Laser Skin Resurfacing in San Antonio, TX

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What is Laser Skin Resurfacing?

Skin resurfacing with our Cutera xeo® Laser Genesis System at Essential Med Aesthetics is a non-ablative treatment that eliminates dead and damaged skin layer by layer. The advanced Laser Genesis technology works to polish and revitalizes the skin for a healthier complexion. Since the system is non-ablative, it will not harm the surface layer of the skin, but instead, it uses heat energy to target the underlying layers. Laser skin resurfacing addresses facial wrinkles and lines and improves skin issues, such as acne scars, pigmentation, and more. Sometimes known as a laser peel, laser skin resurfacing can be an effective facial treatment for patients who desire clearer, softer, younger-looking skin.

Based on the condition of your skin, we'll customize the treatment for the best results. Most laser skin resurfacing treatments require some downtime. You should bring up any concerns or questions to board-certified physician Dr. Freda Cobbinah during your assessment and consultation in San Antonio, TX. Call and schedule with us today.

Do I qualify for laser skin resurfacing?

There are several factors to take into consideration when selecting which laser peel procedure is best for your skin. Laser skin resurfacing is designed for anyone who is unsatisfied with their general complexion.

Cutera xeo Laser treatments effectively address skin conditions, like:

  • Wrinkles
  • Acne scarring
  • Surgical scarring
  • Redness and chronic discoloration
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Texture troubles (dry, flaky, patches of rough skin)
  • Mildly loose or sagging skin
  • Broken capillaries and damaged blood vessels

A laser peel is not recommended for anyone who has a very dark skin tone or active acne. It is also important to understand that there is a recovery period associated with these laser treatments. Certain patients, based on their skin condition, may require as much as 2 – 3 weeks to recover.

Our Laser Skin Resurfacing Technique

With the Cutera xeo Laser Genesis System, Dr. Cobbinah is able to offer treatments that facilitate non-ablative laser energy for fine lines, wrinkles, and other skin issues. We offer optimized treatments for a wide array of skin conditions and strive to address the unique needs of each patient.

Before your laser skin resurfacing session begins, we'll apply topical pain medication. Deeper laser treatments may require some kind of sedation. Throughout the appointment, you can relax in a treatment chair while the laser passes over your skin, precisely targeting the designated sections for improvement. You may feel the warmth from the laser followed by cool air from the built-in cooling system. The laser is designed to remove dead and damaged skin cells while also encouraging new collagen production without harming your skin.

What is a Hollywood Facial?

Our professional-grade laser facials, also known as Hollywood facials, utilize the advanced Cutera xeo Laser Genesis technology in order to keep the complexions of our patients clear and healthy. These treatments are great for patients of all ages and skin types. Since it is non-ablative, the laser does not cause any harm to the surface of the skin. It works to gently heat the deeper layers of the skin to treat skin conditions and create a younger complexion.

After a thorough consultation to evaluate visible and hidden skin damage, we'll choose the appropriate laser treatment plan and technique to rejuvenate your skin. All you'll need to do during the procedure is simply lie back and relax in one of our serene treatment rooms as your aesthetician skillfully performs your facial. Most treatments will begin with cleaning your face to remove any dirt, oil, makeup, or lotion. Next, the handheld Laser Genesis device will be guided over the skin while emitting gentle laser heat energy. Multiple passes of the laser device may be performed to effectively treat all areas of your face. After your facial procedure, you will able to return to your normal daily activities without any necessary downtime.

What to Expect

Afterward, the treated skin will appear pink with some swelling and irritation. These symptoms should subside within a couple of days, and the peeling process will last 3 – 5 days. For those undergoing a deeper laser treatment, the recovery period will last much longer, about 2 – 3 weeks.

Following their laser peel, every patient needs to reduce their UV exposure and use sun protection when in the sun. Regardless of the intensity of the peel, the treated skin will naturally crust, flake, and peel away. After the peeling process has finished, your skin will feel softer and will look rejuvenated, clearer, and younger. It may take more than one session to reach your desired aesthetic goals, depending on what level you select.

You Deserve healthy, beautiful skin

Obtain the healthy, radiant skin you’ve always wanted with Dr. Cobbinah. Schedule your complimentary consultation today. Our team will help you obtain healthier, more vibrant skin. If you're curious about our laser skin resurfacing treatments and would like to hear more about the benefits, we invite you to contact our office in San Antonio, TX today to schedule your consultation.

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