Skin Resurfacingin Vancouver, WA & Portland, OR

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Skin Resurfacing can revitalize your skin in treatments that can address skin conditions, acne scars, optimize the appearance of surgical or traumatic scarring, decrease sun damage and age spots, and eliminate common issues like stretch marks and wrinkles.

What is Skin Resurfacing?

Skin Resurfacing is a laser procedure that takes away the top layers of the skin to target and treat skin abnormalities, correct wrinkles, remove warts and certain skin cancer lesions and benign tumors, and enhance the appearance of your skin.

The thousands of micro tunnels made into your skin encourages the production of new collagen through the skin’s natural healing abilities and provide for younger-looking skin. Skin Resurfacing enhances the appearance of your skin, boost skin laxity and smooth surface irregularities.

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Types of Skin Resurfacing

There are several options when it comes to Skin Resurfacing in Vancouver, with most treatments using either ablative or non-ablative lasers. Ablative lasers have carbon dioxide (CO2) or erbium, which removes the outside layers of your skin and treats age spots, fine lines, wrinkles, scars, and skin laxity, whereas non-ablative lasers use pulsed light or pulsed-dye for pigment conditions like acne, spider veins, rosacea, and sun damage.

Some of the most popular CO2 lasers are Active FX, Deep FX, and Total FX, which eliminates signs of aging while targeting the deeper layers of your skin while stimulating the production of new collagen. After your treatment, you will notice your skin will be smoother and younger-looking.

Active FX peels off the top layer of your skin, focusing on a small area of your face and keeping a portion of your skin untouched. It restores a healthy layer of skin and often used for people with an active lifestyle.

Deep FX is ideal for people with aggressive wrinkles and dermal scarring because it goes into the dermis and a deeper layer of skin, the papillae, to help promote the tightening and remodeling of collagen, which enhances the process of regeneration and skin texture.

Total FX combines Active FX and Deep FX to remove brown and sun damage spots and resurface the deeper layers to eliminate scars, wrinkles, and balance skin tone.

Non-ablative lasers include pulsed-dye, which heats the skin and absorbs pigments to reduce broken capillaries and hyperpigmentation. Fractional breaks up the energy of the laser into thousands of small beams to manage only part of the skin. An intense pulsed light is not a laser but can treat similar conditions like acne, hyperpigmentation, and rosacea.

An erbium laser can be ablative or non-ablative, meaning it can either remove the top layer of your skin (ablative) or heat up the underlying skin tissue to help produce new collagen (non-ablative). It can help remove surface-level and moderately deep lines and wrinkles on your face, hands, chest, or neck with minimal burning of the surrounding tissue as well as address and resolve acne scars, moles, pigmentation issues, and sun damage.

Caring Environment: Setting the Standard for Cosmetic Excellence

At The Workman Center for Plastic Surgery, we care about providing the best service, the most comprehensive aesthetic care and exceptional results in a comfortable environment. Dr. Workman is board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and has an extensive safety record, having performed more than 400 procedures last year.

He takes the time to review your medical history, do a physical examination, and discuss your expectations to meet your particular needs. If you are seeking the best Skin Resurfacing in Vancouver, look no further than The Workman Center for Plastic Surgery. Call us today at (360) 896-6000 to schedule a consultation or complete the online contact form to inquire about an appointment.

Top Benefits for Skin Resurfacing

The versatility of Skin Resurfacing treatments allows us to provide benefits for anyone. Conditions that can improve with a skin resurfacing procedure:

  • Warts
  • Acne scars
  • Age spots
  • Skin laxity
  • Dark spots
  • Frown furrows
  • Laugh lines
  • Droopy eyelids
  • Uneven skin tone
  • Crow’s feet
  • Enlarged oil glands and pores
  • Skin damaged by sun exposure
  • Precancerous skin lesions
  • Smoker’s lines
  • Fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes, forehead, and mouth
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Frequently Asked Questions

Am I a good candidate for Skin Resurfacing?

Anyone with skin issues like acne, scars, and fine lines or wrinkles, especially around the eyes, forehead or mouth, is a good candidate for Skin Resurfacing. If you have active acne or extremely dark skin, we can consult you about an alternative solution.

Are people with dark skin candidates for Skin Resurfacing?

Yes, Erbium laser treatments are considered safe and effective for lighter-toned African American, Hispanic or Asian skin tones. Alternately, those with extremely dark skin tones can choose microneedling or another type of skin resurfacing treatment.

What are the results of Skin Resurfacing?

The results of Skin Resurfacing treatments are long-lasting. As new cells grow over the next several months your skin will heal and you will notice the positive results in the texture, quality, and appearance of your new skin.

Recovery after Skin Resurfacing treatment?

The procedure is straightforward and Vancouver Skin Resurfacing patients leave our office as soon as their treatment has been completed. Everyone recuperates differently but, on average, it takes up to 10 days to completely heal. Recovery time increases for larger areas of treatment with deep laser.

You may find that your face feels warm immediately after your treatment, but it should go away within an hour. You can expect your skin to appear pink or red and scabby during recovery for up to several months. You can use oil-free makeup once your skin has healed.

There may be minimal peeling and slight swelling, which can be reduced using ice or cold packs. Keeping your head elevated when you go to bed to ease swelling. It is normal for your skin to be dry and peel off after a few days and to feel some itchiness after your procedure.

It is best to avoid areas that can expose you to germs such as gyms and other public spaces. Any exercise activities that can involve infection should be modified or avoided. And always wear sunscreen with a sun protection factor of 30 or higher when outside.

Get a one on one consultation with Dr. Workman in one of his beautiful practices in Vancouver/Portland and Tri-Cities Metro Areas

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Vancouver & Portland Plastic Surgery

The Workman Center for Plastic Surgery
1405 SE 164th Ave Suite 101
Vancouver, WA 98683
(360) 896-6000

Tri-Cities Plastic Surgery

The Workman Center for Plastic Surgery
4309 W 27th Pl Suite 202
Kennewick, WA 99338
(509) 321-9099