About Laser Skin Rejuvenation in Atlanta
When it comes to laser skin rejuvenation/resurfacing for your face it breaks down into two categories: non-ablative and ablative or simply no-down time and downtime. Laser skin resurfacing or as some like to call it laser skin rejuvenation can help to diminish fine lines and wrinkles.
It also improves overall skin tone and texture. It’s also very effective on acne scarring and sun damage. Depending on what you are looking to achieve may determine which laser skin resurfacing procedure is right for you.
Affirm: Non-Ablative, No-Downtime Laser Skin Rejuvenation
Our no-downtime/non-ablative laser skin rejuvenation procedure is called Affirm. This procedure is done in a series of 8 treatments.
The laser energy is absorbed deep into the layers of the skin, but it leaves the surface skin completely intact (non-ablative).
Because the energy is delivered so deep into the skin your body’s natural healing response kicks in, even though the surface of your skin is fine. Your body now begins to produce new collagen which helps to lift and plump the skin, which help in softening fine lines, wrinkles and acne scarring.
The heat that is delivered also caused the skin tissue to contract which helps with skin tone/laxity, texture and pore size, giving you smooth, firm looking skin.
Affirm is perfect for any skin type. You should anticipate some redness immediately post procedure, but this dissipates fairly quickly. Several hours post procedure and as late as the next day you could experience some dime-size red circles on your face, this is normal and typically goes away in a few days.
They are easily concealed with make-up and not everyone will experience these, it all depends on how your body responds the absorption of the laser energy.
Micro-Fractional CO2: Ablative Skin Rejuvenation
If you aren’t afraid of a little downtime then you may consider Micro-Fractional CO2. Old school CO2, long known as the gold standard in skin resurfacing, is now being replaced with micro-fractional CO2.
Traditional CO2 literally destroyed and removed all of the upper layers of skin tissue leaving you raw with weeks of recovery ahead. It also carried a huge risk for infection. In today’s busy world people still want the dramatic results CO2 provides, but without the weeks of downtime.
In most cases, micro-fractional CO2 is a single treatment. This procedure is best for fair skin types (skin types I-III) and for those with deeper wrinkles, moderate to severe acne scarring or all over sun damage.
Different from traditional CO2, micro-fractional CO2 works by making micro-cuts in the skin. So rather than damage the entire surface it is only wounding about ½ of the skin’s surface. These micro wounds turn on your body’s healing response and the formation of new skin and collagen begins. This process does not take as long because we have left some of the skin intact so that the old and the new skin heal together, speeding up the healing time.
You need to anticipate about 5 days of downtime for this procedure. The first 3 days you may not want to be seen as you may still have some pin point bleeding and scabbing. You will not want to plan social and work activities during this time. It is important to keep the skin clean and moist as it heals. Results are seen anywhere from 1-3 months post procedure.
This procedure is best performed in the fall and winter as the skin cannot have any color from sun exposure. At a consultation Dr. Kulkin will determine if this procedure is right for you. He may also recommend a pre-procedure skin care regimen in order to prep the skin prior to your micro-fractional CO2 procedure.
Cost of Laser Skin Treatments
|Single Treatment||Series Pricing|
|CO2 Skin Resurfacing|
|Follow Up Session||$1,200|
|Affirm Skin Rejuvenation|
|Single Session w/Face Tightening||$250||$1,600/series of 8|
|*Add microdermabrasion to your affirm for $100/treatment|
|Microdermabrasion||$150||$375/series of 3|
|Follow Up Session||$295|
|Laser Facial for Rosacea||$1,995/series of 5*|
|*includes 1 facial vessel treatment|
|IPL for Pigmented Lesions/Sun Damage||3 Sessions Each|
|Face||$800/series of 3|
|Chest||$1,200/series of 3|
|Hands||$400/series of 3|
|Arms (lower)||$1,500/series of 3|