Laser Skin Resurfacing

Laser Skin Resurfacing in Dallas, TX

Laser skin resurfacing is a non-invasive way to smooth facial lines and wrinkles, correct mildly to moderately sagging skin, and even out your skin tone for a younger look. The treatment is fast and typically painless and can produce dramatic improvements in your appearance.

Dr. Yash Avashia uses different laser treatments for different kinds of cosmetic improvements, tailoring the treatment to your unique needs. He can also combine laser skin resurfacing with other facial rejuvenation treatments, such as Botox or injectable dermal fillers or surgical procedures.

Dr. Yash has specialized training and extensive experience in surgical and non-surgical cosmetic treatments. With his profound appreciation for the delicate aspects of facial anatomy, he applies his in-depth medical knowledge to produce outstanding results.

To learn more about how laser skin resurfacing in Dallas can make you look younger and your skin fresher, contact Dr. Yash Plastic Surgery to schedule a consultation today.

What Is Laser Skin Resurfacing?

Laser skin resurfacing uses precisely controlled beams or pulses of laser light to smooth and tighten the skin and remove blemishes and areas of discoloration.

Various lasers can make different improvements to your skin. Depending on your needs, Dr. Yash may use ablative or non-ablative laser treatment.

  • Ablative lasers remove tissue from the skin’s surface to eliminate scars or warts, remove areas of rough skin, and stimulate collagen production to smooth facial lines and wrinkles. Ablative lasers include carbon dioxide and erbium lasers.
  • Non-ablative lasers don’t remove surface skin, but instead heat the skin below the surface to stimulate the production of collagen, which improves skin tone and texture. Non-ablative laser treatments can also eliminate age spots, spider veins, or rosacea — not only on your face, but also on your hands, arms, or chest. Non-ablative laser treatments include pulsed light and pulsed-dye lasers.

Fractional laser treatment, which can use either ablative or non-ablative lasers, skips over microscopic columns of skin, leaving a fraction of the skin untreated for a faster recovery.

Why Might I Consider Laser Skin Resurfacing?

Laser skin resurfacing can treat a wide range of skin concerns, including:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes, mouth, and nose
  • Mildly or moderately sagging facial skin
  • Sun-damaged skin
  • Age spots
  • Uneven skin coloring or texture
  • Rosacea
  • Scars from acne, chicken pox, or surgery
  • Warts
  • Enlarged oil glands

How Does Laser Skin Resurfacing Work?

Laser skin resurfacing works by directing precisely controlled beams of laser or intense pulsed light to the skin.

  • In ablative laser treatment, the light beams burn off thin layers of surface skin while also heating the tissue below the surface, stimulating collagen production to help your skin retain moisture and resilience.
  • In non-ablative laser treatment, the light beams heat the tissue below the skin’s surface to boost collagen production. When eliminating areas of redness or discoloration, your provider will adjust the beam’s spectral range to generate extra heat in the discolored tissue, causing minor damage that leads your body to replace it with new, evenly colored skin.

The new skin that grows after laser skin resurfacing is smoother, firmer, and more resilient.

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Honesty and integrity are the cornerstones of Dr. Avashia’s process. He feels strongly that he needs to educate patients on what gives them the most value, and he focuses on what should be done instead of simply what could be done. He will only recommend procedures that will help achieve your goals. Dr. Avashia knows that not everyone “needs the knife,” and he will recommend nonsurgical solutions when appropriate in order to give you a more minimally invasive solution to achieve your goals.

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Whether you’re looking to reverse the signs of aging or improve the appearance of a specific area of your body, Dr. Avashia can help you achieve your desired goals. Visit Dr. Yash today to learn more.

Am I a Good Candidate for Laser Skin Resurfacing?

You may be a good candidate for laser skin resurfacing if you are concerned about mild to moderate wrinkles on your face; sun-damaged skin; areas of uneven coloring on your face, chest, hands, or arms; or noticeable scars from acne, chicken pox, or surgery.

