Shah Aesthetics for Experience, Skill, and Exceptional Results

Dr. Shah has extensive experience in plastic surgery and advanced cosmetic treatments. He is an expert, compassionate surgeon, with a reputation for exceptional results. He continually upgrades his practice and techniques with advancements from all over the world and stands apart from other surgeons in the area.

How Long Does Laser Skin Resurfacing Take?

A laser skin resurfacing procedure typically takes between 30 minutes and two hours to perform. To prepare your skin for the procedure, the doctor may start you on a series of customized treatments beginning weeks before your skin resurfacing is scheduled. The procedure is performed on an outpatient basis. The provider will numb the skin with a topical anesthetic to make your treatment more comfortable. Laser skin resurfacing may be performed using an erbium laser. When the procedure is complete, the doctor will apply a special dressing to protect the treatment area.

How Will My Skin Look and Feel After Laser Resurfacing?

Your skin will probably feel like you have a mild sunburn. You may experience some redness, swelling, itching, and stinging for a few days after laser skin resurfacing. Approximately 3 to 7 days after treatment, your skin will become dry and start to peel. Your aftercare will likely involve the following steps:

  • Apply recommended skin care treatments to promote healing.
  • Use a broad-spectrum sunscreen formulated for sensitive skin and recommended by the doctor every day.
  • Use liberal amounts of moisturizer every day.
  • Limit time in the sun, particularly between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
  • Wait until the skin is healed before using Retin A or glycolic acid products.
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Laser Skin Resurfacing FAQ

When will I see the results of laser skin resurfacing?

What are the benefits of laser skin resurfacing?

Will I need someone to drive me home after laser skin resurfacing?

When will I see the results of laser skin resurfacing?

You can expect to see improvement in the texture and tone of your skin within the first week after the procedure. The optimal skin enhancement is achieved in about three months. The treated skin will peel revealing fresh, new, rejuvenated skin underneath. The new skin will be pink and will gradually lighten over the next few months. It is very important to protect your skin during this healing period.

What are the benefits of laser skin resurfacing?

If aging or sun exposure has caused damage to your skin, laser skin resurfacing can give it the healthier, more youthful appearance. This treatment can help correct wrinkles, lines, scars, and blotches on the skin. It can be used to treat age spots and uneven skin tone or texture. Laser skin resurfacing can be performed alone or in combination with other facial procedures.

Will I need someone to drive me home after laser skin resurfacing?

Typically patients drive themselves home after their treatment. If you desire sedation during the procedure, you will need to arrange for someone to drive you home.

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