Facial Lasers in San Antonio and Boerne, TX

If you have wrinkles, a dull complexion, scars and other problems on the surface of the skin, facial lasers may be a good solution. Dr. Elizabeth McRae uses facial lasers to help men and women in San Antonio, Boerne and surrounding areas of Texas find solutions to common skin concerns and signs of aging.

What are Facial Lasers?

Facial lasers, or CO2 laser resurfacing, are proven to reduce flaws on the surface of the skin, such as wrinkles, dark spots, minor scars and dullness. A leading-edge technology, CO2 laser resurfacing offers men and women benefits that cannot be achieved with facial fillers because these other treatments work in the deeper skin layers.

What are the Benefits of Facial Lasers?

  • Little to no downtime
  • Complements results from dermal fillers
  • Helps with flaws on the surface of the skin
  • Smaller treatments take less than one hour
  • Removes damaged skin to reveal younger, healthier skin
  • Recommended for most skin types

How Do Facial Lasers Work?

At McRae MD Medical Laser Spa, we offer CO2 laser treatments that enhance the surface of the skin where many issues are found. Facial lasers work by removing the outer cells that are damaged by aging, sun exposure and other factors. This process not only refreshes the skin surface, but also stimulates cell turnover.

Dr. McRae tailors the procedure to the individual patient’s needs, which may involve localized applications of the laser energy to target specific concerns or using the CO2 laser on the entire face.

Smaller treatments can typically be performed with local anesthesia, and treatment over the entire face may require a sedative or general anesthesia. This varies by patient.

The laser energy is applied in short bursts, and each application of the laser feels similar to snapping a rubber band against your skin. Localized treatments may take up to 45 minutes, and full facial laser treatments may take an hour or longer.

What Results Can I Expect?

After your CO2 laser resurfacing treatment, your skin may appear slightly pink or red, and it will be sensitive to sunlight. You should minimize the amount of time that you spend outdoors and use a high-quality sunscreen. Full recovery from facial lasers can take up to two weeks.

Are Facial Lasers Right for Me?

CO2 laser resurfacing is good for most skin types. Patients with darker skin or acne may not be good candidates, and Dr. McRae will recommend a more appropriate treatment option. Facial lasers are not recommended for stretch marks.

How Much Do Facial Lasers Cost?

The cost of our facial lasers varies, and Dr. McRae may recommend an alternative treatment or combination of treatments. We are happy to discuss the cost of your facial lasers treatment and other services at the time of your consultation.

At McRae MD Medical Laser Spa, we offer non-surgical treatments in our state-of-the-art facility that restore and rejuvenate your face and body. To learn more about our treatments with facial lasers for men and women in the San Antonio area, contact us to schedule a consultation.

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Elizabeth McRae, M.D. F.A.C.P.

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Elizabeth McRae, M.D., F.A.C.P. has been board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine since 1991. She graduated from the University of Oklahoma Health Science Center where she received her Medical Degree. Dr. McRae received her internal medical training as part of the LSU Charity Hospital System. She is also a fellow of the American College of Physicians. Dr. McRae has practiced Advanced Laser Aesthetics since 2005. She has been a member of the American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery since 2007. The Doctor has also published research for ASLMS Journal in 2013. Dr. McRae has trained with specialists in the Laser and Aesthetic fields, both plastic surgeons and dermatologists, to bring the latest in Aesthetic Services to the Texas Hill Country.

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