Laser Skin Resurfacing In Kansas City
Skin Laser Resurfacing
Using a combination of an ablative and non-ablative approach, you can create a treatment that works for your skin issues and has long-lasting results.
Skin Laser Resurfacing?
Skin laser resurfacing is when we use a laser to target something specific in the skin. It is commonly used to combat aging, we can use it to exfoliate the skin by sloughing off the superficial layer.
How does it Work?
In the past, patients had the option of an ablative or non-ablative approach to skin laser resurfacing.
Ablative lasers destroy the outer layer of the skin, and when the skin regrows, it produces more collagen. But this approach is only ideal for some, and it has weeks of downtime. A non-ablative method heats up the skin to stimulate collagen production, but it takes multiple sessions and doesn’t have the same results as an ablative approach.
At Plaza Aesthetics and Wellness, we have a variety of lasers and other resurfacing treatments in Kansas City that allow us to customize your treatment plan for optimal results. One option is a laser called the Halo from Sciton, which allows us to treat simultaneously with both an ablative and a non-ablative approach. This unique laser offers ablative results with non-ablative downtown.
An easy way to explain ablative laser skin resurfacing is to think of it like mowing a lawn. An ablative approach cuts the whole lawn and removes the entire top layer of the grass (skin). The Halo is more like aerating your lawn. The Halo laser makes small microchannels in the skin, so instead of destroying the top layer, it aerates the dermis using microchannels so that the skin can heal from the bottom up.
It’s a deep laser treatment with the downtime of a light treatment that still offers fantastic long-term results. The lasers we use from Sciton are Erbium lasers that specifically target water in the skin.
HOW DOES it Help?
Laser resurfacing helps stimulate collagen production in the skin, making it look younger and firmer.
Technically we are tightening the skin and stimulating elastin at the deeper level. Because the skin is healing from the bottom up, you have much better and longer-lasting results.
When you slough off the superficial layer of skin, it allows fresh, new skin to be seen, it can also reduce pigmentation and redness. When it comes to fine lines, there’s only so much you can do with neurotoxins and fillers. Using a laser can get much more effective results for not only fine lines, but large pores as well.
Skin Laser Resurfacing at Plaza Aesthetics & Wellness
Because we are a physician-owned and operated medical spa, we have different pain management options to make your treatment more comfortable.
Because all our laser procedures are overseen by Dr Botros, we can offer deeper numbing services. When you have a procedure done at our facility, know that you are in good hands if you have an adverse event relating to your procedure.
We take the care and concerns of our patients into account, and we want them to feel as comfortable and confident as possible. That means that in our complimentary consultation, we ask many questions and answer any questions that our patients have.
Before starting laser resurfacing of the skin, we need to know the ethnicity of our patients. Light skin with deep melanin undertones can affect the treatment, and laser resurfacing may not be safe for the skin. Adverse events are uncommon, but it's best to be in the care of people who can recognize and immediately treat an unforeseen event.
Get the Results
You Want, Safely
We always recommend that you go to a physician-owned and operated medical spa for Kansas City laser skin treatments so that they ask the right questions and make sure that the procedure is safe for you. If done incorrectly, you can end up with permanent scarring, hyperpigmentation, or hypopigmentation. These can be difficult to treat and may even be permanent.
Skin Laser Resurfacing
Halo is a complete skin rejuvenation treatment. You will see improvements in overall tone and texture in addition to significant removal of discoloration, reduction in fine lines*, reduced pore size, skin reflectivity and glow.
What’s great about Halo is that you can choose how many treatments you want! Discuss with your clinician your needs and you can choose to have one or two more aggressive treatments or have multiple treatments that are less aggressive and achieve a similar goal over a longer period of time.
Thirty minutes to an hour before the treatment your clinician may place a topical anesthetic on your skin to reduce the sensation during the procedure. The area will be measured with motion tracking technology to ensure the area is treated evenly. The clinician will treat each measured section by uniformly rolling the Halo handpiece over the skin until the system recognizes the laser resurfacing treatment is complete.
With a topical anesthetic and integrated cooling technology, most patients experience very little discomfort. Most patients describe the treatment as a feeling of heat with occasional prickling sensations, but are generally comfortable. After the treatment, most patients will continue to feel warm for an additional 15 to 30 minutes, or a bit longer with deeper treatment levels.
You will see initial results between two and five days after your Halo treatment, but your skin will continue to improve over time. Most patients see the greatest pigmentary improvement in the first two to three weeks. This is followed by a dermal regeneration phase that continues to improve for months.
Every Halo treatment is customized for your skin, and your lifestyle. Depending on your needs, your provider may recommend a single treatment, or a series of treatments. In order to find out which is the best option for you, please visit a provider near you for a consultation.
Come In for a Complimentary Consult
When it comes to your skin, you want to ensure that you are treated by professionals with your best interest at heart.
Our procedures are done with the safety, comfort, and happiness of our patients in mind. Contact us to set up a consultation if you are considering skin laser resurfacing or any other treatments.