Skin Resurfacing

Skin resurfacing gives you a fresh new surface layer of skin that allows for a pristine makeup and product application. At Heights Dermatology in Houston, Rosenberg, Lake Jackson, Portland, Corpus Christi, Palacios, Columbus, Gonzales, Dallas, Mansfield, Beaumont, Bay City, New Braunfels, and San Antonio, Texas, experienced dermatologists use skin resurfacing to minimize scars, spots, and wrinkles. Call Heights Dermatology or book online today for more information on skin resurfacing.

What is skin resurfacing?

Skin resurfacing is a highly precise laser procedure that takes off the top layer of dead and dying skin cells. These cells magnify any imperfections on the skin due to their damage, and removing them gives your skin a fresh new surface layer that’s smoother and more even in color and texture.

Heights Dermatology offers skin resurfacing treatments with a powerful laser that also helps tighten your skin. The heat from the laser’s energy causes collagen and elastin growth deep inside your skin, which contributes to tightness and firmness. Your skin gradually loses collagen and elastin as you age, which increases wrinkles.

Depending on the type of resurfacing you get, and the state of your skin when you start treatment, you may need to visit for up to three treatments with healing time between each one. It may take months to reach your ideal results.

What does skin resurfacing treat?

Skin resurfacing is well known for its versatility: It can treat a wide range of skin features and damages that you may have assumed were there to stay. Heights Dermatology routinely uses skin resurfacing treatments to minimize:

  • Large pores
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Acne scars
  • Age spots
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Sun damage

While skin resurfacing can treat so many issues, there are a few limitations. You won’t see much difference in larger wrinkles or sagging skin, and this type of laser cannot eliminate active acne. Still, you find that your skin is brighter and healthier-looking than before treatment.

How should I care for my skin after skin resurfacing?

After your treatment, which takes less than an hour at Heights Dermatology, you can expect to make a few slight changes to your routine. Your skin will be more sensitive than usual, so protecting it from the sun is crucial as it heals. You may need to:

  • Take antiviral medications
  • Take antibiotic medications
  • Clean the treatment areas with saline or vinegar
  • Use ointments and creams to prevent scabbing

Once your skin has healed, which takes 5-21 days, you may have some residual redness that lingers on your skin. To manage this, you can use makeup after this time. Green-toned products can effectively conceal any remaining redness.

For more information on skin resurfacing and to see if you’re a candidate, call Heights Dermatology or book an appointment online today.