Laser Resurfacing Specialist

APMI Wellness Center

Aesthetics & Wellness located in Chevy Chase, MD

Aging, sun damage, and skin conditions like acne affect the tone and texture of your skin. These common skin concerns usually don’t respond well to over-the-counter beauty creams. At APMI Wellness Center in Chevy Chase, Maryland, the aesthetics experts offer laser resurfacing to freshen your look and even out your complexion. To schedule a laser resurfacing consultation, call the office or book an appointment online today.

Laser Resurfacing Q & A

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What is laser resurfacing?

Laser resurfacing is one of the many aesthetic services offered at APMI Wellness Center. The advanced aesthetics practice uses innovative technology to help their patients get the best outcomes without the need for extended downtime.

For laser resurfacing, APMI Wellness Center uses the xeo® laser by Cutera®. This advanced aesthetic system allows the team to treat many skin concerns, including:

  • Acne 
  • Scars and acne scars
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Sagging skin
  • Uneven skin tone
  • Enlarged oil glands

The laser resurfacing tool features two advanced types of laser light that minimizes the appearance of your skin imperfections and encourages your body’s natural healing process. 

How do I prepare for laser resurfacing?

When you visit APMI Wellness Center for a laser resurfacing consultation, your provider conducts a thorough history and physical, and closely examines your skin. 

Your provider uses the information gathered during your consultation to develop your treatment plan, which includes the steps you need to take to prepare for your laser resurfacing sessions.

For example, they may ask you to stop taking various supplements or over-the-counter medications (like aspirin or ibuprofen) up to 10 days prior to your treatment. 

If you’re prone to cold sores or fever blisters, you may need to take an antibiotic or antiviral medication before your laser resurfacing session. 

What happens during laser resurfacing?

Your provider performs your laser resurfacing at the office. With the xeo laser system, the team at APMI Wellness Center performs laser resurfacing quickly and efficiently. This is especially beneficial to those with busy schedules. 

To minimize discomfort, your provider applies a numbing lotion to your skin prior to your laser resurfacing. Then, they place the laser resurfacing tool over your skin to get the desired results. 

What happens after laser resurfacing?

There’s no need for downtime following laser resurfacing at APMI Wellness Center, and you can go back to your usual day after your session. You may experience some redness and swelling after your treatment, but you can ease these side effects with a cold compress. 

You may need more than one laser resurfacing session to get the best results. The number and frequency of your sessions depends on your beauty concerns and goals.

To schedule your laser resurfacing consultation at APMI Wellness Center, call the office or book an appointment online today.