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Laser Skin Resurfacing

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Looking to reduce or eliminate aging skin and/or scar tissue? You might be a good candidate for Laser Skin Resurfacing. At Core Plastic Surgery in Birmingham Laser skin resurfacing is performed by board-certified plastic surgeon Grady Core, M.D., F.A.C.S., to treat skin imperfections on people living in and around Birmingham and Mountain Brook who want to rejuvenate their appearance.

What is Laser Skin Resurfacing

Laser skin resurfacing is a minimally invasive cosmetic skin treatment that uses laser energy to improve the look and texture of aged skin, acne scars, and other scars.

Forever Young BBL

BBL stands for Broad Band Light and is a photofacial that targets skin imperfections like hyper-pigmentation, sun damage, rosacea, acne, freckles, vascular lesions, broken capillaries and telangiectasias. BBL treatment reaches deep into the skin layers, allowing for true resurfacing.

This treatment is appropriate for men and women who want to actively fight aging symptoms. Not only does this treatment reverse aging signs, it keeps your skin looking healthy and young into the future.

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The Forever Young BBL treatment can be applied all over the body. Patients typically have their face, neck, back of hands, shoulders and chest treated as these areas are the most noticeably aged. A topical anesthetic can be used during treatment to enhance comfort, however, most patients find they don&'t need anesthesia. Patients feel quick bursts of heat during the treatment which should not be too uncomfortable. Treatments can last up to a half hour depending on the treatment size.

Due to the minimally invasive nature of Forever Young BBL, there is little to no downtime.

Most activities can be returned to immediately and patients can apply makeup right away to cover any redness. After treatment, you will experience some redness and possible flaking of skin after a few days. Your skin will be smoother, sunspots will fade away and your pores will appear smaller. A Forever Young BBL treatment will help reveal the natural beauty of your skin!


The ProFractional-XC is an effective treatment for reducing facial scars, wrinkles, and sun damaged skin. This comfortable laser skin treatment is quick and will leave your skin looking amazing with very little downtime!

One of the primary advantages we love about the ProFractional-XC is that is personalized to each of our patient's skin – allowing us to maximize results.

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The ProFractional XC laser treatment implements fine laser beams to target areas all along the skin that need improvement. The laser activates your skin's healing response, boosting collagen levels and improving the natural function of the skin. The results are firmer, softer skin that glows.

This treatment can be applied to many areas of the body, such as the chest, hands, face and neck. These areas develop the most aging signs because they are exposed to the sun. UV rays are the primary culprit behind wrinkles, sun spots and drooping skin. That's why we recommend patients wear sunscreen every day, regardless of weather.

During a ProFractional XC laser treatment, your skin will first be cleaned and then safety eyeglasses will be donned.

The ProFractional XC handheld device will be applied against the skin and gently moved while emitting laser energy. The treatment often takes between fifteen to thirty minutes. A topical anesthetic can be used to ensure you are comfortable throughout the appointment. After the treatment, your skin will be red and may feel tight as if you've experienced a sunburn. Dr. Core will inform you how to care for your skin following your treatment. It will be important to stay hydrated and to keep your skin moist. Patients often return to work after a day or two and will notice smoother, younger-looking skin.

Contour TRL

Contour TRL stands for Contour Tunable Resurfacing Laser, which allows for an effective treatment that is hand-tailored to your desired outcome. This laser treatment allows us to service a wide range of skin concerns and help our patients look and feel their best!

The Contour TRL treatment is personalized to your skin concerns!

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The Contour TRL can treat different areas and impact small and large areas for smooth, younger-looking results. With control over the ablation depth, patients will achieve the results they want with an appropriate correlating downtime. Not only does the Contour TRL have ablative properties, it also has a coagulation aspect that allows for precise treatment to deliver the patient's desired outcome. Contour TRL is a procedure that can be personalized to an array of skin concerns such as:

  • Skin tone
  • Skin texture
  • Moderate to severe wrinkles
  • Pigmented lesions
  • Inelastic skin
  • Scars
  • Rhytides
  • Actinic keratoses

This effective laser treatment can be applied to the face as well as along the whole body.

Nano-Laser Peel

The Nano-Laser Peel is the latest advancement in facial peels. This cutting-edge treatment was created by Sciton, a company dedicated to helping men and women look and feel healthy. The Nano-Laser Peel is an ablative skin treatment that can reach down as far as four to ten microns. This treatment is a great alternative to chemical peels and will leave you with silky smooth skin that glows and is noticeably younger-looking. The Nano-Laser Peel is a fast treatment that targets wrinkles, lines, and skin texture. Your skin will be glowing after treatment! This treatment only requires one to two days of downtime and achieves uniform results that will have your skin looking dramatically healthier.

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A whole Nano-Laser Peel can be accomplished in just a few minutes!

We offer a variety of skin treatments so our patients can find their perfect skin solution – allowing them to look younger and healthier! The majority of our laser skin treatments have been created by the company Sciton. Sciton is dedicated to create cutting-edge, safe laser and light aesthetic treatments. Using Sciton products allows us to offer quality treatments we trust.

