Laser Skin Resurfacing

Treats the following:

Acne Scarring

Crow's Feet


Facial Wrinkles

Sun Damage

Uneven Complexions

Laser skin resurfacing is a highly effective procedure for the treatment of aging and sun-damaged skin.   At the Dermatology & Laser Center of San Antonio, we use the NovaPulse CO2 (Carbon Dioxide) laser and the Erbium laser systems to erase lines, wrinkles, and acne scars, and reveal the soft, smooth, younger-looking skin beneath.


Actual patient - Dermatology & Laser Center of San Antonio

                          Before                                               6 weeks After


How does Laser Resurfacing work?
Lasers and intense pulsed-light have produced major advancements in facial skin resurfacing.  Superpulsed CO2 lasers, such as the Luxar NovaPulse CO2 laser used in our office, deliver precise, invisible beams of laser light in extremely short bursts (pulses), each lasting tiny fractions of a second. This allows micro-fine layers of skin to be vaporized with each pass of the laser and then be gently wiped away, producing a smooth base which is soon covered by fresh, new skin cells. By varying the number of laser passes and power, the Dr. Davis can smooth down the whole face or individual units of it, such as around the mouth (peri-oral), between the eyes (glabellar) or around the eyes (peri-orbital) regions.  As the new outer layer of skin grows, the body's natural healing mechanism stimulates new collagen formation. The result is smoother, healthier looking skin with a natural, youthful glow and fewer wrinkles and scars.

Uses of Facial Skin Resurfacing

Laser resurfacing may be performed on the whole face or in specific regions, and is often done in conjunction with other procedures such as eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty).  For small procedures, local anesthetics are injected gently and with little discomfort.  For full face procedures, in-office sedation is used for added comfort.

Laser resurfacing is performed in our office to treat the following:

  • Erase fine lines and wrinkles of the face, especially on the upper lip, cheeks and forehead.
  • Smooth and tighten eyelid skin
  • Improve crow's feet around the eyes
  • Soften pucker marks and frown lines
  • Remove brown spots and splotchy, uneven skin color
  • Diminish scars
  • Improve overall texture of the skin
  • Repair smoker's lines

Skin Types and Success
The ability to deliver uniform pulses of varying energy levels now makes it possible to treat people of differing pigmentary and skin types. During your consultation, Dr. Davis will give you a realistic idea of what to expect from your treatment. While not a total cure for wrinkles, blotches or scars, facial skin resurfacing typically produces results which are very gratifying.


For More Information on Treatment of Wrinkles with Laser Skin Resurfacing, see Frequently Asked Questions about Facial Skin Resurfacing.

Want to find out if you’re a candidate for laser skin resurfacing?  Contact our office to schedule a personal consultation with Dr. Davis. He will address your concerns, answer your questions, and recommend the best treatment option for you.   Before and after photos of satisfied patients are available, to show you the beautiful skin that is possible, no matter what your age or skin condition may be.  

For more information or to schedule a consultation, call our appointment desk or email us at

The Dermatology & Laser Center of San Antonio™

7810 Louis Pasteur, Suite 200   San Antonio, TX 78229   210.614.3355