Custom Resurfacing

If you’re looking for an all-in-one treatment that targets fine lines, wrinkles, texture, and tone of the skin, our Custom Resurfacing treatment may be for you! We understand that each client’s aging concerns vary, and with this procedure, we can customize each treatment depending on skin type, skin color, and severity of aging.

Get The Facts

The Custom Resurfacing procedure is a deep ablative laser treatment. This means the top, thin layer of your skin (epidermis) is removed and the underlying skin (dermis) is heated with controlled settings on our laser device. The wavelengths from the laser create precise micro-ablated channels and deep thermal heating to stimulate the production of new skin cells and collagen. As the skin heals and regenerates, the treated area appears smoother and tighter.


Before You Arrive:
+ Please ensure you have filled out your Health History/Intake form before your appointment. If you are unable to complete it, please arrive 15 minutes early
+ We recommend eating a light snack or meal 30min- 1hr before your appointment
+ Remove makeup before the appointment
+ Ensure you wear medical grade SPF 50 in the treatment area 4-6 weeks prior
+ Wear loose comfortable clothing to your appointment
+ Ensure you have showered prior as you won’t be able to wash your hair for a couple days
+ Ensure all facial hair is shaved before the appointment

How to Prepare:
+ You will be provided a prescription after your consultation for Valtrex, Hydroval, and Fucidin. These medications will help with your recovery and prevent certain side effects. Please pick them up at a pharmacy of your choice before your appointment
+ Please start taking your Valtrex 2 days before your appointment
+ You may take Tylenol before your appointment to help with the pain
+ Your practitioner will send you a detailed message that includes in-depth instructions regarding your treatment

What To Avoid:
Please avoid the following:
+ Alcohol & smoking 24hours prior
+ Caffeine on the day of treatment
+ Aspirin or other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as Ibuprofen, Advil®, Motrin®, Aleve®, Fish oil, Gingko Biloba, St. John’s Wort, and high doses of vitamin E, unless medically necessary
+ Neuromodulators for at least 2 weeks prior
+ Filler for at least 4 weeks prior
+ Sun exposure 4- 6 weeks prior
+ Tanning including spray tan and self-tanning products 4-6 weeks prior (if you have a tan at the time of your appointment it will have to be rescheduled for safety reasons)
+ Retinol or active exfoliants for 5-7 days prior
+ Must be off of oral isotretinoin (Accutane) for a minimum of 6 months prior
+ It is our policy not to provide treatment if you are pregnant or breastfeeding


+ 7 days, this is true downtime and you must remain indoors until your skin is healed
+ Bleeding and oozing normal for the first 24 hours
+ Redness, swelling, and tenderness are to be expected for a couple days
+ Dryness and sloughing will develop as healing progresses

Post Care:
+ Vinegar soaks and gentle cleanser can be used on day 1 post-treatment
+ Apply a thin layer of Aquaphor after cleansing
+ Vinegar soaks can be done throughout the day, up to 5 times per day
+ Only cleanse with gentle cleanser morning and night
+ Aquaphor can be applied as needed to keep skin moist
+ You can start applying ointments on day 3 as per your doctor’s and pharmacist’s recommendations
+ You can start applying a gentle moisturizer (of your practitioner’s choosing on day 4)
+ Continue to take your Valtrex until the course is completed
+ Can take antihistamines to control swelling
+ Keep the area clean and keep hair tied up

What to avoid:
+ Sun exposure for 1 week
+ Hot tubs, baths, saunas, and steam rooms for 1 week
+ Strenuous for exercise for 1 week
+ Makeup, lotions, and active skin care for 1 week
+ Cannot shave treated area for 2 weeks post

Follow Up:
+ Contact us immediately if you have any blister, cold sore, or pustule formation in the treated area
+ Additional treatments potentially recommended depending on the results required

Treatment Info

Treatments Needed
Results In
2-4 weeks, continuing up to 3-6 months
Results Last
Several years

Benefits of Custom Resurfacing

+ Better texture and tone of the skin
+ Improves stubborn pigmentation
+ Stimulates collagen remodeling
+ Improves skin texture
+ Reduction in fine lines and wrinkles

Conditions It Treats

+ Acne Scars
+ Brown Spots and Sun Damage
+ Wrinkles, Lines & Folds
+ Uneven Skin Texture
+ Tired or Dull Looking Skin

Frequently Asked Questions

+ Do I need to take time off work for Custom Resurfacing?

Yes, as this treatment is ablative and requires longer healing time, you will need to remain indoors for 7 days. We recommend picking up your groceries ahead of time and giving your body time to heal.

+ Who is a candidate for Custom Resurfacing?

Anyone who is looking to improve texture, tone, wrinkles, fine lines, or acne scarring is a candidate for Custom Resurfacing. This laser is safe for all skin types and yields amazing results.

+ How many Custom resurfacing treatments will I need?

Many people see amazing results after just one treatment however it depends on the skin concern we are targeting. Some concerns require multiple treatments to achieve optimal results.

+ Is a custom resurfacing treatment suitable for everyone?

While custom resurfacing treatments are generally safe and effective, they may not be suitable for individuals with certain skin conditions. Please consult with our skin experts.

+ How long do the results of a custom resurfacing treatment last?

The results of a custom resurfacing treatment can be long-lasting (typically several years), especially when combined with proper skincare and sun protection. However, factors such as aging, sun exposure, and lifestyle habits can influence how long the results will be maintained. Periodic maintenance treatments are often recommended.

+ Are there any side effects or downtime associated with the treatment?

After a custom resurfacing treatment, the skin may appear red and feel sensitive. This can last for a few hours to a few days, depending on the intensity of the treatment. Some peeling or flaking of the skin may also occur as part of the exfoliation process.