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When to consider Laser Skin Resurfacing with Cleveland Facial Plastic Surgeon Dr. Diana Ponsky

Even if aging skin is not your prevailing concern, perhaps you have scars, acne, or are unhappy with texture, redness, or discoloration. Laser treatment is a method of skin resurfacing to remove the outer sun-damaged layers of the facial skin. Whether you’re concerned about wrinkles, acne, scarring, or pigmentation issues, laser resurfacing improves the overall look of your skin, giving it a more smooth and youthful appearance.

How It Helps

Laser treatment is one of the best ways to address many of the most common skin concerns, including sunspots, age spots, wrinkles, rosacea, redness, acne scars, and even acne itself. CO2 Laser Resurfacing is used to treat wrinkles, scars, warts, and other conditions.

Laser skin resurfacing also revitalizes skin following years of moderate to significant sun exposure. By stimulating collagen reorganization and eliminating discoloration, laser resurfacing improves the color, texture, and elasticity of skin.

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What to expect before Laser Skin Resurfacing

Cleveland facial plastic surgeon Dr. Diana Ponsky will work with you to plan your laser treatment, starting with a detailed evaluation to gain an intricate understanding of your face’s underlying anatomy. You will discuss the specifics of the procedure and may discuss a series of appointments to prepare your skin for the treatment to increase your skin’s tolerance to the laser application and prevent side effects.


What to expect during Laser Skin Resurfacing

Topical, local, or general anesthetic will be administered and the skin is cleansed to remove any excess oil, dirt, and bacteria. The laser will be applied precisely, and mild discomfort is temporary. Laser treatments generally have a sensation mimicking a rubber band snapping against the skin.


What to expect after Laser Skin Resurfacing

Dr. Diana Ponsky will give you post-surgical instructions personalized to your procedure. Immediately afterward, resurfaced skin may be covered with petroleum jelly or another protective moisturizer. In some cases, dressings, tape, or a bandage may be applied. Recovery times range between 7-10 days, and then post-procedural redness can be hidden with concealing makeup. After the initial redness subsides, your skin may be pink for several weeks to months and becomes gradually less apparent. The results are dramatic and last as long as further sun exposure is avoided.

What Our Patients Say

  • The office was nice. Receptionist was very polite. Dr. Ponsky was great. The experience was comfortable and she explained everything to me before doing anything. She made sure I understood. Thank you Dr. Ponsky!

    - YM( Cleveland Facial Plastic Surgery )
  • I have always been apprehensive of ANY cosmetic procedures. Not any more! Dr Ponsky and her entire staff are friendly, professional and reassuring. Dr Ponsky is gentle, thorough, professional, talented, knows medicine and her craft. I can’t recommend this entire practice more. It is a gift that we have her in Cleveland.

    - SA( Cosmetic Surgery, Cleveland )
  • I can’t be happier with the results of my Rhinoplasty on both aspects functionally and aesthetically, Dr. Ponsky did such a great job, before, during, and after surgery, she is on top of everything and follow her patients very carefully after surgery to ensure complete healing and great results. Thank you Dr. Ponsky and her staff from the bottom of my heart🙏🙏

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    - A( Rhinoplasty, Cleveland )
  • I have nothing but positive to say about Dr. Ponsky and her entire staff! The first time I came in for a appointment I felt a welcoming and warm energy from the entire group . Dr. Ponsky’s assistant Jaime is fabulous and I love how she can answer all my questions if I don’t understand all!!
    Thank you everyone !!!

    - DB( )
  • Dr Ponsky’s staff are full of energy and very friendly. They are extremely personable, and worked to ensure that I felt comfortable and had everything I needed (down to a blanket during the procedure). Dr Ponsky is thorough, sweet, and gentle in her explanations. She made sure to explain the answers to each of my questions and I never felt rushed/forced to make a decision. I love the fact that we could do the entire procedure under local anesthesia.

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    - EE( Blepharoplasty, Cleveland )