Buckhead Facial Plastic Surgery
1218 West Paces Ferry Road
Northwest #108
Atlanta, GA 30327
(404) 233-3937
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Friday: 9 a.m.–1 p.m.

Laser Skin Resurfacing: Everything You Need to Know

Woman looking at skin in mirror after laser skin resurfacing treatment in Atlanta, Georgia

Our skin quickly shows signs of wear and tear. Sun damage and everyday life can create wrinkles, dark spots, and broken blood vessels. If you’ve been searching for a way to rejuvenate your skin without the need for surgery, you’re in luck—laser skin resurfacing at our medspa in Atlanta is just the thing you need.

Curious if laser skin resurfacing is right for you? In this blog post, we’ll answer some of the internet’s most commonly asked questions about this innovative procedure.

How does laser skin resurfacing work?

Laser skin resurfacing is a nonsurgical, noninvasive treatment for improving skin texture. The FotoFacial RF technology uses intense pulsed light (IPL) and radiofrequency waves to penetrate deep into the skin and stimulate the body’s natural healing systems. The procedure can reduce redness, improve sun damage, smooth out fine lines, and more. It is commonly used on the face, neck, and hands.

Sessions last only an hour and can easily fit into a busy schedule. There is no recovery period required after treatment, so patients can return to work or home immediately afterward.

Does laser skin resurfacing hurt?

Our laser skin resurfacing treatments cause little to no pain. As a non-ablative resurfacing treatment, the laser passes through the skin without removing layers. The only “prep” required is our topical cooling gel applied before treatment. No general anesthetic or prescription pain killers are necessary.

After the procedure, patients may experience some slight redness or tenderness around the treatment area. These issues quickly fade and can be treated with over-the-counter medication, if desired.

How long do laser skin resurfacing results last?

A series of treatments over several weeks is the best way to get long-lasting skin rejuvenation results. By gradually allowing your skin to heal itself, you can see significant improvement in skin texture. A single maintenance treatment is also recommended every 4 to 6 months. This will ensure your skin keeps looking its best all year long.

Can laser skin resurfacing be combined with other treatments?

Yes! Laser skin resurfacing combines well with other medspa treatments. Our Atlanta patients often add laser hair removal to remove unwanted hair. Injectables are also popular treatments that complement laser skin resurfacing, adding youthful volume to the face and improving wrinkles and fine lines.

If you’re interested in a more dramatic anti-aging option, a surgical facelift can take years off your appearance. Ask your provider if a procedure such as this would help you achieve your goals.

By knowing the benefits of laser skin resurfacing, you can feel more confident heading into your own treatment session. Browse our before-and-after pictures to see examples of real patient results. If you would like to learn more about your medspa options in Atlanta, request a consultation online. You can also contact our practice by phone at (404) 233-3937.

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