Laser Skin Resurfacing

Better Skin Quality Through Laser Resurfacing

A facelift or browlift can remove excess skin and rejuvenate your look, but your results are largely determined by your skin quality. If aging or sun damage has left your skin looking blotchy, wrinkled, and dull, a laser resurfacing treatment can help you rediscover younger and healthier skin. At Capital Facial Plastic Surgery, we offer fractional CO2 laser treatments to improve skin quality and address common skin concerns.Is this treatment right for you? Call our office to learn more about laser resurfacing in the Washington, D.C. area. Our friendly office staff can answer your questions and schedule a consultation if you’re ready to take the next step. During a consultation, our fellowship-trained plastic surgeon Dr. Adam Singleton can explain the procedure and make treatment recommendations based on your skin’s appearance and your aesthetic goals. Better skin quality is possible with the right laser treatment.

How Does Laser Resurfacing Improve the Skin’s Appearance?

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A fractional laser treatment removes damaged skin, layer by layer. It delivers laser energy to create tiny columns of controlled injury, which targets and destroys damaged skin. A fractional laser is very precise and treats only a fraction of the skin, hence the name, leaving surrounding skin untouched. This speeds healing and reduces downtime after a laser treatment.

Removing damaged skin jumpstarts the body’s healing and regeneration processes. New skin cells form, resulting in tighter, smoother, and younger-looking skin. A fractional laser treatment can address a variety of skin concerns including fine lines and wrinkles, acne scars, sun damaged skin, age spots, hyperpigmentation, dullness, birthmarks, uneven pigmentation, and enlarged pore size.

Your Laser Resurfacing Consultation: What to Expect

Is laser resurfacing right for you? We encourage all interested patients to come in for a consultation. Our facial plastic surgeon will discuss the procedure, examine the skin, and make treatment recommendations. We’re committed to a quality patient experience from your very first interaction with us. At your consultation you can expect:

  • Prompt service without long waits
  • Plenty of time to ask questions
  • Detailed information about the procedure you’re considering
  • A pressure-free consultation experience

Schedule your consultation by contacting our offices. We look forward to meeting you!

The UltraPulse Laser

We use the UltraPulse laser from Lumenis for all our fractional laser treatments. This device is the most powerful CO2 laser in aesthetic medicine and was specially chosen for our practice by Dr. Singleton after extensive research into the best available laser treatments.

The UltraPulse laser penetrates deeply to ensure stunning transformations. It is also versatile and can be used for everyday treatments as well as complex skin concerns.

To ensure the best possible results for our patients, Dr. Singleton performs all laser treatments himself. He has extensive experience with this device and can successfully treat a variety of aesthetic concerns using this powerful laser.

FAQs About Laser Resurfacing

We are happy to answer any questions you may have about laser resurfacing with our fractional CO2 laser. If you have questions, come in for a consultation and get answers from a trained facial plastic surgeon.

We often use topical and oral medications to ensure a more comfortable treatment experience. Following our recovery instructions carefully will help the skin heal quickly and increase post-procedure comfort significantly.

Since our laser resurfacing treatments use a fractional laser, recovery times are shorter and less painful than older ablative treatments. Expect some peeling and crusting at first, with resolution in 5-7 days after your procedure. After the skin has healed, a fresh pink hue will be evident in the skin, which dissipates over the next few weeks. Pain medication can be used to increase comfort during the first few days of healing, but is usually not necessary.

Fractional lasers provide dramatic results with minimal downtime, often in a single treatment. Most patients will only need one treatment to achieve optimal results.

Results can be dramatic after treatment with the UltraPulse laser. Our patients report significant improvement in the appearance of their skin with results that continue to improve as the body produces new collagen and elastin. Having a frank discussion with facial plastic surgeon Dr. Adam Singleton regarding your potential results is the first step to achieving better looking skin.

Results are long lasting after a fractional laser treatment. Of course, you’ll continue to age, but patients often find they have smoother skin and fewer wrinkles years after their procedure.

We love combining laser resurfacing with our other facial plastic surgery offerings. A fractional laser treatment is an excellent complement to facelifts and brow lifts.

Laser resurfacing with our fractional CO2 laser is a good fit for many of our patients. We’ll talk about the procedure’s pros and cons during your consultation, so you can decide if it is right for you.

Better skin starts with a laser resurfacing treatment. Call our office to learn more about your options for improving the skin with the UltraPulse fractional laser.

Schedule a Consultation

If you have any questions about a procedure or wish to schedule a consultation with Dr. Singleton, please contact our office.

Schedule a Consultation

If you have any questions about a procedure or wish to schedule a consultation with Dr. Singleton, please contact our office.