Skin Resurfacing

Love your skin again with the help of skin resurfacing treatments at McNemar Cosmetic Surgery. Patients come to us from the Bay Area, Pleasanton, and Modesto, CA to achieve youthful, radiant skin. Laser skin resurfacing, microdermabrasion, and chemical peels can improve and smooth the texture of your facial skin for impressive results.  We also offer the Lutronic fractional CO2 laser to treat sun-damaged skin and minimize pores.

To learn more about your options for facial rejuvenation, contact plastic surgeon Dr. Thomas McNemar and his medical esthetician today and Request a Consultation online at either his San Ramon or Tracy locations.

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Laser Skin Resurfacing

The emergence of fractional laser technology revolutionized skin resurfacing treatments. There are multiple laser skin treatments available, but fractional carbon dioxide (CO2) lasers are generally considered the most effective for treating deeper wrinkles, scars caused by acne or traumatic injury, and moderate to severe sun damage.

Fractional lasers, such as the Lutronic eCO2 used by Dr. McNemar, create microwounds without injuring all of the skin. Because the treatment affects only a fraction of the skin, discomfort and downtime are minimal compared to more aggressive skin resurfacing lasers that strip away the skin’s outer layer. The benefits of fractional CO2 laser skin resurfacing include:

  • Reducing deeper lines and wrinkles without surgery
  • Creating firmer, smoother skin
  • Minimizing the appearance of scars
  • Improving the texture of skin damaged by sun exposure
  • Reducing pore size

The tiny channels created by the laser stimulate the body’s natural healing process, producing new collagen and elastin. These are the building blocks of smoother, more youthful-looking skin. The results emerge gradually, and patients typically take a few days off from work after the treatments as the skin heals. The most common side effects of fractional laser resurfacing are redness and swelling, along with some crusty and flaky skin.

Microdermabrasion

Microdermabrasion is a non-surgical, minimally invasive service patients choose to renew their skin by toning, and improving texture. At McNemar Cosmetic Surgery, we recommend a microdermabrasion treatment to help clients improve the appearance of sun damage, wrinkles, fine lines, melasma, acne scars, and other skin-related concerns.

What Does Microdermabrasion Treat?

  • Reduce the appearance of fine lines
  • Tighten skin while improving skin tone and texture
  • Lightens the appearance of discoloration, spots, and acne scars

Patients sometimes combine microdermabrasion with procedures like BOTOX® Cosmetic, dermal fillers or surgical procedures like brow lift and facelift to achieve more comprehensive rejuvenation.

Chemical Peels

Chemical peels use a chemical solution to remove damaged outer layers of the skin. Glycolid Acid, Alphahydroxy acids (AHAs), trichloroacetic acid (TCA), and phenol are common formulas used, each with its own uses and side effects. Dr. McNemar and his medical esthetician are available to help you learn more about starting your skincare journey.

Contact Us

Request a Consultation today. Or, call (209) 834-0626 for our San Ramon office or (925) 967-2804 for our Tracy office to make your appointment.

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