Skin Resurfacing

Richard Blanchar, MD -  - General Practitioner

Bayview General Medicine

Richard Blanchar, MD

General Practitioner & Aesthetic Specialist located in Fort Lauderdale, FL

Skin Resurfacing Specialist
Your skin takes a lot of abuse and can fall victim to age, the sun, acne, and scarring. Skin resurfacing can go a long way toward reversing some of that damage. At Bayview General Medicine & Aesthetics in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Dr. Richard Blanchar uses state-of-the-art laser equipment and highly advanced therapies to help you turn back the effects of time.

Skin Resurfacing Q & A

by Richard Blanchar, MD

What does skin resurfacing treat?

Skin resurfacing can help you address several problem areas, such as:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Rosacea
  • Acne and acne scarring
  • Sun spots
  • Freckles

While skin resurfacing is typically done on the face and neck, treatment is available for all areas of the body, including the hands, arms, and décolletage.

What laser products are available?

There are many different ways to resurface your skin, and Bayview General Medicine & Aesthetics offers several options, including laser treatments. These laser treatments use the latest technology that converts light into pressure to stimulate what’s called a non-trauma response in the skin and boosts collagen and elastin. Because these laser technologies don’t use heat, you won’t run the risk of damaging or burning your skin, and there’s little-to-no downtime afterward.

The following are available at Bayview General Medicine & Aesthetics:

1540XF Fractional Icon® laser: Fractional, non-ablative hand laser for skin resurfacing with a cooling system. It is the only FDA-approved laser for this treatment. This laser treatment does not use heat, but intense-pulsed light (IPL) to stimulate collagen and elastin production.

PhotoFacial: This treatment also uses IPL to boost collagen and elastin production.

PicoSure®: PicoSure uses light and a special lens to turn laser energy into gentle pressure, which squeezes your cells, and activates production of new collagen and elastin.

What non-laser treatments are there?

If you would prefer not to have laser therapy, there are several treatments that have been very successful in skin resurfacing, including: 

  • The HydraFacial®: A 30-minute professional facial system that uses the patented Vortex Fusion® Technology and medical grade serums and peels to tighten and firm your skin
  • Glytone EnerPeels®: These peels are only available through a physician and work on fine lines and wrinkles, redness, hyperpigmented skin, and blemishes.

How do I know which treatment to choose?

Before choosing a treatment, make an appointment with Dr. Blanchar so that he can examine your skin and make an assessment. He’ll discuss which options will work best for your skin concern. Dr. Blanchar’s goal is to achieve maximum results with minimal downtime or side effects.

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