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Answering Your Questions About Laser Resurfacing In Raleigh

It is important to know that you have many options for addressing your most pressing skin concerns, from sun damage and fine lines to melasma and excess hair growth, and all that is in between.

With all of the medical aesthetic treatments on the market, it can be difficult for patients to know exactly which will best address their concerns.

Laser treatments offer dramatic skin-rejuvenating results, but there are many laser procedures to choose from, and depending on your skin type, extent of damage you wish to treat, and your available downtime – some laser resurfacing treatments may be more suited to your needs over another. 

When considering whether to have laser resurfacing in Raleigh, the experienced team at Synergy Face & Body can answer all your questions and help you understand all your options to ensure we help you achieve gorgeous, healthy skin.

How does laser resurfacing in Raleigh work?

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One of the most popular lasers we use at Synergy to perform laser resurfacing in Raleigh is comprised of two different types of wavelengths: ablative and non-ablative. With an intelligent energy delivery, this laser ensures precise, even, safe treatments, while remaining comfortable to the patient. 

This unique hybrid fractional laser is called the Halo® laser, and has been widely commended for its effectiveness in medical aesthetic clinics across the country. 

Ablative wavelengths remove the epidermal layer, producing the most dramatic laser-treated results for skin resurfacing. This laser promotes collagen formation and retraction of the dermis and epidermis to tighten the skin. Other examples of ablative laser treatments offered at Synergy include the NanoLaserPeel™, MicroLaserPeel®, and ProFractional laser therapy.

Non-ablative wavelengths are not nearly as aggressive, but are able to treat the skin for other conditions such as acne, enlarged pores, sun damage, uneven skin tone, and even reduce hair growth. Non-ablative laser treatments available at Synergy include the Clear + Brilliant, BBL™, SkinTyte™, and laser hair removal.

By combining both wavelengths together into one device, the Halo laser has been extremely effective for our patients looking to improve the skin on their face, neck, hands, and chest. 

Who is the best candidate for laser resurfacing in Raleigh?

If you have begun to notice一and be bothered by一the signs of aging, dark pigmentation, uneven skin tone, or enlarged pores, and you do not mind a treatment that may require several days or more of downtime, you are likely a good candidate for laser resurfacing in Raleigh.

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Thanks to the wide range of state-of-the-art laser devices we have available at Synergy, we can customize your laser resurfacing treatment entirely to your specific needs, including balancing the aggressiveness of the treatment to put you in more control of your recovery time.

During your initial consultation with our experienced laser technicians, we will evaluate your health & medical history, explain the laser treatment process, and go over all your questions to ensure you are an ideal candidate for laser resurfacing in Raleigh.

What happens during laser resurfacing in Raleigh?

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After your consultation & thorough skin analysis, we will determine which laser treatment(s) will best meet your goals and schedule your appointment for laser resurfacing in Raleigh. We will also provide you with all necessary pre-treatment instructions, including medications or supplements, med spa treatments, and topical skin care products you may need to avoid.

On the day of your laser treatment, you should arrive at our office with a clean, dry face and comfortable clothing. We will first apply a topical numbing cream, which will remain on the skin for about an hour to minimize any discomfort the laser may cause.

The Procedure
For the laser treatment, you will be seated or lying down and we will protect your eyes with special safety shields. Your laser clinician will then treat the area(s) of your skin section by section, rolling the laser device’s handpiece in a criss-cross pattern until the system determines the treatment is complete.

Note: Facial treatments take approximately 35 to 45 minutes, chest or neck treatments are approximately 20 minutes, hands can be treated in 15 minutes or less, and some body zones can take up to 90 minutes.

Risks, recovery, and side effects of laser resurfacing in Raleigh

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Since the procedure is tailored to each individual’s needs, each patient responds differently to laser resurfacing treatments. 

Typically, patients’ skin will be red and swollen immediately after the treatment, and may feel like a sunburn. The skin may appear more “bronzed” as well while the targeted spots of hyperpigmentation resolve themselves. 

