Skin Resurfacing treatments

What is
Skin Resurfacing?

Sunspots, hyperpigmentation, wrinkles, and fine lines are common skincare concerns that can be treated by skin resurfacing. Skin resurfacing involves the use of a precise, medical-grade laser to remove the top layer of your skin, allowing new, healthier skin cells to come to the surface, leading to a more vibrant and youthful-looking complexion. 

While the sound of removing a layer of your skin might sound nerve-wracking, it’s important to note that skin resurfacing is a safe procedure, as long as it’s done by knowledgeable professionals, like our friendly staff at Urban Beauty Bar. While this is an outpatient procedure that doesn’t require any significant downtime, you may expect some redness and swelling after your procedure. 

If you’re looking for a minimally invasive option, we’re happy to say that Urban Beauty Bar now brings Fractora and Morpheus8 treatments near you.

How does Skin Resurfacing Work?

Skin resurfacing works by puncturing the skin at a controlled rate with fine needles while simultaneously dispersing heat. The needles allow for deeper penetration while the heat emitted promotes the tightening of our collagen tissues. Through the use of puncturing the skin, we are able to reach beyond the superficial layers of our skin and really target all of our concerns from the inside-out. By targeting your skin concerns from an inward approach, we are able to tackle and resolve the root solutions to all of our skin concerns opposed to only targeting them from a superficial level. At Urban Beauty Bar, our skin resurfacing treatments are our first-pick for those clients that have multiple concerns and are committed to entering on their new journey with Urban Beauty Bar. At Urban Beauty Bar, we always advise our clients that every treatment plan is a journey that will take time and commitment but with the works of both of our clients and our skincare professionals, we will be able to tackle any skincare concern that comes our way!

Is Skin Resurfacing Safe?

To reiterate, we’re using a concentrated laser to remove the topmost layer of the skin, which means it’s normal to experience some irritation after your procedure. We may limit this treatment for those with sensitive skin or for patients prone to cold sores, acne, eczema, or any other skin sensitivities. However, if you are a client interested in a skin resurfacing treatment and want to address concerns regarding fine lines and wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, tightening and brightening treatment, we offer complimentary consultations to help you assess your skin and work on a treatment plan with you to help you reach your skin goals!

While skin resurfacing is a generally safe procedure, it must strictly be done under the supervision of a licensed professional. At Urban Beauty Bar, we may use a topical anesthetic to numb the skin and prevent discomfort. We’ll also provide you with all the information that you need for the appropriate aftercare to ensure the best results. 

If you would like to avoid the redness and swelling associated with skin resurfacing,  At Urban Beauty Bar you can also look towards Microneedling as an amazing and less invasive alternative.

What are the benefits of Skin Resurfacing Treatments?

Skin resurfacing is for anyone who wishes to improve the look and feel of their skin. While it is more extensive than a traditional facial, it isn’t as invasive as a surgical procedure. 

If you’re looking for the perfect middle ground for youthful skin, skin resurfacing is safe and effective.

You may be familiar with DIY skin resurfacing devices. These home devices will barely puncture the skin and cause more of a safety concern as they have the ability to cause severe trauma to the skin. To truly see a visible increase in collagen production, acne scars, fine lines and wrinkles, we always advise seeking a professional and their medical-grade devices which they have been extensively educated and trained on to perform such invasive treatments as skin resurfacing.

Skin Resurfacing treatments

Skin Resurfacing Benefits

If you think skin resurfacing sounds right for you, you’ll be happy to hear that there are many benefits that come with Urban Beauty Bar’s laser skin resurfacing treatment. 

Some of these benefits include: 

  • Lightening of scars, including acne marks
  • Reducing hyperpigmentation, or the appearance of dark spots, age spots, and sunspots
  • Reducing fine lines 
  • Skin tightening 
  • Providing smoother skin 
  • Leaving skin looking brighter 
  • Increasing collagen production 
  • Decreasing the appearance of enlarged pores
  • Overall, laser skin resurfacing procedures can improve the look and feel of your skin for a more vibrant complexion.

If you’ve been looking for professional laser skin resurfacing near you, Urban Beauty Bar is here for you.

