Skin Resurfacing in Plano, TX

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Advancements in science have made laser applications more precise and effective than ever before. Plano, TX Dr. Kristen Ann Aliano Messina, and facial plastic surgeon Dr. Vu Ho 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.

Best Candidates

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

What to Expect

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.

Anticipated Results

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.

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From $1,500
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Obliterate Damaged 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.


Dr. Ho, Dr. Aliano Messina, 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. 

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