Laser Skin Resurfacing

Clearer, Smoother Skin for Philadelphia, PA & Havertown, PA

While there are many factors that can affect our skin throughout its layers, the surface is what people see. This is where everything from age-related volume loss to texture issues and scars, to various lesions that develop naturally over time are visible. Laser skin resurfacing in Philadelphia, PA & Havertown, PA Mind Your Skin is an ideal way to go for anyone seeking to address these issues and more.

In order to provide solutions for a wide range of patients, Dr. Norbertus Robben has brought several different types of laser skin resurfacing options to his practice, each with unique benefits and treatment details. The Mind Your Skin team will work with each individual patient as just that: an individual in need of personal, customized care.

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How Does Laser Skin Resurfacing Work?

Since the skin serves as a barrier for the body, protecting against germs, debris, and more, it heals rapidly in order to maintain its function. This healing ability can be harnessed through laser skin resurfacing to generate cosmetic results. The treatment involves a fractionated laser using highly focused light energy to carefully create tiny channels in the skin. The body treats these channels as wounds to heal. The result is smoother, clearer skin overall.

What Can Laser Skin Resurfacing Treat?

Laser skin resurfacing is ideal for addressing texture irregularities, fine wrinkles, large pores, acne scars and other small marks, benign moles, skin tags, and more. Anyone with a particular concern is welcome to come to Mind Your Skin for a free consultation and recommendation of the treatment best suited to address it, whether laser skin resurfacing or a different strategy.

Resurfacing with ActiveFX

For more than two decades, the CO2 laser delivers a solid track record of performance and safety. Our Lumenis UltraPulse is the most powerful CO2 laser in the industry. It is still considered the “gold standard” in laser skin resurfacing for wrinkles, crepiness, pores, pigmentation, and more. ActiveFX™ is an advanced fractional CO2 laser application designed for more than just that. It also provides a skin tightening effect by remodeling collagen deeper in the skin and encouraging production of more of this important protein. As a result, the skin becomes smoother textured, vibrant, and more resilient. Active FX™ stands alone in that it is gentle enough for use under the eyes and even on the eyelids! Thanks to the precise control made possible by lasers, ActiveFX™ can often yield superior results, with less risk or downtime than aggressive chemical peels, such as TCA or “Blue” peels. Downtime can be up to five days.

Laser Skin Resurfacing in Philadelphia Before and After

Laser Skin Resurfacing Before and After Results
Laser Skin Resurfacing Before and After Results

*Individual results may vary.

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Resurfacing with the Erbium Laser

“Peel by laser” describes the effect of fractionated erbium laser. Because they induce collagen remodeling, Erbium laser skin resurfacing treatments are good for dealing with “photo-aging”: texture and skin-tone changes, as well as surface-level lines and wrinkles on the face, neck, chest, or hands from years of sun exposure. Downtime tends to be less compared with CO2 laser resurfacing. Along with microdermabrasion and peels, Erbium is a great maintenance tool to refresh skin texture from time to time.

Other Laser Skin Resurfacing in Philadelphia at Mind Your Skin

Pearl® Fractional Erbium-YSGG by Cutera® is a fractionated single-treatment anti-ageing laser. It addresses deep-set imperfections and tired/weathered skin in one treatment session requiring moderate downtime. Pearl® Fractional Laser resurfacing improves skin wrinkles, sun-induced hyperpigmentation, enlarged pores, irregular texture, and acne scarring.

Laser Skin Resurfacing Treatment Philadelphia, PA & Havertown, PA
*Patient results may vary.

Alternatives to Laser Skin Resurfacing at Mind Your Skin

SkinPen® Precision

SkinPen® features the first FDA-cleared technology to effect Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT). Utilizing precisely spaced micro needles it creates micro-perforations into the epidermis and the top layer of the dermis. As a result, the skin shifts its natural repair mechanism into high gear and starts producing collagen and elastin. This repairs these micro-perforations. The self-repairing property of the skin is a 100% natural form of skin renewal from the inside out. The appearance is similar to a modest sunburn without the downtime associated with laser treatments. Your skin becomes smoother and more resilient, regaining elasticity. SkinPen Precision microneedling reduces fine lines, wrinkles and pores, stimuulates circulation, and improves the overall condition of the skin.


Microdermabrasion is a polishing technique to remove dead skin cells. We use DiamondTome wands that have different grit of diamond dust to gently but effectively remove accumulated dead skin. This leaves you with a clean feel and unclogs the pores.


Chemical peels are balanced liquid solutions that are applied and briefly left on the skin to induce exfoliation.

Microdermabrasions and peels don’t replace laser, or SkinPen, but do jumpstart and maintain your at-home routine of select skincare products.

Additional Treatments to Complement Laser and Other Skin Resurfacing Treatments at Mind Your Skin

Autologous platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a boosts the power of your own blood. First we take a vial and centrifuge it to separate unneeded components. We then apply the plasma immediately following treatment. The growth factors and interleukins in the plasma enhance the treatment result. They seep into microchannels (created during the Active FX, Profound, Erbium FX, Pearl Fractional, or SkinPen® Precision procedures). To begin with they stir up cell regeneration (including new surface cells, the fibroblasts that make collagen, and structural proteins). Together with reduced downtime, PRP is an easy shoe-in for these procedures!

More Laser Treatments at Mind Your Skin

In summary Mind Your Skin offers many types of laser skin rejuvenation, laser vein treatments, laser hair reduction, and more light-based options beyond resurfacing. Talk to the team to discover what each of these laser treatments can do.

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