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About Laser Skin Resurfacing

Laser skin resurfacing at OneSkin Integrative Dermatology is a noninvasive aesthetic treatment that uses pulsating beams of energy to exfoliate damaged surface skin cells one layer at a time. The procedure is great for correcting facial wrinkles and lines and for improving skin concerns like pigmentation, acne scars, and more. There is even some evidence suggesting that laser resurfacing can reduce the risk of keratinocyte carcinoma, which includes basal cell carcinoma (BCC) and squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), by removing precancerous lesions and damaged skin cells.

Sometimes called a laser peel, laser skin resurfacing is considered a great facial treatment for people who want clearer, softer, younger-looking skin. Based on the needs of each patient's complexion, the treatment will be customized for the best results. There is little recovery time for most laser skin resurfacing procedures. A member of our skilled dermatology team will review any questions or concerns with you during your consultation.

Types of Laser Treatments

OneSkin Integrative Dermatology can use three kinds of laser resurfacing skin procedures, depending on your skin's condition. Some treat milder cases of skin damage while others are more aggressive:

  • Non-Ablative Laser Treatments
    Non-ablative laser treatments don't remove the skin — the laser light creates micro-injuries to the skin cells to prompt the body's natural healing response. Non-ablative procedures are ideal for minimizing wrinkles and fine lines on those who are willing to wait several months to see strong results.
  • Fractional Laser Treatments
    Fractional laser treatments are a combination of non-ablative and ablative that cause micro-damage in the lower skin layers. The body automatically heals, leading to tighter, firmer, and healthier skin. Fractional laser treatments can be performed to treat deep wrinkles, sun damage, acne scars, and pigmentation problems.

At OneSkin Integrative Dermatology, we realize that as you get older your skin could turn increasingly dry, flat, and lifeless. Using laser skin resurfacing treatments, we are able to give our Chambersburg, PA patients a way to get revitalized skin with a treatment that offers several optimal benefits:

  • Removal of damaged skin cells and precancerous lesions
  • Reduced look of lines
  • Tightening of pores
  • Smoothing of rough skin texture
  • Lowered appearance of scars and uneven pigmentation
  • Boosted confidence regarding your skin's appearance

Am I A Candidate For Laser Skin Resurfacing?

You have several factors to take into consideration when deciding which laser treatment is best for your skin. Laser skin resurfacing can be for anyone who is unsatisfied with their general complexion. If you see sun damage, age spots, acne scars, lines and wrinkles, pigmentation, or redness, laser skin resurfacing procedures can help address these cosmetic flaws. Laser skin resurfacing is also wonderful for patients whose skin has a rough texture, scaly patches, or other surface problems. This treatment isn't suggested for anyone with very dark skin tones or active acne outbreaks. It's important to be aware that there is a recovery period after laser peels. Some patients, based on their skin condition, may require 2 – 3 weeks for a full recovery.

How Is Laser Skin Resurfacing Performed?

When you are scheduled for a more intense or deeper laser resurfacing treatment, you may be given a retinoid cream to use for 2 – 3 weeks before your laser procedure. The retinoid cream helps prime the skin for better results. Topical anesthesia will be applied to numb treatment areas. Throughout the procedure, you can relax in our special treatment chair while the laser handpiece passes over your skin, directly targeting specific sections for resurfacing. You may feel the warmth from the laser followed by cold air from our cooling device. The laser energy is designed to eliminate dead and damaged skin cells while also prompting natural collagen production.

What To Expect After Laser Skin Resurfacing

After light treatments, a cream will be smoothed over the treated skin and you can go home for your recovery. The treated skin may look pink, and there may be some swelling and irritation. These symptoms subside in a few days and the skin peeling process will occur over a 3 – 5-day period. If you are receiving a deeper laser peel, your recovery will take longer. The treatment sections may be protected with dressings and the burning, irritation, and swelling side effects may be more intense. Medication can be prescribed to minimize these symptoms. The recovery time for a more intense laser peel may last several weeks. Every patient needs to reduce their UV exposure following their treatment and use sun protection frequently. For all peel intensities, the treated skin will naturally crust, flake, and peel off. In order to prevent scarring, it's vital to avoid manually removing the flaking skin and to shield the treated area from UV exposure. After the peeling is finished, the treated skin should feel smoother and appear rejuvenated, clearer, and younger.

Your laser skin resurfacing treatment can help give you a more youthful appearance. If you are thinking about a laser resurfacing treatment or want more information about this and other nonsurgical treatments OneSkin Integrative Dermatology performs, we encourage you to contact our office in Chambersburg, PA today to make your appointment with our team.

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How much does laser skin resurfacing cost?

Laser skin resurfacing costs vary based on the treatment you choose. During your initial consultation, a team member will understand your concerns and wants before reviewing the different types of laser resurfacing available treatments. After this, she can help you select your resurfacing method and discuss costs. OneSkin Integrative Dermatology regularly offers treatment specials and discounted packages, so ask for more information in your appointment.

What's the best type of resurfacing for me?

We can help you decide which laser resurfacing treatment will best meet your needs and goals during your initial consultation. What treatment is best for you will depend on the health and condition of your skin, any skin concerns, and the skin depth you want your treatment to reach. The length of recovery time may also be an important consideration when choosing your treatment type. When unsure, it's better to start with a lighter treatment then assess your outcomes and adjust as needed for your second appointment.

How can I help my skin recover after a resurfacing treatment?

Your practitioner will give you recommendations on how you can help your skin heal following your laser resurfacing treatment. The number one rule is don't pick or peel flaking skin. This can create lasting damage including scars. You should forgo all hair removal methods on the treated skin, which includes shaving, waxing, or depilatory creams. We will suggest an ointment to help soothe and heal your skin.

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Today was my first time seeing Caitlin Conklin for my 3rd Laser Genesis Treatment for my ongoing skin condition Actinic Keratosis, which is rough scaly patches on my skin causing a lot of skin damage. I had so much redness in my face and sometimes scaring, I would try to cover up with makeup but now I can just wash and go, which is grrreat! After every treatment my skin looked better and better. My skin is soo clear, silky and baby soft now, SUPER happy with the results!!! Caitlin did an amazing job an absolute sweetheart, so caring, I felt like I was having a spa day!!! I love OneSkin Dermatology, never had such great results! Soo highly recommend Oneskin!!!

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Love OneSkin Integrative Dermatology, I had a regular Preventive Skin exam with Dr. Rachel Day, she is so caring, knowledgeable and thorough with her exams. In the past she caught Basal Cell Carcinoma which had to be removed, my previous Dermatologist told me I had acne-WOW! OneSkin is always up with all the latest advances in skin care and your overall health, they have so many options to choose from for the perfect treatments for you. When entering the office everyone is so friendly, it's just like going for a spa day!!! Dr. Day and all the staff are phenomenal, I went home with a bag full of samples to try before you buy!!! So try OneSkin Dermatology you will not be disappointed!

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