Are you self-conscious about your uneven skin tone and texture? You’re not alone. Get even with your skin with the help of laser skin resurfacing. Board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Cara Downey, and her expert team of professionals are proud to offer laser skin resurfacing with the Fraxel® laser to residents of Houston, Sugar Land, The Woodlands, and the neighboring communities in east Texas.
What is Laser Skin Resurfacing?
Laser skin resurfacing is a minimally invasive, non-surgical cosmetic treatment that evens out your unwanted hyperpigmented skin and uneven skin texture for the ultimate smooth complexion. At Heights Plastic Surgery, we use the Fraxel® laser to improve your overall skin tone, reduce your sun damage, and improve the appearance of your acne scarring. The Fraxel® laser technology is designed with cooling technology to give you smoother and younger-looking skin with minimal discomfort and minimal downtime.
How Much Does Laser Skin Resurfacing Cost in Houston, TX?
The average cost of laser skin resurfacing with the Fraxel® laser in Houston typically ranges from $3,000 to $5,000. The total cost for your laser skin resurfacing treatment will depend on factors such as your surgeon’s fee, the location of your procedure, and other miscellaneous medical expenses. At Heights Plastic Surgery, we accept cash and all major credit cards. We are also happy to offer financing through CareCredit® for patients.
How is Laser Skin Resurfacing Performed?
Before your laser skin resurfacing treatment begins, Dr. Downey will prepare your skin by thoroughly cleaning and applying a topical anesthetic to your desired treated area. This will ensure you will remain as comfortable as possible throughout the entirety of your treatment. Once numb, Dr. Downey will lay you down on one of our comfortable procedure tables and provide you with protective eyewear. She will then start applying bursts of the Fraxel® laser onto your desired treated area. While many patients are fairly comfortable throughout this procedure, most describe the feeling as though their skin is being snapped with a rubber band. Each treatment session typically takes under an hour to complete.
What Can I Expect After My Laser Skin Resurfacing Treatment?
Because laser skin resurfacing with the Fraxel® laser is a minimally invasive treatment, there is no formal downtime or recovery period associated with the procedure. Most patients are able to return to their normal daily activities, including work, following their laser skin resurfacing treatment. Following treatment with the Fraxel® laser, many patients experience their skin being red, swollen, and sensitive to the sun for the next few hours. This is normal and typically resolves on its own. Dr. Downey advises you to moisturize your face and apply a medical-grade sunscreen every day to ensure a smooth and swift recovery.
While many patients may start to see the results of their laser skin resurfacing treatment after just one session, Dr. Downey typically recommends a series of three to five treatments spaced two to four weeks apart to achieve ultimate results.
Am I a Good Candidate for Laser Skin Resurfacing?
Good candidates for Fraxel® laser skin resurfacing treatments are in good general health and have realistic expectations of the results they can expect from their treatment. Ideal candidates for Fraxel® laser skin resurfacing often desire to treat the following concerns.
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Acne scarring
- Sun damage
- Actinic keratosis
- Uneven skin texture
With more than 12 years of unparalleled experience, Dr. Cara Downey is proud to provide her patients with cutting-edge techniques, unmatched results, and quality patient care. Heights Plastic Surgery and Studio Essex Medical Spa offers a wide array of surgical and non-surgical cosmetic procedures to help residents of Houston, Sugar Land, The Woodlands, and neighboring communities in Texas restore their confidence and enhance their natural features. Contact us to schedule your one-on-one consultation with Dr. Downey today.