St. Petersburg Skin and Laser center

Laser Treatment for Wrinkles


Rekindle Radiance: Your Path to Restored Youthfulness and Revitalized Skin

Facing the mirror each day, observing the story your skin tells, the creases from your laughter, the wrinkles from your contemplations — it all becomes a roadmap of your life’s journey. But what if you could chart a new course? What if you could smooth out the furrows, soften the lines, and reclaim the youthful skin you remember? At St. Petersburg Skin and Laser, we are committed to helping you revive the pages of your skin’s story, with the promise of rejuvenation and renewal that laser treatment for wrinkles offers.

Imagine looking in the mirror and seeing not only a reflection of your youthful self, but also a glimpse into a future where you are not defined by the lines and wrinkles on your face. You are not just turning back the hands of time, but also rewriting your narrative – all the while aspiring, hoping, and making emotional strides towards a future filled with self-confidence and renewed enthusiasm for life. With Dr. Kesty and the team at St. Petersburg Skin and Laser, you are empowered to rewrite your skin’s story, charting a new course towards radiant, youthful skin.

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Dr. Kesty is the best dermatologist you are going to find in Florida.

—Robert J.

Benefits of Laser Treatment For Wrinkles

Addressing the unwelcome changes that sun damage, aging, and other factors bring to your skin.
Dramatically reduce lines and wrinkles
Long-lasting, proven results
Rejuvenated and healthier skin
Minimally invasive procedure
Fully customizable to your needs
Turn back the clock 10-20 years
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Why Choose Us for Your Skin?

Unlock age-defying transformations with the tailored expertise of Dr. Kat Kesty, a pioneer in laser cosmetic dermatology

Double Board-Certified Dermatologist
Broadest selection of lasers in Florida (25+)
One of a handful of fellowship trained laser surgeons in the nation
Customized treatments merge science & artistry

Age Gracefully

Enhance your natural beauty.

Why Opt for Laser Treatment for Wrinkles

There are times when the world of beauty seems like an endless maze of creams, serums, and treatments, each promising a miracle. The search for a true solution can feel like a quest, with each trial yielding little more than disappointment. Laser treatment for wrinkles offers an exit from this perpetual cycle. It’s not just a treatment, but a transformation that goes beyond skin deep.

Advantages of Laser Treatment

Laser treatments offer numerous photorejuvenation benefits, some of which are:

Reduced Wrinkles

Laser energy is used to remove the outer layers of skin, and stimulate collagen production in the underlying tissue. This process effectively diminishes the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, leading to smoother, youthful skin.

Rejuvenated and Radiant Skin

Laser skin resurfacing exfoliates the skin, removing damaged outer layers, and promoting the growth of new skin cells. This process leads to a rejuvenated and radiant complexion that glows with health.

Proven Results

Laser treatments for wrinkles, including CO2 laser resurfacing and fractional CO2 laser treatment, have shown consistent, proven results in clinical studies and real-world applications.

Fully Customizable to Your Unique Skin Type

Laser treatments can be tailored according to individual skin type and skin color. Whether you have light skin or dark skin, the treatments can be adjusted to ensure optimal results. Dr. Kesty has the complete array of treatment options available to cosmetic surgeons including all of the different brands of lasers.

Turn Back the Clock 10-20 Years On Your Appearance

Laser treatments can result in dramatic improvements, making you look 10-20 years younger.

Selecting Your Expert Ally in the Art of Wrinkle Reduction

When choosing a provider for your laser treatment, it is essential to consider their qualifications, experience, and the quality of care they provide.

Seek High Qualifications and Experience

Dr. Kesty is not just a medical doctor, she’s also a highly skilled Dermatologist and Laser Surgeon. Her expertise and experience in laser therapies and dermatologic surgery surpass that of a lesser trained med spa technician. She is Double Board Certified in Dermatology and MOHs surgery, along with being one a select number of fellowship trained laser surgeons in the United States. Her comprehensive medical training ensures a thorough assessment of your skin condition and a tailored treatment plan.

Find a Customized Plan

Dr. Kesty understands that each patient has unique skin characteristics and aging patterns that warrant individualized attention. By considering factors like your skin type, wrinkle depth, lifestyle, and overall health, she tailors a plan optimized for your journey towards a fresher, more vibrant look. Her mission goes beyond just providing treatments; she builds partnerships with her patients, working together to unlock your skin’s potential and embrace the transformative power of laser wrinkle reduction.

Laser Treatment Options for Wrinkles

Laser Treatment Technology

Dr. Kesty offers a vast range of laser treatment technologies, each with its unique benefits. Each laser is FDA certified and Dr. Kesty has many hours of experience on each type of laser she uses for wrinkle treatment. In fact, laser practitioners come to her for training so they can advance their own laser knowledge and medical techniques.

Erbium Lasers

Erbium laser uses a beam of light that targets the epidermis and dermis and uses a specific light beam to cause vaporization of the underlying skin. As the skin heals from this laser procedure, the treated skin starts the process of wound healing and skin resurfacing work, improving moderately deep lines, irregular skin, benign skin growths, sun damaged skin, and wrinkles.

