Introduction to Laser Skin Resurfacing

As we get older, our skin naturally loses its elasticity, shine, and bounce. Deeper wrinkles, discoloration, and loose skin are all a part of that natural aging which can be effectively targeted with Laser Skin Resurfacing. This procedure results in dynamic improvements to your skin by removing the uppermost layers and allowing it to heal—revealing a fresh, new layer of skin. At Soma Plastic Surgery, just north of Orlando in Lake Mary, FL, Laser Skin Resurfacing is a great procedure for patients who have deeper wrinkles, scarring, or signs of aging that may be past the point of addressing through skincare alone.

What is Laser Skin Resurfacing?

Laser Skin Resurfacing is a method of removing the older, upper layer of skin to allow new, fresh, and younger-looking skin to appear. At a certain point, signs of aging like discoloration, deep wrinkles, and skin laxity become increasingly challenging to treat with your everyday skincare routine. And surgical lifting treatments and procedures only address excess skin and the musculature underneath which is why laser skin resurfacing is a great solution to add to surgical lifts or on its own.

Laser Skin Resurfacing in Orlando removes fractional layers of the skin, meaning that certain columns of the skin are removed at a time. This leaves the surrounding skin intact to help accelerate the healing process for the new skin to appear and reduce the appearance of skin conditions such as:

  • Sun spots or freckles
  • Fine lines or wrinkles
  • Scarring
  • Discoloration
  • Skin tone and texture
  • Skin elasticity or loose skin
  • Thin or damaged collagen layer of the face, neck, and chest

What are the Benefits of Laser Skin Resurfacing?

An Orlando Laser Skin Resurfacing treatment is a great way to non-surgically bring life back into your skin. This treatment poses many benefits as it prompts a fresh, new layer of skin to replace your areas of concern. Some of the benefits of Laser Skin Resurfacing include:

  • Reduces the appearance of age spots, scars, fine lines and wrinkles
  • Reduces the appearance of crow’s feet
  • Tightens and firms skin with increased elasticity
  • Evens out skin tone and coloration
  • Reduces the size of pores

Who are the Best Candidates for Laser Skin Resurfacing Treatments?

The best candidates for Laser Skin Resurfacing in the Orlando area should have a skin condition that they would like to address. They may have scars from acne or chickenpox that they want to be minimized. There may also be patients with apparent wrinkles around the eyes or lines around the mouth who address their concerns with Laser Skin Resurfacing. It is recommended that patients be in good overall health and have realistic expectations about their results which can be discussed during your consultation.

What’s the First Step?

Ahead of your Laser Skin Resurfacing procedure in Lake Mary, you’ll first schedule a consultation at Soma Plastic Surgery where you can expect to discuss your medical history and treatment goals. With Laser Skin Resurfacing, your treatment area may need to be prepped with a series of other treatments as recommended by one of our Nurse Practitioners during your initial consultation to help it tolerate the lasers, minimize recovery time, and prevent side effects.

If you’re ready to transform your skin with Laser Skin Resurfacing, schedule your consultation today!

What to Expect on the Day of Laser Skin Resurfacing

Laser Skin Resurfacing is an outpatient procedure, so you’re able to return to your daily routine after your treatment and as your skin goes through the brief healing and recovery process.

On the day of your Orlando Laser Skin Resurfacing treatment, one of our specialists will begin by applying a topical anesthetic in your target areas to ease any pain during the procedure. This also helps to clean the treatment area of any dirt or bacteria before the laser treatment. The laser is then used on your target areas to remove the top layers of your skin to reveal a fresh, new layer. Finally, the treated area will be covered in a protective dressing so it stays clean and guarded while healing.

Laser Skin Resurfacing Recovery

Being a non-surgical procedure, Laser Skin Resurfacing requires minimal downtime with a healing process that typically lasts between 3-10 days. However, the specific recovery time for each patient will vary depending on their treatment area, aesthetic goals, and individual healing process. During your recovery, it’s important to avoid areas where you may be exposed to high quantities of germs like gyms, schools, etc.

Resurfacing procedures cause the new skin to be sensitive to the sun for up to a year, so wearing proper sun protection of at least SPF 30 daily is recommended. Fall is a popular time of year for Laser Skin Resurfacing since the sun isn’t as intense during those months.

How Much

How Much Does Laser Skin Resurfacing Cost in Orlando?

The cost of Laser Skin Resurfacing in Orlando may vary depending on factors such as the size and location of your treatment area. Your provider may recommend additional treatments to prep the target area for the skin resurfacing procedure, so the cost of your personalized treatment plan may also increase if initial treatments are needed.

Why Choose Us?

Why Choose Soma Plastic Surgery?

Our mission at Soma Plastic Surgery is to help you look and feel like your most radiant self. Dr. Papanicolaou, our highly distinguished Double-Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon, leads our team with high standards and a passion for helping people discover the best version of themselves. With years of experience and extensive training, he’s become an expert in both cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. From the moment you walk in, we want you to feel confident and comfortable.

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If you’re ready to reverse your signs of aging for more youthful-looking skin, you can easily schedule your consultation today by website, phone, or email. Whether you have questions or are ready to take advantage of this miracle treatment, contact us today!

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