Laser skin resurfacing is great for skin with visible signs of aging, sun damage, acne scars, and dull tone or texture. Patients often seek laser skin resurfacing because of the minimal downtime. Unlike many after other skin rejuvenation procedures, laser skin resurfacing does not require patients to hide for days as their skin recovers from the procedure. At Chicago Aesthetic Surgery Institute and NeoDerma Medspa, we use the Sciton ProFractional Laser, which is associated with increased patient comfort, shorter healing time, and results that are customized to each individual Chicago laser skin resurfacing patient.
Laser skin resurfacing candidates typically have skin blemished by wrinkles, acne scars and signs of sun damage. Individuals with skin disorders, as well as people who take certain medications or are prone to excessive scarring or hyperpigmentation, may not be candidates for laser skin resurfacing in Chicago. Our experienced Chicago laser skin resurfacing providers can help you determine whether you should pursue this procedure, or whether you should undergo another treatment to achieve your facial rejuvenation goals.
We take a fractional approach to laser skin resurfacing using Sciton ProFractional therapy. During fractional laser skin resurfacing treatment, the laser beam makes microscopic wounds in the deep layers of skin while leaving the tissue in between the wounds intact. The unaffected tissue activates the body's natural wound-healing response to produce new skin that replaces the damaged skin. The regeneration of collagen and elastin makes the skin thicker and healthier. With the Sciton ProFractional laser, the depth of the treatment can be adjusted by our medical professionals.
Treatment will take about 30 minutes to an hour, depending on the size of the treatment area. Several treatments may be recommended for the best results, but in general the Sciton laser is more effective in fewer sessions, compared to other laser resurfacing treatments.
Fractional laser skin resurfacing does not require significant downtime. Patients may notice temporary swelling or minor discomfort, which can be controlled with ice packs and medication. The treated area may crust or look pink after treatment. These side effects will all go away in a few days.
Laser skin resurfacing with Sciton ProFractional can effectively improve the tone and texture of the skin, smooth lines and reduce scars. The downtime and discomfort is minimal compared to alternative approaches.
There is a slight risk of bleeding, burns or scarring after a laser skin resurfacing treatment, but these occurrences are rare.
If you would like to learn how you can benefit from laser skin resurfacing, contact us to schedule an appointment with an experienced cosmetic surgeon at Chicago Aesthetic Surgery Institute and NeoDerma Medspa. In addition to skin resurfacing, our medical professionals also offer laser skin tightening, hair transplant, laser hair removal and BBL facial rejuvenation in Chicago. They also perform injectables treatments for Sculptra and Botox Chicago patients.