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Laser Skin Resurfacing in Worcester, MA

If you want to eliminate minor imperfections, such as acne scars, discoloration, wrinkles, or other imperfections in your skin, and live in Worcester or neighboring communities in Massachusetts, laser skin resurfacing treatments for men and women are provided at Salisbury Plastic Surgery, led by renowned board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Deborah K. Ekstrom.

How Does Laser Skin Resurfacing Work?

Laser resurfacing, which is sometimes also referred to as laser peel, laser vaporization, or lasabrasion, is a safe and effective cosmetic procedure that reduces the appearance of such imperfections on the face as wrinkles, blemishes, discoloration, and acne scars. Laser skin resurfacing uses short, concentrated pulsating light beams to lift away surface skin, layer by layer, with painstaking precision.  Laser skin resurfacing reveals a clean, fresh new layer of healthy, luminous skin that makes you look younger and refreshed.

Why Consider Laser Skin Resurfacing?

Laser resurfacing is a safe and effective procedure that has become very popular because it produces lasting, dramatic results that significantly improve the condition of your facial appearance.  Laser treatments treat the following conditions:

Who Can Benefit from Laser Resurfacing?

Laser resurfacing is an ideal treatment for healthy adults who want to reduce visible signs of aging, such as fine lines and wrinkles, or other imperfections, such as blemishes, scars, sun spots, age spots, and discoloration. Laser treatments effectively treat conditions in the outermost layers of the skin and is effective for use in adult men and women of any age.

How Is Laser Skin Resurfacing Performed?

The laser skin resurfacing procedure is usually performed in about an hour, and you will be asked to wear protective eyewear during this time.  Your face will be cleansed thoroughly and a topical anesthetic lotion or local anesthesia will be applied to ensure your maximum comfort during the procedure. Dr. Ekstrom will use a handheld laser device to direct the pulsating beams into your skin, gently lifting away the outermost layer of skin cells, with all of the damaged skin contained therein, to reveal a layer of fresh, new, luminous and radiant skin cells.

What Can I Expect After Laser Skin Resurfacing?

You will be prescribed an ointment to keep your skin moist and prevent discomfort. Within a day after laser treatments the skin will typically crust and peel, taking about seven to 10 days heal, then your face and will appear pink for up to two months as new skin cells surface.  You can resume your regular makeup and cosmetic routine after about 12 days.

How Much Does Laser Skin Resurfacing Cost?

The price of laser skin resurfacing varies by extent of treatment and the size of the treatment area, as well as the number of treatment sessions required. Most patients achieve optimal long-lasting results after a single session, while others require multiple treatments for further skin rejuvenation. Financing is available and Salisbury Plastic Surgery accepts a variety of payment methods for your convenience.

Laser skin resurfacing to repair damaged skin and eliminate surface imperfections is now available for residents of Worcester and surrounding communities in Massachusetts at Salisbury Plastic Surgery, where Dr. Deborah K. Ekstrom and her team of specialists take great pride in helping you look your best.