Laser skin resurfacing uses advanced laser technology to initiate skin regeneration on the face and neck, to produce a smoother, glowing complexion. These beautiful results can be obtained without invasive surgery due to the laser’s heat, which is safe and effective for skin rejuvenation. Oklahoma City cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Erik Nuveen, Dr. Courtney Caplin, and their team of trained aestheticians at Cosmetic Surgery Affiliates use a highly-advanced non-ablative laser to remove the upper layers of skin. Since the skin is damaged, the skin will naturally create new skin cells to replace the former. The laser also stimulates the production of collagen, which is responsible for skin elasticity. This results in smoother, younger-looking, healthier skin. This treatment is great for aged and sun-damaged skin.
Laser Skin Resurfacing Reviews
"I had a surgery in Amarillo, TX, that went wrong with a plastic surgeon local, I was afraid I could not find a surgeon, to treat me, I searched for a surgeon, more qualified than a plastic surgeon, and Cosmetic Affiliates came up, I read the difference between a plastic surgeon and a cosmetic surgeon, there is a difference, I could tell there was a difference, in the consultation and the consultation that I had with the plastic surgeon in Amarillo. As of now, it’s worth consult with a cosmetic surgeon. I loved meeting Caplin, I will keep you posted Post-Op, on the positive note, she has her own Surgery Center, so you don’t have to work with a public Surgery Center, and her pricing was better. I should have thought out of the box, and looked at OKC to begin with! First surgery with Dr. Caplin was successful, I did not think my breast and tummy would be normal, they are perfect, I did the gummy bear implants, she ended up doing a full tummy tuck, my body looks amazing, I’m so excited. I just had a second surgery, with Dr Caplin a brow lift and neck lift, I could not be happier, I’m second week post op and the results are so amazing, I do wish I would have done the eyelid lift, so I need to complete the look. When I go see Dr Caplin in December, I’m going to talk about a third surgery, I want the eyelid lift and laser resurfacing for the end of January. I love Dr. Caplin and her staff, they are very compassionate, she listens to your concerns, and walks you through the procedure, she is helping me feel better about myself and for the first time at 51, I am feeling beautiful!"- R.M. / Google / Nov 07, 2023
"Just got a diamond glow facial from Ann, the amazing in-house aesthetician, and my skin looks bouncy and dewy! I signed up for the VIP package, I’m in my 4th month (receiving 1 facial a month) and my skin looks more youthful than it has in years! Ann is fantastic!!"- C.S. / Google / Sep 19, 2023
"The doctor was super friendly and kind and listened to what you wanted. He and his staff are super sweet people. I love this place"- C.P. / Google / Apr 22, 2022
"The staff is amazing and the Doctor is a very understanding person with a passion for his work!"- A.P. / Google / Jul 13, 2023
"Absolutely recommend Dr. Nuveen. Also the all the staff are VERY helpful."- J.T. / Google / Jul 12, 2023
Laser skin resurfacing uses controlled light beams with high intensity to vaporize and remove the upper layer of the skin. When the damaged, superficial skin is removed, it gives way for new skin to grow, which masks the face with a new layer of epidermis. Any pain during the procedure is managed with local anesthesia and/or sedatives to help the patient relax. The eyes will also be protected since lasers can be harmful to the patient’s vision. Laser skin resurfacing’s advanced technology allows accurate targeting of smaller areas so the surrounding skin is not affected. A session may take up to 2 hours depending on the patient’s skin conditions.
Ablation vs. Non-Ablation
Laser skin resurfacing may be aggressive, depending on the patient’s aesthetic goals. The more aggressive the treatment (which is referred to as an ablative procedure) the more it wears away the epidermis to let new skin regeneration begin. Recovery with this technique may take up to 3 weeks. The lighter treatment, or non-ablative laser, does not remove any skin. It stimulates deeper layers of the skin to initiate an increased growth of collagen. With this treatment, there will be no downtime for the patient. Both techniques help the skin regenerate. As new layers of skin are developed, skin problems such as wrinkles, mild scars and discoloration are minimized.
There are two types of laser skin resurfacing: the CO2 and Erbium lasers. CO2 is the most popular type in this procedure. It is an ablative method which wounds the epidermis to give way for new skin growth and improve collagen development. The intensity of the laser beams with CO2 is high. Erbium, on the other hand, is a more gentle procedure that only removes superficial skin layers so the recovery period is quicker. Depending on the patient’s skin condition and aesthetic goals, the doctor will recommend the laser that is more suitable for the patient to render better results.
MiXto SX Skin Resurfacing Technology
Cosmetic Surgery Affiliates is thrilled to offer patients a modern, state-of-the-art laser skin rejuvenation treatment with the MiXto SX®. This CO2 technology is able to precisely target skin imperfections with a range of different intensities, depending on your needs. This is the perfect wintertime treatment to get your complexion summer-ready. Some of the benefits of laser skin resurfacing with the MiXto SX include:
- Fast recovery
- Easy aftercare instructions
- Very little downtime
- Stunning results
Laser skin resurfacing with the MiXto SX can be performed three ways:
- As part of a facial rejuvenation procedure
- Using IV sedation and local anesthesia for a more intense treatment
- Using topical anesthesia for a lighter peel
During/After the Procedure
Laser resurfacing is an outpatient procedure. There may be pain during treatment, so local anesthesia can be used to minimize the patient’s discomfort. The doctor may also prescribe the patient a pain reliever after the procedure. The face may be bandaged after treatment. Since the epidermis is peeled away, the skin may appear red for several weeks. As it heals, crusting may be present. It is very important to follow the doctor’s advice on skin care to prevent any scarring. It may take a few days before the patient can resume normal activities. It may also be beneficial to use an extra pillow when sleeping to ease any discomfort.
The average price for laser resurfacing ranges from $1,000 to $2,500. The range depends on the type of laser used and the size of the treated area. Additional costs include medications, doctor and facility fees, or any additional treatments needed. Insurance companies rarely cover any treatment that is cosmetic in nature. If the total cost is more than expected, it may be worthwhile to check other financing options the clinic may offer.
**Fees that are posted are subject to change. No doctor/patient relationship is established until exam. Consent in perpetuity until canceled in writing.
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Laser Skin Resurfacing FAQs
Negative Effects on Skin?
Although the procedure will wear the skin surface away, there is a minimal risk of scarring, especially when post-treatment care is implemented. It is critical to find a reputable doctor or technician with comprehensive experience with laser skin treatments. It’s important for the surgeon to understand different technologies affect different skin types. When done correctly, the result is a long-lasting healthy skin effective in combating signs of aging and skin damage.
Aside from the natural effects of aging, personal habits and environmental factors, results can be long lasting. Maintenance treatments may be considered as signs of aging get more and more significant over time.
Ablative or Non-Ablative?
It depends mainly on the patient’s skin condition and cosmetic goals. Another factor to consider is how quick the recovery period should be or if there should be no downtime for the patient. The doctor will discuss each treatment in detail and recommend the best approach that matches the patient’s circumstances.
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