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As we get older, our collagen begins to degrade, which makes us lose the “scaffolding” that young and healthy skin relies upon for its vibrant and full appearance. Our treatments of laser skin resurfacing in McKinney, TX will give you a smoother, more youthful appearance by selectively removing dull, outer layers of skin. This creates a fresh surface and builds collagen so the skin looks younger, healthier, and like a naturally restored version of you.

What Treatment Is Right For You?

Our experienced BeauxMD providers utilize the Visia Skin Analysis system to provide the treatment best suited to your needs.

At BeauxMD, we offer the Visia Skin Analysis, which is perfect for patients wanting to identify areas of concern and determine the best treatments to address them. Our consultation is designed to walk you through the skin analysis results, answer your questions, and provide a treatment plan that fits your goals.

Assess the following skin conditions:

  • Wringles
  • Pores
  • Skin Type
  • Redness
  • Texture
  • UV Spots
  • Brown Spots
  • Areas of Aging

Contact BeauxMD to set up your Skin Analysis with our Providers: 972-818-5807 or message us directly on our texting line: 214-753-8069.

How Does Skin Resurfacing Work?

Laser skin resurfacing works by directing short, concentrated beams of light at the problem area of the skin, removing the damaged skin layer by layer. This triggers the body to build new collagen, which results in radiant, healthy skin. 

Our laser skin resurfacing treatments improve the appearance of:

  • Fine lines 
  • Wrinkles
  • Crow’s feet
  • Sagging skin
  • Age spots
  • Pitted acne scars
  • Enlarged oil glands
  • Uneven skin tone

If you’re having any of these skin issues, a laser skin resurfacing treatment from BeauxMD can help.

Am I a Candidate for Laser Skin Resurfacing?

Laser skin resurfacing is an ideal treatment for men and women who would like to reduce wrinkles, tighten and firm their skin, and achieve a more youthful, refreshed, and rejuvenated look. Ideal candidates for our laser skin resurfacing in McKinney, TX should meet the following requirements:

  • Are in good health
  • Are experiencing mild skin laxity or wrinkles 
  • Are not experiencing any skin outbreaks, such as active acne or infection
  • Are not pregnant or breastfeeding 
  • Are not recently tanned (sun or tanning bed)
  • Do not smoke

What is the Treatment Like?

When you arrive at BeauxMD for your laser skin resurfacing treatment, we will apply a topical anesthetic to your skin to minimize any discomfort. If your skin is being treated for a larger area, and we have opted for a deeper resurfacing treatment, we may provide you with a sedative or painkillers.


Your skin will then be cleansed, and treatment will begin. The laser will pass over the skin and deliver the light energy to a specific depth according to the settings determined by your highly trained health care professional. As the laser’s high-energy beams penetrate the skin, the targeted areas are vaporized, resulting in a healing cascade that will take place over the coming days. This healing process is responsible for the building of collagen and the subsequent results of a youthful and vibrant skin surface.

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Downtime and Aftercare

Different lasers require different amounts of downtime. Some laser resurfacing requires weeks of downtime, and others only a few days. For example, downtime from ablative laser treatment can take up to three weeks. The larger the treatment area and the deeper the laser, the longer the recovery time. During your consultation, we will determine which laser is right for your specific needs.

Generally, patients experience redness, swelling, and dryness after their laser skin resurfacing treatment. Your skin may scab over or peel. Using a good moisturizer may help during the healing process, but check with Dr. Barstad or one of our nurses before using any type of topical treatment on your healing skin.

Depending on the treated area and the type of laser, you may need to adjust your daily skincare routine and use new dressings to ensure your skin stays clean. We will go over your home care instructions with you to make sure you know what you’re supposed to do.

Keep in mind that your skin may be sun-sensitive for up to one year following each laser skin resurfacing procedure. It’s important to always wear good sunscreen with a minimum SPF of 30 when outside, even if it’s cloudy. If you are interested in receiving some of the best laser skin resurfacing in the McKinney, and North Dallas (including Frisco, Allen, and Plano) areas, contact our office today! 

Different Types of Lasers for Skin Resurfacing

As mentioned above, different lasers achieve different results. During your consultation, we will go over your issues, concerns, and goals to best determine which type of laser will work for you. 

Different types of lasers include:

  • Ablative Laser Resurfacing – best for deep wrinkles, the effects of aging, acne scarring and other scarring
  • Non-Ablative Laser Resurfacing – best for stretch marks, light wrinkles and moderate lines
  • Fractional Laser Resurfacing – best for wrinkles, lines, pigmentation conditions on the neck, hands, and chest
  • Radiofrequency Laser Resurfacing – best for wrinkles, cellulite, aging skin 

In order to find the right laser for your needs, we will go over factors such as your medication, skin type, your overall goals, how much downtime you’re willing to take and your medical history.

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Why Choose BeauxMD for Laser Skin Resurfacing?

BeauxMD is a physician owned and operated medical spa located in historic downtown McKinney near Frisco. As a doctor-run practice, we focus on the health of our patients above anything else, so you know you’re in good hands with us. We also focus on individualized treatment plans for each patient, as well as tracking progress and results. 

If you’re interested in a laser skin resurfacing treatment, please contact us for a consultation. We look forward to talking to you!

Laser Skin Resurfacing FAQs:

What skin concerns can laser skin resurfacing address?

Laser skin resurfacing can effectively treat a range of skin concerns, including wrinkles, fine lines, acne scars, sun damage, uneven pigmentation, and enlarged pores.

Is laser skin resurfacing painful?

The level of discomfort during laser skin resurfacing can vary depending on the type and intensity of the laser used, as well as individual pain tolerance. Most patients experience a sensation similar to a rubber band snapping against the skin, which can be managed with topical numbing cream or anesthesia.

How long does it take to see results from laser skin resurfacing?

Results from laser skin resurfacing are typically gradual and may become more noticeable over several weeks to months as the skin heals and collagen production increases. Optimal results may require multiple treatment sessions.

What is the downtime associated with laser skin resurfacing?

Downtime after laser skin resurfacing can vary depending on the depth and intensity of the treatment. Generally, patients can expect some redness, swelling, and peeling of the skin for a few days to a couple of weeks following the procedure. It's essential to follow post-procedure care instructions provided by your healthcare provider to promote healing and minimize the risk of complications.

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