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Laser Resurfacing

Thanks to major improvements to laser technology, laser resurfacing has become an attractive cosmetic treatment option for reducing blemishes and minor skin irritations, quickly and painlessly. Kim Facial Plastic Surgery in Atlanta is on the cutting edge of laser resurfacing technology and can work up a comprehensive rejuvenation plan for you.

Laser resurfacing traumatizes the outer layer of skin, which promotes new skin growth, giving you a younger, fresher layer of surface skin. They are used to treat minor skin abnormalities including: Acne scars, Sun damage, Stretch marks, Hyper pigmentation and Tattoos.

  • Fraxel® Repair is a CO2 laser that repairs damaged skin pixel by pixel, spot by spot with minimal downtime by promoting fast and natural healing. It smooths the uneven texture of the skin, removes fine lines, reduces pigment irregularities, and improves the appearance of scars
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  • Fractionated Erbium Resurfacing laser is the latest advance for the treatment of aging and sun-damaged skin. It is also commonly used to treat stretch marks The Erbium laser provides a safer, more accurate and less painful method of restoring softer, smoother, more youthful-appearing skin.
  • Q-switched laser has been the true workhorse in removing well-defined brown spots for more than a decade. These spots include age spots, freckles, and even tattoos. Full removal can take a few treatments depending on the amount and color, spaced at least a month apart, using different wavelengths.


The procedure may take anywhere from a few minutes to an hour depending on how much of your skin surface is to be treated. In most cases, local anesthesia is used, but twilight sedation may be recommended when treating deeper layers of skin. Dr. Kim moves the laser around with one or two passes doing the trick for most problems. The outer layers of skin are ablated and eventually replaced with new skin without most of the blemishes.

Post Treatment

Following treatment, you may feel like you have mild sunburn and may experience the same minor pain and itching. Typically, these effects only last a day or two. If necessary, pain may be controlled with over the counter medications. The results are not permanent because your new skin will eventually age again, so treatment may need to be repeated.

Dr. Kim of Atlanta is committed to providing the highest quality care to help you reach your cosmetic surgery goals. Please contact our laser resurfacing specialists at Kim Facial Plastic Surgery at (770) 458-4255 to schedule an initial laser surgery consultation.