Our skin takes on new characteristics as we age. Some changes like fine lines and wrinkles are simply a natural part of aging, while brown spots and discoloration result from environmental factors and sun damage. Fortunately, many of these flaws can be improved with laser skin resurfacing (also called a laser peel) at the MODERN Plastic Surgery & Medspa.
So, what exactly is skin resurfacing, and what issues can this advanced treatment address? Keep reading or call now to schedule a consultation. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Jules Walters can help you achieve the smooth and flawless skin you desire in New Orleans, LA.
How Laser Skin Resurfacing Works
Laser skin resurfacing uses pulsating beams of energy to remove dead and damaged tissue while encouraging the growth of healthy new cells. Our med spa offers cutting-edge devices like HALO™ and Contour TRL™ to carefully address problem areas without damaging your complexion. Our lasers are known to be safe, effective, and provide noticeable results.
Flaws We Treat with Laser Skin Resurfacing
A laser peel can be used to improve many of the following conditions and more:
- Signs of aging: Fine lines are common around areas like the eyes and mouth, while deeper wrinkles tend to form on the forehead from years of making facial expressions.
- Sun damage: Exposure to UV rays can cause brown spots and discoloration all over your skin. Hyperpigmentation is common even if you are diligent about applying sunscreen.
- Acne scars: Scarring may appear as deep pits or raised bumps, usually in the mid-face and cheeks. These scars are often challenging to treat with topical creams alone.
- Uneven skin texture: Rough patches and enlarged pores can give your skin an unhealthy appearance. An uneven skin texture also makes it difficult to apply makeup and essential skin care products evenly.
How to Prepare for Laser Skin Resurfacing
Dr. Walters may recommend several ways to prepare for laser skin resurfacing – for example, by avoiding UV rays and sunless tanning products before your visit. Our med spa will apply a numbing medication to ensure your comfort throughout the process.
Laser peel patients in New Orleans, LA relax in a treatment chair while a small handpiece gently passes over the skin. Some heat is expected during laser skin resurfacing, but our tools come with a built-in cooling device to minimize discomfort.
Your Complexion After a Laser Peel
The results of laser skin resurfacing depend on the intensity of your sessions and the specific conditions being treated. For example, lighter treatments result in some swelling and irritation that subside in a few days, then peeling will occur over a 3 – 5-day period. Deeper peels may require a week or two of recovery time. Multiple sessions are usually necessary at our med spa to achieve optimal outcomes.
Once the peeling process is complete, you can enjoy smooth, healthy skin with a more youthful appearance. Results are long-lasting, but it is important to remember that the aging process will continue, and additional treatments may be needed to maintain virtually flawless skin. Dr. Walters can discuss your options during a consultation.
Address Common Skin Concerns
Some skin flaws are a natural part of aging, but that doesn’t mean you have to live with them forever. Learn about laser skin resurfacing in New Orleans, LA, and how board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Jules Walters manages unwanted issues like fine lines and sun damage. Contact the MODERN Plastic Surgery & Medspa today to schedule your first skin assessment.