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Skin Resurfacing

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Not only do you want to put your best foot forward, you want to put your best face forward. A beautiful, radiant complexion is an essential part of looking and feeling your best — whether you’re on the job, out on date night or relaxing at home in PJs and no makeup.

Laser skin resurfacing treatments revitalize lackluster skin by erasing signs of aging and environmental damage. By removing the most severely damaged outer layers of your skin, a laser treatment reveals the fresh, healthy-looking skin beneath and encourages new cell growth. Dr. Scott Levitt offers Contour TRL laser resurfacing at Levitt Medical Aesthetics to help patients in Albany and Corvallis achieve a refreshed and youthful look at every stage of life.

What Is Contour TRL Laser Resurfacing?

Laser technology harnesses the power of high-energy, focused beams of light for a variety of medical and cosmetic applications. Contour TRL employs a dual-mode erbium:YAG laser that targets dead and damaged cells on the surface of the skin with specific wavelengths of light. With extreme precision, the laser removes thin layers of skin while causing minimal heat damage to the surrounding structures. This process erases visible imperfections and initiates the production of new collagen and elastin for more profound and long-lasting improvements.

Light emitted by an erbium:YAG laser is highly absorbed by the water in skin cells. This sets Contour TRL apart from carbon dioxide (CO2) lasers, which have comparatively low absorption by water and consequently conduct more heat into the tissue. Contour TRL produces similar results to CO2 lasers, but with fewer side effects and reduced downtime. The TRL stands for “tunable resurfacing laser,” which means the device can be adjusted or “tuned” to the precise depth needed to achieve your cosmetic goals. The versatility Contour TRL makes it one of the most advanced and customizable laser resurfacing systems available.

Benefits of Laser Skin Resurfacing

Erbium:YAG lasers are among the most effective weapons for combating aging and environmental damage without surgery. Depending on your needs, laser skin resurfacing can be used to treat one or more of the following concerns:

Candidates for Contour TRL Laser Resurfacing

Candidates for laser skin resurfacing with Contour TRL should be in good health and have realistic expectations about what the procedure can achieve. Candidates should also be prepared to follow all aftercare instructions and to return for additional treatments if they are needed to yield the desired outcome. Because Contour TRL can be adjusted to the exact amount of energy needed for an individual treatment, it can achieve excellent results for patients of a wide variety of ages and backgrounds. Dr. Levitt and his experienced team will evaluate your concerns to determine whether this is the right treatment for you.

The Contour TRL Procedure

Once your goals are identified, the device settings will be selected to suit your needs and your laser treatment can begin. The handpiece will be moved across the treatment area while it delivers laser energy into the precise depth of dermal tissue that has been prescribed for your treatment. The duration of the session will depend on the number and size of the treatment areas you wish to have addressed. At Levitt Medical Aesthetics, we offer three treatments with the Contour TRL system:

  • NanoLaserPeel: This is the lightest skin resurfacing treatment performed with the Contour TRL laser. A NanoLaserPeel can range in intensity from four to 10 microns and involves minimal downtime.
  • MicroLaserPeel: This is our medium-depth resurfacing option, offering up to 50 microns of ablation. A MicroLaserPeel achieves greater skin rejuvenation than a NanoLaserPeel with up to a week of downtime.
  • Deep Resurfacing: A deep resurfacing treatment delivers up to 200 microns of ablation. As the most aggressive option, deep resurfacing involves the most downtime but produces the most dramatic results.

After Your Laser Skin Resurfacing Treatment

Laser resurfacing recovery time varies depending on the depth and intensity of the procedure. Following your treatment, you can expect your skin to be red and feel tender, similar to having a sunburn. You may also experience swelling, pinpoint bleeding, feelings of tightness or warmth, mild discomfort, peeling or flaking. Dr. Levitt will provide you with aftercare instructions, including how to care for your vulnerable skin while it heals, how to manage any laser skin resurfacing side effects that develop and when you can wear makeup after laser resurfacing. Patients who have a deeper treatment may prefer to avoid work and social engagements until their skin has had time to heal.

Results from a laser skin resurfacing treatment appear gradually. Once the initial healing is complete, you will be able to enjoy a smoother, clearer and more radiant complexion. Over time, as the treatment stimulates the growth of new collagen and elastin fibers, you will notice improvements in deeper concerns, like wrinkles, scars and lax skin. With good skincare habits, the benefits of your Contour TRL laser resurfacing procedure can last for years.

Contour TRL Laser Skin Resurfacing at Levitt Medical Aesthetics

Dr. Scott Levitt is proud to offer the most advanced nonsurgical treatments for maintaining skin health and beauty at Levitt Medical Aesthetics. If you’re troubled by blemishes or signs of aging, or simply want to revitalize a dulled complexion, Contour TRL laser resurfacing may be right for you. Contact Levitt Medical Aesthetics today at 541-500-3755 to schedule your consultation and receive a personalized treatment plan that’s tailored to your skin.