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Laser Skin Resurfacing

Laser Skin Resurfacing – Clear and Brilliant (Las Vegas)*

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Overview

Laser skin resurfacing uses energy from lasers to remove the top layer of skin and stimulate the body’s natural collagen production. New laser systems allow Las Vegas plastic surgeon, Dr. Christopher Khorsandi to remove one layer of skin at a time until the patient’s skin concerns (wrinkles, acne scars, age spots, and more) are removed or greatly minimized. Dr. Khorsandi uses two different laser systems for skin resurfacing at his office, the Fraxel DUAL and the RevLite SI. Both systems are safe and efficient, so Dr. Khorsandi can chose which system will be best for his patients’ needs and goals.

Introducing Clear & Brilliant

Clear and BrilliantClear and Brilliant is a new generation of laser treatments that uses a laser to help brighten the skin, reduce the size of the pores on the face, and help improve the overall texture. It can also be used as a preventative measure to combat the signs of aging. Patients looking for a way to boost the skin’s appearance that is more effective than topical creams and lotions alone, may consider this treatment as a part of their ongoing regime. Because Clear and Brilliant uses a fractional laser, there is no downtime.

Fraxel DUAL 1550/1927

The Fraxel Dual laser system includes two different lasers that provide non-ablative skin resurfacing for the treatment of mild to sever skin damage. The Fraxel system targets skin that has been damaged by the sun and aging with a focused laser that carefully removes skin tissue a healthy layer of skin is revealed. The Fraxel also encourages natural collagen in the body, so patients will continue to have smoother, softer skin after their treatment.

RevLite™ SI

The RevLite SI uses a Nd:YAG laser with multi-wavelengths to quickly treat skin concerns. The RevLite performs non-ablative skin resurfacing, which can reduce wrinkles and acne scars as well as pigmentation problems. The RevLite can also be used for laser tattoo removal.

Procedure Technique

Laser skin resurfacing uses controlled light beams with high intensity to vaporize and remove the upper layer of the skin. When the damaged, superficial skin is removed, it gives way for new skin to grow, which masks the face with a new layer of epidermis. Any pain during the procedure is managed with local anesthesia and/or sedatives to help the patient relax. The eyes will also be protected since lasers can be harmful to the patient’s vision. Laser skin resurfacing’s advanced technology allows accurate targeting of smaller areas so the surrounding skin is not affected. A session may take up to 2 hours depending on the patient’s skin conditions.

Expected Cost

The average price for laser resurfacing ranges from $1,000 to $2,500. The range depends on the type of laser used and the size of the treated area. Additional costs include medications, doctor and facility fees, or any additional treatments needed. Insurance companies rarely cover any treatment that is cosmetic in nature. If the total cost is more than expected, it may be worthwhile to check other financing options the clinic may offer.

Ablation vs. Non-Ablation

Laser skin resurfacing may be aggressive, depending on the patient’s aesthetic goals. The more aggressive the treatment (which is referred to as an ablative procedure) the more it wears away the epidermis to let new skin regeneration begin. Recovery with this technique may take up to 3 weeks. The lighter treatment, or non-ablative laser, does not remove any skin. It stimulates deeper layers of the skin to initiate an increased growth of collagen. With this treatment, there will be no downtime for the patient. Both techniques help the skin regenerate. As new layers of skin are developed, skin problems such as wrinkles, mild scars and discoloration are minimized.

During/After the Procedure

Laser resurfacing is an outpatient procedure. There may be pain during treatment, so local anesthesia can be used to minimize the patient’s discomfort. The doctor may also prescribe the patient a pain reliever after the procedure. The face may be bandaged after treatment. Since the epidermis is peeled away, the skin may appear red for several weeks. As it heals, crusting may be present. It is very important to follow the doctor’s advice on skin care to prevent any scarring. It may take a few days before the patient can resume normal activities. It may also be beneficial to use an extra pillow when sleeping to ease any discomfort.

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Average Cost  
$350 - $2,000
Recovery Time  
1-7 Days
Average Procedure Time  
1-2 Hours
Post-op Follow-up  
1 Week
Procedure Recovery Location  
Out-Patient
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Laser Skin Resurfacing FAQs

Negative Effects on Skin?

Although the procedure will wear the skin surface away, there is a minimal risk of scarring, especially when post-treatment care is implemented. It is critical to find a reputable doctor or technician with comprehensive experience with laser skin treatments. It’s important for the surgeon to understand different technologies affect different skin types. When done correctly, the result is a long-lasting healthy skin effective in combating signs of aging and skin damage.

Long Term?

Aside from the natural effects of aging, personal habits and environmental factors, results can be long lasting. Maintenance treatments may be considered as signs of aging get more and more significant over time.

Ablative or Non-Ablative?

It depends mainly on the patient’s skin condition and cosmetic goals. Another factor to consider is how quick the recovery period should be or if there should be no downtime for the patient. The doctor will discuss each treatment in detail and recommend the best approach that matches the patient’s circumstances.

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