Laser Resurfacing

Improving the appearance of acne scars, sun damage, and wrinkles with minimal downtime is possible with laser resurfacing at Dallas Dermatology Partners. Our practice offers the latest cutting-edge laser technology, including the Contour TRL, a tunable Erbium Yag laser, and the Halo laser by Sciton.

The Contour TRL is an ablative resurfacing treatment that corrects signs of extensive sun damage, including deep wrinkles, creases, pigmentation irregularities, and rhinophyma. While mostly used for deeper, more aggressive procedures, Contour TRL laser resurfacing can be customized for superficial micro peels.

The Halo is the world’s first Hybrid Fractional Laser that delivers ablative and non-ablative wavelengths. It is used to improve the health and appearance of mature and sun-damaged skin. The Halo laser treats a broad range of concerns, including uneven skin tone, fine lines, discoloration, actinic keratosis, scars, and rough skin texture.

Both laser resurfacing treatments are safe for all skin types, including darker skin tones, and can be used to rejuvenate the face, neck, chest, and other body parts.

Fractional Laser Resurfacing

Each laser resurfacing treatment is tailored according to your skin type and aesthetic goals. Our dermatologists can calibrate the depth and intensity of laser energy with micron precision, ensuring patient comfort and optimal results.

The Sciton Contour TRL removes the damaged outer layer of skin, stimulating new collagen production. Patients will see measurable improvements in texture, elasticity, and wrinkle reduction within two weeks of the laser skin resurfacing treatment and final results after six months when collagen remodeling is complete.

Thanks to its intelligent dual-wavelength energy delivery, Halo laser resurfacing promises smoother and more youthful-looking skin with only a few days of downtime. Improvements in skin tone, texture, and clarity are seen just two days after the procedure. Signs of UV damage begin to fade, and the skin takes on a luminous “Halo glow” that can be maintained for years with vigilant sun protection.

How many laser resurfacing treatments will I need?

This is patient-specific and depends on the extent of photodamage and other skin concerns. Many patients will see dramatic improvements in just one erbium laser resurfacing treatment or Halo laser session. If several resurfacing treatments are needed, these sessions are typically spaced four to six weeks apart.

What conditions does the Halo Laser treat?

The Contour TRL ablative laser is approved to treat deep wrinkles around the mouth, age spots, fine lines, textural irregularities, rhinophyma, actinic keratosis, and uneven skin tone.

Our dermatologists use the Halo hybrid laser to address visible signs of UV damage and aging such as discoloration, rough texture, dyschromia, melasma, enlarged pores, and fine lines. Both the Contour TRL and Halo lasers are effective for improving the appearance of acne scars.

Is laser skin resurfacing painful?

We strive to maintain patient comfort throughout laser resurfacing treatments. In addition to topical or local anesthetics, we also utilize cooling handpieces to minimize discomfort. Most patients describe the resurfacing procedure as a mild “rubber-band snap” sensation.

How long does the procedure take?

On average, ablative laser resurfacing with the Contour TRL lasts 20-45 minutes per session. Depending on the area of skin being rejuvenated, treatment with the Halo hybrid laser can last 15 minutes to over an hour.

What type of result does laser rejuvenation provide?

As damaged tissue sloughs off and collagen remodeling occurs, you will see dramatic improvements in skin tone, texture, and firmness, with further improvements up to six months after the final treatment. Dark spots, fine lines, and static wrinkles will be much less noticeable. The treated area will be smoother since damaged layers are replaced with new, radiant-looking skin.

What areas of the body can be treated?

Laser resurfacing treatment can be safely performed on the face, neck, chest, arms, back, and legs. Our dermatologists will control the depth of laser penetration depending on skin thickness and the issues being treated.

What should I expect right after the laser treatment?  Is there downtime? 

Swelling and redness are normal. The skin will feel warm to the touch, similar to a sunburn. Less aggressive laser treatments will have shorter recovery periods. Downtime for the Halo laser is generally limited to three to six days. Since the Contour TRL is a much deeper resurfacing treatment, plan on a minimum of 7 to 14 days for recovery. Patients will have detailed instructions for applying moisturizer or occlusive ointments and sun protection.

When is the best time to get laser treatments?

We generally encourage patients to avoid laser resurfacing during the summer months since post-treatment skin is more UV sensitive and must be protected at all times. However, regardless of the time of year, patients should avoid direct sun exposure and use a broad-spectrum sunscreen to maintain results. 

How much does laser skin resurfacing cost?

The cost of laser resurfacing treatment depends on a variety of factors, including the type of laser being utilized, as well as the skin conditions and size of the area being treated.  Please book a complimentary consultation with our aesthetician for accurate pricing on the Contour TRL and Halo hybrid laser.

Laser Resurfacing Dallas

Brighter, smoother, and more youthful-looking skin is attainable with advanced laser technology. To see if you are a good candidate for a laser resurfacing treatment, request a consultation with Dallas Dermatology Partners. Our practice is conveniently located to serve residents in Addison, Plano, Richardson, Frisco, and the Dallas Forth Worth communities.

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