Laser Skin Resurfacing Cleveland OHLaser Skin Resurfacing
Westlake & Cleveland, OH

Are you looking for the best way to reverse the effects of sun exposure, lifestyle habits and aging on your skin — but aren’t keen on the idea of undergoing surgery? Dr. Joyesh Raj of Raj Plastic Surgery can produce incredible skin rejuvenation results non-surgically with the help of a laser. Laser skin resurfacing smoothes and tightens the skin, blurs wrinkles and corrects irregular pigmentation. Because the treatment is non-surgical, downtime and side effects are minimal.

Experience Matters

When the health and beauty of your skin is at stake, a knowledgeable and experienced doctor should be in charge of the treatment. Laser skin resurfacing requires the use of a state-of-the-art laser and demands careful, precise technique. When performed by a board certified plastic surgeon, laser treatment is generally safe.

Rest assured that Dr. Raj has successfully performed many laser skin resurfacing procedures and is very comfortable handling such advanced equipment. He has a low rate of complications. Dr. Raj is the physician of choice for individuals that want to repair and rejuvenate their skin without the use of needles or injections.

Clearer, Smoother Skin Can Be Yours

Laser Skin Resurfacing Cleveland, OhioIf your skin looks blotchy, uneven, wrinkly or leathery, you might be a great candidate for laser skin resurfacing. Treatment addresses the most common concerns in the quality and texture of the skin (including laxity, lines/wrinkles, scars and spots). After laser skin resurfacing, the skin feels firmer and looks smoother and more even in tone. You will look younger and healthier!
The best part is that you can achieve your skin rejuvenation goals with little healing and downtime. The laser can treat the skin at different depths; a superficial treatment requires a shorter recovery, and a deeper treatment requires additional time. Generally, the post-treatment recovery is much easier and shorter than that of a surgical procedure (such as facelift or eyelid surgery).

Treatment Details

Laser skin resurfacing involves sending short pulses of light to the upper layers of the skin. The light creates tiny injuries and, as the treated area heals, fresh healthy tissue emerges. The result is more beautiful and younger looking skin.

Depending on your specific skin rejuvenation goals, Dr. Raj can select from a few different laser skin resurfacing techniques. He will evaluate your particular areas of concern and examine the thickness of your skin before recommending the most appropriate course of treatment.

Ablative lasers administer a uniform injury to the skin to remove the outermost layer of damaged skin. Nonablative lasers send energy to the deeper layers of the skin, creating heat and causing the production of fresh collagen. Fractional lasers make tiny holes in a special pattern within the deep layer of the skin; the skin then tightens to bridge the space between the micro-injuries.

It typically takes about a week for new skin to form. Gradually, the tone and texture of your skin will look noticeably better. Although laser skin resurfacing does not stop the aging process, you can enjoy the long-lasting results for years to come.


What can I expect during my consultation for laser skin resurfacing?

When you meet with Dr. Raj for your consultation, you will be able to discuss your skin concerns with him as he evaluates your candidacy. Dr. Raj will also ask a series of questions regarding your history and lifestyle to determine if this rejuvenating solution is right for you. If treatment is recommended, you will learn about the details of the laser resurfacing procedure; you will also be provided information on how to prepare for your treatment, which may include instructions to:

  • Avoid tanning or unprotected exposure to the sun
  • Apply a high-quality sunscreen daily to protect your skin
  • Avoid other peels and strong exfoliants leading up to your treatment
  • Apply the recommended topical agent on the skin in the weeks before treatment

Is laser skin resurfacing right for me?

Candidates for laser skin resurfacing face stubborn issues with their skin that diminish its appearance. This treatment may be right for you if you have:

  • Age or liver spots
  • Scars from skin conditions, such as acne
  • Birthmarks that you want eliminated
  • Lines near the eyes and mouth
  • Forehead wrinkles
  • Uneven skin appearance

How many treatments will I need?

Because laser skin resurfacing is a customized treatment, each patient’s treatment plan will differ. If you have only minor aging signs to address, you may need only one or two sessions to see a marked improvement. Patients who need more extensive correction could require more sessions. Dr. Raj will recommend the number of laser skin resurfacing treatments you will need to achieve the results you desire.

What can I do to maintain my results?

After your skin has healed and your results are revealed, it is natural to wonder how long your radiant new complexion will last. Prioritizing a consistent routine can help you maintain your results. This includes:

Sun protection: Apply a high-quality broad-spectrum sunscreen every day. You may need to reapply your sunscreen throughout the day to maintain its effectiveness, especially if you are sweating or spending extended periods of time in the sun. You might also consider wearing a wide-brimmed hat and sunglasses when outdoors to further protect yourself from damaging UV rays.

Moisturizer: Dr. Raj may recommend that you apply a moisturizer to the treatment area after it heals to keep it supple and healthy.

Additional treatments: If Dr. Raj has determined you need a series of treatment sessions to see the clear, smooth, and wrinkle-free results you want, make sure to stick to the treatment plan.

How much does laser skin resurfacing cost?

Dr. Raj understands that cost is an important determiner when considering laser skin resurfacing. The cost of laser skin resurfacing depends on a number of factors, including fees associated with the facility and materials, treatment approach, any prescribed medications, and the expertise of the professional performing your treatment. Cost also varies on the individual case. To learn more about the cost of treatment and the payment options available at Raj Plastic Surgery, contact us today to schedule your consultation.

Schedule a Skin Care Consultation

To learn more about laser skin resurfacing with Dr. Raj, please contact Raj Plastic Surgery today. Call us at (440) 808-8030 to schedule an appointment today.

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