Skin Resurfacing


Utah Facial Plastics 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.



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.


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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Micro-Needling with the Eclipse MicroPen Elite

Also known as Collagen Induction Therapy, micro-needling  with the Eclipse MicroPen Elite is used to create controlled micro-injuries in the skin to induce the skin’s natural repair process. This repair process then thickens the epidermis and stimulates the production of collagen and elastin, producing smooth, rejuvenated skin. Topical gels, creams and serums can be used and absorbed into the deeper layers of the skin through micro-channels created during the micro-needling process.
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It’s best to meet with Dr. Thompson or one of our Master Estheticians at a free consultation to discuss which option is right for you. Contact us HERE or call (801)776-2220.