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Who is a Good Candidate for Laser Skin Resurfacing?

Laser skin resurfacing offers a solution for many skin issues ranging from lines and wrinkles to hyperpigmentation and dullness. With the innovative Opus Plasma™ system at Premier Vein and Body by Schwartz, skin resurfacing can work more effectively and with less downtime than ever.

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What is Laser Skin Resurfacing?

The term “laser skin resurfacing” covers a variety of treatments where a laser inflicts carefully controlled damage to either all or just a fraction of the skin’s surface. This causes the skin to heal and rejuvenate itself, increasing cell turnover and resolving a wide range of skin issues. 

Fractional lasers only treat a fraction of the skin, meaning that they create tiny areas of damage surrounded by healthy skin. This allows the undamaged skin to flood the injured areas with healing and growth factors. This stimulates faster healing, cell turnover, and collagen development to improve the condition and appearance of the skin. 

Who is a Good Candidate for Laser Skin Resurfacing?

Good candidates for laser skin resurfacing include those who have issues with skin laxity, hyperpigmentation, sun damage, scarring, or lines and wrinkles. In addition, candidates for Opus Plasma™ treatment can be of any skin type and tone, unlike some lasers only safe for lighter skin. Ideal candidates are nonsmokers in good health and with reasonable expectations of what to expect from treatment. 

You may not be a good candidate if you are pregnant or if you have a history of forming unusually thick, raised scars (keloids). People with an active skin condition on the face should not have skin resurfacing until this issue has been resolved. Most candidates are in their 40’s or 50’s and can benefit from non-surgical skin tightening and smoothing. 

People with significant amounts of loose skin may not see much skin firming or much improvement in lines and wrinkles. More intensive skin laxity and deep lines can require a more involved treatment plan to see results. 

How Does Skin Resurfacing With Opus Plasma™ Work?

Opus Plasma™ uses a unique combination of radiofrequency and plasma energies to produce results that exceed expectations without compromising patient comfort or recovery time. Instead of using heat energy to create microdamage, causing more skin injury, the Opus Plasma™ uses its radiofrequency and plasma energy combination to produce the same pattern of fractional microdamage with less discomfort to the surrounding skin. 

Opus Plasma™ supercharges the tips of its small metal pins with radiofrequency (RF) energy. When brought to the skin, the charged pins generate plasma, creating tiny fractional damaged areas. This device does not use needles, and the pins never penetrate the skin. Instead, the energy jumps from the pins to the skin to create tiny pits that trigger the skin to begin the regeneration process. 

In addition, the device allows a choice of light, moderate, or aggressive intensity to maximize the effectiveness and comfort for each patient. A light treatment may compare to a mild peel or similar treatment, while an aggressive intensity can achieve results similar to some of the industry’s most powerful lasers. 

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To learn more, schedule your consultation with Dr. Schwartz by filling out the form on this page or by calling his practice at 913-451-8346. Premier Vein & Body by Schwartz serves patients throughout the Kansas City metro.

What are the Benefits of Laser Skin Resurfacing?

Skin resurfacing with the Opus Plasma™ can treat conditions including:

  • Lines and wrinkles
  • Skin laxity
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Redness
  • Acne scarring
  • Uneven skin tone
  • Stretch marks
  • Thinning skin around the eyes
  • Loss of skin firmness

Most of these conditions show major improvements after a series of three treatment sessions, although some noticeable improvements will be visible after your first treatment!

Is There Any Downtime With Laser Skin Resurfacing?

Downtime with Opus Plasma™ is much faster than downtime with traditional laser skin resurfacing. Using plasma instead of standard lasers, the Opus Plasma™ on its mildest setting requires almost no downtime. Downtime usually consists of 24-48 hours of sunburn-like irritation and redness, followed by minor skin peeling for a day or two. Most people’s recovery is complete after less than a week. People can resume normal activities after treatment but will need to avoid the sun and wear sunscreen to protect their healing skin. 

How Long Will Laser Skin Resurfacing Results  Last?

Because laser skin resurfacing stimulates collagen and elastin production, the improvements to your skin will happen both immediately and over time. You will see clearer, brighter, more even-toned skin right after treatment, but you will also see improvements in skin firmness and tone over several weeks. The skin responds to the microdamage by creating new collagen, which gives the skin firmness and structure, and new elastin, which provides the skin with flexibility and resilience. 

With the development of your body’s own new collagen and the results of your resurfacing, results can last up to three years. Sun exposure can significantly shorten the lifespan of your results, so practice good skincare with regular sunscreen use. 


*Individual Results May Vary


Read from real patients about their experiences with Dr. Schwartz and his team at Premier Vein & Body by Schwartz.

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If you have further questions about Laser Skin Resurfacing, call (913) 451-8346 or complete our online contact form. Premier Vein & Body is located in Kansas City, MO, and proudly serves Overland Park, Johnson County, and the entire Kansas City metro area.

** This blog provides general information and discussion about medicine, health, and related subjects. The words and other content in this blog and any linked materials are not intended and should not be construed as medical advice. If anyone has a medical concern, they should consult with an appropriately licensed physician.

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