Laser Resurfacing Specialist

Dalewood Medical Center

Internists located in Woodridge, VA

If you’re unhappy with your skin texture and tone, laser skin resurfacing could be the ideal solution. Whether your main concerns are acne scars, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, or something else, laser skin resurfacing at Dalewood Medical Center in Woodbridge, Virginia, can quickly smooth those skin issues away without invasive treatments. Book your appointment online or by phone today.

Laser Resurfacing Q & A

Dalewood Medical Center

What problems can laser skin resurfacing help with?

Laser skin resurfacing can help with several skin problems at one time. Dr. Neda Montanemi uses the Cynosure Palomar ICON™ system at Dalewood Medical Center because it's a state-of-the-art system that's highly customizable for each patient's individual needs.

The ICON system can treat:

  • Fine lines
  • Wrinkles
  • Sun damage
  • Acne scars
  • Uneven skin tone
  • Rough skin texture
  • Spider veins
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Stretch marks

Dr. Montanemi can use different laser wavelengths to deal with specific skin concerns. If you feel unhappy with specific issues like fine lines and the overall look of your skin, laser skin resurfacing may be perfect for you.

How does laser skin resurfacing work?

The ICON laser sends high-energy microbeams into the deep layer of skin, your dermis. The dermis is where your body creates new collagen and skin tissue, but your body does this less frequently as you age. The laser microbeams prompt new collagen and skin synthesis, and this means fresh new skin as well as a supportive collagen network below it.

Dr. Montanemi applies a numbing cream before your treatment, and the ICON system delivers cooled air to your treatment areas between laser pulses to keep you comfortable. Treatment sessions are usually less than an hour, but that varies based on how many skin issues that you're trying to address at one time.

How many laser skin resurfacing treatments do I need?

The number depends on the type of your skin concerns. Most patients experience noticeable skin improvement after only one laser skin resurfacing treatment. You'll gradually shed the outermost layers of damaged skin in the coming days, revealing new clear skin. Collagen synthesis continues over the next several months, giving your new skin improved firmness and smoothness.

If you want optimal results, you may choose to have 3-4 treatments in total. Treatments are spaced at least six weeks apart, so you can see the full results after each treatment before the next one.

Want smoother and more youthful skin? Laser skin resurfacing at Dalewood Medical Center can help. Book your appointment online or via phone now.