Laser Resurfacing

Dr. Kesty is a Fellowship Trained Laser Surgeon and is nationally recognized for her expertise in Lasers. Dr. Kesty has a unique approach to Lasers that allows her to produce dramatic results for her patients in a minimal amount of Laser sessions. Dr. Kesty has 25+ different Lasers and Energy-Based devices at her practice in St. Petersburg, and she curates a specific Laser treatment plan for each individual patient. Dr. Kesty is the only Fellowship Trained Laser and Cosmetic Surgeon in Tampa Bay. She is a leader in the field of Lasers and Cosmetics. At St. Petersburg Skin and Laser, Dr. Kesty uses the latest technology, up-to-date medical evidence, and her artistic eye to deliver superior results to her patients.

For as long as women and men have been concerned about aging, there have been promises of younger-looking skin. Contrary to popular belief, skincare products used on the surface of the skin cannot penetrate to the deeper layers of skin where the aging process happens. For this, Dr. Kesty uses Lasers and Energy-Based Devices to reverse the signs of aging and reveal healthier, younger-looking skin.

As we age, our skin accumulates brown spots, red spots, pre-cancers and DNA damage, and overall collagen loss. Each laser targets a specific sign of aging. Dr. Kestyis an expert atcombining a custom set of lasers to address every patient’s individual skin and cosmetic goals. Dr. Kesty personally performs all the Laser Resurfacing procedures for her patients.

What is Laser Skin Resurfacing?

Laser skin resurfacing is the process of using concentrated and directed beams of laser light to rejuvenate the skin. In the hands of a highly trained Physician such as Dr. Kesty, you can target specific features of the face or body with precision, removing the damaged layers and allowing the skin to heal in a controlled manner. During this healing process, the new skin is tighter and smoother, giving you a younger appearance. New collagen growth is also stimulated during the healing process, reversing the aging process, and rejuvenating the treated area.

Is Laser Skin Resurfacing Right for You?

Laser resurfacing is a highly effective treatment for:

  • Fine Lines and Wrinkles
  • Acne Scars
  • Diffuse Redness
  • Pigmented (brown) Spots
  • Rosacea
  • Actinic Keratoses (pre-cancers)
  • Skin Rejuvenation
  • Sun Damage

What can I expect during the procedure?

A topical numbing cream will be applied for 20-60 minutes prior to the procedure. Injections of numbing medications may also be used. During the procedure, we may use Pro-Nox, chilling devices, and ice packs to keep you comfortable. You may experience the sensation of heat during the procedure. There may be swelling, redness, bruises, and/or scabs in the treated area after the procedure.

What Should I Expect After a Laser Resurfacing Procedure?

For 24-48+ hours after the procedure, your skin may appear red and have some swelling. It is safe to wear makeup and sunscreen 48 hours after the procedure. Most patients feel comfortable returning to work and their normal daily activities the next day. Following the post-procedure instructions given to you by Dr. Kesty will ensure the best results after your laser procedure. Each Laser Resurfacing procedure is customized by Dr. Kesty, so on the day of your Laser Resurfacing procedure, Dr. Kesty and her staff will discuss your specific post-care regimen. Diligent sunscreen use and sun avoidance for 4 weeks before and 4 weeks after your laser treatment is essential.

What is the cost of laser skin treatments?

Laser Resurfacing treatment is different for every patient. Your first step is a thorough consultation with Dr. Kesty. Once the two of you discuss your cosmetic goals and the recommended Laser treatment plan, our office can provide a quote. We also accept CareCredit to help you get the care you deserve.

Who will be performing the Laser Resurfacing Procedure?

Dr. Kesty is a Fellowship Trained Laser Surgeon and believes that her patients deserve the best treatment done by an expert in Lasers. For that reason, Dr. Kesty performs all of the Laser Resurfacing procedures on her patients.

At St. Petersburg Skin and Laser, we believe that lasers are a powerful tool to achieve our patients’ cosmetic goals and have thousands of happy patients to support this core value. However, lasers can be dangerous in the hands of someone without expertise in the fields of Medicine, Physics, Facial Anatomy, and the skin. Dr. Kesty completed Medical School, an Internal Medicine Internship, a Dermatology Residency, and a Fellowship in Lasers and Cosmetics. She is Board Certified by the American Academy of Dermatology, and she is a leader in the field of Lasers. Her expertise in Lasers is shown by her world-class results for her patients. Dr. Kesty attracts a unique set of patients that are seeking a world expert in Lasers to rejuvenate their skin.

What is a Laser and Cosmetics Fellowship?

Every year approximately 450 Dermatology residents graduate from approved Dermatology Residencies in the United States. Of those 450 Dermatology graduates, approximately twelve (12) are selected for the prestigious American Society for Dermatologic Surgery Laser and Cosmetic Fellowship. Not only was Dr. Kesty one of those 12 selected, but she did her fellowship with one of the most respected and well-known Laser Surgeons in the world, Dr. David Goldberg.

“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