Acne, aging and overexposure to the sun are just a few of the many reasons why your skin may no longer look its best. Laser skin resurfacing treatments can minimize the effects of the sun and signs of aging while rejuvenating your complexion, resulting in smoother, healthier-looking skin without the need for surgery.
Contact us online or call our office in Noblesville, Indiana to learn more about our options for laser skin treatments. Our team of surgeons has helped thousands of men and women throughout the state of Indiana feel confident in their appearance through laser skin resurfacing.
About Laser Skin Resurfacing
Laser resurfacing can be an effective way to diminish obvious imperfections in the skin, including those resulting from sun exposure. Carefully targeted laser energy removes the damaged layers of outer skin and stimulates collagen and new skin cell production. Collagen production reduces as we age, which leads to some of the common side effects associated with the aging process, including fine lines, sagging and wrinkles.
The best laser resurfacing results are typically seen in those people concerned with freckles, age spots and uneven skin tone or texture. While some wrinkles may also be improved with the help of laser skin resurfacing, deeper lines may be better addressed with injectable fillers. Often, laser skin resurfacing is combined with other med spa treatments for more comprehensive skin rejuvenation results.
Your Laser Skin Treatment Procedure
Laser resurfacing gives your skin a tighter, younger-looking appearance, and can be performed on the face, hands, décolletage or other areas of concern.
While the dead skin cells on the skin’s surface are removed, the application of laser energy simultaneously heats the underlying layers of the skin. This stimulates new collagen production, resulting in younger and smoother skin with the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles reduced or eliminated. Laser skin resurfacing can also help fade freckles and age spots.
At your consultation, the physician will discuss what areas of your skin could best benefit from laser treatments. Skin of the face, neck, chest and hands can be treated. Oftentimes, one skin treatment will provide satisfying results; however, a second treatment can be performed several months after the first.
MiXto SX® Fractional Laser Skin Treatment
We now offer the MiXto SX® Micro Fractional CO2 Laser as a nonsurgical, revolutionary treatment for facial rejuvenation that treats acne scarring as well as signs of aging, such as fine lines, wrinkles, skin laxity and uneven pigmentation.
The MiXto SX® softens fine lines and wrinkles, removes age and sun spots, tightens the skin and stimulates collagen production. Unlike conventional CO2 laser skin resurfacing, the MiXto SX® delivers a therapeutic matrix of tiny laser beams that treat a fraction of the skin’s surface, allowing for fast healing and a shorter recovery.
The MiXto SX® treatment is performed in the office as an outpatient procedure using oral sedation as well as local anesthesia. Depending on the number of areas to be treated, the procedure may take approximately 25 minutes.
Your Recovery & Results
After laser skin resurfacing treatment, you may expect a slight burning sensation similar to a sunburn. Over-the-counter medication can help control discomfort, as can applying ice to the treated area and elevating your head while sleeping.
The treated skin will initially be pink and the peeling process will begin about 3 days after the procedure. You will receive detailed instructions on how to care for your newly treated skin, including using certain skincare products and avoiding sun exposure.
Complete healing typically takes 10 to 21 days. The redness should completely fade by 2 to 6 months after your laser treatment. It’s very important to protect your skin from sun exposure throughout your recovery, and prioritizing sun protection in the future can ensure the longest-lasting results.
Schedule Your Consultation
To take the first step toward looking and feeling your best with the help of laser skin resurfacing, contact us online or call our office today.