Laser Skin Resurfacing in Austin, TX

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Beleza Surgery is one of a few medspas in the nation to use the Opus Plasma Laser for fractional skin resurfacing, and the first in the Austin area.

What Is Skin Resurfacing?

For decades now, skin resurfacing procedures help repair the skin, typically using laser technology. Areas most commonly treated include the face, neck, upper chest, and hands. It can be the most dramatic non-invasive, non-surgical method to repair and renew the skin to address a wide range of skin concerns.

For someone who is experiencing aging, acne, blotching from sun exposure, scars, stretch marks, wrinkles, or lines, then laser skin resurfacing may help your skin look younger and healthier. This procedure uses a fractional-based skin resurfacing method that involves creating microscopic injuries to just a fraction of the skin. This leads to stimulation of natural wound healing, a response from your body, repairing the skin itself.

Why Opus Plasma?

The new Opus Plasma Fractional Laser procedure builds on the foundation of the popular and widely accepted science of fractional skin resurfacing. Beleza Surgery is the first to carry the new machine in the Austin area. The Opus uses plasma as an energy source to carry out the fractional skin resurfacing procedure.

Opus Plasma uses a one-of-a-kind plasma technology to control the energy distributed on to the skin with precision, minimizing inflammation that leads to longer recovery. The biggest advantage of the Opus Plasma Fractional Laser versus other skin resurfacing methods is downtime – Opus Plasma requires less downtime to recover.

What Are the Benefits of Laser Skin Resurfacing?

At Beleza Surgery, we know that as we age, our skin might become dry, dull, and lifeless. With laser skin resurfacing treatments performed with the Opus Plasma platform, we can offer Austin, TX individuals an opportunity at revitalized skin with a treatment that may yield many amazing benefits, including:

  • Enhancing skin health
  • Minimizing wrinkles and fine lines
  • Smoothing out uneven skin texture
  • Improving skin tone and color
  • Lessening visible pores
  • Reducing the appearance acne scars and other types of scarring
  • Limiting the appearance of hyperpigmentation
  • Achieving a youthful look

What Should I Expect?

The entire procedure for Opus Plasma is a quick, 15-minute treatment in office. A Doctor, Nurse Practitioner, or Physician Assistant will do the laser resurfacing procedure and will give an application of a topical anesthetic. As mentioned before, there is minimal downtime, so you can undergo the treatment a few days or a week before an event.

We offer a complimentary consultation with the practitioner and she/he will assess your skin and personalized the best treatment plan for you based on your skin goals. You may begin to notice improvements just after one treatment, but for optimal results, 2 or 3 treatments may be recommended.

Is The Treatment Painful?

Every patient and treatment plan is different and a degree of discomfort will vary with everyone. Topical anesthetic can be applied by the practitioner to numb the treatment area before the treatment takes place to minimize any discomfort.

What Does Recovery Look Like?

Recovery depends on the treatment plan that has been recommended by your practitioner. You may experience a day or two of mild to moderate redness and swelling, but not significant enough to interfere with your day-to-day activities. Using moderate settings can lower the downtime to minimal. Studies have shown that Opus Plasma required 50% less downtime when compared to another fractional skin resurfacing laser.

Who Is A Good Candidate for Opus Plasma?

The Opus Plasma is a versatile tool to meet the needs of a wide demographic population of patients of different age groups, skin types, and skin concerns. If you are someone that wants to address aging, acne, blotching from sun exposure, scars, stretch marks, wrinkles, or lines, then looking into an Opus Plasma treatment would be desirable. A practitioner will be able to develop the optimal treatment plan for you and is able to dial the energy of plasma to personalize your needs.

Laser Skin Resurfacing FAQ

What is the price of Opus Plasma laser skin resurfacing?
Plasma fibroblast skin resurfacing prices vary depending on the type of treatment you get and the number of treatments needed to reach your aesthetic goals. During your initial consultation, we will understand your cosmetic issues and desires prior to discussing the numerous varieties of plasma resurfacing available. Then, we will help you select your resurfacing treatment and talk to you about pricing.

What is recovery like after laser skin resurfacing?
One of our experienced team members will explain how you can help your skin heal following your laser skin resurfacing session. The number one rule is to not pick or peel flaking skin. This can lead to long-term damage, such as scarring. You need to skip all types of hair removal in the treatment area, which means no waxing, shaving, or depilatory creams. In addition, you should apply SPF 50 or wear a hat while you're outside. Our team can recommend a cream to help promote recovery for the treated areas.

Do I need multiple Opus laser skin resurfacing treatments?
Just one fractional plasma skin resurfacing session normally offers rejuvenated enhancements for many people. To attain your best possible results, you might choose to get a set of 3 – 4 sessions scheduled 2 – 4 weeks apart. For aggressive rejuvenation settings, more time can be needed between appointments. After the initial treatments, we recommend arranging maintenance plasma sessions a couple of times each year at Beleza Surgery.

How can I help my skin recover after a resurfacing treatment?
Dr. Hix-Hernandez or a member of her team will discuss how you can speed skin healing following your laser resurfacing treatment. The number one rule is do not pick or peel flaking skin. Doing this could create long-term damage like scars. You should skip all hair removal methods on the treated skin, which include waxing, shaving, or depilatory creams. We can suggest an ointment to help soothe and heal treated areas.

How often should I get laser resurfacing treatments?
Depending on the resurfacing options you and Dr. Hix-Hernandez select for your procedure, you might need to wait a few weeks or even months between appointments. You should tell Dr. Hix-Hernandez about how frequently you are willing to come back for appointments so she can consider this when choosing a type of resurfacing in your initial consultation.

Should I get laser skin resurfacing, a chemical peel, or microneedling?
After listening to your concerns, Dr. Hix-Hernandez will help you choose whether laser skin resurfacing, microneedling, or a chemical fits your needs and goals. Although they all improve your skin, each has benefits and drawbacks. During your consultation, Dr. Hix-Hernandez can review each option and make a recommendation for your treatment plan.

A Softer, Smoother Complexion

Beleza Surgery laser skin resurfacing procedures provide outstanding results if you want a younger-looking complexion. If you are curious about a laser peel and would like to hear more about them, as well as additional nonsurgical options at our Cedar Park, TX practice, we encourage you to call our team today to schedule your consultation.

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