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Laser Resurfacing

Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery & Head and Neck Surgery
in Chesterfield and O'Fallon, MO

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Laser Resurfacing services offered in Chesterfield and O'Fallon, MO

Laser skin resurfacing at Synergi Facial Surgery uses a state-of-the-art Erbium laser to precisely treat problem areas and unveil your youthful new skin. Robert Cristel, MD, is an elite surgeon with specialized experience using this innovative approach to healthy young skin. To learn more about laser skin resurfacing, call either of Dr. Cristel’s two West St. Louis County offices in Chesterfield and Chesterfield Valley or the St. Charles County office in O’Fallon, Missouri, or click the online booking feature now.

Laser Resurfacing Q&A

What is laser skin resurfacing?

Laser skin resurfacing is a procedure that treats the top and middle layers of your skin to help you grow healthy new skin. Dr. Cristel uses the newest top-of-the-line Erbium laser systems to deliver comprehensive skin resurfacing with impressive results. 

Can laser skin resurfacing help with my skin problems?

Laser skin resurfacing is an in-depth treatment that can help with many surface (and deeper) skin issues. If you have any of these skin issues, laser skin resurfacing could be a good option for skin revitalization.

  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Dark spots
  • Rough skin texture
  • Loose or sagging skin
  • Sun damage
  • Acne
  • Acne scars
  • Oversized oil glands on the nose

Years of environmental exposure and aging can leave their marks on the skin, so it’s very common to have several different skin concerns as you age. But, even young people may experience skin issues, especially if they spend a lot of time in the sun. 

How does laser skin resurfacing work? 

Laser skin resurfacing uses pulsing light beams to target areas of unhealthy or damaged skin. The laser beams remove the superficial skin layer, the epidermis, in tiny increments. This avoids damage to the healthy skin nearby while exposing the undamaged fresh skin below.

Simultaneously, the laser heats (but does not remove or harm) the middle skin layer, the dermis. In your dermis, you produce collagen fibers that form a support network for your skin. This is what gives you firm and tight skin. 

As we age, we lose collagen fibers gradually, starting in your mid-to-late 20s, and this loss slightly increases every year. The heat from the laser essentially tricks your body into producing collagen fibers as your younger self did.

After laser skin resurfacing, you’ll make fresh collagen fibers that can help firm, tighten, and heal damaged skin.

What does recovery involve after laser skin resurfacing?

Dr. Cristel gives detailed recovery instructions to ensure you heal smoothly. In general, this involves cleaning the face several times a day with a special solution, applying a protective ointment or cream, and staying out of the sun. 

Long term, wearing sunscreen is a must. It’s one of the best ways to protect your skin, prevent skin cancer, and maintain your glowing new appearance. 

Call Synergi Facial Surgery or book your consultation through online scheduling today.