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Laser Skin Resurfacing

If you've ever wished that you could renew your complexion to make it smoother and more even-toned, facial rejuvenation specialist Dr. Fady Sinno offers an effective solution: laser skin resurfacing at his practice near Baltimore, MD.

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We can help you achieve the look you want. Request your consultation online with Dr. Fady Sinno or call us at (410) 884-4200 or (410) 751-2348 (Westminster). Dr. Sinno has offices near Baltimore, Annapolis, and Frederick.

CO2 Laser Resurfacing
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Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.
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    CO2 Laser Resurfacing case 25

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    This is a 54 year old female who had a Facelift with SMAS dissection, CO2 Laser Resurfacing and upper ... View Case 

About Laser Resurfacing

Also called "laser peel," men and women of all ages may benefit from laser resurfacing. The best results from the procedure are typically seen in individuals with fair, healthy, non-oily skin.

Laser resurfacing can effectively correct any of the following conditions:

  • Fine lines, especially around the mouth
  • Vertical lines around the mouth
  • Facial scars caused by injury or accident
  • Scars caused by acne
  • Areas of uneven pigmentation, such as age spots
  • Lines on the cheeks caused by sun damage

What to Expect

A beam of laser energy is used to vaporize the upper layers of damaged skin with accurate precision. As new cells form during the healing process, smoother, tighter, younger-looking skin appears.

During the procedure, the activated laser is carefully passed back and forth over the skin until Dr. Sinno reaches the safest level that will make the wrinkle or scar less visible. When imperfections are deep, he may recommend that the resurfacing be performed in 2 or more stages.

Dr. Sinno

Dr. Sinno

Fady Sinno, MD, FACS, has over 20 years of plastic surgery experience. Dr. Sinno is admired for his commitment to natural results, comfort and safety.

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Alternatives to Laser Resurfacing

Precision and predictability are the major advantages of laser resurfacing. However, laser resurfacing isn't the only method that plastic surgeons use to refinish the facial skin. Alternative methods include:

  • Retin-A treatment - a light skin-refinishing treatment that involves regular applications of Tretinoin.
  • Glycolic acid peel – a light resurfacing treatment that involves use of a prescription-strength facial wash or cream.
  • Dermabrasion – a more aggressive method in which the surface layer of skin is removed with a motorized brush
  • Chemical peel - a resurfacing method in which a chemical solution is applied to peel away the top layers of skin, allowing a fresh new layer to emerge.


When the procedure is over, Dr. Sinno will cover your face with protective ointment and give you more ointment to use at home for the first week of healing.

You are likely to experience some mild to moderate swelling. However, ice packs and medication prescribed by your surgeon can help you stay more comfortable.

Although everyone heals at a different rate, you can expect that your recovery will follow this general time line. Over the first three weeks:

  • Skin will be bright pink to red in color. The redness is a positive sign that the healing process is progressing and a new layer of collagen is being laid down
  • You can safely apply makeup as a concealer (after about 2 weeks)
  • You may be able to return to work
  • You'll begin to feel a lot more comfortable

Within about a month the redness will start to fade. It's important to remember that the redness will fade gradually. Although the color will continue to diminish with every passing week, some pinkness may remain for three to four months.

In the months following treatment, it's essential to protect your face from the sun until all the color has returned to normal. If you must be in the sun, apply a strong sun block with an SPF of 15 or higher and shade your face with a visor or wide-brimmed hat. You should also wear good quality sunglasses that have filters to block 100 percent of UVA and UVB rays. If sun-related darkening occurs, your plastic surgeon may suggest using a bleaching cream to even out the color.


Most patients notice a significant improvement in the tone and texture of their skin. You should be aware that even though your results will be long-lasting, your face will continue to age. Following your treatment, your natural facial movements will eventually cause expression lines to recur. Using sun protection and a skin care regimen recommended by Dr. Sr. Sinno will help to maintain your results. However, some patients decide to repeat the treatment after several years to restore their rejuvenated look.

Next Steps

Are you ready to find out more about laser resurfacing? Request your consultation online with Dr. Fady Sinno or call us at (410) 884-4200 or (410) 751-2348 (Westminster). His offices are conveniently located near Baltimore, Annapolis, and Frederick.

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    Sinno Center for Plastic Surgery: Dr. Fady A. Sinno

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    Ellicott City, MD 21042

    Phone: (410) 884-4200

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    Sinno Center for Plastic Surgery: Dr. Fady A. Sinno

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    Westminster, MD 21157

    Phone: (410) 751-2348