Laser Skin Resurfacing
Laser skin resurfacing is a nonsurgical treatment that heats up the skin’s superficial and/or lower layers, to cause controlled microdamage and trigger the body’s healing response. As it regenerates, the skin’s tone and texture improve. This treatment is commonly used to treat fine lines and wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, acne scars, certain types of dark circles, and dullness.
The dual wavelength of GentleMax Pro helps smooth wrinkles and tighten the skin by stimulating and increasing collagen production under the surface of the skin. An overall improvement in skin texture and skin tone can be expected after a series of treatments. It provides fast and effective treatment for a wide spectrum of skin issues:
Dull skin tone
The secret to its effectiveness lies in its use of two different lasers: the Alexandrite for light skin tones and the nd-YAG for darker skin tones. They are able to destroy hair follicles, brown spots and blood vessels over the course of multiple treatments, all without harming the skin.
Laser Skin Resurfacing FAQ
How long does laser resurfacing take?
The length of laser resurfacing treatment session will depend on the size of the area being treated. It can take anywhere from a few minutes to an hour. When you schedule your session, we will be able to give you an accurate time estimate.
Does laser resurfacing hurt?
Pain tolerance differs from person to person, but typically, laser hair removal causes nothing more than minimal discomfort for most people. The pulses of light penetrating your skin are described by most patients as feeling like the snap of a rubber band against the skin.
What is the recovery time?
After your session, your skin will be red and may be swollen. Some people also experience a sensation similar to a sunburn. Cool compresses and aloe vera gel can help to relieve this. Many people will see the redness and swelling dissipate within 24 hours, though for those with sensitive skin, it could last several days.
How many treatments are needed for optimal results?
This will depend on the condition of your skin and what you are treating. For most clients we recommend 3-4 treatments at initiation, then 1-2 treatments per year as maintenance.