Laser Skin Resurfacing: 4 Things You Need to Know

Laser skin resurfacing is one of the most popular nonsurgical treatments we offer, and for good reason. This versatile procedure can address a wide range of aesthetic skin concerns. Whether you would like to reduce acne scars, improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, address skin pigmentation issues, improve your skin tone or tighten loose, sagging skin, we have a state-of-the-art laser that can achieve your goals.

At Plastic Surgeons of Lexington, we want to make sure you’re fully informed before moving forward with laser skin resurfacing. The following items will help as you research the procedure.

The Timing of Your Procedure Can Impact Results

In general, late fall and winter tend to be the best time of the year to undergo laser skin resurfacing. There are several reasons why you’ll achieve the best results during the cold weather:

  • The laser is drawn to darker areas of skin pigmentation. Once your summer tan has faded, the laser can more accurately target the specific area you want to treat.
  • Laser skin resurfacing increases your sensitivity to UV rays, so limiting your exposure to the sun after your procedure is helpful. This is easier during the winter.

Individuals with Darker Skin Tone Can Still Undergo the Procedure

While laser skin resurfacing is most effective on lighter skin tones, individuals with darker skin can still achieve great results. Our doctors will evaluate your candidacy during your consultation. If you have darker skin, we may recommend specific lasers which are more effective for your skin tone.

Multiple Treatments May Be Necessary

Most individuals require several laser skin resurfacing treatment sessions in order to achieve their desired outcome. The good news is that once you’ve finished your treatments, you should experience long-lasting results.

Your Doctor Matters

You’ll significantly reduce your risk of complications and increase your likelihood of an exceptional outcome when you work with a highly trained and experienced provider. Our aesthetic nurse, Holly Hodge, has over 30 years of experience and is certified to perform the laser skin resurfacing treatments we offer.

Schedule a Consultation

Please contact Plastic Surgeons of Lexington using the form on this page or call (859) 276-3883 today to schedule a laser skin resurfacing consultation. We serve patients in Lexington, Frankfort, Georgetown and the surrounding areas of Kentucky.  

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