Laser Resurfacing,
MicroLaserPeels &
Fractional Resurfacing

at Strimling Dermatology, Laser & Vein Institute of Summerlin, Las Vegas.

Laser Resurfacing before 1-1

Laser Resurfacing (aka Laser Peel) before image

Laser Resurfacing after 1-1

Laser Resurfacing after image

Aging, sun exposure, lifestyle, heredity, and environmental pollutants all contribute variably to the tell-tale signs of skin aging; including wrinkles, discolored “age spots”, surface tone or textural irregularity, and even more serious conditions, such as pre-skin cancers.

These age-related changes, as well as other discolored blemishes and scars are easily and effectively treated via one or more laser resurfacing techniques. At Strimling Dermatology, Laser & Vein Institute of Summerlin, Las Vegas, we have laser resurfacing options for all skin types, face and body areas.

To our knowledge (at Strimling Dermatology, Laser & Vein Institute), no other Summerlin, Green Valley / Henderson or Las Vegas practice offers an equivalent combination of laser knowledge, experience and aesthetic skill combined with laser resurfacing options to address these conditions.

Dr. Strimling of Strimling Dermatology, Laser & Vein Institute in Summerlin, Las Vegas has over 20 years experience with a myriad of lasers;
and initially trained during the dawn of the Laser Age, unlike many who have learned laser techniques via short “weekend” courses. Because of Dr. Strimling’s vast experience and knowledge, you can feel comfortable in knowing that you will get credible advice and precision treatment at our Institute.

Laser Resurfacing Options include:

  • CO2 Laser Resurfacing (rarely used today because of side effect/risk profile)
  • Laser Resurfacing (Laser Peel, aka Contour TRL Skin Resurfacing)
  • MIcroLaserPeels (Superficial Laser Resurfacing)
  • Fractional Resurfacing (with Sciton’s Profractional-XC)

Laser Resurfacing (Laser Peel or Contour TRL Skin Resurfacing) with the Sciton Joule Contour Tunable Resurfacing Laser (TRL)

Moderate / deep wrinkles, scars, sun spots, pre-cancers, poor skin tone/texture are conditions treatable with our Sciton Joule Contour TRL. Only the Contour TRL incorporates a dual Erbium laser modality that permits precise, adjustable and separate control of peeling (ablation) depth used to resurface and laser generated heat used to tighten. Because skin peeling depth and adjacent desired collateral heat damage can be precisely and separately controlled, the Contour TRL is the safest, most versatile and effective laser resurfacing technology available; and also, allows other manufacturers’ laser resurfacing parameters to be copied, including Pearl, AcuPulse and UltraPulse CO2, among others, if desired.


Our most popular resurfacing procedure, MicroLaserPeels (“Weekend Peels”) reduce age-related skin changes and scars painlessly with less down-time; yet, less dramatic effects than Contour TRL laser resurfacing. However, adjunct fractional resurfacing (e.g. Profractional-XC) and/or a limited series of MicroLaserPeels can achieve dramatic, equivalent results with minimized down-time.

Fractional Resurfacing (with Sciton’s Profractional-XC)

Profractional-XC is Sciton’s tunable Fractional Resurfacing technology. Likewise, other fractional competitors, Fraxel, Affirm, Pixel, SmartXide, etc. can be replicated via Sciton’s adjustable qualities, allowing custom settings.

Fractional resurfacing ablates (peels) multiple focal or small areas of skin leaving intervening islands of normal skin that contribute to more rapid healing. Hence, fractional resurfacing allows (focal) deeper resurfacing, yet rapid healing. Moderate to deep wrinkles and scars require deeper resurfacing for best results. Fractional resurfacing offers profound improvement with minimized downtime, in contrast to Contour TRL laser resurfacing and other fully ablative procedures. Profractional can also successfully treat resistant melasma (“pregnancy mask”); and may be used to improve stria (stretch marks).

Fractional procedures require multiple treatments for complete or near complete treatment area coverage to achieve satisfactory improvement.

In our experience, combination MicroLaserPeel with Profractional-XC achieves the sweet spot of desirable improvement with minimal discomfort, downtime and additional treatments, for deeper wrinkles and/or scars.

Laser resurfacing does not effectively address vascular lesions (red spots) nor does it significantly tighten loose, saggy skin. Face vascular lesions (red spots) are best addressed with Photofacials via our Sciton Broad Band Light modality. Photofacials can improve, to a lesser extent, many of the same aging concerns as Laser resurfacing without any downtime over a course of 3-5 treatments. Loose, saggy extra skin can be more significantly improved with non-invasive skin tightening / lifting techniques such as Ultherapy, Exilis or Sciton’s SkinTyte or in more dramatic fashion with a surgical face-lifting procedure. Photofacials, SkinTyte & Resurfacing can be combined to address all concerns. Likewise, Lifting procedures (e.g. Facelift) may be separately beneficial. Other adjunct procedures include Botox / Dysport and Wrinkle Fillers.

Other Alternatives to Laser Resurfacing include: Chemical Peels and Skin Care Programs.

At Strimling Dermatology, Laser & Vein Institute of Summerlin, Las Vegas, MicroLaserPeels, (Erbium & CO2) Laser & Fractional Skin Resurfacing are performed or supervised by board certified Dr. Robert Strimling, MD. With over 20 years experience, our Dr. Strimling is one of the most experienced Cosmetic Laser Dermatologists in Las Vegas. Our dermatologists have been voted or selected among the “Best Dermatologists” in Las Vegas and America multiple years. Also, our Dr. Strimling has been selected an “Award Winning Cosmetic Surgeon” multiple years.

Contact Us at (702) 243-6400 to schedule a personalized consultation with Dr. Robert Strimling, MD of Strimling Dermatology, Laser & Vein Institute of Summerlin, Las Vegas.

Strimling Dermatology, Laser & Vein Institute of Summerlin, Las Vegas treats patients from all over the Clark County valley, including Henderson, Green Valley, Anthem, North Las Vegas, Boulder City as well as Summerlin, Las Vegas, Nevada and the rest of the southwest. We have also seen patients from all over the country and world.

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