Non-ablative laser procedures commonly result in no to minimal downtime for patients, with many able to return to normal activities the following day. Halo and other ablative laser procedures typically require a patient to take 2-10 days off work or other social activities, depending on the patient’s healing response and the depth of treatment.


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Most patients don’t notice results from their laser resurfacing treatment right away. Results can take a few days to appear, and the improvement process continues for many months afterward. 

As the skin heals and regenerates tissues and collagen, patients will notice diminished lines & wrinkles, less noticeable pores, a more even complexion, and tighter, more radiant skin.

With adequate sun protection, healthy skin care practices, and regular evaluations & treatments at Synergy, patients can make the results of their laser resurfacing treatments last for years!

What other Synergy treatments complement laser resurfacing in Raleigh?

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At Synergy Face & Body, many of our services can be combined for harmonious effects, creating more dramatic results and giving you beautifully healthy skin. 

Keep reading for our recommendations for treatments that pair well with laser resurfacing in Raleigh:

Botox® & Dermal Fillers

If you want to banish your most stubborn wrinkles, combine injectables like Botox and fillers with your laser resurfacing treatments in Rochester! 

Our neurotoxin injectable, Botox, minimizes laugh lines & nasolabial folds, relaxes deep frown lines & forehead creases, lifts drooping brows, hides crow’s feet, and more. 

Dermal fillers like Juvéderm® use hyaluronic acid to support and boost tissue volume. We can also use fillers to plump lips, treat wrinkles, and correct facial asymmetry. 

When should I book it?
There are different advantages to having Botox or dermal fillers injected either before or after your laser resurfacing treatments. 

We typically recommend our patients have their injectable treatments performed first, since these products affect the skin’s subdermal layer and we can get a more accurate idea of where your natural folds, wrinkles, and lines lie.

It is important to wait at least 2 weeks after injection to have any laser resurfacing treatments to allow the skin to heal.

Chemical Peels

Patients with more advanced sun damage may choose to combine the power of light and chemical exfoliants for better complexion-clearing results. 

The laser treatments will work to address deeper sun damage and pigmentation. Chemical peels treat shallower layers of skin, which we can use to treat superficial brown spots, and address loss of skin elasticity from the sun’s rays.

When should I book it?
During your consultation, we will discuss your unique goals and analyze your skin to determine exactly which order we want to proceed with. In general, most patients have laser resurfacing treatments first and depending on their results, we can add a series of chemical peels to further dissolve the signs of sun damage.


Microneedling is a treatment that uses tiny needles to prick the skin. When the skin is punctured, this sends your body into “repair mode” to generate new collagen and skin tissue, revitalizing and plumping the skin over time.

Additionally, when your pores are open, it allows a much easier channel for your skin to soak up all the amazing, refreshing ingredients that make up the post-treatment serums and products we infuse into the skin.

When should I book it?
Once the skin has completely healed after a series of microneedling treatments, patients may choose to undergo laser resurfacing in Raleigh at Synergy to treat deeper sun damage and wrinkles. 

Alternatively, regular microneedling treatments may be a great maintenance plan for patients who have laser resurfacing and wish to continue to minimize sun damage and achieve glowing, gorgeous skin. 

Why choose Synergy for laser resurfacing in Raleigh?

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When choosing the right place to have laser resurfacing in Raleigh, it is extremely important to select a medical aesthetic venue that has the highest patient safety and clinical training standards. 

For example, at Synergy we make sure we offer our patients treatment options that will be safe and effective for them, whether it’s Halo, ProFractional, or a different kind of laser or cosmetic procedure. We are also operated by a Board-Certified physician who has extensive experience and training in offering laser treatments.

Synergy Face & Body is proud to be the premier medical aesthetic clinic in Raleigh. Our consultations and laser resurfacing treatments are performed by trained experts, so you can rest assured knowing you are in the most skilled and practiced hands in the region.

Schedule your consultation with the Synergy Face & Body team for laser resurfacing in Raleigh today!

If you have sun damage, brown spots, wrinkles, or sagging skin you would like to address, come to Synergy today. We can help!

We offer the latest technology in laser resurfacing in Raleigh and we want to help you treat your concerns to achieve beautiful skin you can be proud of. 

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