About Skin Resurfacing
Laser skin resurfacing is one of the finest ways to rejuvenate the skin without undergoing surgical operations. The heat from the laser is able to break down damaged layers of the skin in order to promote new, healthier layers to regrow in their place. This process can be used to treat the signs of acne, scarring, wrinkles, and other skin blemishes. Our Pittsburgh, PA double board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Robert Chiu, was the first in the region to offer his patients at Today's Cosmetic Surgery the groundbreaking FRAXEL® Laser treatments. The Fraxel rejuvenation treatments produce superior results with minimal discomfort and downtime. Recognized as the gold standard in treating acne scarring, the FRAXEL Laser is one of the best technologies on the market for skin resurfacing. After multiple sessions, many patients have healthier, stronger, and more youthful looking skin.
The best candidates for laser skin resurfacing are:
- Patients who have scarring/acne scarring, fine wrinkles, sun damaged skin, large pores/other facial blemishes.
- Patients who are looking for a minimally-invasive way to rejuvenate their skin.
- Patients who are in overall good health with a strong immune system.
Laser Skin Resurfacing Reviews
"Three members of our family have gone to Dr. Chiu over the last few years for noninvasive facial procedures such as fillers, botox, and fraxel. I chose him after seeing some of the work he performed on others. The high praise he has received is more than well deserved. He takes all the time needed to answer questions, listen to every concern, and then offer his suggestions. His approach is definitely more conservative and will not perform a procedure that he feels is not necessary. In today's world of plastic surgery that is rare. I have never had any pain, and bruising has never been an issue. Most times you will not even be aware that he has completed the procedure. His work and technique is truly impeccable. Sara, who runs the office always offers total support before a procedure, as well as followup afterwards. This is a very hands on team offering wonderful patient care. I would highly recommend Dr. Chiu without any hesitation."- Anonymous / RateMDs / Dec 17, 2013
What to Expect
During a laser skin resurfacing session, Dr. Chiu will administer the FRAXEL Laser to the skin. The laser will emit waves of energy in a pixelated pattern that will heat up the desired depth/layer of skin, causing collagen remodelling and regrowth and new collagen to form. The entire short process should take about an hour and produce very minimal discomfort. After the initial treatment, redness and swelling will be present for a few days, and skin may experience peeling and flaking.
Some patients may see noticeable results after just one session of laser skin resurfacing, though most patients will be given multiple treatments for optimal results. New, youger appearing skin can be expected to be regenerated with each treatment, and redness and swelling typically subsides after a few days. The results of the treatment are permanent, but maintaining optimal outcomes depends on individual condition and skincare regime. It is important that each patient adopt a solid at-home skincare routine for the health and appearance of their newly treated skin. Dr. Chiu can give recommendations on how to properly care for the skin after the procedure.
Plan Your Procedure
Resurface & Refine with Fraxel
Our office offers numerous treatment options for sun-damaged, acne scarred, or aging skin. We can discuss your specific quest for healthier-looking skin during a private and skin consultation. If you are interested in laser skin resurfacing, we invite you to call our office today and schedule an appointment for a complexion analysis.