Laser Skin Resurfacing

In Washington D.C. &. Baltimore

Laser Skin Resurfacing can help reduce or remove scars, age spots, blemishes, and facial wrinkles around the mouth and eyes. The treatment enhances the skin in multiple ways and is considered one of the most effective laser treatments today.

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What is Laser Skin Resurfacing?

The face and neck are some of the first parts of the body to show signs of aging because they receive so much exposure to the elements. With two locations in both Washington D.C. and Baltimore, Laser Skin Resurfacing from Landford Plastic Surgery offers all skin types expert skin rejuvenation by treating a full range of aesthetic and medical conditions, including skin rejuvenation and tightening, acne, rosacea, spider veins, and more. We have provided some information below to help you learn more about the treatment and discover if it can help improve your skin’s appearance.

During an LSR treatment, a laser is used that produces short, concentrated, pulsating beams of light that target areas of irregular skin, which vaporizes the top layers of skin very precisely. As the lasers remove the outer layer of your skin, the underlying layer is also heated to simultaneously stimulate the growth of new collagen fibers. Your final results will be beautiful, brand-new skin that is smoother and firmer.

While every patient has different needs and reactions to the treatment, you should expect a few sessions to be needed to fully treat your skin condition.

Who is a Good Candidate for Laser Skin Resurfacing?

Whether you’re in Washington D.C. or Baltimore, MD, we have a very diverse group of patients that make excellent candidates. LSR is an excellent solution for removing wrinkles, scars, blemishes, or even hyperpigmentation, and can even repair the damage to your skin caused by numerous occurrences, much like the ones below.

  • Acne or other facial scars
  • Brown spots or blotchy skin coloring
  • Certain benign skin growths
  • Fine wrinkles on the lower eyelids and deep crows feet
  • Vertical wrinkles around the mouth
  • Wrinkled or sun-damaged skin on the face

At Landford Plastic Surgery, we believe the best patients are those who have realistic expectations for their results, maintain a positive attitude throughout their treatment and recovery, and are committed to maintaining a good skincare routine.

How Much Does Laser Skin Resurfacing Cost in Washington DC & Baltimore?

The cost of Laser Skin Resurfacing in Washington DC & Baltimore varies on a number of factors, primarily the number of treatments needed and the extent of the service. To get the most accurate cost, please contact our office to schedule a consultation with Dr. Landford. After she creates a treatment plan, our Patient Coordinator can provide you with a pricing breakdown.

What Should I Expect During a Consultation for Laser Skin Resurfacing?

The first step in getting Laser Resurfacing in Washington D.C. or Baltimore is to contact your nearest Landford Plastic Surgery location and schedule a consultation. During your appointment, Dr. Wilmina Landford will be able to examine the area you wish to treat, as well as answer any questions about the Laser resurfacing process.

A detailed analysis of your face and skin will also be performed so that Dr. Landford can formulate a plan to address the issue with the most optimal results. If you agree on the treatment, we can start your first session that day, or you may work with our Patient Coordinator to book a time that best suits your needs.

If you require a more intense skin resurfacing session, you may be asked to use a topical retinoid two to three weeks before your laser procedure. This will help prepare your skin for better results.

How Do I Prepare for Laser Skin Resurfacing?

Before receiving laser skin resurfacing, you may need to follow certain tips and instructions to achieve the best results. Below, we have included some things to consider.

  • Avoid unprotected sun exposure
  • Maintain a skin care regimen
  • Stop smoking

What are the Benefits of Laser Skin Resurfacing?

At Landford Plastic Surgery, we have seen our Laser Skin Resurfacing patients enjoy the following benefits from their treatments:

  • Eliminates or improves acne scars, traumatic scars, and surgical scars
  • Encourages collagen production
  • Minimizes the size of enlarged pores
  • Provides permanent results
  • Reduces fine lines and wrinkles
  • Reduces spider veins
  • Tightens skin
  • Treatment is quick, easy, and painless
  • Treats brown spots, redness, or discoloration

What are the Steps of Laser Skin Resurfacing?

