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Skin Resurfacing in Birmingham AL

Treatments for Healthy, Younger-Looking Skin

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Sun exposure, skin disorders, injuries aging and heredity can all contribute to skin irregularities on the face and body. These include uneven skin texture (such as wrinkles and acne scars), pigmentation changes (such as sun and age spots) and loss of skin tone.

Several different skin resurfacing methods are used to treat damaged skin and the signs of aging. Laser treatments, chemical peels, dermabrasion, dermaplaning, microdermabrasion and microneedling are safe and effective for rejuvenating the full face, specific regions of the face or skin on the body.

A skin care consultation at Hedden & Gunn Plastic Surgery and Spa Greystone can determine the specific type of treatment or treatments that will best address any concerns you have about your skin. Our skin care professionals in Birmingham, Alabama can help you achieve and maintain a lifetime of beautiful skin with a vibrant, youthful glow.

Skin Resurfacing Candidates

Skin rejuvenation and resurfacing is a good option for patients who are physically healthy, don't smoke, have a positive outlook and realistic goals, and are committed to protecting their skin from further sun damage.

Conditions that can be addressed with skin rejuvenation and resurfacing include:

Skin Resurfacing Safety

The possible risks of skin rejuvenation and resurfacing include:

Diligent sun protection is essential for the first year after skin resurfacing treatments to prevent irregular pigmentation. Careful sun protection for life will help maintain your new, younger, smoother skin.

Skin Rejuvenation Procedures

Our skin care experts can help you determine the best approach to rejuvenating your skin. Many skin conditions can be treated with a combination of treatments to gain the most effective results.

Laser Skin Resurfacing

People of all ages can give their skin a youthful glow with laser skin resurfacing. Using the latest, state-of-the-art technology, laser resurfacing reduces facial scars, wrinkles and blemishes by removing the outer layer of damaged skin and stimulating the production of collagen. Smoother and firmer new skin forms as the treated area heals.

Chemical Peels

Designed to reverse the signs of aging and treat sun damage, chemical peels help erase fine lines and wrinkles, shrink enlarged pores and build collagen and elastin. Exposing the fresh, younger-looking underlying skin can essentially take years off your face and rejuvenate your appearance. The precise chemical peel formula is adjusted to meet the needs of each patient.


Often used to improve the look of facial scars, including acne scars, dermabrasion and dermaplaning "refinish" the skin's top layers by softening the sharp edges of surface irregularities. These treatments can be performed on small areas or the entire face to dramatically improve the surface of your skin. Microdermabrasion is a less aggressive alternative used to treat light scarring, discoloration and sun damage.


A minimally-invasive procedure that improves the skin's tone and texture, microneedling stimulates the body's natural healing process to create new, collagen-rich tissue. Microneedling is used to improve scars, wrinkles, enlarged pores and dark spots with little discomfort and minimal downtime. A minium of three microneedling treatment sessions is usually recommended for best results.

Skin Resurfacing Recovery

When your skin resurfacing procedure is completed, you will be instructed on how to care for the treated skin. Depending on the treatment, your skin can appearance can range from normal, to red and flaky, to blisters and scabbing from 1 day to 4 weeks. It's important to discuss your specific treatment plan and anticipated recovery time prior to treatment.

Skin Resurfacing Results

Skin resurfacing and rejuvenation procedures can produce a marked improvement in skin conditions and your overall appearance. With rapid advancements in technologies and treatments, you may be surprised at the improvement that can be achieved with relatively simple procedures.

Following treatment, your skin will continue to age naturally and you may develop similar conditions to those that have been treated or other new skin conditions. Patient must be committed to protecting their skin going forward for longer-lasting results.

Skin Resurfacing Words to Know

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Hedden and Gunn Plastic Surgery

Skin resurfacing includes a variety of ways to remove the outer layer of dull, damaged skin and allow for the formation of fresh new skin.

Birmingham, AL Office & Surgery Suites

Hedden & Gunn Plastic Surgery
140 Village Street
Birmingham, AL 35242
205-980-1744 or 800-HeddenMD
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* Dr. William Hedden, Dr. Stephen Gunn
Hedden and Gunn Plastic Surgery

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Questions About Skin Procedures?

Please contact our cosmetic surgery center and medical spa in Birmingham, AL today to learn more about skin rejuvenation and resurfacing.

To schedule your consultation at the earliest possible date, please call 205-980-1744.

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