Skin Resurfacing


As we age, the effects of sun damage, environmental pollutants, heredity and gravity take their toll on our skin, creating fine lines and wrinkles on our face and neck. Laser Skin Resurfacing technology can remove these imperfections and dramatically reduce lines and wrinkles to achieve smoother, fresher, younger-looking skin. Skin & Cosmetic Solutions uses the UltraPulse® laser to gently remove layers of damaged and wrinkled skin so new, smoother and more vibrant skin can form. The UltraPulse® laser uses a high-energy beam of light to vaporize scarred, lined, wrinkled and otherwise imperfect skin.

Because laser resurfacing is so precise, Dr. Puente can tailor treatment according to the nature and extent of skin damage. Some patients may choose deeper resurfacing for maximum effect, while others require only light resurfacing or desire a faster recovery. In all cases, the UltraPulse® laser reverses damage and provides significant cosmetic improvement. During the 7-10-day period following the procedure, skin heals. As part of the healing process, it weeps and crusts. At this point, most patients return to normal activities and can apply makeup. Fresh, new skin appears reddish pink—a good indication that skin is healing and blood is nourishing the growth of new skin cells. This redness gradually fades within 4 to 12 weeks, depending on skin type and treatment depth. Dr. Puente performs treatments in his office using topical or local anesthesia. Because pain tolerance is highly individual, Skin & Cosmetic Solutions makes sure patients are comfortable during and after their laser resurfacing procedure.

A consultation is required prior to treatment to review the procedure and necessary preparations.