Laser Skin Resurfacing

Laser Skin Resurfacing in Scottsdale – The Skin Center at Maffi Plastic Surgery

Lasers have rapidly become the new gold standard for quick, efficient and extremely effective treatment of many skin conditions. Laser skin resurfacing is a cosmetic treatment that can remove wrinkles or layers of aged and sun-damaged skin while stimulating collagen production for a radiant, youthful and beautiful facial appearance. At Maffi Plastic Surgery, we utilize the best technology to deliver superior results.

Depending on each patient’s current skin conditions and aesthetic desires, laser skin resurfacing can be performed at different levels of depth to achieve the best results. Dr. Maffi and his staff offer the following laser skin resurfacing treatments.

Arctic Peel (Erbium)
The Arctic Peel is a minimally invasive peel that provides a deeper resurfacing than regular microdermabrasion. It is ideal for patients who are interested in laser resurfacing but do not want any down time. The treatment will help decrease the appearance of sun damage and early aging by giving the skin a more polished look and improve texture. It also helps stimulates collagen but will not erase wrinkles or brown spots. Patients will see minimal redness after the treatment, which can last one to two days.

Arctic Peel Plus (Erbium)
The Arctic Peel Plus is more aggressive than the Arctic Peel because it penetrates deeper into the skin. This treatment is also known as the "weekend laser peel", patients who have treatment on a Friday will see reduced redness by Monday. The Arctic Peel Plus will also provide skin with a better glow and improve texture. The residual redness for the Arctic Peel Plus typically lasts two to four days.

MicroLaser Peel by Sciton
MicroLaser Peel removes a thin, superficial layer of damaged skin to improve texture and provide a more youthful appearance. This procedure improves mild wrinkles, facial scars, keratosis, sun damage and pigment irregularities. One of the advantages of MicroLaser Peel is that is does not penetrate deep into the skin and is therefore well tolerated. Recovery time is three to four days, after which patients enjoy radiant, beautiful skin. Dr. Maffi and his staff perform MicroLaser Peel on patients who need subtle improvements in tone and texture.

Laser Peel by Sciton
Laser Peel is a more invasive skin resurfacing treatment that removes a deeper layer of skin, as determined by Dr. Maffi and his team on a case by case basis. It is used to improve deep wrinkles in even the most difficult areas, including around the eyes and the mouth; it can also be used to treat deep or protruding scars, solar spots, actinic keratoses and poor skin texture/tone. The best candidates for laser peel are older individuals with significant sun damage and signs of aging. Laser peel is performed under topical or subcutaneous local anesthesia and requires a longer recuperation of approximately two weeks or more, depending on the depth of treatment.

Pigment FX by Lumenis
Pigment FX is a sophisticated laser treatment performed by a CO2 laser to improve dark sun spots and pigment irregularities. During this procedure, only a fraction of the skin’s surface is treated, leaving the surrounding tissue unharmed. This technique allows Dr. Maffi and his staff to help their patients eliminate the most unsightly pigment-related irregularities with minimum downtime (about one to two days). The results become visible right away, and patients are free to resume their daily activities as long as they protect the treatment area from the sun and other harmful environmental factors.

Total FX by Lumenis
Total FX laser skin resurfacing is an effective treatment for deep facial wrinkles and lines that penetrates at a much deeper level to improve the most severe skin irregularities. In addition, Total FX has an immediate skin tightening effect and improves skin tone and texture. One of the most well-known advantages of Total FX is that it stimulates collagen production, and the aesthetic results continue to improve over the next four to six months. Total FX is a fractional treatment, meaning only affected areas of the skin are treated, leaving bridges of unharmed skin to facilitate the regeneration process. Total FX yields remarkable, long-lasting results with just one treatment.

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