Laser Skin Resurfacing: What To Expect

Laser skin resurfacing can help improve the appearance of:

  • Acne scars
  • Surgical scars
  • Stretch marks
  • Uneven texture

How do I know if I’m a good candidate?

Laser skin resurfacing works on many skin types, including very light and very dark skin. Different resurfacing options can knock out the deepest wrinkles, improve the most challenging scars, and help correct a wide variety of other skin imperfections. Our esthetician will discuss treatment options with you.

How does laser skin treatment like work?

The fractional resurfacing with Palomar uses laser energy microbeams to create areas of affected tissue that extend through the epidermis to the dermis.

How long does the treatment take?
Treatment times depend on the area being treated. Most treatments last no more than an hour.

How quickly will I recover?
Usually you may resume your regular activities the same day following some treatments; more aggressive procedures may require several days of healing. Ask your provider about what you can expect from your treatment.

Does it hurt?
Depending upon setting options the aesthetician selects, most people feel minimal discomfort during and after the treatment. We do offer a topical numbing cream that can be applied to the face 15 min before the procedure that can help tolerate the treatment better if needed.

What can I expect after treatment?
You can experience a temporary redness, warmth, and swelling at the treatment site, which typically lasts a few days. In other cases, some post wound care management may be necessary for a few days following treatment. Your Aesthetician will discuss potential side effects and your post treatment expectations with you based on the type of treatment you’ll receive.

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Chicago Aesthetics Med Spa

Chicago Aesthetics Med Spa in Chicago, Illinois, offers a comprehensive range of injectables, skincare, and wellness services. Their offerings include various facial treatments, laser and skin therapies, and body sculpting treatments.