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Laser Resurfacing

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Improve The Skin With Laser Skin Resurfacing

There are many types of lasers available for skin rejuvenation. Getting matched with the best laser, or lasers, for your skin, needs, and goals is the first step in achieving beautiful results. Within the world of lasers, there are two types: ablative and non-ablative. Both can be effective approaches for revitalizing the skin.

Lasers work by penetrating different layers of the skin in order to repair and improve the appearance of hyperpigmentation, fine lines and wrinkles, acne scars, and various signs of aging. Ablative lasers actually remove the top layer of skin while non-ablative lasers heat up the tissue below the surface without harming the top layer. As you can imagine, ablative lasers are strong and can provide more dramatic results, but also come with a recovery period.

Laser

Improve The Skin With Laser Skin Resurfacing

There are many types of lasers available for skin rejuvenation. Getting matched with the best laser, or lasers, for your skin, needs, and goals is the first step in achieving beautiful results. Within the world of lasers, there are two types: ablative and non-ablative. Both can be effective approaches for revitalizing the skin.

Lasers work by penetrating different layers of the skin in order to repair and improve the appearance of hyperpigmentation, fine lines and wrinkles, acne scars, and various signs of aging. Ablative lasers actually remove the top layer of skin while non-ablative lasers heat up the tissue below the surface without harming the top layer. As you can imagine, ablative lasers are strong and can provide more dramatic results, but also come with a recovery period.

Types of Laser Resurfacing at Parson Skin Center

Laser Resurfacing | Dr. Shaun Parson Plastic Surgery and Skin Center | Scottsdale, Arizona

Before/After Photo: CO2 Laser Resurfacing

Ablative Laser Rejuvenation

Those who are good candidates for ablative lasers have mild to moderate scarring, hyperpigmentation, or signs of aging. You will see results after just one treatment, but that treatment can come with up to two weeks of downtime. Swelling, redness, and crusty skin are some of the expected developments during the recovery period.

If you have significant skin concerns, deep scars, and want big results fast, ablative lasers are a great choice. A lot of patients feel the need to take time off of work to recover from ablative rejuvenation, both for their own comfort and for discretion.

Non-Ablative Laser Rejuvenation

Those who primarily want to improve the tone and texture of the skin can benefit from a non-ablative laser approach. Ideal clients for this option may also have fine lines and mild wrinkles or hyperpigmentation. Non-ablative lasers are lighter and usually require no downtime, but the results are not as dramatic when compared to ablative lasers treatments.

Results can be drastically improved by using complementary treatments such as microneedling, facials, or chemical peels. Taking time off of work is not typically necessary, as the most common side effect of non-ablative laser treatments is a pink tone to the skin for a few days.

The best candidates for no-ablative laser treatments are younger than 60, only have mild to moderate signs of aging and minimal sagging, are willing to have multiple treatments to see results, and don’t want to or can’t take time off of work.

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Parson Skin Center Recommended Lasers

ResurFX Laser Resurfacing

ResurFX is the primary non-ablative laser we recommend. It does a great job of stimulating collagen production and improving overall skin quality. ResurFX is part of the Lumenis family, and the machine used for this treatment is the M22. This is the same machine used for IPL treatment, but with a different handpiece. ResurFX is a laser, while IPL is an energy-based treatment. IPL addresses imperfection in the outermost layer of the skin, such as discoloration and scars, while ResurFX can go deeper. The Lumenis technology allows for every treatment to be customized to the patient and condition, and both treatments require no downtime.

AcuPulse Laser Resurfacing

AcuPulse is our most recommended fractional ablative laser. “Fractional” means that the laser beam is split into thousands of tiny treatment zones that only target a “fraction” of the skin at any given time. There are various strengths that can be achieved with AcuPulse. A full CO2 treatment is quite deep and provides impressive results after just one treatment. However, it does affect the top layer of skin as well, so downtime is needed. Scars, lines and wrinkles, skin laxity, hyperpigmentation, and poor skin tone can all be dramatically reduced with AcuPulse. This device is fully tunable to customize the strength, whether clients want a light touch or a deeper rejuvenation.

Laser Resurfacing | Dr. Shaun Parson Plastic Surgery and Skin Center | Scottsdale, Arizona

Parson Skin Center Recommended Lasers

Laser Resurfacing | Dr. Shaun Parson Plastic Surgery and Skin Center | Scottsdale, Arizona

ResurFX

ResurFX is the primary non-ablative laser we recommend. It does a great job of stimulating collagen production and improving overall skin quality. ResurFX is part of the Lumenis family, and the machine used for this treatment is the M22. This is the same machine used for IPL treatment, but with a different handpiece. ResurFX is a laser, while IPL is an energy-based treatment. IPL addresses imperfection in the outermost layer of the skin, such as discoloration and scars, while ResurFX can go deeper. The Lumenis technology allows for every treatment to be customized to the patient and condition, and both treatments require no downtime.

AcuPulse

AcuPulse is our most-recommended fractional ablative laser. “Fractional” means that the laser beam is split into thousands of tiny treatment zones that only target a “fraction” of the skin at any given time. There are various strengths that can be achieved with AcuPulse. A full CO2 treatment is quite deep and provides impressive results after just one treatment. However, it does affect the top layer of skin as well, so downtime is needed. Scars, lines and wrinkles, skin laxity, hyperpigmentation, and poor skin tone can all be dramatically reduced with AcuPulse. This device is fully tunable to customize the strength, whether clients want a light touch or a deeper rejuvenation.

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Dr. Shaun Parson Plastic Surgery and Skin Center | Scottsdale, Arizona

You have beautiful, youthful, clear skin waiting to be revealed. Laser skin rejuvenation can do just that, targeting trouble areas while telling the body to start producing a surge of collagen at the same time. It’s common for clients to best benefit from a combination of laser and light treatments, and your customized plan can be put into place during a consultation. Schedule your aesthetic appointment today with our online system and get ready to enjoy a more youthful and revitalized look in as little as one session.

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Schedule Your Skin Care Appointment

Dr. Shaun Parson Plastic Surgery and Skin Center | Scottsdale, Arizona

You have beautiful, youthful, clear skin waiting to be revealed. Laser skin rejuvenation can do just that, targeting trouble areas while telling the body to start producing a surge of collagen at the same time. It’s common for clients to best benefit from a combination of laser and light treatments, and your customized plan can be put into place during a consultation. Schedule your aesthetic appointment today with our online system and get ready to enjoy a more youthful and revitalized look in as little as one session.