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Laser Skin Resurfacing

Unveiling a Renewed You

Perfect Skin Center, with locations in Tempe and Scottsdale, AZ, provides laser skin resurfacing treatments with the Sciton JOULE platform and the ProFractional laser handpiece. This skin rejuvenating and resurfacing device eliminates surface skin imperfections, restores the skin’s youthful appearance, and reverses signs of aging and sun damage in a way that even the best topical products and the most consistent skin care regimen cannot.

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What Is Laser Skin Resurfacing?

Laser skin resurfacing refers to professional treatments that use laser energy to treat skin imperfections and improve skin texture, tone, and health. The laser light energy gently dissolves the uppermost layers of the skin and removes the old, damaged, and discolored skin cells so that the body can respond and replace them with healthier, younger skin cells.

It improves skin texture in a way that products and even some professional treatments cannot and will help you achieve visibly smoother and younger-looking skin after just one treatment. We use the Sciton JOULE platform and the Sciton ProFractional handpiece to perform these treatments with an erbium laser to meet the needs of patients with minor and more severe skin conditions, unique treatment goals, and visible skin imperfections.

Why Choose Sciton Erbium over CO2 Laser Resurfacing?

“CO2 lasers were considered the gold standard for skin resurfacing in the 1980s and 1990s, and I used them extensively and published on the topic. It was a good treatment for its time, but it has fallen out of favor due to its side effects and higher complication rate. Today, I prefer Erbium lasers for ablative resurfacing because they offer powerful results with fewer risks and side effects and shorter downtime.”

— Dr. Burns

What Are the Benefits?

Patients who undergo a laser skin resurfacing treatment can expect a quick and comfortable experience with little to no downtime. The results are visible within the first few weeks of the first session and can last for months with the right skincare regimen. Other benefits include the following:

  • Smaller pores
  • Improved skin texture
  • Smoother skin
  • Younger-looking skin
  • Brighter, luminous, and healthier skin
  • Reduced appearance of lines and wrinkles
  • A more uniform skin tone
  • Improvement in the appearance of acne scars
A woman's face before and after profactional laser treatment

Sciton ProFractional

The Sciton ProFractional device is a fractionated erbium laser that targets the surface and deeper layers of the skin without requiring that patients plan around significant downtime. It’s an ideal treatment option for patients who want to treat acne scars or general surgical scars, experience deep skin resurfacing, and promote and improve the health and appearance of the skin.

The ProFractional device stimulates collagen and elastin production to improve skin texture, reduce the appearance of fine lines, deep wrinkles, and scars, and eliminate the most common pigmented lesions that detract from the tone and texture of the skin, including actinic keratosis, freckles, and sunspots. This erbium YAG laser allows for a completely customizable treatment, as we are able to adjust the coagulation depth and ablation as needed.

What Does Laser Skin Resurfacing Treat?

We use the Sciton ProFractional device to deliver a skin resurfacing treatment targeting the face, neck, chest, hands, arms, and legs. We customize treatments to eliminate pigmented lesions like freckles and actinic keratosis. We also use it for acne scar revision, to resurface the skin to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, treat dullness, and eliminate textural irregularities and skin pigmentation, including melasma.

This device effectively treats the most common and stubborn skin imperfections and conditions, and we also use it for patients looking for a skin maintenance treatment that naturally stimulates collagen and elastin production to promote healthy, glowing, youthful skin long-term.

A woman's face before and after profactional laser treatment

How It Works

This device uses laser energy to break down skin cells in the uppermost layers of the skin so that the body responds with a healing reaction that replaces those discolored and damaged cells with younger and healthier ones. The device visibly improves the appearance of the most common skin texture irregularities, discoloration, aging, and more.

Treatments are quick and only take a few minutes. Patients are able to treat one or multiple areas during the same session to achieve their goals without scheduling several appointments.

Frequently Asked Questions

How Many Treatments Will I Need?

Most patients only need one to achieve their desired results, followed by annual maintenance sessions to extend the longevity of their results.

Is There Social Downtime?

You should expect to be comfortable in social settings in approximately ten days, but your skin will be more sensitive because the laser light will dissolve the top layers to eliminate skin imperfections and stimulate natural collagen and elastin production.  It may also take up to three months for the full healing process to complete.  

As a result, you’ll need to avoid sun exposure and wear sunscreen when you’re in the sun. You’ll also need to avoid any treatments or products that could irritate or inflame your skin. We can give you more details about how to care for your skin after your treatment to accelerate the healing process.

When Can I Expect Results?

While you may notice some initial results immediately following your laser skin resurfacing treatment, the best results appear within the first several weeks of treatment as your body increases collagen and elastin production to improve skin volume, tone, texture, and firmness.

How Long Will My Results Last?

After you undergo this treatment, you can expect your results to last six months or longer based on the number of sessions you complete and how you care for the skin after your treatment. When you limit sun exposure, wear quality sunscreen, schedule regular skincare treatments, and use the right products, you can enjoy smoother and younger-looking skin for as long as possible. You can extend your results with regular maintenance sessions each year.

Am I a Good Candidate?

Patients with all skin types benefit from skin resurfacing treatments using the Sciton ProFractional device. Whether you want to treat specific skin imperfections or simply rejuvenate and resurface your skin, we can schedule a consultation to evaluate your skin in person and confirm that this laser skin resurfacing device is right for you. Then, we will proceed with a treatment that initiates a total skin transformation.

Uncover Healthier, Younger, and Brighter Skin

Smoother, brighter, and younger-looking skin is possible with a customized laser skin resurfacing treatment with the ProFractional device by Sciton. If you’re interested in learning more about how this device can improve your skin and eliminate sun damage, visible aging, and other skin imperfections, we can schedule a consultation to give you more details and confirm that it’s the right choice for you.

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