Laser Skin Resurfacing

What is Laser Skin Resurfacing?

The minimally invasive, yet highly effective skin rejuvenation treatment known as laser skin resurfacing is designed to address and correct a number of problematic skin issues. During a laser skin resurfacing session, pulsating beams of light are directed at the skin to carefully remove the damaged outermost skin cells one layer at a time. After removing the epidermis (the outermost layer of the skin), thermal energy from the laser heats the dermis (inner layers of the skin), triggering the natural production of new collagen fibers, which help to promote youthfully glowing and radiantly smooth skin.

One of the key advantages offered by laser skin resurfacing is that it allows for meticulously targeted procedures, treating only the designated area of skin, and thereby avoiding issues of hypopigmentation (skin lightening) or damage to the adjacent skin tissue. Laser skin resurfacing is an appropriate treatment for patients seeking to address a variety of troublesome skin conditions, including, but not limited to:

  • Skin discoloration or uneven pigmentation (hyperpigmentation, hypopigmentation)
  • Acne or enlarged/clogged pores
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Injury or acne-related scarring
  • Warts
  • Freckles and/or birthmarks
  • Age spots
  • Rosacea
  • Melasma (symmetrical, patchy brown discoloration of the facial skin—called chloasma when it occurs during pregnancy)
  • Textural irregularities
  • Sun spots
  • Enlarged oil glands
  • Liver spots

Achieving optimal results from your laser skin resurfacing session is only possible when this treatment is administered by an aesthetic medicine specialist, such as Dr. Stephen A. Rath, lead physician at Fusion Medical Spa, located in Ruidoso, New Mexico. Dr. Rath specializes in laser-based aesthetic enhancement modalities, and has equipped Fusion Medical Spa with the Icon™ Aesthetic System, the most powerful laser and light aesthetic platform available, which is optimized to provide safe and successful laser skin resurfacing treatments.

Contact Fusion Medical Spa

Dr. Rath understands the importance of individual customization when performing aesthetic enhancement treatments in a medical spa setting. He eschews the “cookie cutter” approach adopted by many med spas, and instead takes the necessary time to listen to your specific cosmetic and health-related goals before creating a treatment plan designed to safely and effectively fulfill those objectives.

Dr. Rath and his professionally trained staff have worked hard to create a warm, welcoming office environment, where you will feel comfortable and relaxed throughout your laser skin resurfacing experience. If you are interested in learning more about how laser skin resurfacing can enhance and revitalize the appearance of your skin, please contact our office today. We look forward to speaking with you and to scheduling your initial consultation with Dr. Rath.