Laser Skin Resurfacing
Younger looking skin is easier than you think with laser skin resurfacing. The Nordlys system for laser skin resurfacing rejuvenates the skin for a healthier, smoother appearance. Laser skin resurfacing improves a variety of skin conditions including fine lines and wrinkles, uneven skin texture and tone as well as sun damage. Achieve long lasting results without the pain or side effects associated with a more invasive surgery.
What Conditions Can Laser Resurfacing Treat?
Laser resurfacing treats fine lines or wrinkles around your eyes, mouth, and forehead. Individuals with shallow scars from acne are also great candidates for laser skin resurfacing. Laser skin resurfacing can also improve minor facial flaws, such as:
- Fine lines or wrinkles
- Aged or sun-damaged skin
- Improve dull skin complexions
- Scarring (surgery, acne, stretch marks, etc.)
How Does the Nordlys System Work?
The Nordlys system of technologies is comprised of two main skin resurfacing components; the Ellipse IPL and the Frax 1550 devices. For starters, the Ellipse IPL uses intensed pulsed light to treat photodamaged skin. This IPL treatment uses shorter wavelengths and narrowband technology, which leads to fewer treatments needed to see the same resuls in comparison to broadband IPL devices. The Nordlys system utilizes fractional technology via the Frax 1550 device to accomplish textural improvements to the skin. This device utilizes non-ablative fractional technology in order to resurface the skin and improve texture.
Following treatment, patients will see a reduction in fine wrinkles and age spots and will experience an overall smoother skin appearance. The Nordlys system for skin resurfacing offers our patients the results they desire with quicker healing and less downtime.
Who Will Perform My Laser Procedure?
Our certified laser technicians will lead your skin resurfacing treatment in both our Sierra Vista and Tucson office locations. The treatment takes between 30-60 minutes to complete depending on the areas being treated. A topical anesthetic should be applied 30 minutes before treatment.
Are There Risks?
Skin that’s treated with the Nordlys system may react in different ways. Most of the time it feels like a mild sunburn. Swelling and redness will occur, but it will subside within a day or two.
Milia, which are small white bumps may appear during the healing process. They can be removed by gently cleansing the area with a washcloth.
We recommend avoiding sun exposure during the healing process as well as keeping the skin moisturized. You can use a cold compress to minimize any swelling or discomfort you may experience.
What is the Recovery Like?
There is very little downtime with our Nordlys system for laser skin resurfacing. An ice pack may be used after the treatment and during the first day or two to ease swelling and discomfort. Generally, you will have little to no downtime from the Nordlys system.
You will have an improvement in both tone and texture, resulting in younger looking skin. Treatment plans can be adjusted to fit everyone’s lifestyle.
Is Laser Skin Resurfacing Right For Me?
The Nordlys system can be used on many different skin types, but it is best that people with active acne and those with excessive or sagging skin speak with a physician before being treated with laser skin resurfacing.
It may be appropriate for you if you experience mild to moderate signs of skin damage such as wrinkles, discoloration, and overall skin dullness.
To learn more about our laser skin resurfacing procedure, or to schedule your consultation with Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Moenster or Board-Certified Dermatologist Dr. Weyer, please fill out the form on this page. You can call our Tucson location at 520-207-3100 or our Sierra Vista location at 520-458-1787. We look forward to seeing you soon!