When it’s time for your Laser Skin Resurfacing treatment, a topical anesthetic will be applied to the targeted areas to help reduce discomfort and keep you relaxed throughout your session. If your skin needs mild correction, a local anesthetic may also be used to numb certain areas of the face. For full complexion or deeper laser procedures, a form of sedation may be required.

During the procedure, you can relax in our special treatment chair while Dr. Landford uses the laser handpiece and strategically glides it over your skin, directly targeting the specific sections for resurfacing. You may feel the heat of the laser followed by cold air from the built-in cooling system. The laser energy works to eliminate damaged and dead skin cells while also promoting new collagen growth.


Aerolase offers a breakthrough in versatility, catering to a diverse spectrum of skin types and concerns. From fair to deep skin tones, its unique wavelengths can safely and effectively address a range of skin issues, including acne, rosacea, hyperpigmentation, and even unwanted hair.

Broadband Light (BBL) laser

BBL laser targets fine lines, sun damage, pigmentation irregularities, and more. What sets BBL laser apart is its ability to stimulate collagen production deep within the skin, promoting long-lasting rejuvenation. With minimal discomfort and downtime, you can achieve a smoother, more youthful complexion that radiates confidence.

Halo Laser

Halo combines the best of both worlds – the precision of ablative and the gentleness of non-ablative lasers – to deliver transformative results with minimal downtime. Customizable to your skin’s needs, this advanced treatment adapts to a range of concerns and skin types, providing tailored solutions that enhance your natural beauty.

Laser Hair Removal

Bid farewell to unwanted hair as these lasers target hair follicles with unparalleled accuracy, all while minimizing discomfort and maximizing efficiency

Where are the Incisions and Scars for Laser Skin Resurfacing?

One of the best things about Laser Skin Resurfacing is that since there are no incisions, there is no scarring! In fact, this treatment can even help you reduce the appearance of scars!


Laser Skin Resurfacing Recovery

Since Laser Skin Resurfacing is an outpatient, in-office procedure, you will be able to leave almost immediately after your treatment. Before you leave, an ointment will be applied that will help protect and heal your freshly treated skin. Please keep in mind that your skin will appear red, and there will be some swelling and irritation, which should subside in a few days, with the skin peeling process occurring over a three to five-day period.

If you are undergoing a more intense resurfacing procedure, your recovery time will last longer. Your treated areas will most likely be covered by dressings, and the burning, irritation, and swelling side effects may be stronger. Dr. Landford can prescribe you some medication to help reduce these symptoms. The recovery period for a more intense resurfacing procedure may last two to three weeks.

All patients need to minimize their sun exposure following their laser skin resurfacing session and use sun protection frequently. Regardless of the intensity, the treated skin will naturally flake, crust, and peel off. It is vital to avoid picking at the skin during the healing process to prevent scarring and to protect your face from UV exposure. After the peeling process has been completed, your skin will feel smoother while also appearing clearer, younger, and rejuvenated.

Why Choose Us?

Unveil your skin’s natural radiance as Dr. Wilmina Landford combines cutting-edge laser technology with her intricate understanding of skin pigmentation. Dr. Landford brings a unique understanding of diverse skin types, ensuring personalized treatments that deliver stunning results. Dr. Landford’s commitment to enhancing your beauty is matched by her dedication to skin wellness. Through meticulous consultations and tailored treatment plans, she empowers you to make informed decisions, ensuring your aesthetic aspirations are met with precision.

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Laser Skin Resurfacing in Washington DC & Baltimore can produce outstanding, life-changing results, which is why we encourage you to contact Landford Plastic Surgery if you have any skin conditions that you are concerned about. When you schedule your consultation with Dr. Landford, radiant, natural, smoother, and more even-toned skin isn’t just possible – it’s expected! Book your initial consultation at an office nearest you by calling us or using our website to fill out an application today.

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