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Laser Skin Resurfacing

Laser Skin Resurfacing in Los Gatos, CA

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What is Laser Skin Resurfacing?

Countless patients of various ages find themselves with pitted skin, depressions, and undesired lines. To address these problems, Sereno Santé offers laser skin resurfacing utilizing HyGrid™ by Alma Hybrid™, a custom-tailored skin rejuvenation service that utilizes both CO2 ablative and nonablative laser technology. By blending the CO2 and 1570nm devices in one applicator, Hybrid laser treatments are suitable for diminishing lines and wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, scarring, rough skin texture, and an uneven complexion. The Hybrid device is exceptional due to its potential to tailor multiple variables, like the depth of the laser's penetration. Based on the condition of the patient's skin, the laser can be calibrated as needed. Using precision and efficiency, Hybrid skin resurfacing treatments could last as little as 10 – 20 minutes to pass over your whole face. Dr. Maia Chakerian and her qualified specialists in Los Gatos, CA, are thrilled to perform this cutting-edge option to let people experience softer, more vibrant, and rejuvenated skin.

Who Is A Good Candidate For Laser Skin Resurfacing?

Laser skin resurfacing in Los Gatos, CA is geared toward patients who are unsatisfied with their skin's appearance and/or texture. Common skin concerns and irregularities that can be dramatically improved or even corrected with laser skin resurfacing include: 

  • Sun damage
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Redness
  • Pigmentation problems
  • Enlarged pores
  • Rough skin texture
  • Scaly skin

Laser skin resurfacing isn't suggested for anyone who has very dark skin tones or active acne. Also, it's important to be aware that there could be a healing period associated with this laser procedure. Certain patients, based on their skin condition, may need up to 2 – 3 weeks to recover after laser skin resurfacing.

What are the benefits of laser skin resurfacing?

At Sereno Santé, we understand that your skin might become dehydrated, flat, and expressionless with time. With laser skin resurfacing treatments, we offer our San Jose, CA patients an opportunity at refreshing their complexion with a procedure that yields a number of compelling benefits, including:

  • Minimized appearance of wrinkles and aging
  • Minimization of pores and inconsistent skin surface
  • Reduced appearance of scars and sun damage
  • Improved confidence and self-esteem surrounding your appearance

What Should I Expect After Laser Skin Resurfacing?

After lighter resurfacing sessions, an ointment will be smoothed over the treated skin and you can return home for your recovery. The skin may look red, and there will be some swelling and irritation. These symptoms subside in a few days, and the skin peeling process may occur over a 3 – 5-day time frame. For those who are undergoing a deeper resurfacing procedure, your recovery time will take longer. The treatment areas may be covered by dressings, and the swelling, burning, and irritation may be stronger. Pain medication can be prescribed to help reduce these side effects of laser skin resurfacing. The recovery time for a deep laser skin resurfacing session can last 2 – 3 weeks.

All patients need to reduce their sun exposure after their laser skin resurfacing session and use sun protection regularly. Regardless of the intensity, the skin will naturally crust, flake, and peel off, but you should not peel the skin yourself. It is important to avoid interfering with the laser skin resurfacing healing process to keep from scarring and to protect the treated area from UV exposure. After the peeling is finished, the treated skin should feel smoother while also looking clearer, younger, and rejuvenated.

Laser Skin Resurfacing FAQ

How do I help my skin recuperate after a laser skin resurfacing treatment?
An aesthetic professional on our qualified staff will discuss how you can enhance skin recovery after a laser treatment. The most important aftercare practice is to avoid picking at the skin. This may result in long-term damage, such as marks. You will have to cease all hair removal methods on the lasered skin. This will include razors, waxing, or hair removal ointments. In some instances, we might also prescribe a cream to help relieve and promote healing in the treated areas.

How is laser skin resurfacing using the Alma Hybrid done?
Throughout your aesthetic treatment, you will ease back in our treatment chair while the device's handpiece is guided over your complexion, delicately targeting the outer surfaces for your best results. Both the non-ablative and ablative energies are administered during the same burst onto the skin, providing shorter sessions at our practice and reducing the risk of overheating the area. Following your treatment, our team at Sereno Santé will provide all of the necessary aftercare rules to ensure you attain your best outcomes.

How frequently do I need laser resurfacing sessions?
Referencing your sought-after results, a customized procedure plan will be carefully designed for you. At your one-on-one consultation, our aesthetic specialists will talk about how many treatments might be needed for you and how frequently you need to get laser skin resurfacing. Sessions will need to be scheduled with a substantial amount of time apart to allow you to heal properly.

Can I get a laser resurfacing treatment with my skin tone?
At Sereno Santé, we care about providing treatment for every one of our patients. Our Hybrid device can treat patients of any skin color or tone, setting it apart from other competing lasers which only treat lighter shades of skin. Contact our Los Gatos, CA office if you have any other questions about why a laser resurfacing treatment is right for you.

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