Las Vegas Laser Skin Resurfacing

Give your skin a fresh start

Trying to achieve and maintain gorgeous skin can be frustrating. Even with good skin care habits, fighting visible aging can seem like a losing battle, especially in the Las Vegas sun. Wrinkles, fine lines, brown spots and sun spots are just a few common skin flaws that can cause us to look older than we would like.

Laser skin resurfacing can help you stay ahead of the aging game, reducing existing fine lines, wrinkles, and discoloration and leaving you with smoother, younger looking skin that better reflects your smart skin care habits. Increasingly, men and women are catching onto this idea and choosing laser resurfacing with Dr. Pancholi and his experienced team to get a refreshed, rejuvenated appearance!

  • Reduction of Fine Lines and Wrinkles: The treatment effectively reduces fine lines and wrinkles, particularly around the eyes, forehead, and mouth.
  • Improved Skin Texture: A CO2 fractional laser can smooth out skin texture, making it softer and more even.
  • Scar Treatment: It’s effective in reducing the appearance of acne scars, surgical scars, and other skin irregularities.
  • Treatment of Sun Damage: The procedure can address sun damage, including age spots, sun spots, and uneven pigmentation.
  • Stimulation of Collagen Production: Laser resurfacing promotes collagen production, leading to firmer, more youthful-looking skin over time.
  • Minimized Pore Size: The treatment can help in reducing the size of enlarged pores.
  • Improved Skin Elasticity: Enhanced collagen production can also improve skin elasticity.
  • Even Skin Tone: CO2 fractional laser can even out skin tone, reducing the appearance of blotchiness and discoloration.
  • Reduced Hyperpigmentation: Laser resurfacing is effective in evening out skin tone, reducing hyperpigmentation, and achieving a brighter complexion.
  • Customizable Treatments: The intensity and depth of the laser treatment can be customized to suit individual skin types and specific concerns.
  • Rejuvenated Appearance: Overall, CO2 fractional laser resurfacing can give the skin a more rejuvenated and refreshed appearance.
  • Long-lasting Results: The effects of CO2 fractional laser resurfacing can last for several years, depending on the individual’s skin type and aging process.
  • Ablative Laser: A type of laser used in skin resurfacing that removes the outer layers of skin, promoting the growth of new, smoother skin. It is more intensive and requires more downtime than non-ablative lasers.
  • CO2 Laser: A carbon dioxide laser commonly used in ablative laser resurfacing, effective for treating wrinkles, scars, and other skin irregularities.
  • Collagen: A protein in the skin that provides structure and elasticity. Laser resurfacing stimulates collagen production, leading to firmer and smoother skin.
  • Dermis: The lower layer of the skin, where collagen and elastin fibers provide support and elasticity. Laser skin resurfacing can stimulate regeneration in the dermis.
  • Epidermis: The outermost layer of the skin. Ablative laser resurfacing removes parts of the epidermis to promote new skin growth.
  • Fractional Laser: A laser that treats only a fraction of the skin’s surface, leaving healthy skin intact to promote quicker healing. Used in both ablative and non-ablative laser treatments.
  • Hyperpigmentation: A condition where patches of skin become darker than the surrounding area. Laser resurfacing can sometimes treat or, in rare cases, cause hyperpigmentation.
  • Laser Skin Resurfacing: A cosmetic procedure that uses laser technology to improve the skin’s appearance by reducing wrinkles, scars, and other blemishes.
  • Non-Ablative Laser: A type of laser that heats up the underlying skin tissue without harming the surface of the skin. These lasers require less downtime than ablative lasers.
  • Non-Surgical: Referring to treatments that do not involve surgery or invasive procedures. Laser skin resurfacing is a non-surgical method for addressing various skin concerns.
  • Recovery Period: The time required for healing after laser skin resurfacing, which can vary depending on the type of laser used and the extent of the treatment.
  • Skin Concerns: Issues or conditions related to the skin’s appearance or health, such as wrinkles, scars, or pigmentation, which can be addressed with laser skin resurfacing.
  • Skin Rejuvenation: The process of making the skin look and feel more youthful, often a goal of laser skin resurfacing.
  • Sun Sensitivity: Increased sensitivity to the sun’s UV rays, common after laser skin resurfacing, necessitating strict sun protection to ensure proper healing and prevent damage.
  • Topical Anesthetic: A numbing cream applied to the skin before laser resurfacing to minimize discomfort during the procedure.

Why choose CO2 laser resurfacing with Dr. Pancholi

It only takes a few seconds of research to realize that many laser skin procedures are available, and many promise to achieve similar results. So why might you choose the CO2 fractional laser, and why choose Dr. Pancholi’s team to perform your treatment? One of the main reasons is this laser’s versatility. With years of training and a thorough knowledge and understanding of skin anatomy, Dr. Pancholi and his team can adjust the laser to safely and effectively treat a number of common complaints:

  • Reduce wrinkles and tighten skin around the eyelids
  • Minimize brown spots or hyperpigmentation on the hands, face, chest or neck
  • Remove warts or skin tags on the body
  • Improve visible sun damage
  • Reduce scars from injury, surgery, or acne
  • Achieve a more youthful skin appearance, helping postpone the need for surgery

How CO2 laser skin resurfacing works

Skin resurfacing lasers work by emitting selected and focused beams of heat and light energy, heating the deep skin layers to target the thick, uppermost layers of skin that give us a dull, rough looking complexion. While doing this, the deeper layers of the skin become heated and encourage newer healthier skin growth. Dr. Pancholi is able to control the intensity of the treatment to customize to your skin. Additionally, quicker recovery is possible when he uses a fractionated CO2 laser setting. In doing so, the laser beam is divided into multiple, microscopic shafts of light, much like a checkerboard, so only a fraction of the skin is injured. This allows visible improvement in fine lines, wrinkles, brown spots, and other age-related skin flaws with reduced healing time. For those needing more intense treatment, the non-fractionated setting can be used to provide a more complete treatment that will come with a little bit longer recovery, but will ultimately achieve more dramatic improvements.

What to expect from laser skin resurfacing at Cosmetic Surgery of Las Vegas

Treatment begins with a comprehensive skin evaluation and consultation with our experienced skincare provider. Together, the two of you will discuss your concerns and outline your priorities for improving your skin. If CO2 laser resurfacing is determined to be the right treatment for you, we will start you on a pre-treatment regimen to begin the process. After this pretreatment regimen is complete, you will return to our office to receive your laser treatment.

During treatment, you may feel a snapping or stinging sensation as the laser pulses are emitted. Following treatment you will be asked to stay out of the sun, and you may rest for the remainder of the day. Some redness, tenderness and slight bleeding may occur following treatment, and depending on the extent of the laser resurfacing you are receiving, you may need a few days of downtime. We will explain the recovery process in detail during your consultation.

Life after laser resurfacing

When performed by an experienced, skilled professional, laser resurfacing can achieve dramatic improvements in skin tone, texture, and appearance. Removal or reduction of lines, brown spots, and other skin flaws should last for years. However, it is important to realize that the natural aging process will continue, and new skin flaws are likely to form in the future as the years go by. You can extend your results with a high quality at-home skin care regime and good sunscreen habits.

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If you are curious about laser skin resurfacing, please contact our office for your consultation at Cosmetic Surgery of Las Vegas. Our helpful, experienced skincare team will guide you through your options for improving your skin and achieving a more radiant, youthful appearance.

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