Laser Resurfacing

What is Laser Resurfacing?

Laser skin resurfacing is a treatment performed to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, scars, and skin blemishes for a more even complexion. This is achieved through short, concentrated beams of laser light that are targeted at skin concerns. This light stimulates collagen production for a renewed and glowing complexion.

The treatment can be used to target:

  • Acne scars.
  • Fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Sun-damaged skin.
  • Liver spots.
  • Warts.
  • Birthmarks.
  • Large pores.
  • Uneven skin tone.

Candidates for Laser Resurfacing

Healthy individuals who are looking to achieve a renewed, more even complexion can benefit from laser resurfacing. However, those who have active acne, deep wrinkles, or sagging skin may not be the best candidates Individuals with darker skin tones also have a greater risk of hyperpigmentation. To learn more about this treatment and if it is right for you, contact our office to schedule a consultation appointment.

The Procedure

When it comes to laser skin resurfacing, there are two types of lasers that can be used, including ablative lasers and non-ablative lasers. Ablative lasers remove the outermost layers of the skin and trigger new skin to heal in its place, while non-ablative lasers do not remove the skin’s surface. Instead, they work by heating the skin below the surface to stimulate collagen growth. The laser that is right for you and your skin goals will be decided from a discussion with your surgeon.


Following laser resurfacing your skin will feel as if you have a mild sunburn. Swelling, itching, and stinging may also occur for a couple of days after the treatment. Depending on the specific treatment, your skin may also blister or peel. 

We will provide you with instructions on how to clean your skin, which protective treatments to apply when you can resume your regular skincare routine, and more. Please do not hesitate to reach out to our office regarding any post-treatment questions or concerns.


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While some people may see an immediate difference in their skin following treatment, improvements will continue for up to a year. You can enjoy your youthful complexion for years to come!

Schedule Your Consultation

If you are looking to improve your complexion, laser resurfacing may be the answer! To learn more about this treatment and if it is right for you, contact North Valley Cosmetic Surgery in Scottsdale, AZ today.


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