Laser resurfacing can remove textural irregularities in the skin while simultaneously stimulating new collagen growth to revitalize your face long-term. At Vein Specialists Institute, the team led by Ken Jesser, MD, offers a variety of light-based treatments in their Palm Desert, California, office, from laser resurfacing to complementary treatments like intense pulsed light (IPL). Call the nearest office or book an appointment online today.

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What is laser resurfacing?

Laser resurfacing is a treatment that uses light energy to help you shed the uppermost layer of damaged skin, revealing the healthy skin below. Most laser resurfacing treatments use pinpoints of laser light to remove tiny columns of old skin, rather than removing the skin in a sheet, which minimizes skin damage and ensures a comfortable experience.

By reaching beneath your skin, into a layer called the dermis, laser skin resurfacing can simultaneously eliminate old skin and help you grow healthy new skin. The laser light helps your body to grow new collagen and elastin, two proteins that are crucial in maintaining skin tightness, elasticity, and volume.

Laser resurfacing essentially provides a fresh start for your skin, helping you look rejuvenated, rested, and youthful.

What skin concerns does laser resurfacing treat?

Laser skin resurfacing is an aesthetic treatment that can address many different skin issues simultaneously. These include:

  • Fine lines
  • Facial folds
  • Skin laxity in the face and neck
  • Enlarged pores
  • Superficial acne scarring
  • Rough skin texture
  • Dark spots, like age spots

Vein Specialists Institute has a wide spectrum of laser treatment options as well as other innovative non-laser treatment approaches like intense pulsed light (IPL). IPL uses powerful pulses of light to address surface skin issues like age spots, spider veins, and rosacea. It also works in the dermis to stimulate new collagen and elastin growth.

Some people combine laser resurfacing treatments and IPL, or they schedule them on separate visits to fully treat all of their skin concerns. The Vein Specialists Institute team can evaluate your skin, determine whether you’re a good candidate, and recommend a personalized treatment plan to help you reach your goals.

Am I a good candidate for laser skin resurfacing?

You could be a good candidate for laser skin resurfacing if you’re not happy with the appearance of your skin or are experiencing signs of aging like eyelid sagging, smile lines, general facial laxity, or forehead lines.

Laser skin resurfacing can successfully target both surface skin concerns and the deeper issues that cause facial aging to give you an impressive change without surgery or downtime. Most patients have pink skin after treatment, but can generally return to their regular routine right away.

To learn more about laser skin resurfacing and other treatments at Vein Specialists Institute, call or book an appointment online today.