Laser Skin Resurfacing (Laser Peel, Fractional Skin Resurfacing) – Houston, TX

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About Laser Skin Resurfacing

Also called a laser peel, laser skin resurfacing at GLO Laser & Med Spa is a nonsurgical cosmetic procedure that uses pulsating beams of light to exfoliate damaged skin one layer at a time. The treatment is great for correcting facial lines and wrinkles and for improving skin blemishes, like acne scars, pigmentation, and more. Using advanced technology, such as PicoSure® by Cynosure, laser skin resurfacing is a great facial treatment for patients desiring softer, clearer, youthful-looking skin. Depending on the condition of the complexion, the laser will be adjusted accordingly. There is some downtime needed with most laser skin resurfacing procedures. Any concerns or questions can be discussed with the friendly and professional team at GLO Laser & Med Spa during your consultation.

Ideal Candidates

Laser skin resurfacing with PicoSure by Cynosure is designed for anyone who is unhappy with their general complexion. If you have sun damage, acne scars, age spots, lines and wrinkles, redness, or pigmentation concerns, laser skin resurfacing can address these cosmetic flaws. In addition, this treatment works well for patients who have scaly patches, rough texture, or other irregularities. However, skin resurfacing is not recommended if you have very dark skin or active acne. Also, it is important to be aware that there is downtime associated with these laser peels. Some patients, depending on the condition of their skin, may need up to 2 – 3 weeks for recovery.

Procedure Technique

Prior to your PicoSure laser resurfacing treatment, you may be asked to use a retinoid cream for a few weeks. This helps prepare the skin for better results. During the procedure, you will relax in our treatment chair while the laser glides over the skin, precisely targeting the specific sections for resurfacing. You will feel the warmth from the laser followed by cold air from the built-in cooling system. The laser works to eliminate dead and damaged skin cells while also stimulating natural collagen production.

What to Expect

After your session, a healing ointment will be applied to the skin and you can return home to recover. The skin will appear red, and there will be some irritation and swelling. This should subside within a couple of days and the peeling process will last over a 3 – 5-day timeframe. The treated areas will most likely be covered by dressings and the swelling, irritation, and burning side effects will be more intense. Medication can be prescribed to minimize these side effects. The recovery time associated with laser skin resurfacing can last 2 – 3 weeks. All patients should reduce their sun exposure after their treatment and apply sun protection frequently. After your PicoSure treatment, your skin will naturally flake, crust, and peel away. It is vital to avoid interfering with the healing process to evade scarring and to protect the treated area from UV exposure. Once the peeling process has been completed, your skin will feel softer while looking clearer, younger, and rejuvenated.

A Softer, Clearer Complexion

PicoSure laser skin resurfacing offers excellent results if you want a younger-looking complexion. If you are thinking about a laser resurfacing treatment and would like to learn more about them, as well as other nonsurgical treatments GLO Laser & Med Spa offers, we invite you to call our office in Houston, TX today to schedule your consultation. 

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