Laser Resurfacing Specialist

Walter D Gracia, MD, PA -  - Plastic Surgeon

Walter D Gracia, MD, PA

Plastic Surgeon & Hand Surgeon located in Fort Worth, TX

If your complexion could use a reboot, laser resurfacing is a procedure that can deliver impressive results. Many people in and around Fort Worth, Texas, rely on Walter D. Gracia, MD, PA, for outstanding laser skin resurfacing services. If you’re ready to learn more, schedule a consultation online or by phone today.

Laser Resurfacing Q&A

What skin issues can laser resurfacing address?

One of the reasons laser resurfacing is such a popular treatment option is the ability to correct multiple skin conditions at once. Some of the common skin complaints that laser resurfacing can improve include:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Dull skin tone
  • Enlarged pores
  • Scarring 
  • Sun damage
  • Pigment irregularities
  • Loose or sagging skin

Laser skin resurfacing delivers a refreshed, renewed complexion that lasts. 

How does laser resurfacing work?

Dr. Gracia uses the SmartXide DOT Laser® system to perform laser resurfacing. This innovative treatment platform ablates the outermost layers of skin in a carefully controlled fashion. 

Multiple safety controls are built in to deliver a powerful treatment experience without risking harm to the deeper layers of your skin. 

Many people prefer laser skin resurfacing to more invasive options due to the reduced downtime, faster recovery, and beautiful results. 

Is laser resurfacing painful?

When you come in for your procedure, a special numbing cream is applied to reduce sensation in the treatment area. You might also receive additional medications to numb your skin and help you relax during your visit. 

The process takes very little time and a layer of cream is applied to soothe and protect your skin afterward. A degree of redness, swelling, and tenderness is normal in the hours after your procedure, but it won’t take long for these to subside. 

As the days go by, you’ll see your newly refreshed complexion develop. You’ll be able to wear makeup and complete your normal skin care routines soon after. 

How long do the results from laser resurfacing last?

Your skin will look amazing in the weeks and months after your laser resurfacing procedure. There are steps you can take to extend those results for years. 

The most important thing you can do for the appearance and health of your skin is to find a high-quality sunscreen that you like and wear it each day. The sun damages your skin at multiple levels, and too much exposure can destroy your resurfacing results, as well as place you at an elevated risk for skin cancer. 

You can also make the most of your investment by creating a skin care routine that’s structured for your unique skin needs. Dr. Gracia can guide you toward the products that are best for you and explain which steps are most important in your daily skin care practices. 

If you’ve been curious about laser resurfacing treatments, make today the day you take the first step toward gorgeous, glowing, and youthful-looking skin. Call Walter D. Gracia, MD, PA, or schedule an appointment online today.