Facial Laser Resurfacing in Portland, OR

What is facial laser resurfacing?

Facial laser resurfacing uses beams of light to remove damaged skin one layer at a time. The laser removes the outermost layer of the skin, called the epidermis, while heating the underlying skin, stimulating collagen production in essential facial tissues, resulting in firmer, smoother skin. Facial laser resurfacing can treat an array of cosmetic flaws, including fine lines or wrinkles, scars, sun damage, liver spots, birthmarks, and large pores.

Am I a good candidate for facial laser resurfacing?

Ideal candidates for facial laser resurfacing are healthy individuals who are dissatisfied with the appearance of their facial skin. Those who have active acne, very dark skin, excessive sagging skin, or deep wrinkles may not be the best candidates for this treatment. Individuals with darker skin tones may risk the occurrence of hyperpigmentation during healing. A consultation with Dr. Bohley will help to determine if you can benefit from this procedure.

Facial Laser Resurfacing FAQs

How long does it take to recover from laser skin resurfacing?

Immediately following laser skin resurfacing, skin will appear red and tender, similar to having a sunburn. As the skin heals, these symptoms will diminish until full recovery, which can take up to 2 weeks.

How long does facial laser resurfacing last?

You can expect to see results from laser resurfacing treatments for up to a year following the procedure date.

Is skin resurfacing permanent?

Although resurfacing provides visible, long-lasting benefits to the appearance of the skin, it is not permanent. You can maintain your results with annual treatments if desired.

Which is better chemical peel or laser resurfacing?

Chemical peels and laser resurfacing achieve similar goals, both with adjustable parameters to tailor the degree of skin rejuvenation, just with different methods.

Does laser skin resurfacing hurt?

With a patented cooling tip, our laser resurfacing treatment is easily tolerated by most patients. The sensation of the laser is described as a rubber band snapping against the skin.

What is the recovery time?

Following a facial laser resurfacing treatment, patients may experience redness and swelling, similar to a sunburn. Once the treated areas have healed, makeup may be used to cover any redness. Patients should avoid the sun, as the skin will be sensitive to the sun’s rays. In most cases, recovery time takes about one to two weeks.

What will be my results from facial laser resurfacing?

Following your facial laser resurfacing treatment, you should continue to see a difference in your skin for up to a year. Facial laser resurfacing is an excellent option for patients who wish to achieve a younger, healthier-looking complexion. If you are located in the Portland, Oregon or Vancouver, Washington areas and are interested in this procedure, please contact our office today!