Does Skin Resurfacing Require Multiple Treatments?

For a skin resurfacing treatment, it is recommended to complete a series of 3 treatments to see a great difference. The benefits of completing a series of three treatments is that it allows our technicians to repeatedly work on the target area and breakdown any fine lines or wrinkles, scarring, spots or loose skin that may be apparent. Treatments are typically completed once every 4-6 weeks and once a client falls into a maintenance routine, treatments can be completed once to twice a year. The beauty about skin resurfacing is that it allows you to completely transform your skin in only a matter of 3 treatments. If you are looking to transform your skin and feel confident, the team at Urban Beauty Bar can help you feel amazing!

The Side Effects of Skin Resurfacing

As mentioned, skin resurfacing is a safe procedure, but there are some possible side effects you have to be aware of, including burning, rashes, bumps, redness, infection, and swelling. However, closely following both the pre-and post-care instructions that we provide should help prevent any of these issues.

While you can save money with homerollers, they won’t produce any visible results. Instead, invest in yourself and your skin and opt for professional skin resurfacing services that will be worth the investment after you’ve done the treatment. If you’re looking to see noticeable results, try one of our skin resurfacing treatments at Urban Beauty Bar.

The Costs of Skin Resurfacing

Costs will vary depending on how much skin area we’re covering. Some may only wish to treat problem areas like fine lines around the mouth or crow’s feet. For others, a full skin resurfacing treatment may be more applicable. You can always contact us to book a complimentary consultation which will allow us to assess your skin thoroughly, review your concerns and determine the price for the service you want. 

Your skin should look visibly tighter after the redness and irritation settle down from your session. However, in order to maintain your results and really get the full benefits of skin resurfacing, we do recommend a regular appointment routine paired with targeted products to help your skin stay on track when you’re not in the clinic.

Pre-Care Recommendations Prior to your Skin Resurfacing Treatment

Since laser skin resurfacing involves removing the top layer of your skin, redness and swelling will be inevitable right after your procedure. All you need to do is follow our customized pre-care instructions so you can significantly decrease the chances of dramatic swelling. 

First off, if you are taking medications such as Ibuprofen, aspirin, or Vitamin E, you must not take any for at least ten days prior to your procedure. In addition, we also encourage clients who smoke to refrain from doing so for at least two weeks before they are set to receive the treatment. 

In terms of skincare treatment prior to your appointment, please refrain from using topical treatments in the meantime. While you can certainly cleanse and moisturize your skin as usual, anything strong like retinol or any other actives should be avoided. 

Before you come in for your appointment, we’ll provide you with more detailed pre-care recommendations.

Post-Care Instructions After your Skin Resurfacing Treatment

How well you take care of your skin after your appointment can significantly impact how long your post-procedure recovery will take. 

In general, clients should expect healing to take at least 3-10 days and will vary significantly depending on the area covered during your treatment. Most clients can expect redness, peeling, and swelling. Keep in mind that this is all normal. 

To reduce these symptoms, clients should enhance their cleansing routine to ensure that the skin remains dirt- and toxin-free. A moisturizer can also help soothe the treatment area. In addition, you’ll need to apply a broad-spectrum physical sunscreen to protect your skin during the day.

After your treatment, we will also provide you with more details about which skincare products we recommend for your post-treatment recovery.

Skin Resurfacing

Discover the Power of
Skin Resurfacing

There is no shortage of skin care treatments you can get out there, but if you’re ready to make a dramatic change to both the look and feel of your skin, laser skin resurfacing is a treatment that we always recommend to clients. Done under the guidance of our licensed professionals at Urban Beauty Bar, skin resurfacing is a treatment that can reduce signs of aging, improve hyperpigmentation, and boost your vibrance for a more youthful complexion. Skin resurfacing truly does it all. What’s not to love? 

May it be anti-aging, improving the appearance of hyperpigmentation, or smoothing out the surface of your skin, there is a skincare treatment that truly does it all. If you’ve been looking for the top provider of skin resurfacing near you, now is the time to book your appointment with Urban Beauty Bar.

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