shutterstock_1870336165.jpegSpring symbolizes rejuvenation and renewal, making it the perfect time to freshen up. If you're looking for a non-invasive and effective way to revitalize your skin,laser resurfacing may be just what you need.

Dr. Scot R. McKenna, with his talented team of medical estheticians at PURE Medi-Spa in Northeastern Pennsylvania, offers a variety of aesthetic services, including laser facial resurfacing to help you achieve a radiant and youthful complexion.

Let's explore the benefits of laser resurfacing and how it can give you a fresh spring look.

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What is Laser Facial Resurfacing?

Laser facial resurfacing, also known as laser peel, laser vaporization, or “lasabrasion,” is a cosmetic procedure that uses laser technology to improve the appearance of skin. It involves targeting specific areas of the face with concentrated pulses of light, which removes the top layers of damaged skin and stimulates collagen production.

The result? A more even-toned, smoother, and youthful-looking complexion!

How Does Laser Skin Resurfacing Work?

Laser resurfacing is a safe, non-invasive procedure that typically takes about 30 minutes to an hour to complete. Dr. McKenna and his team will begin by cleansing your skin thoroughly before administering a local anesthetic to minimize any potential discomfort during the treatment. The laser device will then be gently passed over the targeted areas, delivering short pulses of light energy.

The laser beam vaporizes damaged skin cells and stimulates collagen production in the underlying layers, promoting new skin cell growth. As a result, you'll experience fewer facial lines and wrinkles and see improvements in your skin’s tone, texture, and elasticity.

What Does Laser Resurfacing Treat?

Laser resurfacing stimulates collagen production, resulting in a smoother, firmer texture and a reduced appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, making it an effective anti-aging treatment. It also removes damaged skin cells and encourages the growth of new ones, resulting in a smoother and more even skin tone and texture.

Because it’s such a versatile treatment that effectively boosts the skin's overall appearance, this advanced procedure is used to dramatically improve a number of conditions, including:

  • Facial Wrinkles: Smooth out creases and lines for more youthful-looking skin.
  • Acne Scars: Soften and reduce the visibility of scars from past acne.
  • Keloids: Minimize the appearance of thick, raised scars that have developed after healing.
  • Blemishes: Clear and enhance the overall complexion by removing skin imperfections.
  • Spider Veins & Facial Veins: Diminish the prominence of these small, visible blood vessels from the skin’s surface.
  • Sun Damage: Reverse the effects of sun exposure, which contributes to aging and skin irregularities.
  • Moles & Warts: Lessen the appearance of these common skin growths.
  • Age Spots: Also known as liver spots, lighten and potentially remove these dark areas.
  • Actinic Keratosis: Treat rough, scaly patches that result from years of sun exposure.
  • Seborrheic Keratosis: Improve the appearance of noncancerous skin growths that can appear with age.

The Benefits of Laser Resurfacing

1. Customized To Your Needs

Laser resurfacing is a highly customizable treatment, meaning it can be tailored to address your specific skin concerns. Whether you're looking to reduce the appearance of acne scars, sunspots, or rosacea, laser resurfacing can effectively target and improve these conditions.

2. Minimally Invasive With Little Downtime

Unlike surgical procedures,laser resurfacing is a minimally invasive treatment that requires little downtime. This means you can get back to your dail y routine with minimal interruption while still achieving noticeable results.

3. Safe for All Skin Types

One of the greatest benefits of laser resurfacing is that it is safe for all skin types. Unlike some other treatments, it does not target melanin in the skin, making it a suitable option for individuals with darker skin tones. With the latest technology, medical aestheticians at PURE Medi-Spa can adjust the laser settings to suit your specific skin type and concerns, ensuring optimal results.

4. Long-lasting Results

With proper skincare maintenance and sun protection, the results of laser resurfacing can last for years. It's a great option for those looking for long-term improvement in their skin's appearance. 

Laser Treatments Available at PURE Medi-Spa

At PURE Medi-Spa, we offer a variety of laser treatments, including:

MicroLaser Peels

The MicroLaser Peel is an innovation in skin rejuvenation, expertly removing the top layers of the skin to treat acne scars, fine lines, wrinkles, sun damage, and uneven pigmentation. Performed by our board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. McKenna, this treatment takes resurfacing a step beyond that of traditional peels and microdermabrasion, providing immediate improvements in skin texture and tightness.

Laser Facial Resurfacing

With deep penetration and intensive skin renewal, our laser facial resurfacing is the pinnacle treatment for pronounced acne scarring, significant sun damage, and deep wrinkles. This treatment is conducted under anesthesia, allowing Dr. McKenna to use the Erbium Laser resurfacing to vaporize damaged skin cells and stimulate collagen production to promote new cell growth.

Laser Treatment of Vascular Lesions

Our laser technology effectively targets vascular lesions, including spider veins and facial veins. Utilizing an advanced cooling system, we ensure your comfort while protecting your skin’s surface during the treatment. Several sessions may be required to achieve the best results, depending on your needs.

Laser Lesion Removal

Precise laser lesion removal effectively decreases the visibility of moles, warts, liver spots, and both actinic and seborrheic keratosis. Moreover, this treatment improves the appearance of keloids and other noticeable scars.

Experience Flawless Skin with PURE Medi-Spa!

Laser resurfacing is a highly effective treatment that can provide numerous benefits for your skin, from reducing fine lines and wrinkles to targeting specific concerns like acne scarring and sun damage. With laser resurfacing, you can achieve a fresh look this spring and address your particular skin concerns.

AtPURE Medi-Spa, we believe in providing safe, effective, and results-driven treatments for our patients. Under the skilled hands of Dr. McKenna and our team, your unique beauty goals become a reality. We'll work with you to create a personalized treatment plan that addresses your concerns and helps you achieve the radiant, healthy-looking skin you desire.

Discover how our personalized laser treatments can transform your skin and enhance your natural beauty. Visit PURE Medi-Spa to consult withDr. Scot R. McKenna. Your journey to flawless skin is just an appointment away—book your session now.

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Frequently Asked Questions 

How many sessions of laser resurfacing do I need?

The number of sessions needed for laser resurfacing can vary depending on your skin's condition and the treatment plan created byDr. Scot R. McKenna. Multiple sessions may be recommended for best results. Our team will work with you to create a personalized treatment plan that addresses your concerns and achieves your desired results. 

What is the difference between ablative and non-ablative laser resurfacing?

Ablative lasers remove the skin's top layer, while non-ablative ones don't. At PURE Medi-Spa, we offer both types to meet our clients' needs. Our Laser Facial Resurfacing uses the Erbium laser for an ablative approach, removing outer skin layers for acne scarring, sun damage, and wrinkles. 

For gentler options, MicroLaser Peels and Laser Treatment of Vascular Lesions target underlying skin layers, stimulating collagen production for issues like fine lines and pigmentation without removing the skin's surface. These gentler treatments are ideal for those who want noticeable improvements with minimal downtime.

Will I experience discomfort during a laser treatment?

Most patients find laser treatments quite comfortable. At PURE Medi-Spa, we prioritize your comfort by using advanced cooling systems and adjusting laser settings based on your skin type. For more intense treatments like Laser Facial Resurfacing, Dr. McKenna uses anesthesia to your comfort throughout the procedure.

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