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Laser skin & resurfacing treatments can help remove skin defects and blemishes by stimulating the body’s natural healing ability. Nearly any laser skin treatment can accomplish this, but many of them require you to take considerable time off due to the long healing time that is needed to see results. Laser skin resurfacing using a fractionated laser (think of how a golf course looks after it’s been aerated – this is what the laser looks like…lots of tiny spots are treated at the same time) is different, as it allows the body to heal from the inside out – minimizing down-time and allowing for a much quicker, more pain-free recovery.
Dr. Hall is happy to offer his patients fractional laser skin resurfacing. Using laser light, Dr. Hall can treat a wide range of skin conditions, such as:
Laser skin resurfacing procedures are performed either in the office or in the accredited surgical center just beneath Knoxville Plastic & Craniofacial Surgery. Usually, a topical anesthetic is all that is needed for the procedure, which is applied approximately an hour before the procedure. The procedure itself takes between 20 and 25 minutes depending on the areas you and Dr. Hall decide to treat.
Fractional laser skin resurfacing differs from many traditional laser skin treatments in that the top layer of skin is not destroyed during treatment, allowing for a much quicker, more comfortable recovery. Most patients will notice some swelling and redness in the treated areas for a few days after laser skin tightening & resurfacing treatment, and may peel as you would if you had a mild sunburn. After a few days, you will notice your skin beginning to look smooth and shiny. However, for treatment of dyschromia (pigment changes in the skin) or fine lines, the laser can be adjusted so that only the top part of the skin is treated. Using the most up-to-date laser technology, the treatment can be customized to your specific concerns – brown spots, fine lines, deep lines, redness, or scars.
Laser skin treatments are priced by the treatment, so the total cost depends on how many treatments are needed to accomplish your skin care goals. A single, full-face treatment costs $900. A chemical peel, which is effective (but not nearly as precise as a laser treatment) starts at $300. The total cost depends on the areas that need to be treated.
If you have any questions laser skin resurfacing, or would like to meet with Dr. Hall to discuss your treatment options for facial rejuvenation, call (865) 973-9500 or use our contact form and request an appointment. For out of town patients, feel free to request an online consult via Skype.