We do not recommend laser skin resurfacing if you have deeply etched wrinkles, significantly sagging skin, or active acne, or if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Some types of laser treatment may cause skin discoloration in people with darker-toned skin.

What Can I Expect In My Laser Skin Resurfacing Treatment?

Before

Dr. Yash will consult with you to understand your treatment goals. He will examine your face or the area with skin discoloration, paying specific attention to your skin’s quality and resilience. Based on your conversation and his assessment, he will recommend the treatment or combination of treatments that he considers best suited to your needs.

Dr. Yash may prescribe a course of medication and skin treatments in the weeks before your laser treatment to prepare your skin and reduce the risk of viral infection. He will also instruct you to minimize sun exposure in the weeks before your laser treatment.

During

When you come in for your treatment, we’ll thoroughly clean the skin in the treatment area and numb it with a topical anesthetic. If you’re having a large area of skin treated, we may offer you a sedative to help you relax.

During the treatment, your provider will move the laser slowly over your skin, focusing light at precisely calibrated intensity. After your treatment, we’ll apply sterile wraps to your skin to promote healing.

The procedure typically takes between 30 minutes and two hours from start to finish.

After

After your laser skin resurfacing treatment, you are free to go home, though if you undergo the procedure with sedation, you will need to have someone drive you. Dr. Yash will provide you with post-treatment care instructions and will be available if you have any immediate questions or issues.

What Can I Expect After My Laser Skin Resurfacing Treatment?

Your skin will be red and may have some swelling for a few days after your treatment. You might also feel some itching or irritation, similar to the sensation of a mild sunburn. After non-ablative laser treatment, this redness might last for two or three days. After ablative laser treatment, it might last for a week or two, after which you might experience some skin peeling. The most intensive laser skin treatments may result in blisters and oozing.

Dr. Yash will give you instructions on how to clean the treated skin. You’ll need to protect the area from the sun for up to a year after your treatment, covering or shading the skin and using sunscreen when you are outside.

You can go about most of your regular activities while your skin is healing, avoiding places and activities that might expose your skin to infection, such as swimming pools or the gym.

After the initial redness disappears, the treated skin will be pinker than usual. This stage of the healing process typically lasts for two or three months, after which your skin will revert to a natural, even tone. You can use oil-free makeup to hide this pink coloring.

When the final results appear, your skin will look younger, smoother, and more evenly colored, and those results will last for years.

Schedule a Consultation in Dallas Today

Contact us today to schedule a consultation and learn how Dr. Yash can improve your appearance and make you look younger with laser skin resurfacing. Dr. Yash has extensive training and special expertise in facial cosmetic surgery and non-surgical facial treatments. He provides exceptional care to patients from Dallas, Fort Worth, and the surrounding areas of Texas.

FAQs About Laser Skin Resurfacing in Dallas, TX

Yes. Depending on your cosmetic concerns and the quality of your skin, Dr. Yash may recommend combining laser skin resurfacing with other facial rejuvenation treatments, such as Botox or dermal fillers. Laser skin resurfacing can also enhance the results of surgical procedures, such as a facelift, by improving the skin’s even coloring and smooth texture.

Dr. Yash will consider your natural skin tone when he recommends treatment. Some types of laser treatment can result in skin discoloration in people with darker skin. But this is a known concern, and alternatives are available – either other types of laser treatment or different treatments such as microneedling of radiofrequency skin tightening.

Ablative laser treatments are typically a one-and-done solution. Milder non-ablative lasers may require a series of several treatments to achieve the desired results. Once you achieve the look you want, the results are long-lasting.

As with any cosmetic procedure, there are some risks associated with laser skin resurfacing. You can minimize these by selecting a skilled and experienced plastic surgeon like Dr. Yash for your treatment. Risks and possible side effects of laser skin resurfacing include:

  • Infection
  • A darkening of the skin in the treated area
  • Scars