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Center for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
5333 McAuley Drive, Suite 5001
Ypsilanti, MI 48197
Phone: (734) 712-2323
Monday–Friday: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
There are various skin resurfacing procedures including: Laser resurfacing, Chemical peels and Dermabrasion. The techniques for all treatments are quite different often with similar results.
Laser resurfacing utilizes a pulsed laser device to vaporize the superficial layers of the skin.
Chemical peels are liquid solutions applied to the skin that are available in light, medium and deep strengths.
Dermabrasion is a process that involves a surgical tool to mechanically remove layers of skin. Most of these procedures are done on an outpatient basis under local anesthesia with sedation. Some lighter resurfacing may not require any anesthesia.
Additional procedures that may enhance the result:
Our board-certified and fellowship-trained plastic surgeons have more than 100 years of combined experience in all facets of cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. As a qualified and compassionate team, they share a goal of providing a safe and rewarding plastic surgery experience while creating exceptional results worthy of your trust.
With skin resurfacing procedures, patients will be sent home with specific written instructions. The affected areas are properly cleansed and treated with topical agents by the patient several times daily for about one week. Mild to moderate redness is normal for most skin resurfacing techniques and will fade gradually. It is imperative that the newly treated skin is not exposed to any sun until the physician approves. After complete healing a sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or higher is recommended daily.
Read more about the recovery time following a procedure here.
Skin resurfacing procedures are considered cosmetic and are not covered by insurance. The patient is responsible for payment.
At the Center for Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, we look forward to helping you achieve your aesthetic goals. Please request your consultation with our easy-to-use online form or call our office at (734) 712-2323 to schedule your visit.