inside-graphic

Laser Skin Resurfacing

Modern laser technology has evolved over the years to become safer and more effective.  Laser resurfacing at Summit Dermatology can be finely tuned to address specific changes for each unique patient while also factoring in acceptable downtime, cost, and goals. We are fortunate to have several laser resurfacing modes to choose from, which ensure that you receive the treatment best suited to you.

What are the Benefits of Laser Resurfacing?

Laser resurfacing can improve changes associated with aging, sun damage, and genetics – especially increased skin pigmentation, redness and blood vessels, textural and laxity changes, wrinkles, and scarring. Board-certified dermatologist, Dr. Jessica Kim, utilizes Sciton lasers to achieve smoother, tighter, and more healthy skin.

Halo Hybrid Fractional Laser (Halo Pro)

What is a Halo Hybrid Fractional Laser?

Halo is the newest fractional resurfacing technology and the first hybrid laser that delivers both ablative and non-ablative fractional skin resurfacing simultaneously that results in deep dermal rejuvenation and epidermal renewal in a single treatment.  Halo Pro can address years of sun damage by precisely targeting specific layers within the skin.  It is often combined with Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) for an improved overall result.

What Skin Issues is the Halo Laser Used to Correct?

Correction of both superficial and deep levels of the skin (Deep non-ablative pulse is immediately followed by more superficial ablative pulse within the same column of skin.)

How Long is the Recovery After a Halo Hybrid Fractional Laser Treatment?

The healing time is 5-7 days with a sunburn-like reaction.

How Many Halo Laser Treatments Will I Need?

Halo Laser Treatments require a series of treatments (average of 3 treatments, 1 month apart)

Ablative Fractional Resurfacing (ProFractional Therapy)

This is the second-most aggressive and effective resurfacing offered for mild to severe wrinkles and texture changes and acne scarring on the face.  Columns of the treated area is replaced by new, healthier skin from nearby untreated skin. A fraction of the targeted area is treated resulting in faster healing time.

What is the Recovery Process After a ProFractional Therapy Treatment?

Healing time of 2-3 weeks with redness, oozing, crusting, and peeling. It requires oral pain medications and nerve blocks.

How Many Ablative Fractional Resurfacing Treatments Will I Need?

Requires a series of treatments (average of 3 treatments, 1 month apart)

How Long After an Ablative Fractional Resurfacing Treatment Will I See Results?

Full results of treatment seen in 3-4 months

MicroLaser Peel (MLP)

 MicroLaser peels provide the effects of a moderate to deep chemical peel but with a more controlled, even, and consistent result.  The MicroLaser Peel is used to even out skin tone and improve texture on the face, neck, chest, and back of the hands.  It is often combined with Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) for an improved overall result.

What Areas Can Be Treated With a MicroLaser Peel?

The face, neck, chest, and back of hands are frequently treated areas.

What Skin Issues Can MicroLaser Peels Treat?

It improves fine lines, pigment, and texture for smoother, brighter skin. It can be combined with Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) to address stubborn brown spots.

What is Recovery Like After a MicroLaser Peel Treatment?

Healing time of 1 week with redness, oozing, crusting, and peeling.

How Many MicroLaser Peel Treatments Will I Need?

MicroLaser Peels require a series of treatments for optimal results.


What Our Patients Have to Say

“As soon as I walked in I knew this was my place. The girls that helped me were great. They did a thorough job explaining all the details to the service! When doctor Kim came in she was so great. I was a little nervous but she reassured me and was excited for me! Her and Michaela works great together to get the job done! Thanks so much guys!!!” -Realself.com


Fully Ablative Erbium Resurfacing (Contour TRL)

This is the most aggressive resurfacing with 100% of the targeted area treated.

What is Fully Ablative Erbium Resurfacing Used to Treat?

It is effective for moderate to severe wrinkles and texture changes and acne scarring on the face.  It is especially effective for lines around the eyes and the vertical lines on the upper and lower lips. It is the most effective laser resurfacing for moderate to deeply etched lines.

What is Recovery Like After a Fully Ablative Erbium Resurfacing Treatment?

Healing time of 4 weeks or longer with swelling, oozing, crusting, and redness. It requires oral pain medications and nerve blocks.

How Many Contour TRL Treatments Will I Need?

It may require 1-2 treatments to see desired results.

 

Schedule Your Laser Skin Resurfacing Consultation Today!

At Summit Dermatology, we are committed to offering our patients the latest cosmetic advancements in a safe, relaxed, and comfortable environment.  Call 360.918.8101 Summit Dermatology to schedule your consultation with top dermatologist Dr. Jessica Kim today!

Contact Us

  • * All indicated fields must be completed.
    Please include non-medical questions and correspondence only.
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.