Laser skin resurfacing is a popular cosmetic procedure that can help rejuvenate the skin and reduce the effects of the sun, aging, and some facial skin disorders. Treatments are safe, effective, and convenient.
ActiveFX™ laser skin resurfacing safely removes damaged outer layers of skin and stimulates the production of collagen and new skin cells in the underlying layers, bringing about smoother, younger, healthier-looking skin.
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Jensesis LipoPlasty & Laser provides treatments to patients throughout San Jose, San Francisco, Bay Area and out of town.
Frequently Asked Questions
A The results of Laser Skin Resurfacing are highly dependent on the level of experience of the practitioner. Each patient’s treatment parameters are customized and selected for the best result by Dr. Jane who has in-depth experience in Laser Skin Resurfacing. All Laser Skin Resurfacing procedures are done by Dr. Jane in our clinic. Another important consideration or factor that can affect the result is “after care.” The facility has experienced estheticians who have been trained to deal with post-laser skin. Our laser center provides quality after-care protocol and guidance to reduce any possible complications and to give the best results without paying additional “After care procedure fee”.
A. Cosmetic laser skin resurfacing is a method for diminishing the appearance of imperfections on the skin’s surface. During the laser skin resurfacing procedure, a laser is used to dissolve the molecular bonds of the damaged skin cells layer by layer until a smoother, more uniform skin appearance is achieved.
A. Laser skin resurfacing provides patients with relief from damaged skin. Treatment may be performed to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, acne scars, and abnormal pigmentations. If your face displays telltale signs of aging, and you would like to correct these or other skin imperfections, a laser skin resurfacing procedure may be right for you.
Dr. Jane will analyze your individual case to determine if laser skin resurfacing is right for you.
A. Yes, laser skin resurfacing treatments can be conveniently and safely performed at Jane Aesthetic Laser Surgery Center.
A. Yes, many laser skin resurfacing treatments can be performed with a local anesthetic (an injection at the treatment site). An oral sedative may also be used to help you relax during the procedure.
A. Recovery time after laser skin treatments varies. Much of the variation can be attributed to the energy and density of laser that is used. With a Active or Deep FX laser resurfacing treatment, the recovery time is typically 5-7 days. Usually our patients can start going to work from 6th or 7th day since the laser resurfacing procedure. For a shorter recovery period, Jane Aesthetic Laser Center provides all kinds of laser or skincare services needed in a post-care program.
A. After laser skin resurfacing, patients typically experience reddening of the skin for several weeks. It will get better dramatically with a proper aftercare program by Dr. Jane. Other temporary side effects depend largely on the extent of treatment. Laser skin resurfacing treatments can sometimes result in temporary swelling and discomfort. However, Dr. Jane and her staffs can help you move through this phase of treatment as comfortably as possible by prescribing the proper pain medications. Laser skin resurfacing may also result in the formation of crusting on the skin. This typically clears in about 5-7 days. As the temporary side-effects of laser skin resurfacing treatments subside, patients begin to see the procedure’s amazing results: younger-looking skin!
A. Topical anesthesia and nerve blocks are applied before the procedure and ice cold air is used on the treatment area during the procedure to minimize discomfort. After the treatment, most patients report a feeling similar to having gotten too much sun. It usually disappears after 1 to 3 hours.
A. You may feel warmth similar to sunburn following your treatment. You can drive yourself home after the procedure. With a gentle washing and moisturizing regimen, your phototreated skin will begin flake off within 2 days. After about 4-7 days, the doctor will probably let you wear make-up. Pinkness is often gone in about a week.
A. Swelling and redness are the most common side effects from ActiveFXTM or DeepFXTM treatment. Any swelling is typically minimal and subsides within a day or two, and any redness typically fades within a few days. Other temporary side effects may include minor itching, dry skin, peeling or flaking, and a bronzed skin appearance. There is a very limited risk of infection or scarring. The intensity and duration of side effects depend on the aggressiveness of treatment and on your particular healing characteristics. Your physician will provide specific instructions about what to expect and how to minimize any side effects.
A. Wear sunscreen of SPF 30 or higher, avoid direct sun exposure for at least 3 months after your last treatment, and wear a wide-brimmed hat when you’re in the sun.
A. It depends on your particular condition and how you care for your skin. Typically, ActiveFXTM or DeepFXTM treatment last much longer than Fraxel treatment. Once your skin is treated, continue to protect it as described above. For conditions such as melasma, it is very important to avoid direct sun exposure. Your physician will give you specific advice based on your individual needs. Most effects of treatment become visible right away, whereas others – such as new collagen formation – build up gradually and results in continued smoothing over time. Therefore, most people continue to show improvement up to six months after the procedure
A. It depends on your particular condition and how you care for your skin. Typically, ActiveFXTM or DeepFXTM treatment