Skin Resurfacing Specialist

Alexandria Aesthetics

Aesthetic Specialist & Internal Medicine located in Alexandria, VA

If aging or sun-damaged skin makes you look older than you are, Kantha Stoll, MD, in Alexandria, Virginia, can help. Dr. Stoll uses the Icon™ laser for skin resurfacing, leaving you with smoother, firmer skin and a more youthful appearance. Call Dr. Stoll’s office to learn more about noninvasive laser treatment for skin revitalization, or book an appointment online today.

Skin Resurfacing Q & A

What is skin resurfacing?

Skin resurfacing is a minimally invasive treatment that improves the appearance of multiple flaws in the skin at once, such as:

  • Blemishes
  • Age spots
  • Sun damage
  • Acne scars
  • Surgical scars
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Stretch marks
  • Uneven skin tone
  • Rough skin texture

During a skin resurfacing procedure, Dr. Stoll uses the Icon laser to improve the way your skin feels and looks without surgery or downtime.

The Icon laser has a ThreeForMe™ feature that addresses sun damage, unwanted wrinkles, and facial veins all in one treatment. Skin resurfacing with the Icon laser helps smooth your skin, tighten and tone it, reduce the appearance of wrinkles, and give you an overall more youthful appearance.

How does the Icon laser work?

The Icon laser uses fractional laser microbeams that extend through multiple layers of skin. This laser energy causes your body to naturally produce new elastin and collagen to replace aged skin, resulting in a younger-looking appearance.

Laser therapy for skin resurfacing improves the appearance of skin on your:

  • Arms
  • Hands
  • Face
  • Cheeks
  • Neck
  • Around your eyes
  • Around your mouth

Dr. Stoll and her team can let you know if you’re a good candidate for laser skin resurfacing. If you’re otherwise healthy but have areas of aging skin that bother you, this procedure may be a good option for you.

What should I expect during skin resurfacing?

During a skin resurfacing procedure, Dr. Stoll applies laser energy to your skin. You might feel the sensation of a rubber band snapping against your skin during the procedure. You may also experience the Icon laser’s cooling system, which maximizes your comfort. The entire procedure typically lasts less than an hour.

The procedure works well for all skin types and colors. Dr. Stoll may recommend multiple treatments to maximize your results, but you’ll notice improvements in your skin after just one session.

You may notice slight swelling or redness after treatment, but this should subside within a few days. Call to learn more about how Icon laser skin resurfacing can make you look years younger, or book an appointment online today.