Sun damage can cause advanced signs of aging on the skin. Pregnancy, weather and the natural aging process can also change the appearance of the skin and cause surface irregularities. For patients who want to rejuvenate the appearance of their skin, laser skin resurfacing may be a great option. It can smooth and soften fine lines and wrinkles without surgery. Results are noticeable within a few short weeks of treatment. Las Vegas patients find that improvements in the skin’s tone and appearance are long-lasting and they appreciate the nonsurgical aspect of this treatment.
Laser Skin Resurfacing Reviews
"Severe Acne, Darker Skin Tone, Great Outcome! I am a 50-year-old African-American woman who has spent years and a lot of money trying to get help with horrible, disfiguring acne. I was depressed because I wanted to look nice. I was angry because my condition was dismissed as a fungal acne, as if I were unkempt and did not try to take care of myself. Antibiotics worked a little while I was taking them. I felt desperate and wanted to see someone familiar with African-American skin. I wanted to see an actual doctor, not a P.A. In late 2017, I saw Dr. Candace Spann. She is amazing. She put me on a medication regimen and advised me to schedule an appointment with her aesthetician, Tonia Rodriguez. Two months later, I met with Tonia. I was skeptical, as she is not African-American. But she showed a lot of compassion and understood why I was so emotional. She was also confidant that something could be done. She was not intimidated by my skin tone. She promised me that if I would stick to a plan of action there was a solution. It has been almost one year. Treatment has included chemical peels and laser toning. I have also used PCA products which have worked extremely well. The providers at Couture are all very collaborative and coordinate treatments for the patient’s benefit, not for their personal gain. My skin looks so good, and I feel super confident. I cannot recommend Dr. Candace and Tonia highly enough."- L.S. / Office Visit / Oct 25, 2018
Types of Lasers
Las Vegas plastic surgeon, Dr. Marvin Spann, and dermatologist, Dr. Candace Spann, offer the following laser skin resurfacing treatments at Couture Dermatology & Plastic Surgery in Las Vegas:
The eCO2 laser from Lutronic offers highly advanced fractional ablative laser resurfacing. The beam from the eCO2 instantly removes the top layers of skin on the treatment area, correcting sunspots, wrinkles, acne scars, and other blemishes without disturbing the surrounding healthy tissue. Dr. Marvin and Dr. Candace both perform all eCO2 laser procedures at our Las Vegas plastic surgery office. This treatment works well for individuals with moderate to severe sun damage. There is minimal recovery time needed, however, depending on the condition of the skin prior to treatment, some patients may experience a little downtime as the treated area heals.
Lutronic® Spectra™ Laser
Whether you’re tired of hiding scars behind layers of makeup or embarrassed by areas of conspicuous hyperpigmentation, laser skin resurfacing can help you restore a more even tone to your skin. The Spectra Laser by Lutronic uses a dual-pulsed Nd:YAG laser, which can be adjusted to address a number of skin blemishes, including spider veins, hyperpigmentation, tattoos, and acne scars. The Lutronic Spectra is the only laser that is FDA approved for the treatment of melasma. It is also very effective for laser epidermal peels to smooth skin, minimize pores, and even skin tone for a fresh, healthy appearance.
InMode® Lumecca IPL™
Lumecca uses intense pulsed light (IPL) to selectively target and treat skin conditions through selective photothermolysis. Optimized for light and dark skin, Lumecca increases the potential for clinicians to treat a variety of skin types and conditions ranging from facial pigmentation, superficial vessels, skin texture and/or photo-damage.
During/After the Procedure
Laser skin resurfacing is an outpatient procedure. There may be some moderate discomfort during treatment, depending on the laser used and the areas treated. A local anesthesia may be applied to ease this discomfort. Regardless of which laser is used, patients will experience some degree of peel. They will be advised to keep the treated areas safe from any sun exposure and to be patient as the area heals. It may take a few days before the patient can resume normal activities.
The cost for laser skin resurfacing varies according to the technology used and the number and size of areas treated. The average cost can range between $400 - $3,500. Factors included are medications (including anesthesia if needed), practitioner’s fee and machine use costs.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $400 - $3,500
- Recovery Time
- 5-7 Days
- Average Procedure Time
- 1-2 Hours
- Post-op Follow-up
- 1 Week
- Procedure Recovery Location
- Office Visit
Look Younger Today!
After a thorough assessment, Dr. Marvin and/or Dr. Span will recommend a laser treatment that will provide the results you are looking for. They will customize a treatment plan and may even recommend other nonsurgical procedures to compliment the benefits of laser resurfacing, such as BOTOX and/or a filler product. We invite you to call our Las Vegas plastic surgery office to learn more and schedule a consultation.