We’re always honest with our patients about what to expect from laser resurfacing treatments, and you definitely may experience some discomfort from the laser’s heat. That’s why we offer a selection of pain relief options
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Turn over a new leaf for your skin
Are you ready to emerge from the cocoon of your dull skin and shine like a beautiful butterfly? Thousands of patients turn to laser resurfacing in Philadelphia for effective, customizable treatments that help shed the outer layer of skin and reveal more youthful, even, and softer skin!
Fraxel is an innovative resurfacing treatment that creates the microscopic injuries that trigger your skin’s healing.
With built-in cooling, CoolPeel is a comfortable laser treatment that still achieves the turnover in old skin cells that you’re looking for.
We love CO2 Deka for tightening, toning, and textural improvement of your skin. This is a low-downtime laser that gives incredible results.
Clear + Brilliant Touch
Safe for all skin types, Clear + Brilliant uses a small beam of laser energy to wake up your skin and encourage collagen production.
Bringing You Results
The science of laser skin resurfacing
Laser skin resurfacing is becoming one of the most popular methods for tackling common skin problems and signs of aging. This facial rejuvenation procedure is perfect to combat imperfections from fine lines to tone and texture.
Using laser technology, our devices at About Face Aesthetics gently remove the outermost layer of skin while heating up the layer underneath, which stimulates collagen production. The treatment altogether uses the body’s natural healing process to regenerate the skin’s surface.
Worry-free laser resurfacing
Topical numbing creams provide effective pain relief for moderately uncomfortable skin treatments.
Pronox is a 50/50 mixture of nitrous oxide and oxygen. Often called “laughing gas,” it relieves anxiety and pain.
For a deeper level of numbing, we can utilize lidocaine injections.
Caring for your skin before and after laser resurfacing
Following our pre-care and post-care advice helps ensure successful results from your laser skin treatment.
Arrive at your appointment with clean skin
If prescribed, start an anti-viral medication 1 day before treatment and continue as directed
If you have hair on your treatment area, it should be cleanly shaven so there is no visible stubble
Sun exposure for 4 to 6 weeks before treatment
Self tanner for at least 1 week before treatment
Accutane for a minimum of 6 months prior to treatment
Use sunscreen with at least SPF 30
Sleep with a clean pillowcase and head slightly elevated. Swelling may occur upon awakening for the first 48 hours post-treatment
You may resume retinol products 7 days after your procedure
Keep a very thin layer of moisturizer on as needed for up to 3 days post-procedure. Do not let the skin dry out!
Use a gentle facial cleanser
Apply sunscreen throughout the day—once in the morning is not enough to protect you!
To reduce the risk of infection: please notify us immediately if you notice new onset of redness, warmth, or swelling; whitish to yellowish film on the treated area, with or without foul odor; fever greater than 100.3 degrees Fahrenheit
A sunburn sensation may linger for 12-24 hours after the procedure is completed.
Avoid makeup for a minimum of 48 hours post-procedure. After this time, mineral makeup is recommended.
Avoid applying ‘active’ ingredients to the skin for 1 week—this includes Benzoyl Peroxide, Salicylic Acid, Alpha-Hydroxy Acid (AHA), Beta-Hydroxy Acid (BHA), Retinol, Vitamin C, and alcohol-based toners.
Avoid direct sunlight for 48 hours after your treatment & wear 50 SPF sunscreen thereafter to protect the skin.
Avoid strenuous exercise for 24 hours after your treatment
Avoid hot tubs, saunas, and steam rooms for 1 week post-procedure.
Laser Resurfacing FAQs
Because they go through such rigorous testing, laser devices for skin resurfacing are incredibly low-risk. Our providers go through extensive and ongoing training so we can safely treat any skin type or tone.
We get it, laser resurfacing is an investment in yourself that can include downtime for healing, and we get a lot of patients who wonder if laser resurfacing is worth it. That said, nearly everyone who undergoes laser resurfacing. absolutely says it’s worth it for the incredible rejuvenating effects on their skin.
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Philly’s Premier Med Spa Destination
For a med spa that you can feel confident trusting, About Face Aesthetics is the best in the Philadelphia area, serving Main Line, Delaware County, and surrounding suburbs for more than a decade.
We offer a wide variety of laser treatments, microneedling, chemical peels, facials, acne options, and cosmetic injections with personalized care others cannot match.