What is Laser Resurfacing?

With advances in laser technology, laser cosmetic services can now help you achieve a younger, more radiant appearance. By targeting specific types of cells in the skin, laser procedures can significantly repair aged or sun-damaged skin.

Janiga MDs offers a variety of laser cosmetic services, including the ablative, non-ablative, perioral, and periocular varieties. Janiga MDs is also excited to offer ThreeForMe®, which targets three different skin problems with one treatment.

Ablative laser resurfacing is used to treat fine to moderate wrinkles, acne scarring and liver or age spots. It’s often used on the face, neck and chest. Non-ablative works to correct minor dermal flaws while stimulating collagen growth and tightening underlying skin. Perioral and periocular laser resurfacing also reduce the appearance of wrinkles and improves the overall texture and tone of the skin, the former for areas around the mouth and the latter for the area around the eyes.

ThreeForMe® helps improve three common skin conditions – wrinkles, sun damage & facial veins – all at once.

The Procedure

Prior to your procedure, your face will be cleaned thoroughly and the area of treatment is numbed using a local anesthetic. Protective eyewear is required for patients while Dr. Janiga is administering the laser.

Laser resurfacing treatment typically takes between 30 minutes to two hours, depending on the size of the targeted region and the level of intensity you and Dr. Janiga agree upon.

Recovery and Results

Laser resurfacing can be done at variable settings to change the desired effect. Lower settings allow for one to two days of down time, while higher settings mean you’ll need about five to seven days to recover.

Dr. Janiga advises patients to avoid sun exposure for a few weeks after the procedure. Dr. Janiga will instruct you on how to best care for you skin during the healing process. Once fully recovered, patients can expect to appear more youthful with smoother and tighter skin.

Schedule a Consultation

Ultimately, the best way to choose a resurfacing laser is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Janiga so she may evaluate you and your skin’s needs. She will discuss laser options with you to help achieve the best results for your skin. To set up a consultation with Dr. Janiga to discuss laser resurfacing in our Reno/Tahoe dermatology and cosmetic surgery office, schedule a consultation online or call 775-364-0224.