Laser Resurfacing


Skin rejuvenation and resurfacing can be achieved in a number of ways, ranging from laser, light and other energy based treatments to chemical peels and other non-ablative methods. Skin rejuvenation procedures also commonly involve a layering technique, using different modes of rejuventation to achieve the desired result. For example, botox and dermal injectable fillers are rountinely used in combination with the below procedures to enhance and increase the longevity of the results. Skin rejuvenation is a treatment to resurface your skin, or to improve the texture, clarity and overall appearance of your skin.

Resurfacing the Skin

Chemical Peel:

When Should I consider this Procedure?

  • Superifical wrinkles of the face, neck, upper chest, arms
  • Fine wrinkling around the mouth and eyes
  • Improvement with skin texture
  • Enlarged facial pores
  • Improvement in facial complexion, “rosy” glow
  • Hyperpigmentation or sun damage or brown spots
  • Acne Scarring (mild)

Anticipated Results:

  • Improvement with skin wrinkles
  • Restores a healthy, rosy glow to skin
  • Decrease pore size
  • Improves skin texture and skin quality
  • Improves pigmented spots and sun damage
  • Promotes skin contraction
  • Improvement in mild acne scarring

More Info:

A chemical peel involves the application of an acid solution to the face to cause the top layers of old skin to slough off, revealing fresh, new skin. Light, moderate, and deep peels are available, varying in the strength of the acid solution. Typically, the light peels are performed by our certified skin care specialists.
Our certified skin care specialists can also perform microdermabrasion to the skin as well in combination with a skin peel to increase penetration of the chemical peel, increasing post-operative results. Microdermabrasion is when small particles are used to rub away the top layer of damaged skin. The particles and dead skin cells are then cleaned away with a suction device. This combination performed by our skin care specialists can be performed in the office within 45-60 minutes with little to no downtime based on your expectations.

Dr. Short will perform the deeper chemical peels (20% or 30%). Dr. Short uses an acid termed trichloracetic acid or TCA). The degree of repsonse to TCA peeling varies with each person.

Preparation of the skin before peeling is critical to the success of the procedure. The skin is conditioned by applying Retin-A and hydroquinone for 4 to 6 weeks prior to peeling. Dr. Short recommends using her own formulation or Retin-A to obtain the best results called PSBM cream. PSBM Cream contains the following formulation: .05% Retin-A, 5% Hydroquinone, and 0.5% Hydrocortisone cream. This special combination of agents will exfoliate the skin and prepare the skin surface for a resurfacing procedure. You should apply this cream evenly over the entire area that is to be peeled at least once a day. Dr. Short also recommends one to two skin care treatments prior to the TCA peel to maximize the results after the procedure.

A degreasing agent will be applied before the peeling process begins. When the TCA is applied, most individuals experience a flushing or reddening of the skin followed by a frosting of the skin that usually lasts for less than an hour. The slight stinging from the application can last up to 10-20 minutes. The staff will apply cool compresses and fan the area to help reduce the discomfort. Any minor discomfort will be over by the time you are discharged. Aquaphor will be applied following the procedure. Bandages are not necessary.

If you have been sedated, you will need to arrange for someone to drive you home from the office. There is usually very little discomfort associated with the TCA peel. Healing should be complete in 5 to 7 days, depending on the depth of the peel.

Absolute sun protection is essential for the first year after any resurfacing treatment to prevent irregular pigmentation and maintain your new, younger, smoother skin. Always wear sunscreen.


When Should I consider this Procedure?

  • Superifical wrinkles of the face and neck
  • Fine wrinkling around the mouth and eyes
  • Improvement with skin texture
  • Enlarged facial pores
  • Hyperpigmentation or sun damage or brown spots
  • Acne Scarring, mild to moderate to severe
  • Excess skin following a facelift procedure

Anticipated Results:

  • Improvement with skin wrinkles
  • Restores a healthy, rosy glow to skin
  • Decrease pore size
  • Improves skin texture and skin quality
  • Improves pigmented spots and sun damage
  • Promotes skin contraction
  • Improvement in mild to moderate to severe acne scarring

More Info:

Ebrium laser resurfacing is designed to remove superficial and moderatley deep lines and wrinkles on the face, neck, chest and hands. Ebrium laser resurfacing allows Dr. Short to specifically treat a deeper layer of skin by vaporizing superifical damaged skin cells and allowing the remaining collagen to become thicker and healthier. The Ebrium laser limits the amount of heat absorbed by the skin and is very precise with superifical skin removal. As a result, wrinkles, scar, and hyperpigmentation will be removed and skin contraction will occur.

Preparation of the skin before peeling is critical to the success of the procedure. The skin is conditioned by applying Retin-A and hydroquinone for 4 to 6 weeks prior to peeling. Dr. Short recommends using her own formulation or Retin-A to obtain the best results called PSBM cream. PSBM Cream contains the following formulation: .05% Retin-A, 5% Hydroquinone, and 0.5% Hydrocortisone cream. This special combination of agents will exfoliate the skin and prepare the skin surface for a resurfacing procedure. You should apply this cream evenly over the entire area that is to be peeled at least once a day. Dr. Short also recommends one to two skin care treatments prior to the Ebrium laser resurfacing procedure to maximize the results after the procedure.

The treatment is performed under IV sedation or twilight anesthesia. The treatment generally takes 1-2 hours depending on the depth and the number of passes requried for optimal treatment success. The clinical staff will apply dressings or aquaphor to the treated after the procedure depending on the depth of the laser treatment. Any minor discomfort will be over by the time you are discharged.

You will need to arrange for someone to drive you home from the office. A caregiver will be needed for the first 3-5 days to assist in driving, ambulation, dressing changes, and cleansings. Healing should be complete in 5 to 7 days for a mild depth, 7-10 days for a moderate depth, and 10-14 days for a deep depth laser resurfacing. Skin care products will be provided after the laser resurfacing treatment along with special instruction.