With Dr. Core, you know you will receive excellent care with advanced technologies. You are in good hands at Core Plastic Surgery.

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Benefits Of Laser Skin Resurfacing

With Laser skin resurfacing Birmingham patients can treat several skin imperfections and receive the following benefits:

  • Enhances skin tone
  • Smooths the skin's complexion
  • Short downtime and recovery
  • Boosts the production of collagen
  • Treats damaged skin without harming healthy tissue

The advantages of skin resurfacing with laser technology will have your skin glowing! We want each of our patients to have healthy, beautiful skin they can be proud of. That's why we offer a large variety of cutting-edge laser skin treatments. If you are interested in transforming your skin, get started today by reaching out to our office and scheduling a consultation.

Ideal Candidates

Anyone with sun damage and acne or acne scarring as well as wrinkles and fine lines is a good candidate for laser skin resurfacing. Dr. Core can evaluate your skin to determine if laser skin resurfacing or another treatment is the best option.

Personal Consultation

During a consultation for laser skin resurfacing Birmingham Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Core will examine your skin and ask about your medical history, skincare, past skin treatments, and any current medications or supplement regimens. You will need to share information such as if you get cold sores or fever blisters around your mouth. This information will help him determine if laser skin resurfacing treatment is a healthy option for you.

Dr. Core offers a wide variety of skin treatments. If laser skin treatment is not a healthy option, he will work with you to create an alternative treatment plan. Your personal consultation is a great time to also learn about Dr. Core and his qualifications.

Dr. Core has been helping his patients look and feel their best for many years. His attention-to-detail and level of care are what keep his patients coming back. If you are interested in improving the quality of your skin and looking your best, reach out to our office today. We are more than happy to assist you!

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You will need to adjust medications and supplements to ensure you are not taking anything like aspirin, ibuprofen or vitamin E that may affect your blood's clotting ability. Smoking habits will also need to be paused for about two weeks before and after treatment as smoking can slow down the healing process. An antibiotic medication may be needed to ensure you have a healthy recovery and to deter cold sores or fever blisters if you are prone to them. Dr. Core will go over the details of how to prepare for your skin treatment during your consultation. If you have any more questions following your private meeting with Dr. Core, please give our office a call.


This procedure is performed under anesthesia. It usually takes 30 to 90 minutes to complete. A lubricant is placed on the skin at the end of the procedure. Laser skin resurfacing is a very effective tool in the improvement of aged skin, acne scars, and other scars. In aged skin, one treatment will have significant effects and is often enough to rejuvenate the skin. In severely sun damaged and aged skin, sometimes a second treatment will be helpful.

In cases of significant acne scarring, the procedure is sometimes performed twice. The first operation causes about a 30-50 percent improvement. The second operation causes a 20-30 percent improvement. Unfortunately, it is not possible to achieve a 100 percent elimination of acne scars in most cases.


There is generally very little pain after Laser Skin Resurfacing. This, however, varies from individual to individual. You must protect the skin from the sun for eight to 12 months using total sun block (sunscreens rated 30 SPF or greater). You should also stay out of direct sun exposure during this time. The skin may have a shade of pink to it for approximately two to five months. This is generally not too bothersome and can be covered by make-up.

Please note, however, complications can occur, and these primarily consist of: In five to 10 percent of patients, darkening or brown discoloration may occur, requiring bleaching creams. This will generally resolve the discoloration in two to three months. Prolonged redness occurs in three to five percent of patients, and this delays the fading to normal color by about two months. The patient returns to Dr. Core's office one week after surgery for a follow-up visit. Ointment is to be used for 10-14 days continuously after the day of the procedure.


The cost of laser skin resurfacing varies with each patient based on the extent of the areas to be treated and how many treatments are needed. We accept cash, checks and credit cards in addition to offering financing through CareCredit®. Grady Core, M.D., F.A.C.S., a board-certified plastic surgeon, provides MedSpa services to people living in and around Birmingham, Mountain Brook, and across the Southeast to diminish the signs of aging and enjoy a younger appearance. Contact Dr. Core's office today at (205) 397-2100 or click here to schedule your consultation!

*Results May Vary


The results take some time to reveal themselves following laser skin resurfacing. Our Birmingham laser skin resurfacing patients may have a pinkish tone to their skin for about three to five months as the new skin fills in and heals. You may cover it with make-up if necessary.

Laser Skin Resurfacing Frequently Asked Questions

The length of skin redness will depend on the treatment undergone, the area treated and the patient's skin health. Redness often last up to a day or two but it is difficult to give an estimate without knowing the laser treatment applied to the skin. Dr. Core will inform you how long the average patient has red skin after the treatment you are interested in.

Side effects of laser skin treatment include redness, swelling and flaking skin. These symptoms will differ depending on the laser treatment and depth at which it is performed. Dr. Core will inform you of the side effects associated with the treatment you are interested in.

We are happy to answer any questions you may have and get you on your way to beautiful, natural-looking results. Contact us.

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