Be Confident With Smoother, Younger-Looking Skin
Southern Institute of Plastic Surgery has solutions for your skin care needs. Our plastic surgeons offer both ablative and non-ablative skin resurfacing treatments. This means your specific areas of concern can be targeted at any depth. So come in for a non-invasive weekend peel, or choose a deeper skin resurfacing treatment that adds just a few more days of downtime to help you achieve your beauty goals.
A Treatment that Meets Your Needs
Our laser skin resurfacing treatments treat lines and wrinkles on the face, neck, and hands and smooth the skin while correcting discoloration. Southern Institute of Plastic Surgery offers a variety of skin resurfacing treatments with both ablative and non-ablative lasers, including:
Love Your Skin
A laser skin resurfacing procedure is your secret weapon against aging. You will be thrilled with how your skin looks. Your skin will have a more even tone and texture, discoloration will be diminished, and fine lines and wrinkles will be smoothed.
Our Aesthetic Experts Are Here For You
We offer a range of cutting-edge skin resurfacing treatments that can address various skin concerns, including fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars, sun damage, and more. Our team of skilled aesthetic experts will evaluate your skin during your consultation and recommend the most appropriate treatment based on your needs and goals. So, if you're ready to experience the transformative benefits of skin resurfacing, schedule a consultation with us today to begin your journey to healthier, more radiant-looking skin.
Laser Skin Resurfacing
Skin resurfacing treatments involve using a laser device that is moved over the targeted area of the skin to carefully and precisely remove the outermost layers of skin. The depth is customized for each patient depending on their unique skin concerns, desired outcome, and skin type. Before the treatment, a local anesthetic is applied to the skin to ensure maximum patient comfort and minimize potential discomfort. Pro-Nox™ can also be used as a patient-controlled analgesia during the procedure. Deeper lasers can be done in the OR with IV sedation in an effort to maximize patient comfort.
During the procedure, the laser emits controlled pulses of energy that penetrate the skin and vaporize the damaged skin cells. The heat produced by the laser also stimulates collagen production, which helps to improve the skin's texture and tone, resulting in a smoother and more youthful appearance. The duration of the procedure will depend on the size of the targeted area and the depth of the resurfacing required. However, most procedures typically take 20 minutes to an hour to complete.
Achieve flawless skin with our advanced skin resurfacing procedures that effectively treat a range of skin imperfections, including wrinkles, acne scars, keratoses, hyperpigmentation, and more. These treatments gently remove the damaged outer layers of the skin, revealing smoother, more youthful-looking skin. Additionally, laser treatments like Halo offer minimal downtime, allowing you to quickly return to your daily routine with little disruption.
Recovery and Aftercare
The recovery and aftercare for skin resurfacing treatments vary depending on the specific treatment used, depth of treatment, and downtime the patient desires.
MicroLaser Peel involves a minimal recovery time of three to four days, during which the skin may be red, dry, and flaky. Moisturizer, sunscreen, and avoidance of sun exposure are recommended.
Profractional Laser resurfacing may require a few days of downtime, depending on the depth of treatment. Aftercare involves keeping the skin moisturized and avoiding sun exposure, as well as the use of prescribed creams and medication.
Contour TRL typically requires two weeks of recovery time, during which the skin may be swollen, red, and peeling. Aftercare includes avoiding sun exposure, keeping the skin clean and hydrated, and applying ointments as directed by the provider.
Halo Laser treatment recovery time is usually around five days. Aftercare involves the use of prescribed creams, avoiding sun exposure, and keeping the skin moisturized.
Syneron Candela CO2RE Fractionated CO2 Laser treatment may require approximately two weeks of downtime, during which the skin may be swollen, red, and peeling. Aftercare includes keeping the skin clean and moisturized, avoiding sun exposure, and using prescribed creams and medications.
Overall, aftercare for skin resurfacing treatments is important to ensure proper healing and optimal results. Patients should follow their provider's instructions carefully and avoid sun exposure while the skin is healing.
Recovery time will vary depending on the laser treatment you receive. For example, non-ablative laser treatments have little to no downtime, while deeper, ablative treatments will have significant downtime for an extended period of time.
Halo can be tolerated with only local numbing as well as a superficial MLP or ProFractional, but the Contour TRL and CO2RE are terribly painful and require IV sedation or, at a minimum, oral pain medication and Valium. Depending on the depth and type of treatment.
Start your journey at the Southern Institute of Plastic Surgery.
Ready to make a change for the better? We’d love to guide you on your journey to your best self. Our services for the face and body are thoughtfully curated based on years of expertise and experience. Dr. Walding, Dr. Asher, and our team of medical staff and aesthetic experts will support every facet of your care and ensure you are informed about your options so you can make a change that makes you feel as good as you look.
2800 Ross Clark Circle, Suite 2, Dothan, AL 36301