Laser Resurfacing Specialist

Vera Carlson, MD, PhD -  - Cosmetic & Esthetic Physician

Cache Cosmetics & Laser

Vera Carlson, MD, PhD

Cosmetic & Esthetic Physician located in Providence, UT

Sun damage, acne scars, and just growing older can leave your skin looking dull and wrinkled, with an uneven complexion. Laser skin resurfacing offers stunning skin rejuvenation that can take years off your appearance. Vera Carlson, MD, PhD, at Cache Cosmetics & Laser, has undergone laser treatments herself and applies her personal and medical experience when performing laser resurfacing, leading to impressive, long-lasting results. To learn more or schedule a consultation, call the Providence, Utah, office or book online today.

Laser Resurfacing Q&A

What is laser skin resurfacing?

Laser skin resurfacing is an advanced aesthetic procedure that improves the appearance of visible signs of aging and other common cosmetic concerns. Dr. Carlson performs laser resurfacing using the MiXto® CO2 fractional laser system. The MiXto is an industry-leading platform that uses the most up-to-date laser technology available to achieve brighter, smoother, and more youthful-looking skin for all skin types.

How does laser resurfacing work?

The MiXto laser delivers concentrated light energy in short pulses. This focused energy gradually removes dry, damaged skin one layer at a time. 

The laser energy also generates heat beneath the surface of your skin, triggering the production of new collagen, which provides your skin with strength and elasticity. The treatment stimulates your body’s natural healing response, resulting in stronger, healthier skin that glows with youthful radiance.

Which conditions can laser resurfacing address?

Laser skin resurfacing can improve a variety of cosmetic concerns, such as:

  • Wrinkles and fine lines
  • Acne scarring
  • Age spots
  • Sun damage
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Uneven skin tone
  • Dull skin
  • Enlarged pores

Laser resurfacing can also address scars from injuries or surgery, warts, birthmarks, and other types of blemishes.

Does laser skin resurfacing hurt?

This depends on your aesthetic goals, your personal level of pain tolerance, and other individual factors. Shorter treatments may not cause any discomfort. For longer, more in-depth resurfacing procedures, Dr. Carlson may administer a local anesthetic to keep you comfortable.

Does skin resurfacing require downtime?

Everyone reacts a little differently to laser skin resurfacing. Most patients experience mild side effects, similar to a sunburn, such as redness, warmth, or irritation. Very deep treatments may cause blistering and discomfort.

About 5-7 days after your procedure, you can expect your skin to become dry and begin to peel. This occurs as your body sheds the dead skin layers. 

Luminous, supple new skin gradually emerges over the next 10-21 days. Full results may not become visible for several months, but your rejuvenated glow and smoothness can last several years, especially with a solid at-home skin care routine.

To discover how laser skin resurfacing can unleash your unique, ageless beauty, schedule a consultation with Dr. Carlson. Call Cache Cosmetics & Laser or make an appointment online today.