Matthew Bridges M.D. FACS

Double Board Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon

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Sciton® Contour TRL™ in Richmond, VA

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With the advanced Sciton JOULE system, Commonwealth Facial Plastic Surgery in Richmond performs laser skin resurfacing with the Contour Turntable Resurfacing Laser (TRL). The adaptable Contour TRL application uses a 2940 Er:YAG laser that can be adjusted to meet the patient's skin concerns and cosmetic goals. The Contour TRL can be used for light micro peels on the surface layers of the skin or to reach deeper levels and correct larger issues. As an additional benefit, the Contour TRL laser stimulates the skin's natural collagen production so the patient's complexion is firmer and healthier after treatments. Dr. Matthew Bridges and his team offer Contour TRL treatments for patients who want to improve the appearance of:

  • Fine lines
  • Rough skin texture
  • *Scars (*only with full face resurfacing revision, results may vary)
  • Uneven skin tone
  • Wrinkles

Procedure Information

The Contour TRL treatment is performed in Dr. Bridges' office with shields over the patient’s eyes to protect the retinas and corneas. Once the patient is ready, the laser is passed slowly over the treated areas. The procedure generally takes less than one hour, but this varies based on the extent of the patient’s treatment. The patient’s skin will be protected and moisturized before the patient is sent home to recover.

What to Expect

Before the patient leaves, the laser technician will go talk about the best ways to care for the skin after the Contour TRL treatment, including normal after effects and when they will see results. The skin will usually be pink to red and tender for 1 – 4 weeks after the treatment, so patients should avoid sun exposure and use sun protection liberally. Once the skin heals after the treatment, the patient will see their results in about 6 – 8 weeks. Patients should contact Commonwealth Facial Plastic Surgery when they see their results fading and want a touch-up treatment.

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