What is laser skin resurfacing?
Advancements in science have made laser applications more precise and effective than ever before. Plano, TX facial plastic surgeon Dr. Vu Ho and his team use the SmartSkin CO2™ laser for laser skin resurfacing to achieve a variety of positive results. The treatment is used for skin rejuvenation, to remove fine lines or wrinkles around the eyes, cheeks, or mouth, minimize scars from acne or trauma, stimulate collagen production to improve skin texture, and improve aged or sun-damaged skin. During a consultation, we will determine the appropriate number of treatments for the best results.
Laser Skin Resurfacing Reviews
"From Jennifer S: I consulted with different surgeons and picked Dr.Ho because I saw his great results with others and felt comfortable and confident with him and his staff.I did a Facelift, Neck Tightening, Upper Eyelids, and a chemical peel with laser resurfacing. Before and after the surgery, Sandy, his surgical coordinator, was very caring, reassuring, and helpful. She never put any pressure on me and provided top-notch customer service. Liz, his surgical assistant, went above and beyond standard post care."- L.S. / Google / Mar 14, 2019
"I went to Beyond Beautiful for PicoSure laser treatments for my hyperpigmentation from years and years of acne. I was nervous because I knew the negative effects lasers can have on ethnic skin. However, Sarah was very thorough with her explanations and treatment plan. She knows what she is doing and it made it that much easier to trust her. She also has had experience with doing laser treatments on asian skin tones. The laser itself was not painful. Numbing cream is applied for 15-30 minutes prior to the laser. Your face is red afterwards for about 30 minutes, but otherwise no huge downtime like other lasers. I was able to go about my day as normal the day of. I started seeing results within 3-4 weeks and could see my hyperpigmentation fading well! Overall, I am happy with my treatment and Sarah and will be getting more treatments in the future from her!"- B.H. / Google / Aug 12, 2020
"Best Doctor - I have been visiting Dr. Ho for several years. Many people may think that cosmetic treatments are for women only, but Dr. Ho has helped me to take advantage of the the latest treatments while looking natural.Most recently, I asked Dr. Ho to help me with a scar on the top of my nose. The scar is the aftermath of skin cancer removal. I have tried several laser treatments, but the scar remained visible. Dr. Ho proposed Bellafill filler to build the collagen underneath. After the first treatment my scar was practically erased! I could not believe the results! Thank you Dr. Ho for you! I couldn’t be more satisfied with the results!"- M.R. / RealSelf / Sep 16, 2020
"Dr Vu Ho the best of the best! Both of us face procedures and skin rejuvenation by Dr. Vu Ho."- J.S. / Yelp / Aug 21, 2022
"I couldn't be more happier with my face lift and laxer treatment to my face. Dr. Ho is so thorough with explanation of all procedures I had done. His skills are phenomenal. I no longer have a double chin and my face truly looks 10 years younger. People who don't know me have thought I was 50 or 52. Truth is I am 62. My healing process has gone very well, above what I expected. I am continuing my care with Dr. Ho getting some fillers done as well.. My confidence level has risen too. His staff and nurses are wonderful. I just love visiting with everyone here. You know that they care deeply for all the patients."- B.G. / Healthgrades / Sep 06, 2019
What are the benefits of laser skin resurfacing?
Over-the-counter treatments and at-home remedies can only do so much when it comes to improving the appearance of your skin. If you want a more significant transformation, laser skin resurfacing may help. Our SmartSkin CO2 laser provides impressive outcomes with very little downtime. Additionally, this treatment can be customized to meet your specific needs and goals.
- Some benefits of laser skin resurfacing include:
- Reduce the appearance of wrinkles and other signs of aging
- Improve skin texture and quality
- Fade scars from acne or trauma
- Stimulate collagen production
am i a candidate for laser skin resurfacing?
During a consultation, a medical professional will help determine if laser skin resurfacing is right for you in order to achieve your goals. The ideal candidates for laser skin resurfacing:
- Have aged skin with facial lines and wrinkles
- Have sun-damaged skin
- Have acne
- Desire long-lasting results
how does a laser skin resurfacing treatment work?
