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Laser Resurfacing Services Offered in Tacoma, Puyallup, and Federal Way, WA

Laser resurfacing offers the chance to dramatically improve the look and feel of your skin. At Aesthetic Surgery Centre & Medical Spa in Puyallup, Tacoma, and Federal Way, Washington, a team of skilled specialists offers multiple laser resurfacing treatment options to suit virtually every set of needs. Easy, convenient online booking is available, or you can always call to check appointment availability.

Laser Resurfacing Q&A

What Is Laser Resurfacing?

Laser resurfacing is a treatment in Federal Way, Puyallup, and Tacoma that uses concentrated light energy to prompt changes in your skin. At Aesthetic Surgery Centre & Medical Spa, you can choose from treatments that are minimally invasive as well as treatments that deliver more dramatic resurfacing.

Fractional Laser Resurfacing

This approach uses a treatment platform that delivers scattered beams of light. When directed at the surface of your skin, a fractional laser creates tiny pinpoints of carefully controlled damage. Your body responds with a prompt healing reaction, creating new collagen cells and rebuilding tissue in the treatment area.

Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Laser Resurfacing

A more in-depth form of laser resurfacing, these lasers physically ablate or remove the outermost layers of skin to reveal a layer of fresh, healthy skin cells. CO2 laser treatments require more downtime than fractional lasers, but the results are impressive.

During your consultation, your practitioner discusses the pros and cons of each option, listens to your treatment goals, and helps you find the right fit for your needs.

What Are Some Conditions That Laser Resurfacing Can Improve?

Laser skin resurfacing tackles multiple common skin complaints with the same treatment. As compared to having multiple treatments to address different problems, laser skin resurfacing offers a good value.

Some of the areas of concern where laser skin resurfacing yields impressive results include:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Uneven skin tone
  • Roughly textured skin
  • Enlarged pores
  • Loose or sagging skin
  • Acne and other forms of scarring
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Stretch marks
  • Age spots

Laser skin resurfacing creates a clear, glowing, and healthy-looking complexion.

What Is the Recovery Process Like After Laser Resurfacing?

Your recovery process depends on which type of resurfacing treatment you choose. With fractional laser treatments, very little recovery time is necessary, and you can return to normal routines and even wear makeup shortly after your treatment.

Carbon dioxide treatments require a bit more care and patience. Your skin may appear red or slightly sunburned for a week or so. Swelling and discomfort can be soothed using over-the-counter pain medication or gentle cold compresses.

It’s important to use ointment or cream to keep your skin moist in these early stages of healing. You might experience peeling and should refrain from picking at your skin or using any harsh products. No matter which type of skin resurfacing treatment you choose, wearing high-quality sunscreen is essential.

If you’d like to learn more, booking a visit takes very little time online or over the phone.