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Promote Collagen Production & Accelerate Healing

Laser skin resurfacing is a noninvasive cosmetic procedure that rejuvenates the skin’s appearance by addressing various concerns, such as wrinkles, fine lines, sun damage, acne scars, and uneven texture. Vida Bela Plastic Surgery uses state-of-the-art laser technologies, such as Tetra CO2 and MOTUS AZ+ Moveo lasers. This advanced approach precisely targets damaged skin layers, promoting collagen production and accelerating the body’s natural healing process. As the skin heals, it reveals smoother, firmer, and more youthful-looking skin.

Laser Skin Resurfacing Treats:

  • Wrinkles and fine lines
  • Sun damage and age spots
  • Acne scars and other types of scars
  • Uneven skin tone and texture
  • Hyperpigmentation and melasma
  • Enlarged pores
  • Skin laxity and sagging
  • Overall skin rejuvenation and tightening

How Laser Skin Resurfacing Works

Vida Bela Plastic Surgery offers laser skin resurfacing using two technologies — Tetra CO2 and MOTUS AZ+. Both technologies have a unique mechanism of action.

Tetra CO2 Laser

The Tetra CO2 works through fractional photothermolysis. This technology emits precise beams of light that penetrate the skin, creating microscopic columns of thermal injury known as microthermal zones (MTZs). These MTZs trigger the body’s natural wound-healing response, stimulating the production of new collagen and elastin. As the skin heals, old, damaged cells are replaced with newer, healthier tissue, resulting in improved skin texture, tone, and elasticity. The fractional nature of the treatment ensures minimal damage to surrounding healthy tissue.


The Motus AZ+ Moveo laser operates on a dual-wavelength system, emitting both Alexandrite (755nm) and Nd:YAG (1064nm) wavelengths. This innovative technology targets specific chromophores, such as melanin and hemoglobin, while bypassing surrounding tissues. The Alexandrite wavelength is effective for superficial targets like pigmentation, while the Nd:YAG penetrates deeper, addressing concerns like vascular lesions. Motus AZ+ Moveo stimulates collagen production and skin rejuvenation while minimizing damage to surrounding tissues.

Dramatic Skin Resurfacing With CoolPeel

CoolPeel utilizes the cutting-edge H-Pulse technology. This high-peak-power short pulse delivers a fully ablative treatment without causing thermal damage to the surrounding tissue, minimizing downtime. Unlike traditional ablative lasers, CoolPeel achieves impressive superficial skin resurfacing results while ensuring a comfortable experience. By precisely targeting the outermost layers of the skin, CoolPeel promotes collagen production and reveals smoother, more radiant skin with minimal discomfort.

Advantages of Fractional Laser Skin Resurfacing:

  • Target specific areas of concern without affecting surrounding healthy skin
  • Allow for quicker recovery compared to traditional ablative techniques
  • Promote natural skin regeneration for long-lasting results
  • Effective for various skin types and concerns, including wrinkles and pigmentation issues
  • Adjust laser intensity and depth according to individual needs
  • Minimize side effects such as scarring, infection, and pigmentation changes
  • Achieve smoother, firmer skin over multiple sessions for a natural-looking outcome

The Recovery Process

After laser skin resurfacing, you can expect some redness and swelling, which typically subside within a few days. Downtime is minimal, but you should avoid sun exposure and strenuous activities for a week or two. Follow your provider’s aftercare guidelines, which may include applying gentle moisturizers, avoiding harsh skincare products, and using sunscreen diligently. Attend all follow-up appointments to monitor progress and ensure optimal results.

The Results: Onset & Longevity

You’ll notice initial improvements in your skin’s texture and tone within a week or two after laser skin resurfacing. However, optimal results typically become apparent after several months as collagen regeneration continues. With proper skincare and sun protection, results can last for several years, although maintenance treatments may be recommended to sustain the benefits. Your provider will advise you on the best regimen to prolong the effects.

Laser Skin Resurfacing FAQs

Is laser skin resurfacing painful?

Most patients report minimal discomfort during the procedure, which can be managed with topical anesthesia or cooling methods.

How long does a laser skin resurfacing session take?

The duration varies depending on the size of the treatment area and the specific technique used but typically ranges from 30 minutes to 2 hours.

What is the downtime after laser skin resurfacing?

Downtime varies depending on the depth of the treatment and individual healing response, but most patients can resume normal activities within a day or two. However, strenuous workouts and direct sunlight should be avoided for a week or two.

Are there any side effects associated with laser skin resurfacing?

Temporary side effects may include redness, swelling, itching, and minor discomfort, which typically subside within a few days to weeks.

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Vida Bela Plastic Surgery is led by Dr. Chelsea Snider, a compassionate board-certified plastic surgeon who brings a unique perspective as both a skilled practitioner and a mother. With Dr. Snider, you’ll receive the highest level of concierge service, ensuring your comfort and understanding throughout your cosmetic treatment. Schedule your laser skin resurfacing consultation to discover how Dr. Snider can help you achieve your aesthetic goals.

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