About Laser Skin Resurfacing
Neem Medical Spa offers several types of laser treatments for skin rejuvenation and resurfacing. Our treatments with the Cutera enlighten®, Fraxel, PICO Genesis™, ResurFX™, and Clear + Brilliant® technologies require little to no downtime and produce incredible results. This is an ideal treatment for men and women with facial wrinkles, fine lines, and skin flaws, like hyperpigmentation, acne scars, and other issues. Skin resurfacing with a laser at Neem Medical Spa is a noninvasive aesthetic treatment that utilizes pulsating beams of energy to eliminate dead and damaged skin cell layers.
Based on your skin type and visible concerns, the treatment will be customized for your best results. Any questions or concerns may be reviewed with Boston, MA board-certified internal medicine physician Dr. Rosy Sandhu during your consultation. You can book an appointment at any of our three Neem Medical Spa locations in Somerville, Lynnfield, or Winchester, MA.
Types of Laser Treatments
Neem Medical Spa offers several technologies for laser skin resurfacing treatments that are selected, depending on your skin goals. Some are performed for milder cases of skin damage while others are more aggressive:
- Ablative Laser Treatments (Lumenis ResurFX): Uses a fiber laser combined with a very advanced scanner to provide over 600 combinations of laser energy shape, size, and density for optimal treatment results. What makes the ResurFX unique is the ability to achieve full treatment in a single pass. This laser is used for hair removal and other treatments.
- Non-Ablative Laser Treatments (PICO Genesis, Cutera enlighten)
Non-ablative laser treatments don't remove the skin — the laser light simply makes micro-injuries to the skin cells to encourage natural skin healing. Non-ablative facials are great for addressing wrinkles and fine lines on those who are willing to wait for 2 – 3 months to see strong results.
- Fractional Laser Treatments (Clear + Brilliant)
Fractional laser treatments are a combination of non-ablative and ablative that make small holes in the deeper skin layers. The body's self-healing process leads to tighter, healthier skin. Fractional laser treatments can also be used to treat fine lines, sun damage, acne scars, and pigmentation issues.
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Laser Skin Resurfacing Ideal Candidates
You have multiple factors to think about when selecting a laser peel for your needs. Laser skin resurfacing is ideal for men and women who are unsatisfied with their skin's appearance. If you see skin damaged by the sun, age spots, acne scars, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, or redness in your skin, a laser peel may be helpful. Also, a laser peel is wonderful for adults who have a rough texture, scaly patches, or other skin surface problems. A laser peel isn't suggested for anyone who has very dark skin tones or active acne outbreaks. Additionally, it's important to know that there is a recovery period needed after laser treatments. Based on the skin condition, you may require as much as 2 – 3 weeks for the skin to normalize.
Laser Skin Resurfacing Treatment Technique
Before you are scheduled a laser peel, you may be given a retinoid product to use for 2 – 3 weeks before your actual appointment to prepare your skin. If your complexion only needs mild improvement, a topical anesthesia may be applied to numb treated areas of the face. For your entire face or deeper laser procedures, some kind of sedation may be required. Throughout the procedure, you can relax in our treatment chair while the laser hand-piece passes over your skin, directly targeting the needed surfaces for rejuvenation. You may feel the heat of the laser followed with cold air from the system's built-in cooling device. The laser energy is designed to remove damaged and dead skin cells while also prompting new collagen production.
What to Expect with Laser Skin Resurfacing
Following light peels, an ointment will be smoothed over your treated skin and you can go home for your recovery. You can expect your skin to look pink and there may be some swelling and irritation. These symptoms subside in a few days and the skin peeling process will occur for a 3 – 5-day period.
If you are getting a deeper laser peel, your recovery time will take longer. Afterward, the treatment sections may be protected with dressings. The irritation, burning, and swelling symptoms may be stronger. Pain medication can be prescribed to lessen these symptoms. The recovery period for a more intense laser treatment may last several weeks. Every patient needs to minimize their UV exposure following their laser peel and use sun protection throughout the day. For all laser peel treatments, the treated skin will naturally crust, flake, and peel off. It's crucial to avoid accelerating the recovery process. This will prevent unnecessary scarring and shield your skin from environmental exposure. After the peeling is finished, your skin should feel smoother while also appearing younger, clearer, and fresher.
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We love our lasers
Your laser skin resurfacing treatment at Neem Medical Spa can provide amazing results. If you are curious about laser treatments and want to hear more information about their benefits, we encourage you to contact one of our offices in Somerville, Lynnfield, or Winchester, MA today to schedule your visit.