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SKIN RESURFACING

Tampa, FL

If you have sunspots, wrinkles, scars, or poor skin tone/texture on your face, chest, arms, or hands, our advanced laser treatments can help.

A series of laser treatments are proven to erase years of sun damage and drastically improve skin quality, revealing a healthy complexion and more youthful, even skin tone.

Our experienced medical professionals are specially trained in the latest laser photorejuvenation techniques to repair your skin. Lasers achieve brilliant results for patients with various skin concerns. Many have less downtime than a chemical peel.

What is Laser Resurfacing?

If you are frustrated by over-the-counter beauty treatments that failed to improve your skin, laser resurfacing may be the next step. You might consider laser treatments for stubborn age spots, sun marks, wrinkles, freckles, and pigmentation issues that can’t be successfully treated with topical skincare products at home.

We offer three skin laser treatments to improve and reduce the following cosmetic concerns anywhere on your face, hands, and body:

  • Age spots
  • Freckles
  • Certain types of scars including acne pitting
  • Brown sunspots
  • Broken Capillaries
  • Wrinkles & fine lines
  • Uneven skin tone
  • Poor skin texture
  • Liver spots
  • Blotchy skin & melasma
  • Vertical lines above the lip (smoker’s lines)

We Have the Best Laser Resurfacing Treatments to Renew Your Skin

Farrior Facial Plastic Surgery has the latest laser treatments to improve your skin from all angles.

Our skincare specialists will help you decide which treatment is right for you. We offer three types of laser skin resurfacing:

  • ICON™ Fractional Laser
  • Cynosure® Intense Pulsed Light/Photofacial Rejuvenation Treatment (IPL)

IPL Light Therapy (Intense Pulsed Light)

For patients that want to reverse sun damage and improve skin tone and mild to moderate skin texture issues, our Cynosure® IPL laser treatment in Tampa is a perfect choice. IPL therapy is proven to eliminate sunspots, liver spots, and freckles on the face, hands, and body.

Using intense pulsed light to target the 2nd layer of skin (dermis), it emits different wavelengths to rejuvenate skin without causing undesirable skin damage. The IPL photofacial is very popular among our clients.

Icon Laser

The Cynosure® Icon laser is an all-in-one device that is suitable for various skin concerns. It is renowned for its scar improvement and sunspot removal ability. For imperfections like sun freckles, old age spots, blotchy skin, stretch marks, acne scarring, or poorly healed scars, it may be the right fit. Even patients with sensitive skin love it since it has adjustable settings.

Fractional C02 Laser

CO2 laser resurfacing is great for vertical lines above the top lip, commonly referred to as smoker’s lines, as well as both deep and crepey wrinkles of the face. It offers the deepest level of skin rejuvenation. As the C02 laser is an extremely effective treatment by using higher energy in order to get deep penetration, the process is more involved and is not done in a series or in an exam room. This is a surgical procedure that is done under general anesthesia by Dr. Farrior. It is a perfect complement to a facelift or can also be done as a single procedure, depending on your concerns.

CO2 laser resurfacing is the most penetrating laser treatment we offer and it provides the most dramatic results. Since it reaches the deepest layers of treated skin the downtime following the procedure can be as much as three weeks. CO2 laser resurfacing requires some maintenance during recovery including lots of washing, moisturizing and saline soaks, to properly treat the affected skin, maximize results, and minimize downtime. Remember, not all patients need the most aggressive treatment to get great results. Our medical team will be glad to help you select the right course of treatment.

How Does Skin Resurfacing Work?

We have helped thousands of patients revitalize their skin with advanced clinical treatments such as a laser that only a doctor-lead clinic can provide.

Since Dr. Farrior is always on premises when our practitioners are seeing patients, he determines your treatment plan personally and is always available to educate and help you determine what treatment suits you best.

There are many types of skin lasers, but they all work in a similar way. Lasers use light energy that is converted into heat energy, which causes a safe, controlled micro-injury to the skin. This triggers the skin’s natural repair process to kick in, thereby correcting many cosmetic skin problems.

Most lasers use different wavelengths to reach different skin layers. Some, like IPL, have filters that refine the energy output to enhance skin penetration, emitting lower heat and energy for controlled skin damage without adverse side effects. That way, the laser targets the skin problems you want to correct (like sunspots) without damaging healthy structures in the skin.

Trust the Laser Experts at Farrior Facial Plastic Surgery

Whether you want to get laser treatments for sunspots, aging skin, scars, freckles, melasma, age spots on hands, or something else entirely, our team will be glad to assist.

Book a free consultation at Farrior Facial Plastic Surgery today to learn how laser skin rejuvenation can easily correct your skin concerns. Our friendly staff and tailored approach to skincare guarantee the best results. With nearly a century of combined medical experience, we take skin care seriously so our patients can lead a more beautiful life.

Skin Resurfacing FAQ

Nothing is forever, but laser treatments can help skin look years younger and slow the aging process. It is normal for skin to change with time. However, if you have laser treatments to reduce scarring, or to get rid of freckles and solar spots, those that are removed will not return unless chronic sun exposure continues.

It’s important to use sunscreen daily after treatment. We can remove solar spots, pigmentation, scars, and melasma, but we can’t prevent new ones from forming. Sun safety is the #1 way to achieve long-lasting results.

We make selecting the best skin laser treatment easy at Farrior Facial Plastic Surgery. After examining your skin and listening to your goals, we will recommend the best treatment. We offer both chemical peels and laser skin resurfacing. Chemical peels work on nearly any skin tone, while lasers may be better suited to light and medium complexions.

Both chemical peel strength and laser type/strength can affect downtime. Many types of lasers and skin peels that we offer have no downtime at all. We know that having so many options can be confusing. That is why our licensed esthetician, nurse practitioner, or Dr. Farrior will be happy to examine your skin and suggest the best treatment based on their years of experience in clinical skincare. We make it easy for you to achieve beautiful skin, no matter which treatment you choose.

Example, we have a Lumenis UltraPlus Fractional C02 laser. This type of fractional laser is ablative, meaning it goes deeper than a non-ablative laser, recovery is longer and requires post-operative care. We also offer a non-ablative laser, such as the ICON™ Fractional Laser which takes a more gentle approach to photorejuvenation and requires a series of treatments.

Depending on your goals and the quality of your skin, some fractional lasers cannot provide the superior effects of carbon dioxide laser systems, which penetrate the skin deeper for greater restoration. We offer the C02 laser for more advanced signs of skin aging and textural issues because it accomplishes more dramatic results. We also offer non-ablative lasers, such as IPL, for patients that want a gentler treatment to correct superficial skin concerns, such as fine lines, hyperpigmentation, and more.

Dr. Farrior is so much more than a doctor – he’s an artist. Dr. Farrior has the right medical knowledge and the artistic vision needed to create harmony among his patients’ facial features. He truly listens to his patients and is always open to their concerns.

2908 W Azeele St, Tampa, FL 33609