Laser Skin Resurfacing in New Orleans, LA

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What is Laser Skin Resurfacing?

Skin resurfacing with a laser is a noninvasive aesthetic treatment that utilizes pulsating beams of energy to eliminate dead and damaged skin cell layers. The procedure is used for addressing facial wrinkles and lines and for minimizing skin flaws, including pigmentation, acne scars, and other issues. Sometimes known as a laser peel, fractional skin resurfacing is considered an ideal procedure for people who want clearer, softer, younger-looking skin. Based on the needs of the patient's skin type, the treatment may be customized for the best results with either of our HALO™ or Contour TRL™ devices. HALO™, the world’s first hybrid fractional laser, applies tunable non-ablative (1470nm) and ablative (2940nm) wavelengths to the same microscopic treatment zone to maximize results and reduce downtime and discomfort.  The Contour TRL™ offers a range from superficial NanoLaser Peels to Full Field Resurfacing performed by Dr. Walters.  Recovery time varies depending upon which treatment is recommended for you. Any questions or concerns may be reviewed with New Orleans, LA plastic surgeon Dr. Jules Walters during your assessment and consultation.

Is Laser Skin Resurfacing Right for me?

You have multiple factors to think about when selecting which laser peel procedure is best for your needs. Laser skin resurfacing is ideal for people who are unsatisfied with their skin's appearance. If you see skin damaged by the sun, age spots, acne scars, wrinkles and fine lines, pigmentation, or redness troubles, a laser peel procedure may be helpful to improve these complexion blemishes. Also, a laser peel is wonderful for those who have rough texture, scaly patches, or other skin surface problems. A laser peel isn't suggested for anyone who has very dark skin tones or active acne outbreaks. Additionally, it's important to know that there is a recovery period needed after laser treatments. Certain patients, based on their skin condition and treatment received, may require as much as 1 – 3 weeks for their skin to normalize.

How is Laser Skin Resurfacing Performed?

Before you are scheduled for a more intense laser peel treatment, Dr. Walters may recommend a skincare regimen to prepare your skin a few weeks prior to your treatment. Medication may be suggested prior to the procedure to help lessen any pain for increased comfort throughout your appointment. If your complexion only needs mild improvement, a topical anesthetic may be applied to numb treated areas of the face or body.  Throughout the procedure, you can relax in our special treatment chair while the HALO™ or Contour TRL™ laser handpiece passes over your skin, directly targeting the needed surfaces for rejuvenation. You may sense the heat of the laser and then cool air from the system's built-in cooling device. The laser energy is designed to remove damaged and dead skin cells while also promoting new collagen production.

What Results Can I Expect from Laser Skin Resurfacing?

Following light peels, an ointment will be smoothed over the treated skin and you can go home for your recovery. The treated skin may look pink, and there may be some swelling and irritation. These symptoms subside in a few days, and the skin peeling process will occur over a 3 – 5-day period. For those who are getting a deeper laser peel, your recovery time will take longer. The treatment sections may be protected with dressings and the irritation, swelling, and burning symptoms may be stronger.  The recovery period for more intense laser treatments may last several weeks. Every patient needs to minimize their UV exposure following their laser peel and use sun protection throughout the day. For some laser peel treatments, the treated skin will naturally crust, flake, and peel off. It's crucial to avoid accelerating the recovery process to prevent scarring and to shield your skin from environmental exposure. After the peeling is finished, the treated skin should feel smoother while also appearing rejuvenated, younger, and clearer.

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A Softer, Clearer Complexion

Laser skin resurfacing treatments provide amazing results if you are looking to get a more youthful appearance. If you are curious about laser treatments and want to hear more information about the benefits of HALO™ and Contour TRL™, or about our additional nonsurgical procedures Dr. Jules Walters performs, we encourage you to contact our office in New Orleans, LA today to make your appointment.

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