Ablative Laser Resurfacing

Ablative laser resurfacing is a Laser treatment that removes the upper layer of aging skin to uncover new, healthy skin cells. Ablative laser resurfacing allowsyour skin to undergo intensive cellular regeneration and healing that results in dramaticallyimproved skin quality.

What is Ablative Laser Resurfacing?

AblativeLaser Resurfacing is a Lasertreatment that removes the upper layer of your skin, similar to a chemical peel(but more precise). At St. Petersburg Skin and Laser, we offer several forms of Ablative Lasertreatments and will discuss with youthe most appropriate system to restore smoother, tighter, and more youthfulskin.

Ablative laser resurfacing can:

  • Improve the appearance of mild and moderate fine lines and wrinkles
  • Improve the appearance of hyperpigmentation (sun spots, age spots, and freckles)
  • Tighten and firm skin
  • Provide a more even and smooth complexion
  • Treat Sun Damage
  • Improve the appearance of acne and surgery scars
  • Treat enlarged oil glands

Recovery after Ablative Laser Resurfacing

After an intensive Ablative Laser Resurfacing treatment, your skin will look and feel like it is sunburned. After treatment, one of our providers willapply an ointment and a dressing to your skin which you will leave on for a few days. Our staffwill provide you with specific aftercare instructions, but you should plan to stay home for at least 1-2 weekswhile your skin heals. Ice packs and pain medication will help with any discomfort. Within two weeks, your skin should be healed, but will likely still appear pink. You can apply makeup at this point and return to work or other activities.

Am I a candidate for Ablative Laser Resurfacing?

Candidates for this Laser treatmentare typically those who:

  • Desire dramatic improvement in their skin without undergoing surgery
  • Have a fewweeks of downtime
  • Do not have any pre-existing medical condition that could affecthealing

During a Cosmetic Consultation with Dr. Kesty, we will review your medical history and ensure that Ablative Laser Resurfacing is right for you.

My patients want to look and feel their best at any age. I love that I can help them achieve that by combining state-of-the-art technology, the latest medical evidence, and my advanced skill set and artistic eye

Dr. Kat Kesty

Founder Of St. Petersburg Skin and Laser