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Laser Skin Resurfacing Fast Facts

Laser skin resurfacing, also known as skin tightening, is the rejuvenation of the skin by accelerating the removal of the outer layers of the skin at the same time that collagen production is boosted in the deeper layers. Trust your laser skin resurfacing procedure to the best-reviewed plastic surgeon in Pittsburgh, PA.

Dr. Julio Clavijo-Alvarez

  • It is performed in our office and usually completed in 1 hour.
  • There is no major downtime when doing your procedure.

What is LASER Skin Resurfacing?

Skin resurfacing also known as skin tightening is the rejuvenation of the skin by elimination of the outer layer of the skin with LASER technology. It might require 1 to 4 sessions depending on the severity of the skin and the laser used for the treatment.

CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing

CO2 laser skin resurfacing is performed by using a carbon dioxide ablative laser to remove the top thin layers of skin and address a host of skin concerns, including wrinkles, scars, pigmentation, and unwanted facial hair.

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How and where is the procedure done?

The procedure is done in our office. It is done under topical anesthesia The duration of the procedure is about 30 minutes to an hour depending on the extent of the affected areas. It is done as an outpatient procedure.

The difference between LASER and chemical peels?

Skin tightening is done with LASER technology. This Light therapy is directed to the water contained within the skin. It may take 3 to 5 sessions to obtain the final results. It is a more progressive and gentle process.

Chemical peel is the application of control chemical acid to the skin. It is a one-time process but is the more aggressive one.

How is the post-procedure recovery?

Following your procedure you should plan for the following:

  • Almost no downtime

What complications could occur?

Some of the possible complications following your procedure are:

  • The area might have a temporary reddish pigmentation to it
  • Sometimes slight swelling may be associated with the procedure
  • Quick recovery is usually the norm

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