Cary Laser Aesthetics
Vijaya Polavaram, MD
Medical Aesthetic Specialist & Internist located in Cary, NC
Skin resurfacing is a great solution for poor skin texture, hyperpigmentation, acne scars, sun damage, and other skin issues that mar your appearance. At Cary Laser Aesthetics in Cary, North Carolina, Vijaya Polavaram, MD uses the Cynosure Icon™ for state-of-the-art skin resurfacing to give you a fresh new beginning. Schedule online or by phone today.
Skin Resurfacing Q & A
With what type of problems can skin resurfacing help?
Skin resurfacing can help with many problems, including:
- Acne scars
- Stretch marks
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Skin sagging
- Spider veins or other vascular lesions
- Brown spots or other hyperpigmentation
Skin resurfacing treatment can correct several problems at the same time, and Dr. Polavaram customizes your treatment for your specific skin issues.
How does skin resurfacing work?
Laser skin resurfacing at Cary Laser Aesthetics often involves two different types of treatment. Dr. Polavaram typically uses the Cynosure Icon MaxG™ IPL device for spider veins, brown spots, and vascular lesions.
Next, Dr. Polavaram uses the Cynosure Icon 1540 nonablative fractional laser to prompt new collagen and elastin creation in the deepest layers of your skin. With new collagen and elastin, wrinkles, stretch marks, and scars fade over time.
The built-in cooling system offsets the IPL and laser heat to ensure your comfort during the whole skin resurfacing process. Treatment usually takes less than an hour.
Another option for skin resurfacing can be microneedling with PRP. This treatment can cover your whole face to remove damaged tissue, while stimulating collagen production below the skin.
Is skin resurfacing right for me?
Skin resurfacing can be a good solution if you want a dramatic improvement in your skin, without highly invasive procedures or surgery.
Skin resurfacing may be especially well-suited for you if you have multiple skin issues because it only requires one type of treatment instead of separate treatment for every issue. Dr. Polavaram can help you decide whether skin resurfacing is the right choice.
What can I expect after skin resurfacing?
After skin resurfacing, your skin darkens and then starts shedding gradually over the coming days. As you produce new collagen and elastin, your skin gradually tightens, and you'll notice wrinkles smoothing out.
Your skin may be red or swollen for a day or two, but it's typically okay to resume your regular routine. Make sure to stay out of the sun, and use only gentle cleansers on your face as you shed the dead skin layers.
How many skin resurfacing treatments do I need?
It depends on your specific situation. Most patients enjoy skin improvement after their first skin resurfacing treatment. For optimal effect, you may need three to four treatments in total.
Book your skin resurfacing consultation at Cary Laser Aesthetics through the online tool or by phone today.