Full-Field Laser Skin Resurfacing- Dramatic Treatments Produce Dramatic Results

before and after results of laser skin resurfacing to the eyes at SkinspirationsOften one area of the face looks older than the rest of the face and a single full-field laser skin resurfacing treatment to that area can result in an overall appearance that appears 10 years younger.

Deep full-field ablative laser resurfacing produces dramatic improvement in fine lines, "crepey" skin, sun damage, tightening, and texture with just one treatment. It works by vaporizing away the outer layers of skin to a customized, predetermined depth that is replaced with brand new, smooth, younger looking skin. 

Full-field laser resurfacing with an erbium laser has less risks of scarring, loss of pigment, and prolonged redness than resurfacing with a CO2 laser, and the results can be just as dramatic. 

Only one treatment is needed but it's not a good choice for the faint of heart, since it requires more social downtime and has more associated risks than fractionated ablative laser treatments.

Obviously, with an aggressive treatment like this, it's important to have it done by a skilled, experienced doctor who not only has experience with the procedure, but also the knowledge to manage any potential complications. Dr. Elliott has been providing full-field resurfacing treatments since 2007, has trained other physicians for Cutera Lasers, and practiced emergency and trauma medicine for over fifteen years before going into medical esthetics.

Full-field laser resurfacing can be done over the entire face or only to those areas where superficial lines are present, such as around the eyes or mouth. 

What to Expect with Laser Resurfacing:

Depending on the area of the face treated, anesthesia may consist of a combination of a topical anesthetic cream and/or injected anesthetic, as well as oral pain medicine if you have someone to drive you home. Nitrous oxide is also available and complimentary.  

If it's determined that you're a good candidate for full-field laser resurfacing, provide us with your pharmacy phone number and we'll call in prescriptions for anti-viral and pain medicine so you that you don't have to go to a pharmacy after your treatment.

When the procedure is complete, the treated area feels very hot so cold dressings are applied and reapplied until the areas cool down. A soothing, moisturizing dressing is then applied before you go home. The treated area will feel sunburned and uncomfortable for the first few days and there will be some weeping and swelling of the area, depending on the depth of treatment. We provide all the supplies needed for at least a week, including a mild cleanser, laser balm, and even a disposable pillowcase and headband. 

Redness in the treated areas lasts for weeks to sometimes months occasionally, depending on the depth of treatment and your skin type. Post-resurfacing redness tends to last longest in people with very fair complexions. Green-tinted concealers work to conceal redness best and can be used as soon as the thick moisturizer is no longer needed.

Most patients can return to work and social activities about 6 days after full-field laser resurfacing around the eyes, but the downtime for treatments around the mouth, where the skin is thicker, may require up to 10 days of recovery. Strict sun avoidance is necessary for at least 3 months after facial laser resurfacing and a professional skin care program is encouraged to maintain the results indefinitely.

How long do the results last?Before and after photos of full-field laser resurfacing to the face, at Skinspirations

When old skin has been replaced with new skin, it's like turning back the clock. The new skin begins aging again at the same rate as before, but as if it was from an earlier age, with improvement that lasts for years.

Prices for full-field laser resurfacing ranges from $875 for the eyes to $1,975 for the full face.

If you are interested in learning more about how Laser Skin Resurfacing treatments can improve your appearance, schedule a free consultation online or call us at 727-571-1923.

Before & After

  • Results of laser resurfacing face

  • before after laser skin resurfacing wrinkles damage