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Laser Skin Resurfacing in Las Vegas, NV

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What's laser skin resurfacing?

At VIP Plastic Surgery, our board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Christopher Khorsandi, utilizes innovative laser technology to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, acne scars, and age spots. Using targeted energy, Dr. Khorsandi can remove the top layer of skin and stimulate the body’s natural collagen production. Depending on the severity of your skin's condition and aesthetic goals, we can select the best laser for you. Laser skin resurfacing is safe and efficient, and because so many men and women have unique needs, Dr. Khorsandi can choose which type will offer optimal results.

How Does Laser Skin Resurfacing Work?

The procedure process will depend on whether the patient is undergoing an ablative or non-ablative laser treatment. Patients who have minimal sun damage and mild to moderate surface irregularities will not require anesthesia; instead, we use a numbing cream to decrease discomfort. Generally, because this procedure is mild, most patients only experience mild pain.


On the other hand, the ablative laser may require anesthesia. We will determine what type of anesthesia during your consultation, but it depends on the treatment area and intensity level. With the ablative approach, we use controlled light beams with high intensity to remove the skin's upper layer. After removing the damaged, superficial skin, it encourages new skin to grow, which provides a softer, new layer of skin. Following the procedure, you may experience redness, swelling, patchy areas, and possibly light scabbing as the skin begins to heal and rejuvenate.


For both non-ablative and ablative techniques, laser skin resurfacing's advanced technology precisely targets the treatment area, which allows us to protect the surrounding skin. A session may take up to two hours, but it will depend on your skin concerns, the size of your treatment area, and the specific technique.

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Ablation vs. Non-Ablation

Depending on the patient’s aesthetic goals, laser skin resurfacing may be aggressive or mild. Ablative lasers deeply exfoliate the epidermis to encourage skin rejuvenation. This more aggressive procedure works best for patients who have severe sun damage, deeper lines, prominent wrinkles, and other skin blemishes. Recovery after an ablative procedure may take up to three weeks. However, some patients may require a longer healing period, but it greatly depends on their skin type. Dr. Khorsandi is proud to offer the following state-of-the-art ablative lasers for patients who qualify:

  • Fraxel laser Repair CO2
  • Syneron CORE CO2
  • Venus ViVa RF

The lighter treatment, or non-ablative laser, does not remove any skin. While it does disrupt the surface, patients will leave our office with skin that appears pink and slightly swollen. The milder, non-ablative laser stimulates deeper layers of the skin to promote the production of collagen. Following this type of laser treatment, you will have little to no downtime. Patients will notice a healthy glow within several days and may need to schedule follow-up treatments to achieve the best results. We offer the following non-ablative lasers, including:

  • Clear and Brilliant
  • Fraxel laser Dual
  • PicoFocus
  • Revlite SI
  • EliteMPX

Both techniques help the skin regenerate. As new layers of skin develop, we can reduce the appearance of certain skin problems such as wrinkles, mild scars, pigmentation, discoloration, sun spots, age spots, and freckles.

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.

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What to Expect After Laser Skin Resurfacing

Dr. Khorsandi may also prescribe a pain reliever after the procedure. Additionally, to protect your sensitive skin, you may require bandages. At first, because we treated the top layer of your skin, it may appear red for several weeks and start to crust. To avoid adverse results, you should closely follow our aftercare instructions, which will prevent scarring. You may also require a few days of recovery before you can resume normal activities, and we recommend using an extra pillow when sleeping to ease any discomfort.

Love Your Skin with Laser Treatments

To learn more about all of the amazing lasers and laser skin resurfacing treatments offered by Las Vegas, NV board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Khorsandi, please call VIP Plastic Surgery today to schedule your consultation. We pride ourselves in offering something for everyone, regardless of your skin type or overall cosmetic goal. We look forward to meeting you!

*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. Images may contain models.