Are you looking for a treatment to improve the tone and texture of your skin? Do you want to correct sun damage or reduce the visible signs of aging? Trace Skin Care offers laser skin resurfacing treatments for patients looking to renew and rejuvenate their skin!
Do you want to find out if our laser skin resurfacing treatments are the right choice for you? Contact our office in Nashville today for more information or to schedule a consultation with a member of our expert staff!
What is laser skin resurfacing?
Laser skin resurfacing treatments use controlled laser energy to rejuvenate the skin. The laser energy penetrates the dermis and stimulates the production of collagen and elastin, and the body’s natural healing process to create healthy, new tissue, which smoothes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and corrects other skin imperfections. At Trace Skin Care, we use the Cynosure Icon 1540 non-ablative laser system with two handpieces. The XD handpiece is used to treat scarring, stretch marks, and deep facial lines and wrinkles, while we use the XF handpiece to treat softer facial lines and wrinkles and improve the tone and texture of the skin.
Laser skin resurfacing treatments can:
- Correct pigmentation caused by sun damage
- Reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
- Improve the appearance of scarring caused by acne
- Reduce the appearance of stretch marks
- Improve the appearance of melasma
- Improve the appearance of surgical or trauma scars
- Tighten loose or lax skin
- Improve the overall quality of the skin
How long does a treatment session take?
Our laser skin resurfacing treatments typically last for about 30 to 40 minutes if the full face is being treated. There is little to no downtime associated with this treatment, but we recommend the use of additional sun protection as your skin will have an increased sensitivity to the sun.
How many treatments will I need?
Most patients achieve optimal results with a series of three to five treatment sessions spaced about three to four weeks apart. The number of treatments needed to achieve optimal results can vary from patient to patient. During your first consultation, we will develop the appropriate treatment plan to best suit your skincare needs.
When will I see results?
Many patients see a noticeable improvement in their skin with just one treatment. You will see continued improvement in your skin in the weeks following your final treatment. Multiple treatment sessions may be required in order to achieve desired results. Results may vary.
Are there any side effects?
You will experience some redness and stinging, similar to a mild sunburn, immediately following a treatment session. The stinging or discomfort to should subside within an hour of a treatment session. The redness can last for five to seven days after a treatment and is a sign that the skin is recovering. Some patients may experience some mild swelling for the first two to five days after a treatment session. Flaking or peeling of the skin may also occur in the days following a laser resurfacing treatment. These side effects are a part of the natural healing and repair process and should subside on their own.
Are you interested in learning more about the laser skin resurfacing treatments offered at Trace Skin Care? Contact our office in Nashville today for further information or to schedule a consultation with a member of our elite staff!