Laser Skin Resurfacing
Getting cosmetic treatments with lasers may sound like science fiction, but at Green Hills Plastic Surgery Center, it is a reality. Laser skin resurfacing can help improve the quality of your skin now and well into the future.
These anti-wrinkle treatments are effective at treating a variety of concerns. Many of our clients in Nashville seek laser skin resurfacing to help:
- Reduce wrinkles
- Tighten skin
- Correct dark spots
- Reverse the effects of sun damage
- Lessen the appearance of scars (including acne pitting)
- Treat active acne and rosacea
To determine if you are a candidate for laser skin resurfacing, contact us to schedule your consultation.
Why We're Nashville's Top Choice
- Stephen Davis is a highly qualified plastic surgeon with a keen understanding of how to improve skin tone, texture and coloration.
- He is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and is a fellow of the American College of Plastic Surgeons.
- Our practice has assisted Nashville clients with reaching their aesthetic goals for over 20 years.
Is Laser Skin Resurfacing Right for You?
Most people could benefit from laser skin resurfacing at some point in their lives. Because the skin is both the largest organ and is exposed to all the elements, it is susceptible to discoloration, scarring, changes in texture and more, all of which can make you feel less than your best.
Some common skin concerns that could benefit from laser skin resurfacing, include:
- Facial wrinkles
- Uneven skin texture
- Minimal sagging skin
- Dark spots
- Sun damage
- Scarring (including acne scarring)
- Active acne and rosacea
In addition to being a step before considering surgery, laser skin resurfacing can also help clients maintain the results of facelifts and eyelid lifts.
During Your Laser Skin Resurfacing
What separates laser skin resurfacing from most other nonsurgical skin treatments is its ability to treat problems both on the surface and within the deeper layers of the skin. Its ability to penetrate means it has more profound effects and its results tend to last longer. While this might sound painful, we take steps to reduce your discomfort. This includes applying a topical anesthetic or, when needed, using oral or IV sedation.
Directly after your treatment, healing compresses and ointments are used to help your skin recover quicker. After a short while, you will be released with aftercare instruction and can return home.
Laser Skin Resurfacing Recovery
Recovery from laser skin treatment is not typically difficult. However, it can take anywhere from 3 days to 3 weeks. While healing times vary between patients, they tend to correlate with the size of the area treated and how deep the laser penetrated. Anticipate skin in the treated area to be very red for a while and possibly oozy and for scabs to form.
Laser Skin Resurfacing Results
The majority of clients notice an improvement in their skin after just one session, though these results may not be visible until the skin heals. At first, the condition of your skin may actually appear worse, but as the healing process continues, softer and smoother skin should emerge. Maintaining your results will require care from you, especially while exposed to UV rays.
Take the Next Step
If there are aspects of your skin that you wish you could change, now is the time to take the next step. Contact us to schedule your Nashville laser skin resurfacing.
Laser Skin Resurfacing FAQs
There is no set price for laser skin resurfacing. The cost will depend on everything from the size of the treated area to how deep the laser needs to penetrate and if sedation is needed. If you are concerned about how laser skin resurfacing will fit into your budget, ask us about our financing options.
In Nashville, many practices offer laser skin resurfacing. However, a lot of these providers are not highly experienced, with many being more spas than medical practices. Look for actual medical offices offering laser skin resurfacing and ask to see their before and after photos. Select the practice that offers the treatments that interest you as well as proves they can deliver the results you seek.
We ask that you do the following:
- Avoid exposure to UV rays, including tanning beds, for at least four weeks before your procedure
- During that time, use a broad-spectrum sunscreen daily
- Throughout these four weeks, skip any aggressive skin treatments
- Stop using all medications that cause photosensitivity for 72 hours before the procedure