What is Contour TRL Laser Skin Resurfacing?
The laser skin resurfacing treatment is a cosmetic procedure that uses controlled laser technology to rejuvenate the skin. At Aesthetic Enhancements Plastic Surgery in Orlando, FL, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Armando Soto offers this innovative procedure with Contour TRL™ technology to patients who wish to address pigment discoloration, acne, scarring, and wrinkles. It is a unique, noninvasive service that Dr. Soto is proud to present to his patients because it requires little downtime and produces amazing results that are evident almost immediately after treatment. The laser technology stimulates collagen production, which strengthens skin integrity and eliminates damaged skin cells to allow new skin growth.
Laser Skin Resurfacing Reviews
"Facial mini-lift, upper eyelid surgery and miXto laser skin resurfacing - I am extremely pleased with the results of the three procedures that Dr. Soto and his staff have performed on my face and neck. Dr. Soto takes the time to listen to what you want to acccomplish and carefully explains his recommendations. My face was looking tired and I was having difficulty looking alert when conversing socially and professionally. Many birthdays and fun in the sun had left the skin on my face and neck looking weathered. Dr. Soto recommended surgery to remove excess skin from my upper eyelids, a mini lift to remove wrinkles from my lower face and a miXto laser skin resurfacing. The mini lift and eyelid surgery were relatively painless and the results were evident within a few days. The skin resurfacing was a little uncomfortable for a day or two but I was out and about and looking better a week later. I still marvel at the improvement and how happy it has made me. I cannot say enough good things about Dr. Soto's surgical talent and his caring staff."- Anonymous / Vitals / Aug 14, 2011
"I had a breast lift and reduction along with the Halo Treatment. Dr. Soto and his staff have been so professional and caring. This is not the first time I have had plastic surgery but the first with Dr. Soto. I have already recommended him to others and will be back again if I decide to have another procedure."- Anonymous / RateMDs / Jun 12, 2018
"My experience with Dr. Soto and staff could not have gone any easier or better. I am so happy and already referred friends. I will be back and continue to use other services as well."- Anonymous / RateMDs / Jul 08, 2018
"Dr. Soto is a very caring and compassionate doctor. Wonderful bedside manner and post op care. Brigette did a halo treatment and Botox and my skin has never been better. Everyone in the office is amazing. I look forward to my appointments! Thank you for everything, Dr. Soto!"- A.J. / Yelp / Dec 15, 2017
"Just had my first BBL Forever Young. I have had regular BBL, Halo, IPL, and the experiences at the other places that I had them at were very uncomfortable and unpleasant. Amy at Dr. Soto's office, the experience with the BBL Forever Young was surprisingly very comfortable and pleasant. I definitely will be coming back to do more treatments."- L.T. / Healthgrades / Feb 07, 2019
How is LASER SKIN RESURFACING PERFORMED?
Laser skin resurfacing with Contour TRL uses ablative laser technology to vaporize and remove the upper layer of the skin. When the damaged, superficial skin is removed, it gives way for new skin to grow, which masks the face with a new layer of epidermis. Any pain during the procedure is managed with local anesthesia and/or sedatives to help the patient relax. The eyes will also be protected since lasers can be harmful to the patient’s vision. Laser skin resurfacing’s advanced technology allows accurate targeting of smaller areas so the surrounding skin is not affected. A session may take up to two hours, depending on the patient’s skin conditions.
AblatiVE vs. Non-AblatiVE LASERS
Laser skin resurfacing may be aggressive, depending on the patient’s aesthetic goals. The more aggressive treatments are referred to as ablative and wear away the epidermis to let new skin regeneration begin. Recovery with this technique may take up to three weeks. The lighter treatment, known as non-ablative, does not remove any skin. It stimulates deeper layers of the skin to initiate an increased growth of collagen. With this treatment, there will be no downtime for the patient. Both techniques help the skin regenerate. As new layers of skin are developed, skin problems, such as wrinkles, mild scars, and discoloration, are minimized.
The Contour TRl by Sciton
Our practice also makes use of the Contour TRL, a full-field skin resurfacing technology that allows the medical professional to have independent control over the depth of ablation and coagulation of the laser with the precision of up to a micron. Due to this, our doctors are able to customize each treatment to fit the needs of the patient's skin type and concerns rather than use a "one-size-fits-all" laser platform.
What Results Can I Expect After Laser Skin Resurfacing?
Laser resurfacing is an outpatient procedure. There may be pain during treatment so local anesthesia can be used to minimize the patient’s discomfort. The doctor may also prescribe the patient a pain reliever after the procedure. The face may be bandaged after treatment. Since the epidermis is peeled away, the skin may appear red for several weeks. As it heals, crusting may be present. It is very important to follow the doctor’s advice on skin care to prevent any scarring. It may take a few days before the patient can resume normal activities. It may also be beneficial to use an extra pillow when sleeping to ease any discomfort.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- From $4,000
- Recovery Time
- 4-6 Weeks
- Average Procedure Time
- 1-2 Hours
- Post-op Follow-up
- 1-2 Days
- Procedure Recovery Location
Contour TRL Laser Skin Resurfacing FAQs
Are There any Negative Effects with Contour TRL?
Although the procedure will wear the skin surface away, there is a minimal risk of scarring, especially when post-treatment care is implemented. It is critical to find a reputable doctor or technician with comprehensive experience with laser skin treatments. It’s important for the surgeon to understand different technologies that affect different skin types. When done correctly, the result is long-lasting healthy skin and effective in combating signs of aging and skin damage.
What Are the Long-Term Effects?
Aside from the natural effects of aging, personal habits, and environmental factors, results can be long-lasting. Maintenance treatments may be considered as signs of aging get more and more significant over time.
Ablative or Non-Ablative?
It depends mainly on the patient’s skin condition and cosmetic goals. Another factor to consider is how quickly the recovery period should be or if there should be no downtime for the patient. The doctor will discuss each treatment in detail and recommend the best approach that matches the patient’s circumstances.