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Laser Skin Resurfacing

Smooth, soft, youthful skin is lovely to the touch and a pleasure to behold. With age, or simply with the stressors of life and the environment, the beautiful look and feel of our skin gradually changes. It may be inevitable, but it's not untreatable. Laser skin resurfacing uses advanced technology to improve wrinkles, skin tone, and skin texture. Dr. Seth Kates offers this extraordinary skin resurfacing treatment for Worcester, Massachusetts men and women who want to refresh their look (and their outlook) without surgery.

Are you ready to learn more from board-certified dermatologist Dr. Kates? Simply request a cosmetic consultation online or call us at 508-754-3823 in Worcester or 978-256-4151 in Chelmsford. His straightforward approach will help you feel relaxed, educated and confident about your choices.

Beautiful Skin with Laser Resurfacing

Rejuvenated skin without surgery is made possible with ProFractional™ XC laser treatments. This system works by using tiny channels of laser light to stimulate the body's natural healing process, encouraging collagen production. The procedure is surprisingly quick and simple, much like laser hair removal in Worcester, Massachusetts. After applying a topical anesthetic, Dr. Kates will use ProFractional to treat areas such as the face, neck, hands, or chest. Treatment typically takes less than an hour.

After laser skin resurfacing, depending on how aggressive the treatment is, the skin will be quite red and raw. Regardless, due to the fractional nature of the treatment, recovery occurs relatively quickly. Most people are able to start applying makeup in 2 to 3 days with recovery generally taking no longer than one week. When redness has resolved, our patients see improvement in lines and wrinkles, scars, age spots, freckles, sun spots, and other signs of aging or environmental damage that continue to improve for months.

Before & After Photos - Micro Laser Peel

Before Micro Laser PeelDay 1 After Micro Laser Peel

Before 30 micron micro laser peel (left) and one day after peel (right).

Day 2 After Micro Laser PeelDay 2 After Micro Laser Peel

Recovery from micro laser peel – day 2 (left) and 4 days after peel (right).

Healthy Choices for Healthy Skin

Dr. Kates ardently believes that honesty is the best policy. It is a guiding principle of his practice. If you are a candidate for laser resurfacing, he will perform your procedure safely, effectively, and with excellent results. But if you're not a candidate for the procedure, he won't perform it – instead, he'll work with you to find another solution that will accomplish your goals. He may suggest other options such as:

As experienced dermatologists, Dr. Kates and his partner Dr. A. David Simkin will also assess your skin health – not just your skin appearance. Together with their skilled team, they will help you with your comprehensive dermatology needs, including skin cancer screening and treatment, acne, rosacea, and more.

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