Laser Resurfacing

Cosmetic and General Dermatology located in Covington and Hammond, LA

Laser Resurfacing

Laser Resurfacing services offered in Covington, LA

Laser resurfacing uses light energy to make your skin produce extra collagen, restoring a more youthful appearance. At offices in Covington and Hammond, Louisiana, the Soine Dermatology & Aesthetics team uses cutting-edge laser resurfacing technology, including ProFractional®. They can treat pigmented lesions, reduce scarring, and correct uneven skin tone and texture to optimize natural beauty. Call Soine Dermatology & Aesthetics or book an appointment online today to discover how you could benefit from laser resurfacing.

Laser Resurfacing Q&A

What is laser resurfacing?

Laser resurfacing treatments rejuvenate your complexion and correct flaws in your skin, including:

  • Uneven tone

  • Stretch marks

  • Unwanted pigmentation

  • Coarse, uneven texture

The Soine Dermatology & Aesthetics team uses technology like ProFractional, a cutting-edge device with a tiny laser beam that creates thousands of pinpoint wounds on your skin.

Unlike harsh CO2 lasers, only a fraction of your skin receives treatment, leaving the surrounding tissue unharmed. This promotes rapid healing and new collagen production, improving your skin’s firmness and strength.

Soine Dermatology & Aesthetics offers a full complement of laser services, including the JOULE® Platform by Sciton® with broadband light (BBL) hair removal, BBL Corrective™ for pigmented lesion treatment, and mJOULE® nonablative fractional resurfacing.

Other treatments they offer include Aviclear® acne treatment, Ultherapy® skin tightening, Coolsculpting® and Emsculpt® body contouring, and miraDry hyperhidrosis treatment.

What does laser resurfacing treatment involve?

When you visit Soine Dermatology & Aesthetics, your provider cleans your skin and gives you safety shields to protect your eyes from the laser. They position the laser over your skin, and a computer-guided scanner directs the laser beam. Laser resurfacing can last anywhere from 15-30 minutes, depending on the treatment area’s size.

The degree of discomfort caused by laser resurfacing depends largely on how deep into your tissues the laser goes and the natural variations in tolerance between patients. Shallow treatments usually only require a topical anesthetic or numbing cream. Your dermatologist may administer a local anesthetic or nerve block injection for deeper treatments.

Immediately after laser resurfacing, you might have some redness and a sensation like a sunburn. Swelling might also develop in the treated areas. Your dermatologist advises you on aftercare to minimize discomfort, which may include pain relief medications and applying ointments to keep your skin moist.

How long will it take to recover from laser resurfacing?

The time it takes to heal completely after laser resurfacing depends mainly on the treatment depth. Shallow treatments typically take 2-4 days, with deeper treatments requiring a longer healing period.

You should use the skin care products your dermatologist recommends and avoid direct sun exposure until the skin heals fully, as it will be sensitive to ultraviolet light after laser resurfacing.

You should see improvements in your skin’s texture and tone and reductions in lines and wrinkles within a week after laser resurfacing. Deeper treatments stimulate new collagen production over the next 4-6 months, during which time your skin’s tightness and strength should continue to improve.

Call Soine Dermatology & Aesthetics or book an appointment online today to benefit from state-of-the-art laser resurfacing.


  • We offer a full complement of laser services. Sciton Joule platform - BBL, hair removal, treatment of pigmented lesions, Fractionated resurfacing Aviclear Sciton mJoule- Non ablative resurfacing Ultherapy Coolsculpting Miradry Emsculpt