Skin Resurfacing

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Dr. Scott Thompson offers a variety of Skin Resurfacing procedures to treat a variety of skin concerns, such as scarring, sunspots, age spots, fine lines and wrinkles and to improve the overall look and health of the skin. There are a variety of techniques and procedures that can be used to achieve a patients individual goals, including:

 

Chemical Peels

A chemical peel is a procedure in which a chemical exfoliant (acid or base) is applied to remove damaged layers of skin. Chemical peels are graded (very superficial to deep) depending on the depth of penetration and the layer of skin that is removed with a peel. Depending on the amount and depth of photodamage, real improvement in sun spots, wrinkles, and hyperpigmentation may require different depths of chemical peels.
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Dermabrasion

Dermabrasion is a skin resurfacing procedure that has been used for many years to improve lines, wrinkles, acne scars, skin pigmentation, and traumatic scars. Through an abrasive technique similar to light sanding, the top layers of skin that have accumulated years of damage from sun exposure and the natural aging process are removed. This allows healthy skin cells to proliferate and lay down new collagen, which results in a thicker, healthier outer skin layer with fewer wrinkles and areas of discoloration.
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Fractional CO2 Laser Resurfacing

Fractional CO2 Laser Resurfacing has recently been voted the #1 anti-aging breakthrough in the last decade according to WebMD. Dr. Thompson uses Sandstone Medical’s revolutionary Fractional CO2 laser to treat a number of skin conditions, including wrinkles, scars, pigmentation and uneven skintone. With this new application technique, powerful results are achieved without the traditionally harsh side effects of traditional laser resurfacing. The complication rate is considerable low with a shorter length of downtime.
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Fotofacial (IPL)

Everyone by now understands the importance of proper skin care. Too much abuse from the sun can cause premature signs of aging, not to mention the skin cancer risks and sun spots. If you are in need of some skin rejuvenation due to overabundance of pigmentation and age spots in the skin, a FotoFacial may provide just the help you need. FotoFacials can help not only with the signs of aging and sun damage, but also other skin imperfections such as rosacea and acne.
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DermaPen

Dermapen is a fractional micro needling device that creates tiny injuries beneath the surface of the skin. These micro injuries trigger and harness the body’s natural ability to re-growth and repair the skin. This micro needling process stimulates the generation of growth factors, fibroblast proliferation, collagen, and elastin. This increase production of collagen and elastin improves the skins appearance through skin tightening, wrinkle reduction, skin tone, and skin texture. It also helps manage scars and improve stretch marks.
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It’s best to meet with Dr. Thompson at a free consultation to discuss which option is right for you.