Understanding Laser Skin Resurfacing

Are you ready for a supercharged skin solution that delivers effective and safe results without the need for surgery or injections? Laser skin resurfacing rejuvenates tired, aging skin, repairing wrinkles, fine lines, sun damage, and more.

No matter how well you care for yourself and your skin, the outward signs of aging appear sooner or later. To help you look as young as you feel, the team at Matthew J. Lynch, MD offers laser skin resurfacing as part of our comprehensive line of cosmetic services

Dr. Lynch understands you may have questions about laser skin resurfacing, so we’ve created this informative guide. Keep reading to learn more about laser skin resurfacing and whether it’s the right treatment for you. 

Laser skin resurfacing overview

Laser skin resurfacing is an effective, nonsurgical way to rejuvenate damaged skin, helping you feel as young on the outside as you feel on the inside. 

This technique minimizes scars and other skin blemishes while smoothing away fine lines and wrinkles to give you firmer, clearer skin. It’s an effective, nonsurgical option for turning back the hands of time to help you look as young as you feel. 

By using the power of lasers, our team can target different layers of your skin to tackle multiple issues you may have, including:

At Matthew J. Lynch, MD, we offer various laser resurfacing treatments, including fractional carbon dioxide (CO2) lasers, to help give you cleaner, clearer, more youthful skin. 

Our team meets with you to understand your skin goals, health history, and lifestyle needs before creating a customized treatment plan with a specific laser treatment just for you.

How laser skin resurfacing works

Laser skin resurfacing targets specific problem areas by delivering concentrated light, in short pulses or a continuous stream, into your skin. The treatment generates heat under the top layer of your skin, removing the thin surface layer and stimulating new collagen production in the deeper layers.

Collagen promotes new skin cell growth, so by triggering your body’s own collagen production, laser skin resurfacing can rejuvenate your appearance, improving tone and texture and making your skin look fresher and more youthful. 

It also works to repair skin imperfections, like scars, or pigmentation issues. 

Laser therapy is noninvasive, so no needles or incisions are needed. Depending on the areas being treated, you may feel heat, tingling, or a sensation like a rubber band snapping on your skin during treatment. But most of our patients manage the sessions well. 

Little downtime is required, and the most common side effects include redness and swelling, which typically resolve within a few days. The number of treatments required depends on your skin’s condition and your skin goals, and different skin responds differently to laser therapy. 

Dr. Lynch and our team offer additional aesthetic services to help you meet your skin goals. 

Are you a candidate for laser skin resurfacing?

Most healthy people are candidates for laser skin resurfacing, but not everyone should undergo this treatment. Because everyone’s skin and needs are different, it’s important to meet with a board-certified specialist to evaluate your unique skin concerns and review your medical history. 

If laser skin resurfacing isn’t for you, we can recommend the right cosmetic treatment for you. 

Learn more about how laser skin resurfacing can improve your appearance by scheduling a consultation to meet with the experts at Matthew J. Lynch, MD. Call our East Windsor, New Jersey, office or request an appointment online.

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