Ablative Lasers

Laser skin resurfacing treatments including fraxel and laser ablation exfoliate off the top layer of skin using a precise laser peel of concentrated pulsating beams. Laser vaporization of the top layers can leave the treated area with less crows feet wrinkles, and less wrinkles overall for a natural facial rejuvenation option. Candidates for this resurfacing treatment include those with sundamaged skin, sagging skin, darker pigmentation, enlarged oil glands, light skin types, asian skin tones, and scarred skin.

Treating Wrinkles and Reversing Aging On the Body

Laser treatment for wrinkles is not limited to the face alone. It’s versatile nature allows it to address wrinkles in various parts of the body, providing a more comprehensive rejuvenation experience.

One of the most common areas targeted by laser treatment is the face, specifically focusing on areas such as the forehead and around the eyes and mouth, where wrinkles often form due to repetitive facial expressions and sun damage. The precision of laser technology allows for targeted treatment, minimizing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Beyond the face, laser treatment is also effective in treating wrinkles on the neck, often referred to as ‘turkey neck.’ This area is prone to skin laxity and wrinkles due to its thinner skin tissue. Laser treatment can stimulate collagen production, tightening the skin and reducing the appearance of wrinkles.

The hands and décolletage are other areas that can greatly benefit from laser treatment. These parts are often exposed to the sun and are therefore susceptible to premature aging.

Treatment Timeline

The treatment timeline varies depending on the type of laser used and the individual patient’s skin condition. Generally, patients may need several treatments over a period of weeks or months for optimal results.

Cost Factors

The cost of laser treatment can vary based on the type of laser used, the size of the treatment area, and the number of treatments needed. St. Petersburg Skin and Laser offers tailored packages for your wrinkle treatment so you will know exactly how much the entirety of your treatment will cost. Insurance companies do not cover cosmetic procedures including intense pulsed light and carbon-dioxide laser. To make treatments more affordable, St Petersburg offers several payment plans and financing options including CareCredit.

More about Wrinkle Laser Treatment

Ideal Candidates for Wrinkle Laser Treatments

Almost anyone with fine lines and wrinkles can be a candidate for laser skin resurfacing. Ideal candidates for wrinkle laser treatments are individuals who are experiencing fine lines, wrinkles, uneven skin tone, or sun-damaged skin. It’s also important to have realistic expectations about the results. It’s also crucial that candidates are in good health and don’t have any active skin infections or certain underlying health conditions that could interfere with the treatment or healing process. A comprehensive consultation with Dr. Kesty will determine the most suitable treatment for your skin type and condition.

Pre-Treatment Care

Before your laser treatment, Dr. Kesty will provide you with specific instructions to prepare your skin. This may include avoiding sun exposure, ceasing certain medications, and using specific skin care products including sunscreen with a sun protection factor of 30 or more. It is important to follow these instructions to ensure the best possible results and minimize potential complications of light therapy and skin resurfacing treatment.

Post-Treatment Care

After your nonablative laser or fractionated laser treatment, proper care is essential to promote healing and achieve the best results. This usually includes keeping the skin clean and moisturized, avoiding sun exposure, and using an ice pack to manage any temporary edema, itch, heat, or pain after resurfacing lasers.

Side Effects and Risks of Laser Wrinkle Treatments

While laser treatments are generally safe with a trained cosmetic surgeon, laser skin treatment does carry some risks, such as infection, changes in skin color, and scarring. Temporary side effects may include redness, swelling, and itching. In rare cases, blistering and changes in skin color may occur in the laser treated areas. This is why you want to make sure to see a highly qualified medical doctor for your laser procedures as this is likely to minimize risks over someone less trained. Dr. Kesty will discuss the risks of laser resurfacing procedures with you in detail during your consultation.

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Understanding Wrinkles

Types of Wrinkles and Their Causes

Wrinkles, those pesky signs of aging, come in various forms. The first kind is known as ‘static wrinkles’. These are the lines and creases that are present in our skin at all times, whether we’re laughing, frowning, or keeping a poker face. They are often the result of the natural aging process and prolonged sun exposure, which leads to a decrease in collagen and elastin, the skin’s support structure. As these essential proteins diminish, our skin loses its elasticity and firmness, leading to the formation of these permanent lines.

The second type is ‘dynamic wrinkles’. These are expression lines that appear temporarily when we make facial expressions, such as squinting, smiling, or frowning (aka frown lines). Over time, as our skin loses its ability to bounce back from these expressions due to reduced collagen and elastin, these dynamic wrinkles can become more permanent.

Indeed, aging, sun damage causing actinic elastosis, smoking, and repetitive facial expressions are among the primary culprits behind the formation of wrinkles. As we age, our skin naturally loses its suppleness and resilience due to a decrease in the production of collagen and elastin. This decrease accelerates with prolonged exposure to harmful ultraviolet rays from the sun, leading to premature aging of the skin, commonly known as photoaging.

Smoking further accelerates the skin aging process due to the harmful chemicals it introduces into the body, which can damage collagen and elastin.

