Laser Skin Rejuvenation Overview
Non-ablative laser skin rejuvenation is a treatment that uses light energy to stimulate natural collagen growth and remove irregular pigmentation. Skin irregularities such as facial redness (rosacea), acne scarring, facial spots and veins, fine lines and wrinkles can be treated with various non-ablative techniques. Our Palo Alto office uses NLite-Regenlite to help patients achieve smooth, younger looking skin. Some patients may benefit from a varied approach known as laser skin resurfacing. During the initial consultation, Dr. Schendel will assess the skin and make a recommendation as to which treatment will produce the best results to meet the patient’s aesthetic goals.
"I had some plastic surgery done to correct my a creator on head after a traumatic event. Dr Schendel gave me a few options to consider, which resulted with excellent results."- A.K. / Google / May 09, 2018
"I am taking the time to share the positive experiences I have had of Dr. Schendel because it is important that any public information is accurate. Firstly, the doctor went out of his way and..."- A.T. / Yahoo / Dec 03, 2017
"I am taking the time to share the positive experiences I have had of Dr. Schendel because it is important that any public information is accurate. Firstly, the doctor went out of his way and made room in his schedule to consult regarding my 8 year-old daughter's needs when we had no prior relationship with him and oral surgery was imminent. He was gentle with her and honest with me about our choices. His expertise and care allowed me to make the best choice for my child.Secondly, he has cared for more than one individual I hold dear. This family has faced over 20 years of medical intervention and combined, upward of 30 surgeries. Dr. Schendel has been steadfast, consistent, and brilliant in his care of my dear one and her child. As her friend, each time they have faced yet another intense physical challenge or surgery, I have rest assured that she was getting the absolute best treatment because she was in Dr. Schendel's care. The bottom line is I trust him, both to care for my family and those I cherish.Aneea Toomajian PPS, LMFTEducational and Behavioral Consultant"- A.T. / Yelp / Dec 03, 2017
"Dr. Schendel has been my surgeon since I was 15 years old, I am now 44. I have been incredibly grateful for his work and dedication to his field. He has performed several procedures on me to correct a severe unilateral cleft lip and palate. I was referred to him because my clefting was so unusual and other surgeons had been unsuccessful with my case. My cheekbones were non-existent, eye sockets sucken in, jaw extremely recessed, palate permanently open and I had existing scar tissue from previous cosmetic surgery attempts by another surgeon. These are ALL the things Dr. Schendel has fixed with expertise, compassion and dedication. californiacraniofacialin…Over the years, Dr. Schendel has carefully and compassionately rebuilt my face from the inside out. Giving me the bone structure that I was not born with due to the severity of my cranial facial anomalies.When I first met him(I was 14) he excused his entire team of fellows who were there to observe him. He gave me the privacy I needed, handed me a mirror and asked me, "What don't you like about your face?". As a teenager, I was given the space to communicate the things that were great sources of pain. I explained the various things about my cleft lip that caused other kids teased me about. From that moment Dr. Schendel set out to give me a normal face with nothing but determination, dedication and true compassion.Over the years, I have faced other complications with my bone structure and degeneration from my severe cleft. Dr. Schendel has fiercely, carefully and methodically worked to fix the constant erosion and instability in my face. He has striveded to continually find the newest, best techniques available. I have been able to have implants along with bone grafts to retabalize my eroding palate, stem cell procedures to improve the tissue and blood flow to my face and cosmetic revisions-- I have been incredibly grateful and happy with the results.Dr. Schendel's ability to listen and connect with me has been amazing. As a youth, I felt safe, validated and listened too as a patient. As an adult, he has heard my worries and validated the pain I have felt in my face and palate. He has worked tirelessly to fix my cranial facial anomalies. I believe that his ability to be so compassionate and careful with his patients comes from YEARS of working with cleft affected children here and in third world countries. A few years ago, I learned that Dr. Schendel has also volunteered countless hours of surgery in third world countries to operate on children. He has insisted that the surgeries are learning sessions for local doctors in those countries. He has created a learning environment to teach the newest techniques to other physicians in these countries. He also spends months of his own time collecting supplies to take to these countries to donate for the surgeries. Dr. Schendel's passion for rebuilding faces generates from a desire to truly want to help rebuild lives--physically...and emotionally.Our son is also bilaterally cleft affected, he is now 13. Dr. Schendel has revised his soft palate and his lip. It is with tremendous gratitude that we have Dr. Schendel as our son's doctor. His revision is beautiful and his cleft is a non-issue. His speech has also VASTLY improved due to the titrated listening of Dr. Schendel in knowing how to revise our sons palate so skillfully so he can now make sounds like "J" "P" "K". I have referred Dr. Schendel to several family friends for various things that are not cleft related. Not because Dr. Schendel is an incredible oral maxillary and plastic surgeon. But because of his ability to connect with his patients, to hear them, to see them and then to use his dedication to medicine to help them."- V.L. / Yelp / Dec 03, 2017
"Dr. Schendel has been my surgeon since I was 15 years old, I am now 44. I have been incredibly grateful for his work and dedication to his field. He has performed several procedures on me to..."- V.L. / Yahoo / Dec 03, 2017
Laser Skin Rejuvenation Procedure Technique
Laser skin rejuvenation is different from laser skin resurfacing, where the top layer of skin is stripped. Rejuvenation treatment using a more gentle laser method uses the laser’s light to pass through the upper layer of skin, allowing its heat to stimulate collagen growth deep beneath the skin. While the skin is not stripped and removed, the collagen will continue to multiply after the treatment. Over the course of a few weeks and months, the body will regenerate enough collagen to naturally fill in wrinkles, lines and scars. The result is a fuller, smoother, younger looking appearance.
Laser Skin Rejuvenation During/After Surgery
Laser skin rejuvenation using a technology such as NLite takes place in our office, usually in under 30 minutes. Once the procedure is completed, patients can resume their normal activities. The treated area may appear red for several hours, but patients may apply makeup right away to cover this. In the majority of cases, multiple treatment sessions may be needed. Because this laser skin treatment does not injure the outer layer of skin, there is no prolonged healing process. While the results take longer to see, positive outcomes have been consistently noted using this treatment method.
Laser Skin Rejuvenation Expected Cost
The cost for laser skin rejuvenation varies. The average cost (for a treatment such as NLite can range between $350-$650, and up to $1,000 (per treatment session).
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $350 - $1,000
- Recovery Time
- 1-2 Days
- Average Procedure Time
- 30 Minutes
- Procedure Recovery Location
Laser Skin Rejuvenation FAQs
While this procedure does not produce immediate results, such as the ablative methods, the outcomes that have been reported are good. Regenerated collagen smoothens the skins surface over time, creating subtle, noticeable results. Additional treatments can be scheduled as needed for continued improvement.
Ablative or Non-Ablative?
Both ablative and non-ablative procedures provide great results. One is not necessarily better than the other, they just have varying degrees of intensity and recovery. Both techniques provide nice results. During your initial consultation, we will discuss which is best for you. Factors include the patient’s aesthetic goals, skin type and how much downtime can be tolerated.
Laser skin rejuvenation does not create peeling skin, scabs or a sunburn type effect as a resurfacing treatment would. Patients will experience mild redness, moderate itching and possibly some very light peeling. But overall, the side effects with this procedure are very mild and no downtime is required.