In Nashville, men and women come to Youthful Reflections for laser skin resurfacing treatments to address a range of aesthetic concerns. Sun damage, age-related volume loss, wrinkles, acne scars, and brown spots can all cause facial skin to appear coarse and aged. For more than 20 years, women and men from Brentwood, Memphis, Murfreesboro, Franklin, and Knoxville, TN, as well as Huntsville, AL, and throughout the Southeast have relied on Dr. Michael Boggess to create natural-looking results that exceed their expectations.
Procedures:Level 3 Reflection LiftBrow LiftFractional CO2 Laser Skin ResurfacingResults:Patient had noticed progressive aging of the face and neck for a few years before she finally decided to see what could be done for her. She had a lot of sun exposure during her youth and now was noticing facial wrinkles and brown spots that were wors... Read More
Procedures:Facelift / Reflection LiftFat TransferBrowpexyUpper BlepharoplastyLower BlepharoplastyFull Face CO2 Laser Skin ResurfacingResults:Patient is a 48 year-old male who presented with multiple cosmetic concerns related to aging of the face and neck. He had marked brow ptosis and hooding of the upper eyelids, bags under the eyes, ma... Read More
Procedures:Facelift / Reflection LiftFractional Co2 Laser Skin ResurfacingResults:Carolyn was 55 years old when she presented to Dr. Boggess with concerns related to aging of the face and neck. She had noticed these slowly progressive changes for at least 1 year before she decided to seek help. Her primary concern was sagging in the neck and... Read More
The versatility of laser skin resurfacing is one of the reasons it’s such a popular med spa treatment. When performed by a skilled and experienced provider, laser treatments are safe and effective for patients of most skin types. The conditions treated using fractional CO2 lasers include:
Uneven skin tone or texture
Mild to moderate acne scars
Even though specific results vary because every patient has their own unique circumstances, virtually all patients see a notable improvement in the appearance of their skin.
How Does Laser Skin Resurfacing Work?
Dr. Boggess uses a fractional carbon dioxide (CO2) laser for skin resurfacing patients. This laser penetrates the skin with pulses of laser beams that create pinpoint injuries, rather than damaging the entire surface of the skin. Controlled injuries stimulate the growth of new, healthy skin cells that replace damaged cells. This turnover of cells produces collagen, an essential element of smooth, youthful-looking skin.
What Happens During Laser Skin Resurfacing?
Fractional CO2 laser resurfacing can be performed using local anesthesia with light sedation and typically takes approximately 20 to 30 minutes.
What Can I Expect After Laser Skin Resurfacing?
You can expect to see some light crusting of the skin for 2 to 3 days, followed by some mild to moderate redness of the skin, similar to a sunburn. This usually lasts 1 to 3 weeks, depending on the individual and the laser settings used. Most people can return to normal activities in 3 to 5 days and makeup can be used to camouflage any residual redness after the first week.
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The cost of laser skin resurfacing treatments varies depending on the extent of the procedures and size of the treatment areas. Our goal at Youthful Reflections is to provide access to cosmetic procedures to as many people as we can, which is why we offer a range of financing options for qualified patients.
By focusing exclusively on facial procedures, Dr. Boggess provides patients a level of expertise rarely found at other plastic surgery practices in the Southeast. Certified by both the American Board of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology, Dr. Boggess combines exceptional technical skill with a down-to-earth demeanor that puts patients at ease from the moment they meet him.
Many of our patients considering facial plastic surgery can also benefit from laser skin resurfacing. Dr. Boggess takes a comprehensive approach to facial rejuvenation and often combines laser skin resurfacing with his signature Reflection Lift, eyelid surgery, or a brow lift. He discusses these options in detail during your consultation.
Start With a Consultation
The first step in learning about what Dr. Boggess can do for you is scheduling a personal consultation. Dr. Boggess is known for taking whatever time is needed to learn about your concerns and expectations and to recommend the procedure or procedures best suited to produce the desired results. You can request a consultation using the online form or call our office at
(615) 942-8016 to schedule an appointment.