One of the most effective surgical procedures to help your skin look younger is laser skin resurfacing. Harnessing the laser’s safe but highly effective power, resurfacing can remove the damaged outer layers of skin. Wrinkles, age spots, acne scars, and other imperfections can be reduced with a low chance of bleeding or other complications.

What Is Laser Skin Resurfacing?

Laser skin resurfacing uses laser technology to help refresh the skin. By triggering the resurfacing process, collagen and elastin production will increase, leading to clearer and smoother skin. There are two types of laser skin resurfacing treatments, ablative and non-ablative. Ablative treatments remove the top layer of skin, while non-ablative treatments use pulsed light or fractional treatments to penetrate the deeper layers of skin. Laser treatments begin with the application of an anesthetic to help keep you comfortable throughout the process. After this, the area is cleaned, and the treatment can begin. The laser will gently be moved across areas of the face until each target area has been treated. 

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Benefits of Laser Skin Resurfacing

Laser skin resurfacing can help treat many skin concerns and conditions. This includes age spots, scars, uneven skin tone, skin texture, acne scars, and fine lines and wrinkles. This procedure is non-surgical, often takes less than an hour, and requires minimal downtime, so you’ll be able to work your treatment into even the busiest schedule. An added benefit of treatment is long-lasting results. Your results can last several years, and you can have repeat procedures as necessary.

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Facial Rejuvenation at Texas Facial Plastic Surgery

At Texas Facial Plastic Surgery, we offer a variety of facial rejuvenation options at our Houston office. We provide both surgical and non-surgical options to our patients, each one designed to help them look and feel their best. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Kent Davis is the director of our practice and is an expert in facial rejuvenation. 

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Skin Resurfacing Options at Texas Facial Plastic Surgery

Texas Facial Plastic Surgery offers multiple laser skin resurfacing options, including CO2, Fraxel, and fractionated CO2


This laser safely uses carbon dioxide and an ablative laser to remove the outer layer of skin. CO2 works well for treating fine lines, skin texture, and tone.


This laser penetrates the skin to help boost collagen production using ablative and non-ablative settings. This laser is ideal for treating wrinkles, scars, and hyperpigmentation. 

Fractionated CO2

This treatment is the latest advancement in CO2 laser technology. It can be used for skin tone and texture, acne scars, and fine lines.

Recovery After Laser Skin Resurfacing

After laser skin resurfacing, you can resume your regular activities, although the skin will be pink for quite a while. However, makeup may be worn after about one week to camouflage this. Precautions must be taken to minimize sun exposure during this healing time. A potential side effect is that the lasered skin may experience some change in pigmentation, frequently becoming a little lighter. If you are interested in laser skin resurfacing, contact Texas Facial Plastic Surgery to schedule a consultation.

Laser Skin Resurfacing FAQs

Who is an ideal candidate for laser skin resurfacing?

Which laser treatment is right for me?

Who is an ideal candidate for laser skin resurfacing?

Ideal candidates are patients looking for skin rejuvenation and have moderate fine lines or wrinkles, acne scars, or hyperpigmentation.

Which laser treatment is right for me?

During your consultation our staff will examine your skin and select the right laser for you.

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