Laser Skin Resurfacing in Charlotte, NC

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At Essential Aesthetics and Laser in Charlotte, NC, we are pleased to offer laser skin resurfacing for the correction of wrinkles, scars, and lines and to minimize blemishes, including pigmentation and other issues. This treatment is a nonsurgical procedure that uses pulsating beams of light to exfoliate damaged surface skin one layer at a time. It is considered highly effective for patients desiring clearer, softer, younger-looking skin. There is little recovery time needed for most laser skin resurfacing procedures. Any concerns or questions may be discussed with certified laser technician Lori Alessandrini during your consultation.

What are the Benefits of Laser Skin Resurfacing?

Over-the-counter creams and serums can only do so much to enhance your complexion. Laser skin resurfacing in Charlotte, NC offers a more advanced solution by targeting the deeper layers of skin. Here are some of the benefits you can expect by working with Essential Aesthetics and Laser:

  • Address various skin concerns at once: Improve the appearance of wrinkles, scars, lines, and pigmentation issues. It can also help with uneven texture and tone, as well as sun damage.
  • Enjoy less time in recovery: Unlike other skin treatments, laser resurfacing has a shorter recovery period. You can get back to your normal activities in less time.
  • Long-lasting outcomes: With proper skincare and sun protection, the results of laser skin resurfacing can last for years.
  • Safe and effective: Laser technology has advanced greatly over the years and is now considered a safe and highly effective option for skin rejuvenation.
  • Personalized treatment: With the Alma Hybrid™, our certified laser technician can customize the treatment to your specific concerns and skin type.

Who is a Candidate for Laser Skin Resurfacing?

Almost anyone with good skin health who desires a smoother, clearer, more youthful-looking complexion may be considered a candidate for laser skin resurfacing. More specifically, patients with fine lines, wrinkles, and other signs of aging who are searching for a nonsurgical skin rejuvenation may be suitable candidates for laser skin resurfacing. However, there are some factors that should be carefully considered when determining eligibility for laser skin resurfacing with the Alma Hybrid laser system, including active skin infections, such as herpes simplex virus or bacterial infections, as the procedure can exacerbate these conditions. Additionally, patients with a history of keloid scarring or poor wound healing may not be ideal candidates, as laser resurfacing can potentially worsen scarring. Pregnant women and individuals with certain medical conditions, such as autoimmune disorders or uncontrolled diabetes, may also be advised against undergoing laser skin resurfacing. Prior to any treatment, our knowledgeable team will conduct a thorough skin assessment and consultation to determine whether laser skin resurfacing may be a safe, appropriate, and effective option for you.

Several patients of all ages suffer from pitted skin, acne scars, and unwelcome lines. To fix these imperfections, Lori performs laser skin resurfacing with the Alma Hybrid™, which is a customizable cosmetic procedure that employs non-ablative and CO2 ablative laser energy. By pairing both the CO2 and 1570nm devices in one applicator, these laser skin resurfacing procedures are beneficial in reducing wrinkles, scarring, and a bumpy complexion. This innovative technology can personalize numerous variables, such as the intensity of the laser's penetration. Treatments typically take up to 45 minutes and only need to be given 1 – 2 times to acquire the best results.

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For lighter resurfacing sessions, a healing ointment will be applied to the skin before you can go home to recover. The skin will appear red, with some irritation and swelling. This should subside within a couple of days, and the skin peeling process will last over a 3 – 5-day timeframe. If you are getting a more intense resurfacing treatment, your recovery period will last longer. The treated sections will most likely be covered by dressings, and the burning, irritation, and swelling side effects will be stronger. Medication can be prescribed to help reduce these side effects. The recovery time associated with a deeper resurfacing session can last several weeks. Every patient needs to limit their UV exposure after their resurfacing appointment and apply sun protection throughout the day. Regardless of the intensity, the skin will naturally flake, crust, and peel off. It is vital to avoid picking at the skin during the recovery process to keep from scarring and to shield the treated area from sun exposure. Once the peeling is completed, your skin will feel softer while appearing younger, clearer, and rejuvenated.

Laser skin resurfacing treatments at Essential Aesthetics and Laser offer amazing outcomes if you want a more youthful complexion. If you are considering a laser treatment and want to hear more about them and other nonsurgical procedures at our Charlotte, NC location, we invite you to contact us to make your consultation with Lori.



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What is the best type of resurfacing for me?

At Essential Aesthetics and Laser, our team can help you choose which resurfacing option will best meet your concerns and goals in your consultation. What treatment is best for you will depend on the health and condition of your skin, your skin concerns, and the skin depth you want your treatment to reach. The length of recovery time might also be a deciding factor when you create a treatment plan. If you are in doubt, it is better to start with a lighter treatment to see how you like your outcomes and decide if you want something stronger for your second appointment.

How can I help my skin recover after a resurfacing treatment?

Our staff will discuss ways to speed skin healing after a resurfacing treatment. The most important rule is not to peel or pick flaking skin. Doing this could cause lasting damage like scars. You should forgo all hair removal methods on the treated skin, which means no shaving, waxing, or depilatory creams. We can also recommend an ointment to help soothe treated areas.

How often should I get laser resurfacing treatments?

Based on the laser resurfacing options chosen for your procedure, you may need to wait a few weeks or even months between treatments. Deep laser treatments will provide results that last a long time but will need a more extended recovery period. You should talk to our team about how often you want to return for appointments so we can consider this when recommending a type of resurfacing in your consultation.

How much does laser skin resurfacing cost?

Laser skin resurfacing costs vary based on the treatment type you get. In your initial consultation, Dr. Alessandrini and his professional staff will understand your skin issues and wants before explaining the different types of resurfacing treatments. After this, we will help you select your resurfacing method and talk to you about costs. Essential Aesthetics and Laser regularly offers treatment specials and discounted packages, so ask about current specials during your appointment.

Should I get laser skin resurfacing, a chemical peel, or microneedling?

After listening to your concerns, Dr. Alessandrini or a member of his team will help you choose whether laser skin resurfacing, microneedling, or a chemical peel is best for you. While they all improve the surface of the skin, each has pros and cons. In your consultation, we will review each option and make a recommendation for your treatment.

How long does the procedure take?

The duration depends on the size of the treated area and the type of laser used. It can range from a few minutes for a small area to over an hour for a larger treatment.

*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. Images may contain models.