What are the Benefits of Skin Resurfacing?

Do you often wish your skin was clearer, smoother, or younger-looking?   Skin resurfacing can beautify your skin.  But what exactly is skin resurfacing and what are the benefits of having the procedure done. 

What is skin resurfacing?

Skin resurfacing is a cosmetic procedure that removes damaged outer layers of skin and encourages the production of new, healthy skin cells. 

Common types of skin resurfacing treatments

Laser skin resurfacing

Laser skin resurfacing is a treatment that uses laser energy to improve the appearance of the skin.  There are ablative, non-ablative, and fractional laser treatments.  Whereas ablative lasers remove the outer layer of skin, non-ablative lasers stimulate collagen production below the surface.


Dermaplaning is a skin treatment in which a medical-grade scalpel is used to exfoliate the top layers of dead skin cells and microscopic hair aka ‘peach fuzz.’  Dermaplaning leaves the skin looking smooth and revitalized.


Micropeel is a light to medium chemical peel that uses lactic acid to exfoliate the skin’s surface.   A Micropeel is often done in combination with dermaplaning to maximize skin rejuvenation results.

Benefits of skin resurfacing

  • Restores the youthful appearance of the skin, by removing old skin cells that make the skin appear dull and lifeless.
  • Improves the overall tone and texture of the skin and treats skin issues such as fine lines, wrinkles, congested pores, brown spots, scars, and more.
  • Encourages the growth of healthier-looking skin.
  • Makes the skin smoother and more radiant.
  • Improves the firmness of the skin.
  • Helps combat signs of aging. 

Are you interested in learning more about the benefits of skin resurfacing.  Search our directory to find a practice in your area.

If you are in the greater Boston area Krauss Dermatology, Wellesley, MA is our featured practice. 

You can reach them at www.kraussdermatology.com, or by calling (781) 416-3500.

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