Your Ultimate Guide To Laser Resurfacing

Laser Treatments McLean

There are so many cosmetic and beauty trends being promoted currently, it can be hard to keep them all straight. That’s why we developed the ultimate guide to laser resurfacing.

Laser resurfacing is among the most popular treatments available, but many may not fully understand what makes this treatment so special, and why so many are eager to receive it.

Keep reading to learn all about the different types of laser resurfacing.


The word laser actually stands for “light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation.”

Lasers are able to release a single ray of light specified to a particular wavelength or color.

Lasers can benefit the complexion as the wavelength of the laser is absorbed by the skin in order to breakdown or vaporize the intended target.

Lasers Effect On The Skin

Traditionally, a laser is intended to target the water within the collagen layers below the skin.

By targeting these water zones in the skin, it creates s a microthermal zone which can stimulate production of collagen in the skin.

Because of this technology, lasers are ideal for addressing common skin issues including acne scars, tattoos, sun damage and even skin cancer.

Laser Resurfacing Options

There are many types of resurfacing lasers to help target specific problems including the following:

AntiRedness Lasers

This treatment is ideal for patents with rosacea, sun damage, spider veins, stretch marks and more.

Pigment Targeting Lasers

For those suffering from dark spots or with unwanted tattoos, these lasers can help restore your skin back to an even complexion.

Non-Ablative Resurfacing Lasers

Non-ablative resurfacing lasers, like Fraxel, are ideal for patients with skin damage due to sun exposure, dark spots or minor scarring.

Ablative Resurfacing Lasers

Ablative resurfacing lasers, like our CO2 laser, is ideal for patients with deep set wrinkles, sever damage from the sun or substantial scarring, this laser is an ideal option for your needs.

More Information About Laser Resurfacing

Was your question not answered in our Ultimate Guide to Laser Resurfacing? Are you interested in learning about how lasers can help address problem areas on your skin?

If so, our professionals here at Sanctuary Cosmetic Center would be happy to answer any other questions you may have.

Call us at 703-873-7728 today to schedule a consultation, or contact our office online for more information laser resurfacing.


We look forward to seeing how we can help you achieve a new level of confidence. Contact our team to set up a private consultation and explore everything we have to offer at Washington, D.C.’s premier cosmetic provider.

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