Laser Skin Resurfacing in Houston, TX

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What Is Laser Skin Resurfacing?

Laser skin resurfacing at Ellsworth Plastic Surgery is a nonsurgical cosmetic procedure that uses pulsating beams of light to exfoliate damaged surface 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. Also called a laser peel, 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 Houston, TX plastic surgeon Dr. Warren Ellsworth IV during the consultation.

What are the Benefits Of Laser Skin Resurfacing?

Laser skin resurfacing at our Houston, TX practice provides a number of excellent benefits to refresh and rejuvenate your look, including:

  • Offering ablative and non-ablative treatment options
  • Providing more comfort with no downtime
  • Clearing away dead, damaged skin cells
  • Reducing fine lines and wrinkles
  • Diminishing spots, discoloration, and imperfections
  • Promoting collagen production
  • Achieving a more youthful appearance
  • Shrinking overly large pores
  • Improving sun damage
  • Smoothing skin texture and balancing skin tone

What is the Sciton® JOULE™?

Ellsworth Plastic Surgery uses the Sciton JOULE platform, which offers minimally invasive laser treatment to target specific areas. The HALO™ handpiece, an extension of the Sciton JOULE platform, delivers non-ablative and ablative wavelengths, giving patients distinct results without downtime or discomfort. One of the most exciting benefits of this technology is the lack of invasiveness and discomfort that can sometimes accompany other laser skin resurfacing procedures. 

Am I a good Candidate?

Laser skin resurfacing 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 treatment can address these cosmetic flaws. In addition, laser skin resurfacing works well for patients who have scaly patches, rough texture, or other irregularities. This treatment is not recommended if you have very dark skin or active acne. 

Laser skin resurfacing FAQs

How can I help my skin recover after laser resurfacing?

During your initial appointment, Dr. Ellsworth can discuss ways to speed the healing process and make the most of your results. The most important rule is to avoid peeling or picking flaking skin. You also need to avoid excess sun exposure and skin products that include harsh chemicals for a short period.

How often should I get laser skin resurfacing?

Ellsworth Plastic Surgery may recommend returning for follow-up appointments to ensure you achieve the best results from laser skin resurfacing. Based on your skin sensitivity and goals, we may wait several weeks or more in between laser sessions. The good news is that the anti-aging results from this treatment can last a long time!

How much does laser skin resurfacing cost?

The cost of laser skin resurfacing in Houston, TX, depends on the type of treatment you want and the number of sessions required. Since it can be hard to predict how many treatments you may need, we can discuss the costs with you during your initial consultation. We make sure our procedures are affordable and won't break your budget!

How is it performed?

During your session, you will relax in our treatment chair while the laser glides over the skin, precisely targeting 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 can I Expect after treatment?

All patients should reduce their sun exposure after treatment and apply sun protection frequently. For all peel intensities, the 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

A laser skin resurfacing peel 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 Ellsworth Plastic Surgery offers, we invite you to call our office in Houston, TX today to schedule your consultation with Dr. Ellsworth.

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