What is Laser Skin Resurfacing?
If you're looking to correct facial wrinkles and lines, reduce or eliminate scarring, or create a smoother complexion, laser skin resurfacing at Body Bar MD may be just what you need. This is a nonsurgical procedure that uses pulsating beams of light to eliminate damaged cells on the surface of the skin layer by layer. Sometimes called a laser peel, skin resurfacing is considered an ideal treatment for patients looking for softer, clearer, youthful-looking skin. Our revolutionary Cynosure Smartskin+ technology allows us to customize this treatment, depending on your aesthetic goals. Contact Dr. Christy at either our Carmel or Terre Haute, IN office for more information.
Laser Skin Resurfacing Reviews
"I love the Beauty Bar by Dr. Christy. When it comes to patient care, weight loss, filler and botox, hormone pellets, laser treatments, and so much more, you will love your results. If you haven’t checked them out, please do yourself a favor and do so. Dr. Christy, Laura, and Zeph are awesome. Terre Haute is so lucky to have them. ❤️❤️❤️"- C.M. / Google / Jun 23, 2021
"I trust this place with my skin care needs. The staff is very friendly and makes you feel like family."- T.P. / Google / Feb 15, 2022
"I am so thankful for finding Dr. Christy and her staff. Dr. Christy listens to my questions and supports my goals. I always feel that she talks with me instead of at me. Laura is absolutely amazing with lasers. My results have been phenomenal and I always know what to expect with the procedures, healing, and aftercare. Furthermore, I feel valued as a client and treated like family. It has truly been a blessing for my health and self esteem to work with them."- A.D. / Google / Jun 23, 2021
"Absolutely love the Body Bar and everyone who works there. They are a high quality, well trained staff, and are knowledgeable in a myriad of services. I highly recommend."- K.B. / Google / Jun 04, 2021
"Love everyone in the office! All have impressive resumes and make you feel as comfortable as possible."- O.A. / Google / Jul 07, 2021
Should I Get Laser Skin Resurfacing?
Laser skin resurfacing is ideal for anyone who wants to improve their general complexion. If you have sun-damaged skin, age spots, acne scars, wrinkles and fine lines, redness, or pigmentation concerns, laser skin resurfacing at Body Bar MD may help correct these cosmetic flaws. You may also benefit from laser skin resurfacing if you have scaly patches, rough texture, or other skin surface problems. This treatment isn't recommended for anyone who has very dark skin or is still experiencing active acne outbreaks. There is some downtime associated with laser skin resurfacing so it's important to keep that in mind when deciding when to get your laser resurfacing treatment.
How Does Laser Skin Resurfacing Work?
At Body Bar MD, we use Cynosure SmartSkin+ C02 for our laser skin resurfacing procedures. We may prescribe a retinol cream to use leading up to your procedure. We'll also ask that you avoid the sun, tanning products, alcohol, harsh skin care products, and antiviral medications. Before we begin the procedure, we will have you relax in one of our comfortable treatment chairs and we will apply a topical numbing cream to your skin. We will target treatment areas with the SmartSkin+ C02 device using a waving motion. Over about the next 30 minutes, the laser energy will work to eliminate damaged and dead skin cells while also stimulating new collagen production. Once we've treated the skin, we'll apply a soothing cream and get you bandaged and ready to go home.
What Happens After My Laser Skin Resurfacing Treatment?
After we're finished with your laser skin resurfacing, you can go home for your recovery. Your skin might be red, and you'll likely experience some irritation and swelling. This should go away within a couple of days. If needed, medication can be prescribed to minimize itching and discomfort. Your skin will start to peel and should do so for the next 3 – 5 days, and most people will return to work after about a week. Keep in mind, however, the deeper your treatment, the longer the downtime. It's crucial that you avoid interfering with the recovery process to reduce the chances of scarring and to shield the treated area from environmental exposure. Be sure to reduce your sun exposure after your treatment and use sun protection throughout the day. Once the peeling process has been completed, your skin should feel smoother while also looking rejuvenated, clearer, and younger. Dr. Christy may provide further instructions, depending on the degree of treatment and your skin type.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- From $1,200
- Recovery Time
- 3 – 10 days
- How Long It Takes
- 1 hour
- Follow Up Time
- 2 weeks, 1/3 months
Laser Skin Resurfacing FAQs
What's the best type of resurfacing for me?
Dr. Christy can help you decide which laser resurfacing option will best meet your needs and goals in your consultation. The best treatment for you will depend on the condition of your skin, your skin concerns, and the skin depth you want your treatment to reach. If you are on the fence, it is better to select a milder treatment to see how you like your outcomes and adjust as needed for your next treatment.
How can I help my skin recover after a resurfacing treatment?
Dr. Christy or someone on her staff will discuss ways to speed skin healing after a laser treatment. The top rule is don't pick or peel flaking skin, which can cause long-term damage, including scars. You should forgo all hair removal methods on the treated skin, which means no shaving, waxing, or depilatory creams. We can also suggest specific creams and lotions that will help to soothe your skin.
Should I get laser skin resurfacing, a chemical peel, or dermabrasion?
After listening to your skin concerns, Dr. Christy will help you decide if laser skin resurfacing, dermabrasion, or a chemical is best for you. Although all three rejuvenate the surface of the skin, each has its own pros and cons. During your initial consultation, Dr. Christy can discuss each choice and make a suggestion for your treatment.
A Smart Solution for Smooth Skin
Laser skin resurfacing at Body Bar MD offers excellent results if you want a more youthful, smooth, and radiant complexion. If you are considering a laser resurfacing treatment and would like to learn more information about them and other nonsurgical treatments, we encourage you to call one of our offices in Carmel or Terre Haute, IN today to make your consultation with Dr. Christy. We're here to help you reach your goals and be your best self.