Skin Resurfacing Specialist

Sunshine Medical Center LLC

Family Medicine and Aesthetics & Geriatrics located in Sarasota, FL

Fractional laser skin resurfacing is a popular noninvasive treatment that can alleviate acne scars, fine lines, and other bothersome skin concerns that don’t see improvement with skin care products and medication. At Sunshine Medical Center LLC in Sarasota, Florida, Soordal Prakash, MD, and Shanthi Prakash, MD, offer skin resurfacing treatments using the latest and most effective fractional laser technology available. To schedule your skin resurfacing consultation, call Sunshine Medical Center LLC, or book online today.

Skin Resurfacing Q&A

What is skin resurfacing?

Skin resurfacing is a noninvasive procedure that can transform your skin by stimulating new cell growth. At Sunshine Medical Center LLC, the team uses the Palomar® StarLux fractional nonablative skin resurfacing system to penetrate both the epidermis and dermis to stimulate cell turnover. 

During your skin resurfacing treatment, the system uses fractional laser microbeams to create columns within your skin. These columns are narrow enough that they don’t cause severe or long-lasting damage to your skin, but rather initiate the healing process for cells in and around them. 

New healthy tissue grows quickly after skin resurfacing treatment. This results in improvements in your skin’s tone and texture that you can see and feel. Each treatment is very quick and does not result in any long-term redness or swelling. 

What results does skin resurfacing provide?

Skin resurfacing can renew your appreciation for your skin by making it smoother, softer, and brighter. It also corrects textural irregularities and imperfections like:

  • Wrinkles and fine lines
  • Scars
  • Stretch marks
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Sun damage

As long as you continue to care for your skin by using sunscreen, moisturizing, and cleansing with gentle products appropriate for your skin type, the results of fractional skin resurfacing last for a long time. 

Although skin resurfacing can treat fine lines and minor wrinkles, it cannot effectively tighten your skin to reduce large wrinkles or sagging skin. If treating features like these is your main goal, the team at Sunshine Medical Center LLC can direct you to other treatments like dermal fillers that might be a better fit. 

How long does it take to heal after skin resurfacing?

Thanks to the microscopic diameters of the laser columns, healing after skin resurfacing is quick and simple. You might notice a bit of skin redness or tightness shortly after the procedure, but side effects like these are typically mild and don’t last for more than a few days. 

You notice positive skin changes immediately after any redness and swelling diminishes.

For at least one month after your skin resurfacing treatment at Sunshine Medical Center LLC, you should avoid direct sun exposure. Ultraviolet light from the sun can cause further damage to your skin and compromise your results. 

A skin resurfacing procedure could be exactly what your skin needs for a youthful revival. To learn more about fractional laser skin resurfacing, schedule a consultation by phone or online at Sunshine Medical Center LLC today.

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