Skin Resurfacing Specialist

Poway Women’s Care

Aesthetics & OBGYNs located in San Diego, CA

If you’re unhappy with your appearance because of common skin flaws like acne scars and discoloration, Karen Kohatsu, MD, and her aesthetic team at Poway Women’s Care in Rancho Bernardo, San Diego can help. They offer comprehensive care for skin resurfacing procedures using the Icon™ laser system, providing amazing results. You can enhance the natural glow of your skin without a single incision or a long recovery period. Learn more about the benefits of skin resurfacing by calling the San Diego office or using the convenient online booking feature.

Skin Resurfacing Q & A

Poway Women’s Care

What is skin resurfacing?

The innovative Icon laser gently removes the outer layer of your skin, eliminating dead, unhealthy skin to reveal the fresh, new skin underneath. Using controlled microbeams of laser energy, the aesthetician can address a variety of skin issues, including:

  • Wrinkles
  • Fine lines
  • Age spots
  • Acne scars
  • Sun damage

Your overall skin tone and texture improves as your skin heals. New, healthy tissue continues to grow, making you look younger and more vibrant.

While the Icon laser is highly effective in removing your skin’s top layer, it won’t damage other tissue outside of the treatment area.

Am I a good candidate for skin resurfacing?

As long as your skin is in overall good condition and free of open wounds and infection, the Poway Women’s Care team can recommend skin resurfacing treatments to achieve your desired results.

The Icon laser system is versatile enough to work on all types and tones of skin, from the palest shades to the darkest skin tones. By resurfacing your skin, you can address multiple problems with just one treatment. To maintain your results, the team may recommend additional skin resurfacing appointments if new spots or wrinkles develop.

How long does it take to recover from skin resurfacing treatments?

Following your treatment, your skin may appear red and you may feel like you have a mild sunburn. Your skin heals naturally over time without additional treatment.

However, until the redness resolves, you may want to skip social engagements for a brief period until your skin heals. You should also avoid sun exposure in the treatment area to prevent damage to the skin.

As your healthy skin develops, it’s important that you use a high-quality moisturizer, such as the Obagi® skin care line used by the Poway Women’s Care team, as your skin can become dry and flaky after treatment. You should also use a reliable sunscreen daily to prevent new sun spots and wrinkles from forming.

To discover if skin resurfacing is right for you, schedule a consultation at Poway Women’s Care using the online booking system or by calling the office today.