Laser Skin Resurfacing

As your skin becomes damaged by the sun and aging, your complexion turns dull and wrinkles begin to form. Lotions and serums claim to offer some relief—but the results are usually short-lived. If you want a long-term solution to uneven skin tone, laser skin resurfacing in Little Rock, AR, can help. Dr. Eric Wright and his staff help countless Conway, Pine Bluff, and Hot Springs women and men freshen their faces and attain smoother, more youthful-looking skin.

Laser Skin Resurfacing
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Before & After Laser Skin Resurfacing Case 351 Right Side View in Little Rock, Arkansas
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This patient presented with desire to improve sun spots. She had an IPL laser treatment done to improve the appearance of her arms. 
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Facial acne laser spot treatment with IPL (Intense Pulse Light) in 30-year old woman with acne around mouth and chin

Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

What is laser skin resurfacing?

Laser skin resurfacing is a nonsurgical procedure that uses beams of light to remove dead skin cells. When used on the face, it addresses common issues such as wrinkles, scars, and blemishes. This innovative technology is extremely precise and is suitable for even the most delicate areas. A few minor flaws that laser resurfacing can treat include:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Acne scars
  • Sunspots
  • Birthmarks
  • Uneven skin tone
  • Enlarged pores

Laser skin resurfacing is very effective for diminishing mild, shallow wrinkles. You can also ask about getting Genius® RF microneedling to treat acne scars or reduce mild wrinkling. Men and women with deeper wrinkles and lax skin, however, will enjoy more dramatic rejuvenation with facelift surgery.

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About Dr. Wright

An Arkansas native, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Eric Wright has spent over a decade helping Little Rock women and men look and feel their best with both reconstructive and plastic surgery options.

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Am I a good candidate for laser skin resurfacing?

Laser treatments can help patients improve their skin in many different ways. If you struggle with wrinkles, discoloration, or uneven skin tone, laser skin resurfacing can help. Ideal candidates are those who have:

  • A lighter skin tone
  • Problem spots near the skin’s surface
  • Minimal skin sagging

If you are prone to cold sores or fever blisters, treatment may increase the chance of a breakout. Those on acne medications such as Accutane should also refrain from treatment. Hydrafacial® is a gentle, rejuvenating skincare treatment appropriate for most people that can improve the skin’s appearance, texture, and health.

For patients who want to address acne scars, stretch marks, or fine lines and wrinkles on the face and neck, SkinPen® Microneedling treatments are an alternative to laser skin resurfacing.  

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What happens during a laser skin resurfacing treatment?

Laser skin resurfacing uses the power of light to remove dull, dead skin. During treatment, the laser sends a short, concentrated pulse of light onto the targeted area. The laser energy stimulates new collagen growth while also removing damaged skin layers.

The procedure takes 20 minutes to 1 hour to complete, depending on the number of areas treated. Patients are left with smoother, firmer, clearer, younger-looking skin.

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Is laser skin resurfacing painful?

No, laser skin resurfacing isn’t a painful treatment. However, there may be a mild amount of temporary discomfort. Some patients compare the sensation of the laser to that of a rubber band snapped against the skin. Your provider will be carefully watching throughout the entire process to make sure you are as comfortable as possible.

We also offer Glacial® Rx as a companion treatment to laser skin resurfacing. Its precision cooling technology refreshes and numbs the skin, making your laser treatment more comfortable and effective.

After laser skin resurfacing, how much downtime will I need?

As a nonsurgical procedure, laser skin resurfacing doesn’t require a significant amount of downtime. The skin may be red and sensitive afterward, but you can still go to work and follow your regular schedule. Avoid activities such as swimming or exercise until your skin has completely healed. This caution prevents infection and ensures that your results heal as attractively as possible.

How long do laser skin resurfacing results last?

The results typically last up to 1 year. To maintain the health and beauty of your skin as long as possible, be sure to wear SPF 30+ sunscreen whenever you are outdoors and avoid direct sun exposure. You can come in for maintenance treatments as needed.

Request Your Consultation

If you would like to rejuvenate your skin with laser skin resurfacing, request a consultation with Dr. Wright. You can also contact our Little Rock office by phone at (501) 575-0088.

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