Laser Skin Resurfacing in Midland, MI

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What is Laser Skin Resurfacing?

Laser skin resurfacing with ClearSilk at Yonick Plastic Surgery is a nonsurgical cosmetic procedure that uses non-ablative laser energy to exfoliate damaged skin layers. The procedure is used for correcting facial wrinkles and lines and for reducing skin concerns, such as redness, pigmentation, and other issues. ClearSilk laser treatments are ideal for patients who want softer, clearer, younger-looking skin. Depending on the condition of the skin, the treatment may be adjusted accordingly. There is little recovery time required with most laser skin resurfacing procedures. Any concerns or questions can be discussed with our Midland, MI team of skilled aesthetic professionals during your consultation. We look forward to helping you feel more confident in your own skin. 

About ClearSilk

ClearSilk is an advanced non-ablative, noninvasive laser technology. Non-ablative lasers do not remove the skin — the laser light creates micro-damage to the skin to encourage natural skin healing. Non-ablative facials are ideal for minimizing wrinkles, fine lines, diffuse redness, and other skin concerns on patients who are able to wait a few months to see strong results.

Ideal Candidates

You have multiple factors to take into consideration when deciding which laser peel is best for you. Laser skin resurfacing is designed for patients who are unhappy with their skin's appearance. If you see skin damaged by the sun, acne scars, age spots, fine lines and wrinkles, pigmentation, or redness issues, this procedure may be needed to correct these cosmetic flaws. This treatment isn't suggested if you have very dark skin tones or active acne. In addition, it's important to understand that there is a recovery period associated with these laser peels. Some patients, based on the condition of their skin, may require as much as 2 – 3 weeks for recovery.

Our Laser Skin Resurfacing Technique

Before you are scheduled for a more intense or deeper laser peel treatment, you may be asked to use a retinoid cream for 2 – 3 weeks before your laser peel. The retinoid helps prepare the skin for maximum results. Medication will be given prior to the procedure to help reduce pain for increased comfort throughout your appointment. If your complexion only needs mild improvement, local anesthesia will be used to numb treated areas where the laser will target. For the whole complexion or more intense laser procedures, a form of sedation may be necessary. During the procedure, you can relax in our treatment chair while the laser handpiece glides over the skin, directly targeting the specific sections for rejuvenation. You will feel the heat of the laser followed by cold air from the system's built-in cooling device. The laser energy is designed to eliminate damaged and dead skin cells while also stimulating new collagen growth.

What to Expect

Following your ClearSilk laser treatment, a healing ointment may be applied to the skin. No downtime is associated with the treatment so you will be able to return home immediately after your treatment. The skin may look red, and there may be some irritation and swelling; however, these symptoms subside within a couple of days and the skin peeling process will occur over a 3 – 5-day timeframe. It is extremely important that you minimize UV exposure following the laser procedure and use sun protection frequently. For all laser peel treatments, the treated skin will naturally peel off. It's essential to avoid interfering with the healing process to evade scarring and to protect the treated area from sun exposure. After the peeling process has been finished, your skin should feel softer while appearing younger, clearer, and rejuvenated.

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A laser skin resurfacing peel with ClearSilk provides excellent results if you are looking to get a younger-looking appearance. If you are curious about a laser resurfacing treatment and would like to learn more about their benefits, as well as other nonsurgical treatments Yonick Plastic Surgery performs, we encourage you to call our office in Midland, MI today to schedule your consultation.

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