A numbing agent or local anesthetic can be given to the patient prior to laser skin resurfacing. The practitioner will place the CO2 laser on the treatment area for a short period of time before moving to the next section. Short pulses of light are emitted into the deeper layers of the skin to increase collagen production. The skin is removed layer by layer to stimulate the growth of new skin.
Since the skin can discharge a yellowish fluid, the doctor will apply an ointment to the area for protection. The treated area will also be dressed for further protection. After treatment, the patient usually experiences itchy, swollen, and raw skin. The doctor will provide detailed aftercare instruction. If crusting occurs, the patient should refrain from picking at the crust since it can lead to scars.
What to expect after laser skin resurfacing
Patients are asked to follow our post-treatment instructions carefully after laser skin resurfacing. Swelling and redness usually subside within a short period depending on your skin sensitivity and the depth of the treatment. Your skin will continue to heal and improve over the next several months as collagen production is stimulated. Results can be long-lasting, and some patients only require one treatment session. However, multiple sessions may be necessary to achieve the desired results.
Laser Skin Resurfacing FAQ
How much does laser skin resurfacing cost?
Laser resurfacing costs vary depending on the type of treatment you select. In your initial consultation, Dr. Ho or a member of our team will listen to your skin problems and goals before reviewing the types of resurfacing. Then, they will help you select your resurfacing treatment and talk to you about costs. Beyond Beautiful often runs treatment specials and discounted packages, so ask about current specials during your consultation.
What's the best type of resurfacing for me?
Dr. Ho will help you choose which resurfacing treatment is best for your needs and goals during your initial consultation. The best treatment for you will depend on the health of your skin, any skin issues, and how deep you want your treatment to go. The length of recovery time might also be an important factor when choosing your treatment type. When unsure, it is better to select a lighter treatment to see how you like your outcomes and decide if you want something stronger for your second treatment.
How can I help my skin recover after a resurfacing treatment?
Dr. Ho or someone on his staff will give you tips on ways to help your skin heal following your laser resurfacing treatment. The number one rule is don't peel or pick flaking skin. This could lead to long-term damage like scars. You need to skip all hair removal methods in the treatment area, which means no shaving, waxing, or depilatory creams. We can suggest an ointment to help soothe your skin.
Should I get laser skin resurfacing, a chemical peel, or dermabrasion?
After listening to your skin issues, Dr. Ho will help you choose whether laser skin resurfacing, a chemical peel, or dermabrasion treatment is best for you. While all three rejuvenate the surface of the skin, each has benefits and drawbacks. In your consultation, Dr. Ho will explain each option and make a recommendation for your treatment plan.
How often should I get laser resurfacing treatments?
Depending on the resurfacing options you and Dr. Ho choose for your treatment, you might need to wait a few weeks or even a few months between appointments. Deeper treatments will provide results that last a long time but will need a longer recovery period. You should talk to Dr. Ho about how often you want to come back for appointments so he can take this into account when suggesting a type of resurfacing in your initial consultation.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- From $1,500
- Procedure Recovery Location
Does laser skin resurfacing hurt?
Dr. Ho and our entire staff are completely dedicated to prioritizing your comfort, safety, and satisfaction during this cosmetic procedure. We now offer the PRO-NOX system to ensure your comfort.
With the PRO-NOX Nitrous Oxide Delivery System, you can control anxiety or pain during any medical procedure. Much like what you might receive from your dentist for pain, this vapor blend allows you, the patient, to choose the strength of the nitrous oxide and oxygen flow.
How soon do you see results from laser skin resurfacing?
As the skin recovers, a patient should keep the skin clean and protected. Within 1 – 2 weeks, new, refreshed, and rejuvenated skin should appear. Increased collagen production will lead to firmer, tighter skin that will continue to improve over time. Follow-up treatments may be needed for the best results.
Renew and refresh your skin
Beautiful skin can be yours with laser skin resurfacing. By removing damaged skin layer by layer, new skin will generate for a whole new you. Your skin will appear to be more youthful, smoother, firmer, and even-toned after just one treatment. To find out if laser skin resurfacing is right for you, give our friendly staff a call today to schedule your consultation.