When it comes to maintaining a youthful, glowing complexion, there are numerous products and treatments available on the market. If you want to achieve a smooth and radiant complexion, the first step is to consider skin resurfacing. Skin resurfacing is a non-surgical procedure that uses laser light, radiofrequency energy, or other methods to rejuvenate and improve the texture of your skin. In this article, we’ll explore the different skin resurfacing techniques you can choose from and how to achieve a flawless, youthful complexion.

Chemical Peels

Chemical peels are an excellent way to remove damaged outer layers of the skin. With this technique, an acid solution is applied to the skin, causing it to peel and eventually reveal smoother, brighter skin. Chemical peels come in varying strengths to suit different skin types and concerns. You can also choose from various levels of intensity, including superficial, medium, and deep chemical peels.


Microdermabrasion is a non-invasive procedure that exfoliates and resurfaces the skin, removing dead skin cells and pollutants from the skin’s surface. It uses tiny crystals and a vacuum to polish and smooth the skin, revealing fresh, younger-looking skin. Microdermabrasion can be an effective treatment for acne, fine lines, and wrinkles and can improve the overall texture of the skin.

Laser Resurfacing

Laser facial rejuvenation uses light energy to improve skin texture and appearance. It can address a range of concerns, including fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars, and uneven skin tone. There are two types of laser resurfacing: ablative and non-ablative. Ablative lasers remove the top layers of skin, revealing fresh, smooth skin underneath. Non-ablative lasers, on the other hand, don’t remove any skin. Instead, they work by stimulating collagen production, which can lead to smoother, younger-looking skin.

At Horizons Plastic Surgery, we offer fractional laser resurfacing using the Erbium laser.

Radiofrequency Microneedling

Microneedling involves the use of fine needles to create hundreds of tiny, invisible puncture wounds in the top layer of skin. These tiny injuries stimulate the body’s natural wound-healing processes. This increases collagen and elastin production, which improves the visible signs of aging.

Potenza is a microneedling system that also emits radiofrequency (RF) energy. At Horizons Plastic Surgery, it is an important part of our collagen-induction program because radiofrequency energy is a potent stimulator of collagen production. The instant the cluster of microneedles penetrates the skin, the Potenza device emits a pulse of radiofrequency into the dermis. Radiofrequency is a well-recognized stimulator of collagen synthesis.


Dermaplaning is a manual exfoliation method that removes dead skin cells and “peach fuzz” from the skin’s surface. The treatment is performed using a surgical scalpel, which gently removes the top layer of skin. Dermaplaning helps to reveal smoother, brighter, and more youthful-looking skin. It’s an excellent option if you’re looking for a quick and easy solution to dull, lackluster skin.

If your goal is to achieve a smooth, radiant complexion, then skin resurfacing is an option you should consider, and we encourage you to schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Marc Wetherington, who will help you create a plan to keep you looking as young as you feel.

With regular resurfacing treatments, you can achieve a youthful, radiant complexion that will have you feeling confident and beautiful.