About Laser Skin Resurfacing
Laser skin resurfacing at Lee Plastic Surgery and Laser Center is a nonsurgical cosmetic procedure that uses fractional non-ablative technology to scan and treat your skin layer by layer. The treatment is often used to reduce facial lines and wrinkles and for diminishing skin imperfections, like acne scars, hyperpigmentation, and more. Sometimes called a laser peel, laser skin resurfacing with ResurFX or UltraPulse CO2 is an effective treatment for patients desiring softer, clearer, more youthful-looking skin. Depending on the condition of the skin, the level of treatment can be adjusted accordingly. As is the case with most laser skin resurfacing treatments, your skin may need time to heal following treatment. Schedule a consultation at our Port St. Lucie, FL facility with plastic surgeon Dr. S. Darrell Lee to learn more about this effective aesthetic treatment.
The ResurFX laser by Lumenis® utilizes fractional, non-ablative technology for advanced skin resurfacing treatments. With the proprietary CoolScan™ technology, patients can experience more comfortable, effective procedures, with only a single pass of the handheld device needed for each area. This also allows for customizable treatments that can be adjusted to fit the unique needs and goals of each patient.
UltraPulse CO2 by Lumenis® is the most advanced and effective CO2 laser on the market for aesthetic treatments. With the ability to penetrate the deep layers of the skin, UltraPulse can be used for everyday procedures or more extensive treatments. By allowing for the deepest penetration with the lowest energy, UltraPulse technology can ensure more comfortable treatment processes with no thermal heat damage to the skin.
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Laser skin resurfacing is geared toward patients who are unhappy with their overall complexion. If you have sun-damaged skin, acne scars, age spots, fine lines and wrinkles, redness, or pigmentation issues, this treatment can help correct these imperfections. In addition, it's effective in the treatment of scaly patches, rough texture, or other irregularities. This treatment is not recommended if you have very dark skin or active acne. There is minimal downtime associated with ResurFX or UltraPulse CO2 laser therapy. Some patients, depending on the condition of their skin, may need 2 – 5 to recover.
In order to ensure you are comfortable during your procedure, numbing medication will be applied to your skin at the beginning of your appointment. Our use of advanced technology makes the laser skin resurfacing procedure fast and simple with most treatment lasting no longer than 45 minutes. Our handpieces include a built-in cooling technology, which uses forced air to keep you cool and comfortable during the session. Another excellent benefit of this specific technology is that it only requires one pass over the treatment area to deliver results.
What to Expect
Immediately following treatment, your skin may be red, tender, and swollen. This is normal and will subside quickly in the coming days. The downtime associated with ResurFX or UltraPulse CO2 treatment can range from 2 – 5 days. You can resume makeup and moisturizer use the day following the procedure but should limit sun exposure. While your skin texture may seem rough for a week or so after treatment, it is important to keep your hands off of your face and avoid scratching or picking at the skin. The most dramatic outcomes are enjoyed by those who gently care for their skin while allowing it ample time to heal. Dr. Lee or a member of our team will offer aftercare advice before you leave our office on the day of your treatment.
Plan Your Procedure
Rejuvenate with Resurfx
A laser skin resurfacing peel offers outstanding results if you desire a younger, softer complexion. We serve patients from all over the Florida area, including Port St. Lucie, Jupiter, Vero Beach, Stuart, and Palm City. Our professionals at Lee Plastic Surgery and Laser Center in Port St. Lucie or Stuart, FL can also educate you on other nonsurgical skin rejuvenating options as well.