Skin Resurfacing Specialist

Meridian Primary Care

Primary Care Practice & Aesthetic Medicine Practice located in Elkton, MD

Imperfect skin is a common occurrence in life, especially if you enjoy spending time outdoors in the sun. At Meridian Primary Care in Elkton, Maryland, the team provides skin resurfacing treatments using the state-of-the-art Icon™ laser by Cynosure®. To see your skin at its best, call Meridian Primary Care for skin resurfacing.

Skin Resurfacing Q & A

What is skin resurfacing?

Skin resurfacing is a procedure that addresses irregular tones and textures on your skin. As you age, your skin starts to show evidence of surface damage. Sources of these visible changes are the sun, artificial UV light sources like tanning beds, smoking, acne, melasma, and general collagen loss with age.
Meridian Aesthetics and Wellness uses the versatile Icon laser by Cynosure to remove the damaged top layers of your skin. At the same time, the heat from the laser warms the lower surfaces of your skin to boost collagen production. We commonly treat the face and neck, but the Icon laser can be used on other parts of the body to remove scars and treat other areas of skin that could use resurfacing to restore youthfulness or clarity.

What are the results of skin resurfacing?

Skin resurfacing treatments target and reduce both textural issues and uneven tones. After a skin resurfacing treatment with Icon, you may see a reduction in the following features.

  • Fine lines
  • Wrinkles
  • Acne scars
  • Injury scars
  • Age spots
  • Hyperpigmentation / melasma
  • Large pores

Though skin resurfacing treatments cannot tighten skin that is very loose and saggy, it can help make your skin firmer over time as new collagen fibers develop. Many clients achieve excellent results after one session, but find that the best results occur after repeat treatments.

How long does it take to recover after a skin resurfacing treatment?

Unlike the chemical peels and laser treatments of the past, our Icon laser provides optimal results with minimal downtime. Most are back to regular activities within 24 hours. After evaluating your skin, we will tell you if you need a series of treatments to reach the results you want, so you can plan your treatment schedule around your upcoming events and schedule.
You might notice some very slight peeling or scabbing as your skin sheds its surface layer in your treated areas. We will recommend a post treatment regimen to keep your skin hydrated and comfortable. Your skin will be extra sensitive to the sun after a skin resurfacing procedure, so it’s important to find a sunscreen that you can use daily.

Be sure to let us know if you are on any medications or topical treatments, as some may need to be temporarily stopped before your laser treatment.

Let Meridian Aesthetics and Wellness unlock your inner glow!
Call (410) 398-3041 for a free consult today!