Laser Skin Rejuvenation Specialist

Eric J. Furst, MD -  - Aesthetic Specialist

Furst MD Aesthetics

Eric J. Furst, MD

Aesthetic Specialist & Ear, Nose & Throat Doctor located in Springfield, VA

Laser skin rejuvenation is a noninvasive alternative to facelifts. It can safely and effectively correct skin laxity and improve skin quality without the need for surgery. At Furst MD Aesthetics in Springfield, Virginia, Dr. Eric J. Furst offers laser skin rejuvenation using the xeo® system, a technology that’s completely customizable to meet your specific skin needs. To learn more, call the office or schedule a consultation online.

Laser Skin Rejuvenation Q & A

What is laser skin rejuvenation?

Laser skin rejuvenation — also called laser skin resurfacing or a laser peel — is a proven way to make your facial skin look younger, healthier, and fresher by reducing wrinkles and blemishes while also tightening skin and balancing tone. In general, laser skin rejuvenation can help treat:

  • Fine lines or wrinkles around the eyes, forehead, or mouth
  • Sun spots or sun-damaged skin
  • Rough or uneven skin tone
  • Enlarged pores on or around the nose
  • Non-responsive skin after a facelift

How does laser skin rejuvenation work?

Laser skin rejuvenation works by removing skin layer by layer. Dr. Furst uses the xeo device, which allows him to be very precise and controlled during this procedure. In addition to the top layers of skin, the laser simultaneously heats the deeper, underlying skin. This stimulates growth of new collagen, and as the treated area heals, the new skin that forms is smoother and firmer.

Does laser skin rejuvenation hurt?

Patients who’ve received laser rejuvenation treatments often compare the sensation to a rubber band snapping against their skin. Some have said it feels like being out in the sun at the beach. However, what it feels like to you will depend on the laser, the depth and area of treatment, and your tolerance for pain.

The side effects of laser skin rejuvenation are minimal, and might include minor swelling, itching, or irritated skin. Be sure to follow Dr. Furst’s instructions about applying sunscreen or ointments and avoiding the sun.

Am I a good candidate for laser skin rejuvenation?

In general, laser skin resurfacing is safe and effective on a wide range of skin types and skin colors. However, there are certain precautions and limitations. You may not be a good candidate for laser skin rejuvenation if you have:

  • Active acne
  • Very dark skin
  • Deep wrinkles
  • Excessive or sagging skin

Dr. Furst offers comprehensive skin evaluations to determine whether you’re a good fit for laser skin rejuvenation, and which treatment can get you the results you’re looking for. To get started, book a consultation online, or call the office today.

*Individual results may vary.