Non-Surgical Laser Skin Treatments in Miami, FL
What is Laser Skin Resurfacing?
Laser resurfacing, also known as lasabrasion or a laser peel, refers to a cosmetic skin treatment that can reduce the appearance of facial wrinkles, blemishes, scars, and other cosmetic irregularities. Laser treatments works by applying targeted, short, pulsing light beams across an area of the skin, which results in the generation of new, more youthful-looking skin cells. While there are varying types of laser skin tightening, in general, the procedure involves targeting deep layers of your skin in order to stimulate new collagen and elastin generation. This results in a noticeable improvement in the look and feel of your skin. You may notice the skin feels smoother, more even-toned, and firmer or tighter looking.
Who Are Candidates For Laser Skin Tightening Treatments?
You may be a good candidate for laser resurfacing if you are unhappy with any of the following cosmetic skin concerns:
- Fine lines
- Crow’s feet (wrinkles around the eyes)
- Laugh lines (lines around the mouth)
- Acne scars
- Shallow facial scars
- Other minor cosmetic facial concerns
Can Laser Treatments Tighten Loose Skin?
Laser skin tightening can be done using the same general approach, for people who would like to restore tightness to areas of the skin. The procedure is not able to remove extra skin from the body, but it can firm areas that were previously wrinkled or appeared “looser” than other areas of the face.
Laser Skin Tightening Procedure
Before Laser Skin Tightening
Before any kind of cosmetic skin procedure, it’s important to consult your dermatologist to make sure you are a good candidate for the treatment you are interested in. When choosing a dermatologist, make sure it’s someone who has years of training in laser skin treatment, such as Dr. Francisco Kerdel and Dr. Frank Don. During your initial evaluation, your dermatologist will examine your skin and ask you questions about your skin concerns and medical history. Make sure to notify Dr. Kerdel or Dr. Don about any important past skin problems, including things like acne and cold sores.
During Laser Skin Tightening
The skin tightening laser procedure is an outpatient treatment option, so you’ll be able to do it during a short, in-office visit at the Florida Academic Dermatology Center. During the laser tightening procedure, your dermatologist will treat the areas of your skin that are of concern, which usually takes around 30 minutes.
After Laser Skin Tightening
After your skin tightening procedure, Dr. Kerdel or Dr. Don will properly bandage the treated area and give you information on how to care for your skin as it heals. It is normal to have some swelling, and your dermatologist might prescribe you a medication to help reduce this effect. You can also apply ice packs to reduce any swelling. If you experience any side effects that are severe or long-lasting, get in touch with your dermatologist right away.
Is Laser Skin Tightening Safe?
For many people, laser skin tightening is a smooth and safe procedure that results in improved skin appearance with little discomfort. However, there are several precautions that you should know about before trying skin tightening with laser technology. Always discuss your options with Dr. Kerdel or Dr. Don before undergoing any skin procedure, and ask them about any associated risks.
Some people notice on or more of these side effects after having laser skin tightening:
- Facial swelling
- Facial redness
- Facial bruising
- Interactions with other medications
- Skin color changes
How Long Do Results Last After Laser Skin Tightening?
Your skin tightening procedure will usually last for up to about 12 weeks. You might be a good candidate for follow-up treatments, so ask Dr. Kerdel or Dr. Don about scheduling your next treatment when you notice your results begin to fade.
What is The Best Facial Treatment For Aging Skin?
If you are experiencing the effects of aging skin, such as wrinkles, fine lines, a “sagging” appearance, loss of firmness in the face, age spots, and more, you could be a good candidate for laser skin resurfacing. For many, skin laser treatment is a more affordable and safe alternative to having a facelift or other surgical procedure. Laser skin treatment is non-surgical, performed during a short, in-office procedure, and is safe when properly performed by a medical professional.
Schedule a Consultation
If you are experiencing the effects of aging skin, such as wrinkles, fine lines, a “sagging” appearance, loss of firmness in the face, age spots, and more, you could be a good candidate for laser skin resurfacing. Visit the Florida Academic Dermatology Center, a dermatology and research clinic dedicated to offering the best skin rejuvenation treatment options. Our state-of-the-art facility provides compassionate medical care using world-class, cutting-edge treatments. Call us today at (305) 324-2110 or fill out the form on this page to request an appointment.