Laser Resurfacing

How Does Laser Resurfacing Work?

Laser resurfacing is a dermatological procedure that uses lasers to smooth and refine the surface of the skin while also reinvigorating the layers of skin below. Laser resurfacing uses an intense beam of light directly on the surface of the skin to destroy the very outer layer or epidermis. The laser’s heat also addresses the skin below the epidermis, stimulating the production of collagen in the dermis which results in tighter skin tone and smoother texture overtime. Getting good results with laser resurfacing can take several sessions. Your dermatologist can consult with you about the best approach for your needs.

Conditions Treated by Laser Resurfacing

Laser resurfacing is one of the most popular procedures used in the world of dermatology. It can address a wide range of conditions related to aging sun damage and scarring. Conditions that can see great results through laser resurfacing include acne scarring and damage, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, warts and enlarged pores in the nose. Given that the laser is designed to create some minor damage in the skin, patients should expect some recovery time after treatment. If you would like to explore what laser resurfacing can do for your skin, speak with your dermatologist today.

Related Conditions

Acne Scars

Acne scars are the marks left on skin that has been affected by acne. They can be triggered by cystic lesions, picking and scratching. Learn More

Dilated Pores

For most, pores are barely visible. But for some, their pores are dilated (or enlarged). Learn More

Fine Lines and Wrinkles

Fine lines and wrinkles are a natural function of aging that can present at any age and on any type of skin. Learn More


Freckles are a common skin condition and non-life threatening that typically appear as small brown spots. Learn More


Hyperpigmentation is a condition of the skin in which it appears darker than usual. Learn More

Port Wine Stains

A port wine stain is a vascular birthmark that resembles wine spilled across the skin. Learn More

Sunspots & Sun Damage

Sunspots and sun damage, sometimes referred to as liver spots or age spots, are small flat and dark areas on the skin. Learn More


Warts are a common condition that create small, granular skin growths on the surface of the skin. Learn More

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