Skin Resurfacing & Rejuvenation
Mercer Island - Seattle - Bellevue
Laser skin resurfacing is one of the most popular anti-aging solutions. Skin resurfacing rejuvenates the appearance of fine lines or wrinkles on your skin by removing a layer of skin. This allows your body to naturally fill in wrinkles and crevices.
Advances in laser technology allow for the use of gentle and safe procedures. Until recently the only options for skin rejuvenation were chemical peels and dermabrasion. Island Dermatology takes pride in offering safe and affordable skin resurfacing and rejuvenation procedures. Along with skin resurfacing we also offer the following anti-aging and rejuvenation services
MicroLaser Peel (MLP) - "The Weekend Peel"
The Sciton MicroLaser Peel neatly removes the outermost layers of the skin. The procedure is individually tailored to the nature of the problem to be corrected: wrinkles, scars, keratoses, or pigmentation problems. The MLP is a great way to return a glow and even tone to your skin. The treatment will be customized for your particular areas of concern and many people return to wearing make-up within 2 days.
Our fractional resurfacing laser creates thin channels at varying depths in the epidermis. The epidermis is around 100 microns thick - roughly the thickness of a sheet of notebook paper. Creating these thin channels promotes rapid healing from the surrounding, untreated skin by stimulating collagen and elastin formation. This laser also takes advantage of the skin's pattern of healing from the edges inward to give you faster recovery from each treatment. A single session covers a small area - a few percent to almost a third of your skins surface.
Fractional resurfacing is a particularly good approach for acne scarring. This kind of scarring can be very deep, and fractional resurfacing allows for very deep channels while maintaining unaffected areas that can contribute to the healing of the skin. Treating acne scars generally requires a series of treatments, over the course of months or longer, but the results are dramatic and striking. This treatment is suitable for all skin types.
MicroLaserPeel (MLP) and Profractional Combined
These two procedures can be used in combination to treat acne scars. Acne scars often create an uneven texture and color or tone to the skin. This treatment is the "one-two punch" of superficial resurfacing and deep collagen remodeling to help blend textures, tone and color. We will customize our course based on your specific needs using different depths in areas of the face where scarring is more or less severe. The MLP treats the surface of the skin to put on a finishing touch, especially around sensitive areas such as the eyelid.
Along with skin resurfacing we also offer the following anti-aging and rejuvenation services
Other Anti-Aging and Rejuvenation Services
- Mole Removal & Cyst Removal
- Skin Tag Removal & Wart Removal
- Age Spot Removal
- Acne Scar Removal
- Wrinkle Removal
- Dermal Fillers
- Chemical Peels
- Sun Damage Treatment
- Skin Tightening
From The Cosmetic Dermatology Blog: Laser Skin Resurfacing
- Mercer Island Man Removes Wrinkles with MicroLaserPeel Using a Profractional Sciton Laser
- What Can You Expect From A Laser Skin Resurfacing Procedure?
- Acne Scar Removal With Micro Laser Peels (MLP)