At Deschutes Dermatology, we offer facial resurfacing treatments in Bend, OR for patients with dry or damaged patches of skin, acne scars, or visible wrinkles and fine lines. Facial resurfacing is a highly effective laser-based procedure that can revitalize your skin and restore its youthful and vibrant appearance. This is a non-surgical skin rejuvenation treatment that is a great option for both men and women.
What is facial resurfacing?
Facial resurfacing is a non-surgical facial rejuvenation procedure that uses lasers to remove the superficial, perhaps damaged, layers of skin. This allows new skin to form, helping you look younger and revitalized. Laser resurfacing offers a precise and effective way to target specific skin issues without damaging the surrounding tissue.
How does facial resurfacing work and what is the procedure like?
The procedure is done with a fractionated CO2 laser (DOT). The laser device emits microscopic beams of focused light that vaporizes dead and damaged skin. eliminating these damaged skin cells triggers the skin healing response and stimulates the production of collagen in the skin. Some areas may require a numbing or anesthetic solution to minimize discomfort. The laser procedure may take 30 to 45 minutes up to two hours depending on the area being treated. Dr. Carter will then bandage the area and review the aftercare instructions with you.
Who can benefit from facial resurfacing?
Any patient who wants to minimize the effects of aging, pigmentation or sun damage, acne scars, or other scars can benefit from facial resurfacing. Blotches, scars, wrinkles, or aging lines can be diminished with the help of laser resurfacing. During your facial resurfacing consultation in Bend, OR our team will ask you about the issues you want to address so we can let you know if you are a good candidate for the treatment.
While laser skin resurfacing is a safe and effective treatment for mild to moderate wrinkles and lines, deeper lines and more prominent wrinkles may be more difficult to fully treat with this method. Patients with active acne and patients with very dark skin may also not be ideal candidates for laser skin resurfacing.
Is facial resurfacing painful?
Many patients describe facial resurfacing like a rubber band snapping on the skin. The level of pain depends on the area being treated and the client’s pain tolerance. a numbing cream or topical anesthetic can be applied to more sensitive areas of the skin to make the process more comfortable.
What will my skin look like afterward?
Following your facial resurfacing in Bend, OR, you may experience swelling, redness, or raw skin that may peel. After a few days to a week, you may notice your skin has a lighter complexion, and sunscreen is very important. You will begin to notice your skin is smoother and tighter in 10 to 21 days, which means the new skin cells are forming during healing.
How much does facial resurfacing cost?
Facial resurfacing cost depends on the size of the area being treated and the number of laser procedures necessary to achieve your treatment goal. During your consultation at our office, we will examine you and give you an estimate.
Schedule a Consultation Today
If you are looking for a way to revitalize and refresh your skin, contact Deschutes Dermatology today to schedule a consultation for your facial resurfacing in Bend, OR. During your consultation at our office, our team can go over the details of your treatment and can let you know if facial resurfacing is right for you.
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