Minimize fine lines and wrinkles and age spots with laser skin resurfacing.

Laser skin resurfacing can help your skin look younger and healthier. This outpatient cosmetic procedure is a great option for patients who want to smooth and tighten the appearance of their face.

What benefits can laser skin resurfacing give me?

The benefits of laser skin resurfacing include:

  • Reducing fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Reducing age spots and other pigment problems.
  • Reducing mild to moderate acne scars.

Results from laser skin resurfacing procedures are typically noticeable in day. You can elect to have the procedure on its own, or as a complement to another cosmetic procedure.

What should I expect from a laser skin resurfacing procedure?

Laser skin resurfacing is an outpatient procedure, meaning you will likely go home the same day. The procedure may take from 30 minutes to two hours, depending on the size of the area being treated.

What should I expect during recovery?

Your doctor will bandage the treated areas after the procedure. Some swelling is normal, and your doctor will discuss how to treat your skin in the ensuing days and weeks. Your skin should heal within 10 days to three weeks, and any redness should fade in two to three months. Your new skin will be especially sensitive to the sun; you can protect it by wearing a high SPF, broad spectrum sunscreen daily, as well as wide-brimmed hats and other protective clothing.

Is laser skin resurfacing right for me?

If you’re considering laser skin resurfacing, contact us for a consultation with one of our board-certified specialists. Our doctors will meet with you to discuss your concerns about your skin, evaluate your needs and then recommend possible treatment options. They’ll ask about your medical history, previous procedures and any medications and vitamins or supplements you may be taking. Remember to bring a list of questions you have about the procedure, and that realistic expectations are the key to success.

Contact us for a consultation

Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Tacoma: 253-403-2120

Facial Plastics & Medical Aesthetics

Puyallup: 253-697-8980
Auburn: 253-545-5880