Many men and women might assume that the best way to address skin imperfections, particularly signs of aging, is with invasive surgery. However, cosmetic surgery is not the only answer for all patients, especially those who are primarily concerned with their skin texture or tone. Skin resurfacing is an excellent and multifaceted option that combats signs of aging and softens the surface of the skin without necessitating incisions, general anesthesia, or lengthy downtime. Dr. Hotchandani utilizes various skin resurfacing technologies to deliver customized and effective rejuvenation results for patients who want a brighter, smoother, and more youthful aesthetic.
What Are the Benefits of Skin Resurfacing?
The benefits of choosing a skin resurfacing over other rejuvenation methods include:
- Natural results
- Minimal downtime
- Versatile options
- Quick procedure
- A youthful complexion
- Non-surgical improvement
What Are My Skin Resurfacing Options?
Secret™ RF is a revolutionary new technology by CUTERA® that is designed to reverse signs of aging. This device combines microneedling and radiofrequency (RF) energy to penetrate the skin at various depths. The microneedles can be adjusted according to the severity of the targeted concern for a personalized approach. As the skin heals, healthy collagen restores the structure of the skin for natural effects.
Similarly to Secret™ RF, Fractora™ delivers controlled radiofrequency energy to stimulate the production of new collagen and tighten loose skin. This treatment is proven to minimize the appearance of wrinkles by creating tiny punctures in the skin with micropins, triggering the body’s natural healing responses.
Patients who wish to address visible sun damage, wrinkles, or poor complexion may consider treatment with Smartskin®+. This innovative laser skin resurfacing procedure triggers skin regeneration and collagen production, creating a softer and more youthful appearance. Smartskin®+ can be performed over multiple sessions for gradual improvement with shorter recovery periods, but those who want a more dramatic result may require some downtime.
ProFractional™ is ideal for patients who struggle with fine lines, enlarged pores, skin laxity, or scarring. One of the most significant advantages of ProFractional™ is that it offers precise treatment for narrower areas than most skin resurfacing methods, leaving more of the surrounding tissue unharmed and resulting in a shorter recovery.
What Can I Expect from a Skin Resurfacing Treatment?
Most skin resurfacing procedures can be completed in less than one hour. In some cases or upon request, a topical anesthetic can be applied to the surface of the skin to ensure total patient comfort throughout the experience. Results usually begin to appear within a few days of the treatment, but the length of recovery varies depending on various factors such as the extent of correction and the size of the treated area.
What Type of Skin Resurfacing Treatment Is Right for Me?
Because everyone is different, all skin resurfacing treatments must be tailored to each patient’s specific goals and skin condition. The type of skin resurfacing method that will help you achieve your desired aesthetic depends on your unique needs and expectations of the procedure. During a private consultation, your specialist will make appropriate recommendations based on your skin type, concerns, and objectives.