Laser Resurfacing

Laser Resurfacing

Deep resurfacing eliminates lines using Contour TRL to easily knock down fine lines for an even, smooth result. This powerful combination of tools is the industry standard for addressing moderate to deep lines around the mouth and the eyes (i.e. crow’s feet) areas. This also gives us the opportunity to also address sagging skin in facial areas such as cheeks and lower eyelids. Finally, Sciton’s erbium technology allows us to titrate treatment protocols specifically for your particular skin type.

laser resurfacing at Afzal Clinics showing before and after
2 months after 1 laser resurfacing treatment.

We perform Laser resurfacing, in the office, under local anesthesia. It takes about 1-2 weeks for the skin to heal and 2-3 months for final results. Treatment protocols include a skincare regimen based on your skin type. Contact Afzal Clinics to learn more about this procedure and to schedule a consultation.

Benefits and Risks of Laser Resurfacing

Although skin resurfacing cannot produce perfect skin, it can improve the appearance of your skin. Laser resurfacing can decrease the appearance of fine lines in the face. It can also treat loss of skin tone and improve your complexion if you have scars or sun damage. Laser resurfacing can’t eliminate excessive or sagging skin. Understanding the specific techniques, risks and possible results can help you decide if laser resurfacing is right for you. Potential risks of the procedure include:

  • Burns or other injuries from the laser’s heat
  • Scarring
  • Changes in the skin’s pigmentation, including areas of darker or lighter skin
  • Reactivating herpes cold sores
  • Bacterial infection

After The Laser Resurfacing Procedure

After ablative laser resurfacing, the treated skin will be raw, swollen, and itchy. Your doctor will apply a thick ointment to the treated skin and might cover the area with an airtight and watertight dressing. You may take a pain reliever and use cool compresses. New skin usually covers the area in one or two weeks. During this time do not use products that may irritate your face, such as cosmetics and sunscreens. And avoid situations that increase your risk of infection, such as swimming.

After nonablative laser resurfacing, recovery time is minimal. You may have some redness, swelling, and discomfort. Use cool compresses as needed. You can resume your normal activities and skincare routine immediately.