With the advanced Sciton JOULE system, Commonwealth Facial Plastic Surgery in Richmond performs laser skin resurfacing with the BroadBand Light (BBL), Contour Turntable Resurfacing Laser (TRL), and Halo applications. The adaptable Sciton JOULE laser system can be adjusted to meet each patient's skin concerns and cosmetic goals, including light micro peels on the surface layers of the skin or ablative treatments to reach deeper levels and correct larger issues. As an additional benefit, laser skin resurfacing 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 laser skin resurfacing treatments for patients who want to improve the appearance of:
- Fine lines
- Pigmentation (freckles, age spots)
- Rough skin texture
- Uneven skin tone
Laser Skin Resurfacing Reviews
"Deep lines are gone and my skin is smooth again - Could not have been better. Dr Bridges & staff were exceptional. No waiting around in the waiting room, everyone was attentive, kind, and paid attention to my wishes and my needs. Dr Bridges did a fantastic job, seriously amazing job on my face and I could not be more pleased. Yes, it hurt, yes, it took a week or more before I went out in public but the result is well worth it.Deep lines are gone, my skin is smooth again, and he went above and beyond diagnosing a skin cancer spot and making sure it was taken care of. I am anxious to have my next procedure (neck lift) done as after this first experience, I am confident all will go well. The entire experience was very good. Thank you so much."- F. / RealSelf / Dec 09, 2021
"I’m blessed to have found Franki! Her personalized approach and adeptness at all things dermatology is astounding. She’s patient with my incessant assortment of skincare questions and she has guided me through a skin care regime that I can easily follow and adhere to (Obagi products, micro needling, peels, Halo laser, hydra-facial, etc.). My drive to the office is just over 40mins but I would happily go further to see Franki- I look forward to every single appointment (the front desk staff is wonderful too)."- T.C. / Google / Dec 04, 2023
"BBL Treatment - “Bye, Bye freckles, rosacea, broken blood vessels & fine lines!” I had no idea I would love my results so much thanks to Franki Lambiotte, the esthetician!! She was so kind to me and answered all my questions throughout the entire process! I saw results in about a week! I even put makeup on right after the procedure and went to lunch with a friend experiencing no pain or swelling!!"- M.N. / Google / Nov 08, 2022
"Since working with Frankie, I’ve transformed my skin from monthly breakouts and cystic acne to healthy skin that glows….she is a miracle worker! She gets to understand your skin and then with her deep knowledge of the procedures and products she offers what is ideal to the results you want!"- B.C. / Google / Oct 08, 2023
"Franki has been my aesthetician for several years. I visit her every 2 or 3 months for either a hydrafacial or dermaplane facial. More recently, Franki recommended that I have BBL laser resurfacing on my face for rosacea. In addition to helping with the redness, I've also noticed an improvement in my skin's texture. Franki is a delight! Besides being very well-versed on the best procedures and products for my skin, she is bubbly and friendly and I know she enjoys helping me achieve my goals. Thank you Franki for your skin "expertise" and friendship!!"- S.W. / Google / Nov 15, 2023
Laser skin resurfacing removes the outer layer of skin and heats the underlying layer to stimulate growth of new collagen fibers. During this process, damaged skin cells on the outer layer are stripped away, leaving a new layer of healthy skin to grow. If small sections of the face are being addressed, the procedure will typically take about 45 minutes. Larger areas of skin or a full-face treatment can take up to two hours. Multiple sessions are sometimes needed to attain the desired results.
During/After the Procedure
Some mild swelling will occur after a laser resurfacing treatment. It is common for the face to have crusting and scaling as it heals. The treated area may appear red or pink for a week or so. Normal activities can usually resume within a couple of weeks. Patients who have sensitive skin or who have had adverse reactions to facial products may have increased side effects. Laser skin resurfacing will leave the face exposed with a new layer of healthy but sensitive skin. It’s advised to wear sunscreen every day and limit sun exposure as much as possible.
Plan Your Procedure
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Laser Skin Resurfacing FAQs
Can it Damage Your Skin?
This procedure was created to improve the appearance of the skin. However, an inexperienced practitioner can damage the skin unintentionally. It is important to find a laser skin resurfacing professional who understands how the various laser technologies interact with different skin types. If done correctly, the results can be effective and patients enjoy smoother, softer skin.
While laser skin resurfacing does not stop the aging process, the results can still be long lasting. As patients continue to age, they may consider additional treatments.
Ablative or Non-Ablative?
While one is not better than the other, the procedures have varying degrees of intensity and recovery. Both techniques provide attractive results. During your initial consultation, we will discuss which is best for you. Factors include the patient’s aesthetic goals, skin type, and how much downtime can be tolerated.