Skin Resurfacing Specialist

Elysium SurgiSpa

Aesthetics & Medical Spa located in River North, Chicago, IL

Laser skin resurfacing is an innovative way to rejuvenate your skin and resolve cosmetic concerns, such as scarring, wrinkles, and fine lines. At Elysium SurgiSpa in River North, Chicago, aesthetic specialist and experienced physician Dr. Mick utilizes the most advanced and effective laser technology to yield the best possible results. Laser treatments are quick, convenient, and can be performed in-office. Call Elysium SurgiSpa or schedule online today.

Skin Resurfacing

What is laser skin resurfacing?

Laser skin resurfacing, sometimes called a “laser peel,” is a cosmetic procedure that accelerates the growth of new, healthy skin by creating what’s known as “controlled damage” that boosts your skin’s own natural healing responses. By promoting the development of new collagen networks within your skin, laser resurfacing helps to erase many of the signs of aging and can help your skin look and feel firmer and more resilient.

What issues can laser skin resurfacing treat?

Laser skin resurfacing is a popular treatment for many of the most common signs of skin aging, including:

  • Wrinkles, lines, and creases
  • Scars
  • Loose, lax, or sagging skin
  • Age spots and sun spots
  • Uneven skin tone or texture
  • Enlarged pores

Laser skin resurfacing can also improve the effects of sun damage on the skin.

How does laser skin resurfacing work?

Using short, repetitive bursts of highly focused laser energy, laser skin resurfacing carefully fades the topmost layers of damaged skin. As your skin heals, healthy new cells replace the damaged ones and smooth out wrinkles, scars, and other blemishes.

The laser’s heat energy also penetrates to the deeper layers of your skin, promoting the development of new collagen fibers over time. These collagen networks help your skin remain youthful, resilient, and firm.

As you get older, collagen production slows down, leaving your skin more exposed to sagging and other age-related changes. By promoting new collagen production, laser skin resurfacing improves your skin’s elasticity and tone.

The precision of laser skin resurfacing also reduces the risk of hypopigmentation — loss of skin color — that can occur with chemical peels and some other cosmetic procedures.

What is the laser skin resurfacing procedure?

Before treatment, Dr. Mick numbs your skin with a topical cream and a local anesthetic.

During treatment, Dr. Mick passes a handheld laser device over the surface of your skin so the laser energy can adequately penetrate the layers of skin in the treatment area. An individual area of the face takes about 30 minutes to treat.

Once the resurfacing procedure is complete, Dr. Mick applies a special gel to the area to promote healing and provides you with special instructions to help you care for your skin as it heals. You may experience some swelling, itching, and stinging after the treatment, and Dr. Mick might prescribe pain medication for the first few days.

About five days after treatment, your skin will begin to peel, revealing new, healthy skin beneath. Complete healing takes about 2-3 weeks.

Discover the benefits of this groundbreaking technology and call Elysium SurgiSpa or schedule online today.