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Laser Skin Resurfacing in Tampa and Sarasota

If you want younger, healthier-looking skin and also want to improve specific skin conditions such as sun damage, wrinkles, and/or acne scars, we offer Contour TRL™ laser skin resurfacing. Regarded as the gold standard in erbiumYAG laser skin resurfacing, the Contour TRL™ laser delivers outstanding results. 

What can Contour TRL treat?

  • Poor skin tone or texture
  • Mild to deep wrinkles
  • Skin lesions
  • Sun damage
  • Superficial acne scarring
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What is the Contour TRL laser?

The Contour TRL (tunable resurfacing laser) is the very finest in erbium YAG laser skin resurfacing. The Contour TRL laser enables a range of treatment options, from shallow peels (NanoLaserPeel™, MicroLaserPeel™) to deep skin resurfacing, with the ultimate control and customization for each patient’s needs and aesthetic goals. Results achieved with the Contour TRL laser range from subtle to dramatic, depending on what you want. 

Before & After

How the Contour TRL laser works

The Contour TRL laser peel safely removes the outermost layer of skin, with the treatment depth adjusted to best address your concerns. The resurfacing depth will depend on the condition of the skin, your specific goals, and the anticipated downtime. The Contour TRL erbiumYAG laser affects skin tissue with incredible precision, which means your skin will be treated with precisely the amount of energy that is required. The laser skin treatment will stimulate the production of new collagen to improve the thickness and texture of the skin while also improving the skin’s outer clarity and brilliance.

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Treatment details

With shallow treatments, the laser peel is usually well tolerated with a topical anesthetic. For deeper treatments, both topical and local anesthetic medications are required, and many patients also opt for sedation anesthesia. Just before treatment, your skin will be cleansed, and your eyes will be covered and protected. A laser handpiece will then be positioned over the skin and held in place while a computer-guided scanner moves the laser beam. Depending on the treatment area(s), this procedure will be completed within just a few minutes for smaller zones, and up to 30 minutes for the full face. 

Recovery and results

While the complete recovery and healing time will depend on the depth of treatment, you can expect a recovery of 3 to 4 days for a shallow treatment, and 5 to 7 days or longer with a deeper treatment. 

After your treatment you may experience redness, and your skin may feel like you have a sunburn. There may also be some swelling. You will be instructed to apply a special topical balm to protect the skin during the initial healing process.

It’s also important to avoid direct sunlight until your skin is fully healed, as the treatment will make your skin more sensitive to sun exposure.

After the outer skin layers have healed (typically about one week), camouflage mineral makeup may be used. At this point, you will notice improvements in the texture and tone of your skin. A deeper laser skin resurfacing treatment will stimulate collagen remodeling over 4 to 6 months, allowing for gradual improvements in the tightness of your skin over time.

Candidates for the Contour TRL laser

If you’re interested in laser skin resurfacing in Tampa, Sarasota, or surrounding areas, you may be the perfect candidate for this procedure. Women and men who are concerned about the appearance of their skin and want to refine its texture while improving lines and wrinkles, sun damage, and scars may be good candidates for this treatment. Contour TRL skin resurfacing is most appropriate for lighter and medium skin tones.

Laser Skin Resurfacing in Sarasota and Tampa at HK Plastic Surgery

Dr. Holcomb has been using the Contour TRL since 1999 and has written a number of peer-reviewed articles and book chapters regarding the use of it for skin rejuvenation. He is also a double board-certified facial plastic surgeon with 20 years of experience. If you’re in the Sarasota and Tampa area and are considering a peel with the Contour TRL laser, or want to know more about erbiumYAG technology, Dr. Holcomb is the ideal specialist for you. To schedule a consultation, please contact us

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