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The Benefits of Laser Skin Resurfacing

By Pure Medical Spa

If you are looking for a non-surgical cosmetic treatment to dramatically improve the look and quality of your skin, laser skin resurfacing may be exactly what you are seeking. Laser skin resurfacing uses laser technology to safely remove the top layer of skin, revealing smoother, younger-looking skin underneath. There are numerous Laser Skin Resurfacing benefits to learn about!

At PURE Medical Spa, we are pleased to offer our clients the current generation of contour laser skin resurfacing that can be customized to meet your aesthetic goals for dramatic results in improved skin tone, texture and firmness for a youthful, radiant glow.  Plus, facial skin resurfacing results can be long-lasting, helping clients feel more confident and comfortable in their own skin.


What Is Laser Skin Resurfacing?

Laser skin resurfacing at PURE Medical Spa is a quick and comfortable laser procedure used to improve the overall appearance of your skin. Laser energy works by safely heating skin tissue to promote cellular turnover and reduce the appearance of conditions such as signs of aging, hyperpigmentation, and more. Due to its versatility, laser skin resurfacing can treat the face, neck, chest and even hands.

During laser skin resurfacing, the growth of new skin cells and collagen is stimulated. Collagen is a protein that gives skin its elasticity and helps it appear smooth and youthful. As we age, our body produces less collagen, which can lead to wrinkles, fine lines, and other signs of aging. Laser skin resurfacing helps to boost collagen production, leading to a firmer and more youthful appearance.


What Are The Types of Laser Skin Resurfacing?

There are two main types of laser skin resurfacing treatments, ablative and non-ablative:

  • Ablative laser skin resurfacing involves removing the top layer of skin, which can improve the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and other skin imperfections. This type of treatment is more invasive than non-ablative laser skin resurfacing and requires a longer recovery time. However, the results can be more dramatic and longer-lasting.
  • Non-ablative laser skin resurfacing is a milder treatment that does not remove the top layer of skin. Instead, the laser penetrates the skin to stimulate collagen production and improve skin texture. This type of treatment has a shorter recovery time but may require multiple sessions to achieve desired results.


What Type of Laser Skin Resurfacing Does PURE Offer?

At PURE, we offer laser skin resurfacing treatments that can be either ablative or non-ablative, so we can customize the treatment based on our client’s desired results.


MicroLaser Peel

A MicroLaser Peel uses powerful laser technology to resurface and improve your skin. Sun damage and visible signs of aging are no match for a MicroLaser treatment at PURE Medical Spa. The short-pulsed Erbium laser ablates the outer layers of skin at precise depths to treat a variety of cosmetic concerns.



ProFractional uses a laser microbeam to treat thousands of pinpoint areas of the skin. Because only a fraction of the skin is directly treated with the laser, healing time is accelerated, and downtime is reduced. This innovative laser treatment can help you achieve a smoother and more youthful complexion with improved texture and minimized wrinkles.


“Smooth Over Face”

Contour laser resurfacing is an effective cosmetic procedure that uses laser technology to improve the appearance of the skin with wonderful results. During the treatment, a laser is used to safely remove the outer layer of the skin, stimulating collagen production and promoting the growth of new, healthy skin cells.


Halo Laser

Halo is the world’s first ablative and non-ablative combination laser. Pure Medical Spa is proud to be one of few elite facilities in the Northwest to have this amazing system. Benefits of Halo include the results of deep resurfacing without the extended downtime. It is the most effective treatment for dramatically improving sun-damaged skin, texture and overall skin rejuvenation.


What Are The Benefits Of Laser Skin Resurfacing?

Laser skin resurfacing offers a range of benefits for individuals, which is one of the reasons it is such a sought-after treatment. The results can be dramatic, yet totally natural looking, improving the skins’ overall appearance and health. Some of the key benefits of laser skin resurfacing include:

  • Laser skin resurfacing can help reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and other signs of aging, leaving skin looking smoother and more youthful.
  • By stimulating collagen production, laser skin resurfacing can help improve the texture of the skin, reducing the appearance of scars, rough patches and other imperfections.
  • Laser skin resurfacing can also help even out skin tone, reducing the appearance of age spots, sun damage and other discolorations.
  • Laser skin resurfacing is particularly effective for treating sun damage, helping to restore a more youthful and radiant appearance to the skin.


What Should I Expect During And After Laser Skin Resurfacing?

The process of getting laser skin resurfacing treatment at PURE typically involves several steps to ensure safety, comfort and lasting results:


Step 1 – Consultation

During your consultation at PURE, your laser technician will review your complete medical history and perform a skin analysis to understand and outline your treatment goals and recommend the best type of laser treatment for your needs.

Step 2 – Preparation

In the weeks leading up to the treatment, it is important to follow guidelines like avoiding sun exposure and wearing sunscreen. It is also recommended to avoid certain medications, such as aspirin, that can increase the risk of bleeding during the treatment.

Step 3 – Treatment

On the day of the treatment, before starting, your laser technician will thoroughly cleanse the skin to ensure the Contour laser can properly reach deep layers of your tissue. We will numb the skin with a topical anesthetic to minimize discomfort during the procedure. The laser is then applied to the skin, targeting the areas of concern. Individuals may experience a warm, tingling sensation or mild discomfort, but the topical anesthetic should help minimize any  discomfort.

Based on your needs, your technician customizes the laser to target your skin concerns. This may include fractional laser treatments or full-face treatments. The depth of the treatment will also be catered to your needs.


Step 4 – Recovery

After the treatment, the skin may be red, swollen, and sensitive. While individual results vary, laser skin resurfacing comes with quick healing and minimal downtime.Mild swelling should subside within 2 to 3 days, and redness usually fades over 5 to 7 days. There is limited, if any, risk of infection or scarring.


What Else Should I Know About Laser Skin Resurfacing?

While laser skin resurfacing can provide significant benefits, the treatment may require downtime due to temporary redness, swelling and discomfort after the treatment. This can be managed with over-the-counter pain medications and cold compresses.

Post-treatment care helps to protect your skin as it heals and can help extend results. To care for the skin after a laser skin resurfacing treatment, it is important to avoid sun exposure, keep skin moisturized and avoid certain skincare products and treatments until the skin has fully healed.



How long does laser resurfacing last on your face?

The longevity of the results from laser resurfacing can vary depending on the individual’s skin type, age, lifestyle, and other factors. Generally, the effects of laser resurfacing can last for several years, but maintenance treatments may be necessary to maintain the results.


How long does skin heal after laser resurfacing?

The recovery time after laser resurfacing can vary depending on the intensity of the treatment and individual skin type. Generally, the skin will take around one to two weeks to heal after laser resurfacing. During this time, the skin may be red, swollen, and sensitive. It is important to follow the post-treatment instructions provided by the skincare professional to ensure proper healing and minimize the risk of complications.


How much younger does laser resurfacing make you look?

Laser resurfacing can ease the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, age spots, sun damage and other skin imperfections, resulting in a more youthful-looking complexion. The degree to which laser resurfacing can make you look younger will depend on your individual skin concerns and the intensity of the treatment.


Why Should I Choose PURE Medical Spa For My Laser Skin Resurfacing?

From the moment you step into PURE Medical Spa, we provide an exclusive aesthetic experience customized for your needs. Through high-quality treatments including laser skin resurfacing, we are passionate about top-notch technology and a staff trained by the best of the best.

We offer in-person consultations and virtual consultations for your convenience. Start your aesthetic journey today and experience the luxury and expertise that awaits at PURE.