Laser Skin Rejuvenation
Excessive redness, large pores, uneven texture, scars, fine lines, wrinkles and other effects of sun exposure, gravity and aging can be corrected through laser skin rejuvenation at Burt & Will Plastic Surgery and Dermatology. Drs. Burt and Will as well as our skincare professionals use the Laser Genesis for non-ablative treatments without downtime and the Pearl Fractional Laser for ablative treatments that require more invasive correction. We will help you select the treatment that is best for your unique skincare needs.
Laser Genesis Skin Therapy
Laser Genesis skin therapy is ideal for promoting vibrant, healthy looking skin without invasive surgery or extensive downtime. The Laser Genesis delivers concentrated laser light to gently heat the deep layers of the skin, stimulating the regrowth of collagen and reducing the appearance of wrinkles and other skin imperfections. Even after treatment, collagen and the elastin fibers in your skin continue to multiply, for an even greater improvement in your overall complexion. Laser Genesis is ideal for patients with active acne, scarring from previous acne, traumatic scarring, stubborn pigment, rosacea, oily, and aging skin.
After a Laser Genesis session, you can immediately return to your regular, everyday activities. There is no downtime and minimal risk of side effects (the most common being slight redness).
A series of 3 or 5 Laser Genesis treatments is recommended for best and long-lasting results.
Pearl laser is a YSGG laser that is used to correct layers of sun damage and changes due to aging. Thistreatmentis perfect for the patient who complains of sunspots, irregular coloring to the skin secondary to sun or pregnancy, or thickness to the skin from chronic tanning. Our patients choose Pearl Laser for facial brightening and toning to the skin. Pearl removes the top layers of the epidermis where most of the sun damage lies and also simultaneously heats the dermis for tightening as well.
Topical numbing cream is used for 30 minutes and then the laser wand is used on the skin and activated according to the necessary energy needed. Once the treatment is completed, the skin is dressed with a special ointment and post-care regimen is taught and provided to the patient.
After the Pearl session, you will feel warmth to the skin and for about 3-5 days afterwards, the outer skin will peel like sunburn, leaving radiant and new skin revealed.
A single treatment or two treatments may be performed to uncover the beauty within.
Pearl Fractional Laser
If your skincare needs are more comprehensive, treatment with the Pearl Fractional Laser might be a better option. The Pearl Laser fromCutera®is a fractional laser, meaning it selectively removes columns of tissue while leaving surrounding skin intact. Fractional skin resurfacing requires a shorter healing time than traditional resurfacing, and also stimulates the body to produce new collagen for smoother, tighter skin. This treatment is ideal for deeper wrinkles, deep acne or traumatic scarring, and irregular texture.
During a treatment session, the laser emits small, controlled pulses of light to remove the top layer of damaged skin. In the days following the procedure, new, healthy skin will appear. The heat from the laser also kick-starts the body’s natural regrowth of collagen to improve wrinkles, lines and other deeper imperfections.
You will likely see an improvement in your skin’s appearance after one treatment, but we suggest a series of two treatments for best results. The Pearl Fractional laser can be performed with the Pearl Laser to create a treatment called Pearl Fusion for overall deep skin rejuvenation and resurfacing.
Laser Resurfacing FAQ
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Laser Genesis is an advanced laser to effectively treat fine line wrinkles, large pores, uneven skin texture, excessive redness and scars. Laser Genesis works by heating the upper dermis to stimulate collagen re-growth, and has been scientifically proven to produce new collagen.
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There is no social downtime after the Laser genesis, patients can immediately return to normal activities. On average, you may require one to six treatments in order to achieve optimal results. Each treatment is separated by 1-2 weeks. Tightening of the skin will be felt even after the first treatment commonly.
What is the Pearl laser and how does it work?
The Pearl laser is the ideal treatment for photo damaged skin to improve brown spots, sun damage, tone and texture in one treatment. The Pearl reduces wrinkles, uneven texture and sun damage resulting in a healthy, “pearl-like” glow. The procedure works by peeling the top layer of skin to allow new “baby” skin to resurface the face that is smoother and more uniform in complexion and color.
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Almost all patients are candidates for the Pearl laser. Very dark skins or skin prone to hyperpigmentation are not always good candidates for this laser. A complimentary consultation with one our staff will provide you with information regarding if this laser is ideal for you.
Is there social downtime after the Pearl?
After your treatment, your face will appear pink or look mildly-sunburned for a couple of days, however, you can continue your normal daily activities. You will apply a soothing gel to hydrate your skin during the peeling process. The skin will peel after about 3 days at which time your results are noticeable! By day 3-4, when makeup and sunscreen can be applied.
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The Pearl Fractional is Fractional therapy exposes only a fraction of the skin to the laser beam, shortening healing time and stimulating the body’s own natural process for creating new collagen, plumping the skin from below and reversing aging. It is the ideal treatment for patients troubled with aging loose skin, acne or traumatic scarring, and deeper lines around the mouth, eyes, and neck.
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Patients skin looks sunburned and may be swollen, however, patients report little to no discomfort post-treatment. After the treatment, patients are asked to limit sun exposure and apply protective ointments for four to five days, after that time make-up can be applied. Most patients see improvement one week after treatment and results only get better one to three months afterwards.
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The treatments are typically started with a topical numbing agent and the laser feels like rubber band snaps to the skin. A cooling mask is applied after the treatment and the sunburn heat subsides after one hour typically.