Reverse the signs of aging with Contour Resurfacing. This is a more aggressive treatment to turn back the clock and restore a youthful appearance in a single treatment. This is the most significant way to treat wrinkles, sun damage, scars, and loose skin all in one procedure. It is not unusual to undo 10 to even 20 years of damage with one aggressive resurfacing treatment, especially with the new, cool-helium resurfacing called J-Plasma.
Facial resurfacing at Contour Medical in Gilbert, Arizona, is made comfortable and safe. Dr. McCoy has resurfaced over 1000 faces, and prides himself on providing an aggressive treatment that delivers beautiful, natural results, while still safe and comfortable for the patient. Currently, Dr. McCoy primarily uses the J-Plasma cool-helium resurfacing- this is the most cutting-edge resurfacing tool available today. He also may use the Sciton Contour TRL (full field Erbium laser). Dr. McCoy prefers the J-Plasma since the improvement in the quality and texture of the skin, lip lines, tightening of the upper and lower eyelids, stimulation of collagen and global tightening is unparalleled. Dr. McCoy was one of the first physicians in Arizona to use the J-Plasma. Overall, Contour Medical has multiple skin resurfacing devices, including: J-Plasma, Sciton TRL, Sciton Halo, Portrait Plasma Resurfacing, Intracel RF and the Alma Pixel RF. The majority of cases are done using the J-Plasma or Sciton Contour TRL, but having access to multiple technologies allows Dr. McCoy to individualize resurfacing when appropriate.
Contour Resurfacing Benefits
- Reduces deeper lines, wrinkles, and scars
- Reduced pores, fine lines, and sun damage/pigment
- More radiant and youthful skin
- Tightens skin and regenerates collagen
How Contour Resurfacing Works
The resurfacing device is meant to deliver heat, which causes the skin to peel and produces collagen. The device is delivering energy that penetrates into the epidermis and the dermis. The treatment triggers the body’s natural healing response. The amount of heat/energy translates into the depth of peeling and the amount of tightening (skin contraction). The depth and amount of heat will vary depending on the area being treated and the type of skin (thicker skin versus thinner skin). The initial peeling and healing takes place over a week, but the skin quality improvement continues for many months post resurfacing.
What to Expect
Generally, patients do one treatment for laser resurfacing. A patient with deep scars may do a second treatment, but typically 6-12 months down the line. Patients should budget 7-14 days of downtime — this is a time where redness, significant swelling, and peeling are to be expected. Patients are comfortable, but you don’t look your best for about a week. The treated areas will feel very dry, tight, and swollen. The trade-off for the healing time is a beautiful clinical result with a single treatment. Dr. McCoy does a lot to make you comfortable before, during, and after your treatment. A complimentary consultation on Contour Resurfacing at Contour Medical in Gilbert, Arizona, will help individualize your laser resurfacing treatment plan.