Absolute sun protection is essential for the first year after any resurfacing treatment to prevent irregular pigmentation and maintain your new, younger, smoother skin. Always wear sunscreen.


When Should I consider this Procedure?

  • Wrinkles, keratoses, acne scars, and pigment problems
  • When Microdermabrasion & Chemical peels aren’t giving you significant results
  • Looking for a brighter & even skin tone.

Anticipated Results:

  • Smoother & Healthier Skin
  • Tightness
  • More Vibrant Skin

More Info:

The MicroLaser Peel is an intra-epidermal laser peel that precisely ablates the outermost layers of the skin. The procedure is individually tailored to the nature of the condition to be corrected. The MicroLaser Peel is a partial-to-full epidermal peel and is performed with topical anesthetic. Because this procedure ablates deeper into the epidermis, it is the perfect step between microdermbrasion and full skin resurfacing.


When Should I consider this Procedure?

  • Wrinkles, Acne Scars, Sun Damage, Aging Skin.
  • Skin Laxity
  • Looking for a brighter & even skin tone.

Anticipated Results:

  • Smoother & Healthier Skin
  • Tightness
  • More Vibrant Skin

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ProFractional is a quick and comfortable laser procedure with little to no downtime, used for improving the overall appearance of your skin. ProFractional uses a laser microbeam to treat thousands of pinpoint areas of your skin. And because only a fraction of the skin is directly treated with the laser, healing time is quick and downtime is short. ProFractional uses laser energy to create thousands of channels in the skin which are surrounded by areas of healthy untreated skin. The zones of untreated skin invigorate the body’s natural healing process, and the treated areas stimulate production of the new collagen, plumping up the skin and smoothing out wrinkles, lines, scars and other irregularities.

BBL Photo Rejuvenation

When Should I consider this Procedure?

  • Sun Damage
  • Age Spots
  • Rosaeca
  • Poikloderma
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Veins
  • Port Wine Stains

Anticipated Results:

  • Vibrant, Youthful Skin
  • Even skin color and Tone

More Info:

BBL (Broad Band Light) is an innovative technology which sets new standards for the treatment of skin conditions associated with aging, active life-styles and sundamage. BBL broadband light energy allows your physician to precisely treat fine wrinkles, age spots, small facial veins and several other skin blemishes. Any area of the body can be treated. The most common areas are those most exposed to the damaging effects of sun light. The most popular treatments are for the face, neck, back of the hands, chest, and shoulders. This technology also treats leg veins.


When Should I Consider This Treatment?

  • Skin laxity
  • Neck Jowling
  • Forehead Ptosis

Anticipated Results:

  • Tighter Skin
  • Smoother Skin

More Info:

The Sciton BBL pulsed light treats the widest range of aesthetic procedures. The new SkinTyte Accessory is used for selective photocoagulation of soft tissue in conjunction with an integral thermo-electric cooler to cool the epidermis prior-to, during, and after treatment, reducing discomfort and minimizing thermal injury to non-target skin and skin structures. This technique selectively targets and treats dermal collagen. The result is partial coagulation and contraction.

What Patients Are Saying

I had a face lift, eyes upper and lower, neck. To this day I still get the comment. “You look so good” What did you do? It was the best thing I ever did and would recommend it to anyone. No pain, No problems. Thanks to Dr. Short and her team, they make you feel at home. They are the BEST !!!!

 

 

Penny O

I would refer Dr.Short to all of my friend and family. She are her staff was very professional and was willing to answer any question that I had. My surgery was a breast augmentation, I was a size A and went to a cup size D. I am very pleased and so happy with the out come. Dr.Short is the best there is. I would never even consider going any place else.

Jennifer K

I came to Dr. Short for a Breast Augmentation and tummy tuck about 3 1/2 years ago. I was a mother of 5 children and had spent the past 15 years giving birth and taking care of kids. Even before the kids though, I struggled with a poochy tummy. I decided for my 40th birthday that I was finally going to do something about it. I searched the internet extensively and finally found Dr. Short. The results she was showing on her website were exactly what I was looking for. I flew out from Washington State for my consultation and immediately liked her and her entire staff. They put me at ease and answered all my questions.

I was thrilled with the results of the surgery. I went immediately from a size 12 to a size 4. I couldn’t believe it. The surgery got me so motivated that I continued to diet and exercise and have now dropped another 13 pounds and now wear a size 0. In addition to the fantastic results, Dr. Short and her staff made me feel like a girlfriend. I felt that they truly understood what my needs were, not just clinically, but from a woman’s perspective. I can’t recommend Dr. Short and her office enough for any cosmetic procedure. Thank you so much. It’s the best thing I’ve ever done for myself.

Allissa S

I went to Dr. Short 2 years ago with an A cup breast size. She gave me a low C cup, and i get compliments on my breasts daily. They are very natural looking and feeling. A lot of people do not even believe me when I tell them I have had breast augmentation. Shes the best and I’m very very pleased with the outcome of the surgery.

Deborah M

I used Dr.Short for a breast enlargement. I was more then impressed with the results. They did a great job and I recommend her all the time to people who ask for a Dr. I went in with a lot of questions and attended a seminar that helped me feel at ease. The surgery was not as bad as everyone makes it out to be. I was back to normal in no time. The scars left are not even visible unless you look really hard. I highly recommend Dr.Short. They made me feel comfortable by having proper follow up appointments to make sure that everything was ok with surgery. I have nothing bad to say about my whole experience. It is going on three years now and I have had no complications at all. Dr. Short does a great job of giving you a natural look and making sure she keeps the look proportional to your body type. She really does a great job.

Amy B

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