Laser Skin Resurfacing Philadelphia
Laser skin resurfacing will smooth your skin, making any scars (including acne) and uneven texture less noticeable in just one treatment. This procedure involves very little downtime and can be performed in the office by Dr. Chapin. In two to four laser skin resurfacing treatments with Fraxel, we can help stimulate the growth of new skin cells to replace those damaged by sun exposure or aging. Treatments can be performed on your face, neck, chest or hands.
Lasers are quickly becoming an indispensable tool for cosmetic surgeons. They provide an extremely controllable way to remove specific areas of tissue without causing damage to anything but the tissue being removed. Also, laser treatment does not require injections or incisions, which is attractive to many patients. This makes them an excellent option for resurfacing skin.
What Does Laser Skin Resurfacing Accomplish?
The laser quickly and effectively damages the top layers of skin, revealing fresh, healthy and younger-looking skin beneath the surface. Laser skin resurfacing can reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles (especially around the eyes). It is a great option to remove age spots, blemishes and other areas of discoloration. Our laser skin resurfacing patients enjoy an overall improvement in the tone and texture of their skin.
What Happens During a Laser Skin Resurfacing Treatment Session?
Medications will be administered prior to laser resurfacing to numb the area and prevent you from experiencing any pain during treatment. Treatment with the Fraxel laser takes less than an hour; the exact length of your appointment depends on the size of the treatment area and the severity of the skin issues that are being treated.
Dr. Chapin will glide the Fraxel handpiece of the treatment area. The handpiece will deliver thousands of microscopic laser columns which treat a fraction of the skin without damaging the majority of the skin surface. This stimulates the body’s collagen matrix to contract between the tiny injuries, which causes an allover tightening of the skin.
After completing treatment, Dr. Chapin may apply an ointment or petroleum jelly to protect the area. He may also add a bandage or dressing.
Dr. Chapin usually recommends a series of three to five treatment sessions for optimal results. He advises spacing appointments out by two to four weeks to allow the skin to heal between treatments.
What Is the Recovery from Laser Skin Resurfacing Like?
After a Fraxel appointment, the treated area may temporarily look red and swollen. The redness will disappear and the skin may look pink for several weeks. The skin may also feel like it has been mildly sunburned. It’s normal for the skin to peel and flake from treatment. New skin will form in the treated area within seven to 10 days, and the results will continue to improve over time as new collagen and elastin develops.
Dr. Scott Chapin is among the most highly skilled Philadelphia, Doylestown, Bucks County, and Montgomery County plastic surgeons. He offers his laser skin resurfacing patient’s unsurpassed care at his cosmetic surgery offices. Contact us when you are ready to schedule your appointment.
For more information about specific laser treatments offered by Dr. Chapin and Chapin Aesthetics, click a procedure below:
- Laser Treatment for Skin Discoloration
- Laser Skin Resurfacing
- Laser Hair Removal
- Spider Vein and Varicose Vein Removal
- Tattoo Removal
To learn more about other skin care products and services offered by Chapin Aesthetics, choose a category below:
- Acleara Acne Therapy
- Facials and Peels
- Therapeutic Skin Care
- BOTOX® Cosmetic
- Restylane® Injections
- Fat Injections
- Skin Care Products