Aesthetic Medicine Specialist located in Chicago, Oak Brook, Naperville, & Arlington Heights IL
Acne scars, hyperpigmentation, wrinkles, and other skin defects can gather on your face over time, making it increasingly difficult to maintain fresh-looking skin even with makeup on. At Wrinkle Fairy, Leslie Forrester, APRN, and her team can smooth your skin and correct tone irregularities with an advanced laser resurfacing procedure. Schedule your consultation for laser resurfacing or other skin improvement procedures by phone or online at one of the offices in Arlington Heights, Gold Coast Chicago, Oakbrook Terrace, or Naperville, Illinois.
Laser Resurfacing Q & A
What is laser resurfacing?
Laser resurfacing is a procedure that takes advantage of a laser’s heat and energy.
A laser is a powerful and concentrated beam of light that targets your skin cells and removes the uppermost layer, where most of the visible damage is. Simultaneously, the heat from the laser stimulates collagen growth within deeper layers of skin.
Collagen is a fibrous protein that supports the integrity of your skin and helps it resist loosening, wrinkling, and sagging as you age. You produce lots of it while you’re young, but the process slows down with time and results in the appearance of aging skin.
A laser resurfacing procedure at Wrinkle Fairy is swift and easy. Leslie applies a topical anesthetic before using the LaseMD™ or Fractora® laser to treat the skin on your face in order to make the process comfortable. She also cleanses your skin thoroughly beforehand to minimize your risk for a skin infection.
What are the benefits of laser resurfacing?
Laser resurfacing can return your skin to a more youthful state. The procedure treats skin defects related to aging, sun exposure, acne, and minor injuries, which can accumulate with time and make you look older. Many of them are nearly impossible to conceal, even with full-coverage makeup.
Before your treatment, Leslie and her team assess your skin. They might recommend laser resurfacing if you struggle with:
- Large pores
- Acne scars
- Scars from injuries
- Fine lines
- Sun damage
- Skin tags
Laser resurfacing is effective on any skin tone, but you should consider other treatments if you have an active acne breakout or if your skin is exceedingly saggy.
What should I expect after my laser resurfacing procedure?
You can leave Wrinkle Fairy right away after your laser resurfacing treatment. Some lasers have minimal or no downtime, while others, like CO2 lasers, are more intense and require about 3-7 days for recovery.
The length of your recovery depends on your specific procedure and your skin’s tone or complexion. It’s best to discuss what you should expect with Leslie before your procedure since each case is different.
For a few days to a little over a week, your skin might appear red or pink. It’s essential to use sunscreen a lot during this time (and in general) since your skin will be extra sensitive.
The full results of laser resurfacing develop gradually as your skin heals and the cells regenerate. The effects can last for years as long as you continue proper skin care practices. Leslie can also make product recommendations to help you do so.
Scheduling your laser resurfacing procedure during the winter months can be beneficial to healing because there’s less sunlight, but you can get the treatment at any time of year. To book your consultation at Wrinkle Fairy, call or schedule online today.
Our Treatments & Services
Botox® makes it possible to minimize features like wrinkles and brow lifts for months at a time with no incisions whatsoever. Leslie assesses each area providing the the right solution for you.
The team at Wrinkle Fairy are here to help rejuvenate your skin and volumize your features. From lips and smile lines to enhancing your cheek volume and tear troughs, Leslie and her team provide high-end resolutions that are right for you.
At Wrinkle Fairy, we have a wide range of lasers best suited for your skin. Laser Resurfacing can help with skin tightening, blemishes and acne scars and sun spots. You’ll leave feeling relaxed and anew.
Vampire Facial and Facelift
Don’t let the name fool you, this facial helps promote healthy activity of your skin cells and allow your skin to feel rejuvenated. The treatment is a combination of a microdermabrasion followed by the application of PRP. Give your skin the energy boost in deserves!
Stubborn belly fat and unwanted love handles can make you feel less confident and be discouraging. At Wrinkle Fairy in Arlington Heights, Gold Coast Chicago, Oakbrook Terrace, and Naperville, Illinois, Leslie Forrester, APRN, offers pioneering CoolSculpting® treatments.
The thread lift is not surgery. It’s a minimally invasive procedure, where we place special threadlike sutures just beneath the skin. The special texture of the threads, combined with subtle tugging, grasps the surrounding tissue, which reveals a gentle lifting and tightening of any loose or wrinkled skin.
Diamond Glow Facial Chicago
Skin resurfacing technology has reached new heights with the Diamond Glow facial. Near instantaneous glowing, dewy skin, free from any down time, is now attainable with the three-step skin rejuvenation Diamond Glow process. Exfoliation, extraction, and infusion combine to make up the three-step resurfacing process, which leaves patients with radiant, youthful skin. Answers to frequently asked questions follow below.
CoolTone is a new innovation in body contouring that focuses on muscle stimulation and toning, rather than fat grafting, freezing and/or melting. The treatment uses Magnetic Muscle Stimulation (MMS) to strengthen, firm and tone muscles in the thighs, buttocks and abdomen. The magnetic energy finds its way through the fat layer and specifically targets the muscles, leaving the treated area with noticeable muscle toning.