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Laser Skin Resurfacing

At El Paso Cosmetic Surgery, we offer the most technologically advanced laser systems to improve the overall appearance of the skin and rejuvenate the face. The goal of laser skin resurfacing is simple: replace damaged skin with new, fresh skin.

The primary treatment applications of laser skin resurfacing include:

  • Softening fine lines and wrinkles of the face, especially around the upper lip, cheeks, and forehead
  • Tightening loose skin, especially on the eyelids, neck, and jowls
  • Smoothing crow’s feet around the eyes
  • Softening pucker marks (smoker’s lines) and frown lines
  • Evening brown spots and splotchy, uneven skin tone
  • Fading scars, including acne scars and surgical scars

During laser skin resurfacing, thousands of tiny laser pulses are delivered in a pattern over the surface of the skin. Each pulse of the laser heats a column of tissue and creates a zone of heating deep within the layers of the skin. This results in the removal of pigment discolorations and immediately triggers the body’s production of collagen and elastin. As the body’s natural healing process occurs, new skin cells and proteins are created to replace the damaged skin.

Laser skin resurfacing produces long-lasting results that can be maintained for many years with proper sun protection. Smoother, younger-looking skin is visible immediately after treatment, but new collagen builds gradually and becomes more evident over time. Therefore, most people notice even better results three to five months after the procedure. A series of laser skin resurfacing treatments can change the trajectory of skin aging, and help keep you looking young for longer.  Patients can select from a range of treatments depending on the needs of their skin and their lifestyle.