Moreover, factors like poor nutrition, dehydration, and lack of proper skincare can also contribute to the formation of wrinkles. Even environmental factors like pollution and harsh weather can take a toll on the skin’s health and lead to premature wrinkles. Therefore, comprehensive skincare, including a well-balanced diet, adequate hydration, and diligent sun protection, is essential for maintaining youthful, wrinkle-free skin.

Each type of wrinkle has different underlying causes and may respond better to different treatments. During your consultation, Dr. Kesty will carefully assess your skin condition, consider your treatment goals, and recommend the most suitable treatment options for your specific types of wrinkles.

Prevention of Wrinkles

Preventing wrinkles includes protecting your skin from the sun, not smoking, maintaining a healthy diet, and using skin care products that support skin health and elasticity.

Alternative Treatments for Wrinkles

While there are many treatments for wrinkles such as dermal fillers, chemical peels, topical medication, dermabrasion, and plastic surgery, laser treatments stand out due to their ability to resurface the skin, stimulate collagen production, and provide lasting results. At our clinic, laser skin resurfacing is the most popular treatment for long-lasting results to treat wrinkles and improve skin texture.

Schedule Your Consultation and Turn the Clock Back 10-20 Years

Taking the step towards a more youthful, revitalized complexion can be a life-changing decision. If you’re considering laser treatment for your wrinkles, it’s crucial to choose an experienced, highly-qualified provider like Dr. Kesty. To learn more about your treatment options and how laser therapy can help you achieve your aesthetic goals, request an appointment for a personalized consultation with Dr. Kesty today. Your journey to a more youthful, radiant appearance is just a phone call away.

Remember, when it comes to your skin, you deserve nothing less than the best care. Choose quality. Choose expertise. Choose Dr. Kesty.

Give Your Skin the Best

Don't settle. Choose confident, natural beauty.

FAQs about Wrinkle Laser Treatments

Does laser therapy work on wrinkles?

Yes, laser therapy is an effective treatment for reducing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. It works by removing the outer layer of skin and stimulating the production of new collagen in the underlying tissue.

Are Laser Treatments for Wrinkles Painful?

While the sensation can vary, most patients describe it as a slight burning or tingling sensation. Local anesthetic or topical numbing cream is often used to ensure patient comfort during the procedure.

Is laser treatment for wrinkles approved by the FDA?

Yes, several types of lasers used for wrinkle treatment, including CO2 lasers, non ablative lasers, fractionated laser, and erbium lasers, are FDA-approved for this use.

How many treatments will I need for my wrinkles?

The number of treatments required depends on the type of laser used, the severity of the wrinkles, and the your individual skin condition and goals. On average, patients may need 2-6 treatments for optimal results.

What is the best laser treatment for wrinkles?

The best laser treatment for wrinkles depends on the your skin type, the severity of the wrinkles, history of skin cancer, and the desired results. Dr. Kesty can provide a personalized recommendation during your consultation and discuss ideal candidates for laser skin resurfacing. Resurfacing options include ablative laser, short pulsed light energy, fractional lasers, non ablative laser treatments, and other laser resurfacing treatments.

Can deep wrinkles be removed with lasers?

Yes, deep wrinkles can be effectively treated with certain types of lasers. Fractional CO2 (carbon dioxide) laser resurfacing, for instance, penetrates into the deeper layers of the skin to promote collagen production in each cell and smooth out even deep-set wrinkles.

Is laser treatment better than injections for wrinkles?

Both treatments can be effective for wrinkles, but they work differently and may be more suitable for different individuals or types of wrinkles. Laser treatments can address a broader range of skin concerns and provide longer-lasting results, making them a preferred option for many patients.

How many laser treatments to remove wrinkles?

The number of laser treatments needed to remove wrinkles varies based on the severity of the wrinkles, the type of laser used, and the individual’s skin condition and healing response. Typically, patients may require 2-6 treatments for optimal results.

What is the recovery time for wrinkle laser treatment?

The recovery time for laser skin resurfacing treatment varies based on the type of laser used and the individual’s skin condition and healing response. With ablative lasers, such as the CO2 laser and erbium laser resurfacing, recovery can take 1-2 weeks, while non-ablative lasers usually involve minimal downtime.

How soon will I see results in terms of reduced wrinkles?

Results can be seen as soon as the skin begins to heal, usually within 1-2 weeks. However, the full results may not be apparent until several months after treatment as the skin continues to produce new collagen.

Does a Med Spa also provide laser treatment for my wrinkles?

Yes, many med spas offer laser treatments. However, it is crucial to remember that laser treatments are a medical procedure. The level of care and expertise you’ll receive from a med spa technician may not match that provided by a Board Certified Medical Doctor with extensive training and experience in laser treatments. Medical Spa techs often have as little as one week of training on the usage of a laser. These are powerful tools and care needs to be taken to optimize outcomes and prevent a burn, scar, blister, injury, milium, and other devastating adverse effects.

Kat Kesty, MD is Double Board Certified Medical Doctor who specializes in Dermatology. She is one a handful of dermatologists in the United States who are fellowship trained in the use of lasers. She is nationally recognized as a leading provider of Laser Dermatological Medicine.

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