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Everything you need to know about resurfacing treatments and which one is best for your skin

Resurfacing treatments are used to target skin dullness, large pores, scarring (including from acne), fine lines, wrinkles, crepiness, and thinning skin.

Microdermabrasion, Microneedling and Fractional each target specific skin concerns on different levels of the skin. Each works by damaging the skin in a controlled way to stimulate repair for smoother, healthier, fresher-looking skin. These treatments offer the best results when performed in a series of multiple sessions. Thermage Radiofrequency, while not a resurfacing treatment, is an effective treatment to tighten loose, sagging skin in just one treatment with no downtime.

Discover the best resurfacing treatment for your skin


Best Targets: Fine Lines, Wrinkles, Large Pores, Thinning Skin, Scars, Acne Scars, Uneven Skin Texture

Microneedling is a cosmetic procedure that uses fine needles to damage the skin and promote the production of collagen or elastic tissue. It is a safer option for those with hyperpigmentation in treating large pores and surface texture irregularities compared to heat resurfacing. After treatment, the skin may appear thicker, smoother, and more elastic, making it an ideal pick-me-up for most skin types. Results are noticeable within a week of treatment, making the procedure a popular choice for those looking to refresh their skin.


Best Targets: Deep Scars, Deep Acne Scarring, Uneven Skin Texture, Fine Lines, Wrinkles

Our Fractional laser works on the deepest layers of the skin of all the resurfacing options listed (other than Thermage Radiofrequency). Fractional uses heat energy to create collagen and elastin in the deeper layers of the skin. By increasing collagen production Fractional tightens underlying skin, replacing old, damaged tissue for an even complexion. Fractional can be combined with an IPL treatment to target pigment irregularities at the same time as a treatment! This makes it the ideal treatment for those looking for the double benefit of texture tightening and pigment reduction.


Best Targets: Dullness, Dead Skin

Microdermabrasion is a skin resurfacing treatment to remove dead or damaged cells on the top layer of the skin. The machine shoots out rough crystals to polish the skin while vacuuming the debris. This helps brighten dull skin for a brighter, smoother, more even-toned complexion. By removing dead skin cells your skin can better absorb active ingredients in your skincare routine.

Thermage Radiofrequency Skin Tightening

Best Targets: Loose Skin, Sagging, Crepey Skin

Thermage is a nonsurgical facelift using radiofrequency technology. By safely heating the deeper layers of your skin, Thermage stimulates existing collagen and promotes new collagen growth for younger-looking skin.

*Thermage Radiofrequency: While not a resurfacing treatment, is an effective skin treatment to tighten loose, sagging skin in just one session with no downtime.