Rejuvenate Your Skin
Laser Skin Resurfacing at Ciao Bella Medical Spa is a noninvasive aesthetic treatment that employs pulsating beams of light to exfoliate dead and damaged skin cells one layer at a time. Laser skin resurfacing is used to address facial lines and wrinkles and for diminishing skin blemishes, including acne scars, pigmentation, rosacea, melasma, skin laxity, and other issues. The Harmony XL PRO device and the Hybrid are some of our resurfacing machines which are used for people who want clearer, softer, younger-looking skin. Based on the needs of the patient, the treatment can be customized accordingly. There may be some downtime required with some of the laser skin resurfacing treatments. Any questions or concerns you have can be discussed with Dr. Jon T. Ricks or his Frisco laser skin resurfacing specialists during a consultation.
There are many benefits of Laser Skin Resurfacing; some of our favorites are the procedure’s ability to drastically reduce fine lines and wrinkles while also clearing age spots and any discoloration. If you go with a more ablative resurfacing treatment, you may notice additional tightening around the neck and jawline. Some of our Frisco Laser Skin Resurfacing patients appear to have lost anywhere between 10-15lbs just due to the tightening that is achieved post treatment. Laser Skin Resurfacing works within the deep layers of the skin by stimulating collagen production, you will notice a tighter, more youthful appearance as a result of this treatment.
Exfoliate Damaged Skin
Laser skin resurfacing is a procedure done in the office, where we utilize top-of-the-line technology to assist your skin in healing from the inside out. Whether your concern is skin laxity, acne scars, pigmentation, rosacea, melasma, fine lines and wrinkles, or any other skin concern, our resurfacing treatments can be customized specifically to your needs to reveal a brighter, smoother, and more youthful complexion.
The Harmony XL Pro
The Harmony XL Pro is a versatile laser platform that includes multiple handpieces that our laser specialists use to tailor each treatment to your specific needs.
Erbium Laser (ER:YAG)
The Erbium Laser (ER:YAG) is effective and safe for resurfacing the skin on the neck, chest, hands, face, and many other areas on the body with minimal risk. The Erbium Laser is a controlled treatment with precise tissue ablation where small selected zones of the skin are targeted to produce residual thermal damage, resulting in faster re-epithelialization and improved morbidity.
Clearlift Laser (Nd:YAG)
The award-winning ClarLift handpiece delivers intense pulses of light to the target areas, delivering effective results for skin rejuvenation, as well as tattoo removal, hyperpigmentation treatments, and acne treatments.
Speed AFT for Laser Hair Removal
This Super Hair Removal (SHR) attachment does far more than shaving or waxing. It gently and gradually heats the dermis to damage the cells that produce hair follicles, while avoiding damaging the surrounding tissue.
The Dye-VL Pro uses AFT (advanced fluorescent technology) which is exclusive to Alma to deliver a narrow band spectrum for laser skin rejuvenation. This treatment is often referred to as IPL or photofacials however with the advanced technology, the Dye-Vl treatments are more efficient which makes it the perfect treatment for vascular lesions, rosacea, and pigmentation issues.
Hybrid Laser (CO2 + Nd:YAG)
The Hybrid Laser combines the best of both worlds, delivering both CO2 and Nd:YAG wavelengths to give multiple healing modalities during the same treatment. This makes it perfect for discolorations, lesions, skin laxity, wrinkles, and other skin blemishes.
Harmony XL Pro can treat all skin types.
Anyone who wants to rejuvenate their skin is a good candidate for Laser Skin Resurfacing. Wrinkle treatments and cosmetics only touch the superficial layers of the skin's surface. Now, you can make inner-outer changes to your skin naturally. If you are interested in skin rejuvenation for a more refreshed appearance or a substantial facelift for a more youthful appearance, then laser resurfacing may be appropriate for you.
After your initial consultation, a treatment plan will be established.
You will be thoroughly prepared and numbed (when necessary) in your treatment room to ensure a comfortable procedure and experience. Depending on the indication used for your individual needs, your treatment may vary slightly. For instance, when more aggressive resurfacing treatments are utilized, the Ciao Bella aesthetic team may recommend a post-treatment accelerator, such as PRP. This is one of the top of the line post-treatment practices due to the rate of healing achieved by applying your own plasma and growth factors to the open channels on your skin immediately after an ablative treatment.
A Less Invasive Alternative to Surgery
After receiving laser skin resurfacing Frisco aesthetic specialists or a member of our Ciao Bella team will explain how you can help your skin heal following your laser appointment. The time of recovery depends on a couple of variables. For example, the condition of your skin prior to treatment, the amount of damage that is targeted during the treatment, as well as how aggressive the specialist takes your treatment all play a major role in the expected recovery time. The main rule is not to peel or pick your skin pre or post-treatment.
You need to forgo specific hair removal methods on the treated skin, which include waxing, tweezing, or depilatory creams. In addition, we recommend that you keep the treated area out of direct sunlight 2 weeks before treatment as well as throughout the stages of healing following treatment. We ask that you use a sunscreen daily that contains zinc oxide in order to prevent post-treatment pigmentation due to potential exposure to indirect sunlight. We may recommend additional creams to help soothe and heal your skin.
FDA Cleared and Completely Safe
The general benefits of laser skin resurfacing are smoother, clearer, and tighter skin. Essentially, your complexion after a good filter. Depending on the indication chosen, you can expect an improvement in the treated area once you have completed the entire treatment plan which was prescribed by the Ciao Bella Aesthetic Team.
Invest In Your Skin
Laser resurfacing can provide a natural appearance that can range from modest to pronounced. Your aesthetic specialist will discuss your requirements and concerns during your private session. The objective is to make you look like YOU, but better! With your goals in mind, your aesthetic specialist will assist you in determining if this treatment is right for you.
Your laser resurfacing cost will vary based on the treatment you choose. In your consultation, your aesthetic specialist will listen to your skin problems and concerns before explaining the types of resurfacing. Then, they will help you select your treatment and go over costs.
Your aesthetic specialist will explain how you can help your skin heal following your laser appointment. The main rule is not to peel or pick your skin. Doing this could create long-term damage, like scars. You need to forgo specific hair removal methods on the treated skin, which includes waxing, or depilatory creams. We recommend that you keep the treated area out of any direct sunlight and to be sure and use a daily sunscreen that contains zinc oxide. This will help protect your skin from any potential exposure to UV light. Lastly, keeping your body and skin hydrated will help speed up your overall recovery time.
The main difference between standard ablative or CO2 laser skin resurfacing and the Harmony XL Pro is versatility. With its suite of attachments, the trained laser specialists at Ciao Bella can treat dozens of different FDA-cleared skin conditions, from vascular lesions to acne and scar removal. For a complete breakdown of how these lasers can improve your skin, schedule a consultation at Ciao Bella today.
Depending on the laser resurfacing type you and your aesthetic specialist choose for your treatment, you might need to wait weeks or even months between appointments. Deeper laser treatments will give you results that last a long time; however, they will require more time in between treatments for recovery. You should discuss with your aesthetic specialist about how frequently you are willing to return for treatments so they can take this into account when choosing a type of resurfacing during your initial consultation.
While PRP is an excellent choice post-treatment, it is not necessary for successful healing. The PRP will increase the rate of healing achieved by your own skin naturally which reduces the amount of downtime required post-treatment. This is ideal for those who want a faster recovery but is not a requirement to achieve the desired results.
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