressings, and the swelling, burning, and irritation side effects will be more intense. Pain medication can be prescribed to help reduce these symptoms. The recovery time associated with a more intense resurfacing procedure can last 2 – 3 weeks. All patients needs to limit their sun exposure after their laser treatment and apply sun protection throughout the day. Regardless of the intensity, the skin will naturally flake, crust, and peel off. It's crucial to avoid picking at the skin during the recovery process to keep from scarring and to shield your face from sun exposure. Once the peeling process has been completed, your skin will feel smoother while appearing rejuvenated, clearer, and younger.

Laser Skin Resurfacing FAQ

How much does laser skin resurfacing cost?
Your laser skin resurfacing cost will vary based on the type of treatment you select. During your consultation, Sheila will understand your concerns and goals before reviewing the different types of laser resurfacing available. Then, She can help you choose your resurfacing method and discuss costs. Body Art Rejuvenation often offers skin treatment specials and packages, so ask about current specials during your consultation.

What's the best type of resurfacing for me?
Sheila can help you decide which laser resurfacing option is best for your needs and goals in your initial consultation. The best treatment for you will depend on the health of your skin, any skin issues, and the skin depth you want your treatment to reach. The length of recovery time might also be a deciding consideration when you create a treatment plan. If you are unsure, it is best to start with a lighter treatment to see how you like your results and decide if you want something stronger for your next appointment.

How can I help my skin recover after a resurfacing treatment?
Sheila or a member of Her staff will give you tips on how you can speed skin healing after a laser resurfacing treatment. The top rule is don't peel or pick your skin. Doing this can create lasting damage like scars. You need to skip all hair removal methods in the treatment area, which includes shaving, waxing, or depilatory creams. We can suggest an ointment to help soothe and heal your skin.

A Softer, Clearer Complexion

Laser skin resurfacing treatments at Body Art Rejuvenation offer excellent outcomes if you are looking to get a younger-looking appearance. If you are curious about skin resurfacing and would like to learn more information about its benefits, as well as other nonsurgical options at our Miami, FL location, we invite you to contact our team today to schedule your appointment with Sheila Arniella or a member of our team.

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