Laser Skin Resurfacing
Laser Skin Resurfacing provides patients with a chance to rejuvenate their skin without surgery or major downtime. At the Memorial Spa, we offer the Halo Hybrid Fractional Laser by Sciton® to treat the visible signs of skin aging, including wrinkles, discoloration, scars, and laxity. HALO is the world’s first hybrid fractional laser that delivers non-ablative and ablative wavelengths to improve the appearance of numerous skin conditions.
The Memorial Spa is excited to offer Laser Skin Resurfacing treatments to both men and women in and around the greater Houston area, including Clear Lake, Webster, Sugar Land, Pearland, and other surrounding cities.
Schedule your skin evaluation with our Aesthetic team to achieve stunning results using this latest advanced technology!
How Does The Treatment Work?
The Halo Hybrid Fractional Laser utilizes ablative and non-ablative wavelengths to rejuvenate the skin:
- Ablative wavelengths correct any damages on the top layer of the skin. Precision-controlled heat vaporizes moisture inside the tissues that often lead to wrinkles and other skin abnormalities. The results cause the existing collagen fibers in the skin to diminish, allowing a new layer of skin and collagen to develop as the area heals.
- Non-ablative wavelengths penetrate the skin to create a series of micro-incisions. This process will stimulate the production of collagen and coagulation, allowing the body to naturally heal itself. Results will reverse conditions such as scarring and age spots while rejuvenating the skin from within.
Although the most common area to treat is on the face, Laser Skin Resurfacing can also be performed on other parts of the body as well. The most popular off-face treatment sites include:
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How Much Does The Treatment Cost?
Laser Skin Resurfacing treatment costs will vary depending on the quality of your skin and the number of treatments needed to attain your desired results. On average, Laser Skin Resurfacing treatments using the Halo Hybrid Fractional Laser can range from $1,500 – $2,000 per treatment.
The Memorial Spa offers a variety of payment options, including cash, all major credit cards, and Cryptocurrency.
How Is The Treatment Performed?
Each Laser Skin Resurfacing treatment takes approximately 1 hour. Before the procedure, you will receive a topical anesthetic to maintain your comfort. Once the anesthetic has taken effect, the Halo Hybrid Laser Skin Resurfacing device will be used over the treatment sites using its integrated motion tracking technology to ensure your skin is evenly treated.
There is minimal downtime after the treatment and most patients may return to normal activities. You will be advised against applying makeup for at least 24 hours and will be provided with a daily routine for optimal skin protection.
Laser Resurfacing treats the visible signs of skin damage for both men and women. Immediate results are noticeable after the first five days and will continue to improve over time.
Patients can expect to see improvement from the following below:
- Fine lines
- Age spots
- Sun exposure
- Acne scars
- Enlarged pores
- Dyschromia (Sun damage)
- Uneven tone
Is Laser Skin Resurfacing Right For Me?
Generally, most patients who opt for laser skin resurfacing would like to improve and rejuvenate their skin without having extensive or invasive surgical procedures. During your consultation, our aesthetic team at The Memorial Spa will assess your skin to deem if this treatment is the best choice for you.
Recovery and Results
Below are general guidelines and information about the recovery process.
|POST TREATMENT||ESTIMATED TIME|
|Work/Daily Activities||24 hours|
|Sun exposure||Avoid for 4-6 weeks depending on the treatment area|
|POTENTIAL SIDE EFFECTS||ESTIMATED TIME|
|Scarring||Rare and varies|
|Milla (small white bumps)||2 – 3 days|
|Bacterial Infection||Varies but possibly 10 – 14 days|
|Swelling||1 – 3 days|
|Prolonged Redness||1 – 3 days|
Frequently Asked Questions
- Is the treatment painful?
Patients compare the sensation of laser treatments as having a rubber band snapped against their skin. However, a topical numbing cream will be used to make you more comfortable.
- How long do the results last?
After having laser resurfacing, you will notice an immediate improvement in your skin tone and texture within a few days. After two treatments, patients can expect to see improvements for up to a year. While the effects of this procedure can last for several years, normal aging continues to occur. We recommend returning for follow-ups every 1 – 2 years to maintain optimal results.
- How do you reduce swelling after the treatment?
The best way to reduce swelling is to keep your head elevated with extra pillows at night. Using an ice pack the first few days after treatment will reduce swelling and any discomfort.
- Can I wash my face after the treatment?
Yes, you should wash your face several times a day after laser treatment. The Memorial Spa will provide you with detailed instructions on facial care after treatments.
- How long does swelling last after the treatment?
Recovery times vary but the majority of swelling resolves within the first 3 days after treatment. Your results will continue to improve in the first 1-2 weeks and overtime.
*The content and images on this page are provided with the sole intention of educating potential patients on the procedure discussed above. Results vary per individual and are dependent on our doctor’s consultation prior to the procedure. We strongly recommend undergoing a formal consultation with a board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon prior to scheduling and undergoing any surgical or non-surgical treatment.