Skin Resurfacing

Skinsation Medical Spa

Cosmetic Surgeons & Medical Spa located in Goodlettsville, TN

You may have been born with flawless skin, but it can’t escape the effects of time. As you grow older, your age, lifestyle, and environment begins to show on your face. Your skin loses some of its natural elasticity, sun exposure makes your complexion less uneven, and fine lines start becoming more noticeable. At Skinsation Medical Spa in Goodlettsville, Tennessee, Dr. Nadja Colon and her first-rate team offer fractional laser skin resurfacing treatments to help patients in the greater Nashville metropolitan area restore beautiful skin. To learn more, call or book your appointment online today.

Skin Resurfacing Q & A

What is laser skin resurfacing?

CO2 fractional laser skin resurfacing is considered the top-tier aesthetic treatment for unwanted wrinkles, age spots, uneven texture, scars, and other skin surface abnormalities.

This minimally-invasive, advanced technology works by delivering rapid-pulse, precision beams of light deep into the dermis of your skin to synthesize collagen and tighten the underlying layers.

The CO2 fractional laser is an ablative technique, which means it uniformly removes thin layers of your skin in a process that’s similar to a chemical peel or dermabrasion. This technique helps to further stimulate collagen production.

The team at Skinsation Medical Spa uses the Alma Pixel CO2 and the Affirm CO2, two of the most advanced CO2 fractional laser technologies available.

What are the benefits of skin resurfacing?

Laser skin resurfacing can’t necessarily get rid of loose or saggy skin, but it can correct or reduce the appearance of a variety of common skin flaws, including:

  • Blotchy, uneven skin tone
  • Wrinkles and fine lines
  • Leathery, sun-damaged skin
  • Surfaces scars, including those caused by acne
  • Age spots, also known as solar lentigines
  • Precancerous skin growths

For patients who are interested in reducing the appearance of deeper scars, the team uses the J-Plasma® system. This state-of-the-art device combines cold helium plasma with radiofrequency energy for gentle and precise removal of scars and keloids, and restoration of normal skin tone and texture.

Am I a good candidate for skin resurfacing?

Laser skin resurfacing is safe and effective for most people. The treatment is most commonly used to treat facial skin, including perceived problem areas like age-related wrinkles around the mouth and eyes.

It can also be used to rejuvenate the skin on many other parts of your body, including your neck, chest, back, arms, and hands.

Laser skin resurfacing isn’t right for everyone, however. You may need to avoid the treatment if any of the following apply:

  • You’re pregnant or nursing
  • You’ve taken the acne medication isotretinoin in the past year
  • You have diabetes, a weakened immune system, or an autoimmune disorder
  • Your face has undergone radiation therapy

When can I expect to see results?

When skin resurfacing is performed with a CO2 fractional laser, most patients need just one session to achieve optimal results.

The treated area will be slightly swollen for a few days as your skin heals, shifting from red to pink, and then back to its natural hue. During this process, you can expect some amount of peeling as your skin naturally exfoliates itself.

You should avoid makeup for the first week after treatment, and minimize your exposure to the sun whenever possible by wearing a wide-brimmed hat as you heal, and applying sunscreen regularly afterwards.

You can expect to see results starting about five days after your treatment, with continued improvement for up to six months.

*Individual results may vary.