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Laser Resurfacing in Reno, NV


Whether from age, lifestyle, or genetics, it is common for men and women to struggle with skin blemishes, including wrinkles, sun spots, and acne scarring. These marks can cause many people to feel self-conscious, even causing them to stay inside and away from others. However, laser skin resurfacing can help treat these skin conditions. Along with reducing the appearance of skin lesions and marks, laser resurfacing can smooth and tighten the skin to improve your comfort and confidence.

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What Can Laser Resurfacing Achieve?

Decreased Skin Blemishes


Laser resurfacing treatments help jumpstart your body’s natural healing processes to address various lesions on the facial skin. It does this by damaging the outer layer of the skin (the epidermis) while simultaneously heating the underlying skin (the dermis). The new skin will grow back stronger and healthier than the original skin.

Smoother Skin


As the outer layer of your skin is intentionally damaged by the laser treatment, the collagen in your skin is stimulated. Collagen is responsible for the strength and texture of your skin, which means that the new skin will have higher amounts of collagen in it to make it smoother in appearance and feel.

Tighter Skin


As men and women age, their skin develops wrinkles and fine lines. These skin lesions can be treated with laser resurfacing. Similar to how the skin becomes smoother after laser resurfacing treatments, the increased collagen, as well as increased elastin, will cause the new skin to grow stronger and firmer, allowing you to look as young as you feel.

What Does a Laser Resurfacing Treatment Entail?

Anesthesia


Before your treatment, you will be given a topical or subcutaneous local anesthesia. This will ensure that you will not feel any pain during the treatment.

The Treatment


After the application of the anesthesia, Dr. Bonaldi will take the handheld laser resurfacing device and move it over the troublesome areas of your skin. This ablative treatment uses a high-energy light (laser) to destroy the epidermis and heat the underlying dermis to promote the healthy growth of new skin.

Results


While you will see some results immediately following your treatment, your full results will not be apparent until two to three weeks later.

After you’ve finished your treatments, your skin will look and feel smoother, firmer, and healthier, allowing you the confidence in yourself that you’ve been missing.

Addressing Your Concerns

Recovery


Immediately after your treatment, you will likely have some redness and swelling, though these side effects will dissipate within a week. The recovery process usually takes two to three weeks. During this time, the damaged epidermis will dry and peel off your body to allow the new, healthy skin to grow.

Cost


The cost of laser skin resurfacing treatments varies with each patient. The extent of the procedure (size of treatment area and number of areas being treated) all factor into the final price. You will be given your laser resurfacing cost estimate at your consultation.

Pain


Because a topical or local anesthesia is administered, you will not feel any pain, though some patients have reported minor discomfort during their treatment. This is due to the nature of the laser resurfacing procedure.

Frequently Asked Questions


  • Is laser resurfacing right for me?

    If you have facial skin blemishes, wrinkles, and fine lines that you would like to get rid of, then laser skin resurfacing may be the answer you’ve been looking for. At your consultation, Dr. Bonaldi will evaluate your skin condition to confirm that you are a candidate for laser treatment.

  • What type of laser treatments do you offer?

    Dr. Bonaldi is proud to offer several options of laser resurfacing treatments, depending on the type of correction you are looking for. These include:

  • Can I combine my laser resurfacing with other procedures?

    Yes. Many patients choose to combine their laser resurfacing treatments with other procedures to attain even more dynamic results.

  • How long do treatments take?

    Though the length of laser resurfacing treatments varies with each patient, depending on the size of the area being treated as well as the number of places being treated, most sessions take 15 to 30 minutes to complete.

  • How many treatment sessions will I need to have?

    Only one treatment is recommended for most patients.

  • Will laser resurfacing work on my skin?

    Laser skin resurfacing is safe and effective for all skin types. It is important to note, however, that some people experience temporary skin color change (hyperpigmentation or hypopigmentation), though the skin usually reverts back to its natural tone over time.

  • How long will my results last?

    Your results should last three to five years before needing to be treated again. However, with a healthy lifestyle (balanced diet, consistent exercise, and good skin care routine), your results can be prolonged.

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Louis A. Bonaldi MD
6630 South McCarran Blvd. Suite B20
Reno, Nevada 89509
(775) 828-7400


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