Skin Resurfacing

Powerful, Safe, and Highly Effective Facial RejuvenationPowerful, Safe, and Highly Effective Facial Rejuvenation at Mohave Cosmetic Surgery

Cost: Dependent Upon Selected Treatment; Estimate Provided at Consultation
Constant, persistent exposure over the course of our lifetime inevitably leaves its mark on our skin, damaging all the layers of our skin and ultimately outpacing the skin's ability to heal and renew itself.  The result is sun-damaged, aging skin, with folds and wrinkles, spots and discolorations, all of which undermine our youthful beauty, our feeling of well-being, and even our self-confidence!  Sometimes, we need to help our skin help itself.  Powerful skin resurfacing treatments at Dr. Bryson Richards' practice can erase years of damage, spark the skin's ability to refresh and renew itself, and restore our skin's healthy, youthful glow.

The skin resurfacing options available at Dr. Richards' practice are perfect for addressing a wide range of skin concerns, from the earliest and mildest photoaging to severe wrinkles and environmental damage, including:

  • Deep wrinkles and lines
  • Poor skin tone and textural irregularities
  • Uneven skin tone, color, and texture
  • Skin discoloration (i.e. melasma)
  • Age spots/liver spots/sun spots
  • Sun damage and precancerous growths (actinic keratosis)
  • Enlarged oil glands and pores
  • Acne
  • Acne scars, stretch marks, and other minor scarring
Under the direction of Dr. Bryson Richards, we are pleased to offer a comprehensive menu of fully customizable skin resurfacing options, so you can select exactly the type of treatment appropriate for your specific aesthetic concerns, as well as the strength of the selected treatment to ensure optimal rejuvenation while decreasing discomfort, potential side effects, and downtime as much as possible.  During your initial consultation, we will conduct a thorough evaluation of your unique skin type, aesthetic concerns, and medical history in order to help you select the treatment that is most suited to achieve stunning, youthful skin!

Our skin resurfacing options include:

Chemical Peel

Dr. Richards offers a medium-strength peel utilizing the gold standard in next-generation peel technology: Jessner's solution combined with 35% trichloracetic acid (TCA).  Performed only by Dr. Richards, this highly effective peel works by removing the outer, damaged skin cells to reveal fresh, new skin underneath.  Perfect for individuals with mild-to-moderate photoaging, minor scarring, and actinic keratosis, this powerful peel offers dramatic results with just one treatment, but requires downtime of about 7-10 days, with 2-3 weeks required for full healing.


Fractionated CO2 Laser

Fractionated ablative CO2 laser resurfacing is the most powerful laser skin resurfacing treatment available today, and to ensure your safety and comfort, is performed only by Dr. Richards.  This intensive laser-based therapy works by delivering very short, pulsed light energy deep into the layers of skin, precisely removing thin layers of damaged skin cells.  At the same time, the heat energy stimulates the body's production of new collagen strands.  Ideal for the treatment of moderate to severe sun damage and wrinkles, this powerful treatment requires the use of a topical anesthetic, as well as 3-5 days of downtime, with full healing occurring over the course of a week or two.  Many patients will see amazing rejuvenation after just one or two treatments.


Fraxel® Erbium Laser

A gentler form of laser resurfacing, this non-ablative (non-damaging) treatment is perfect for erasing mild to moderate signs of sun damage while simultaneously enhancing your skin's fresh, healthy appearance.  Although similar in concept to the more powerful CO2 laser treatment, this procedure works by utilizing the heat energy delivered by the laser to stimulate collagen production without damaging the existing skin.  Performed by our certified laser technician, this treatment requires little to no downtime, but most patients will require multiple treatments to achieve optimal results.


Clear + Brilliant®

Clear + Brilliant® is the gentlest form of Fraxel® laser skin resurfacing.  Performed by our certified laser technician, this is a perfect treatment for individuals seeking to remove the earliest signs of sun damage, restore their skin's healthy glow after a summer in the sun, and keep their skin looking healthy, luminous, and vibrant!


Contact Dr. Richards

At Dr. Bryson Richards' practice located in Las Vegas, Nevada, we strive to offer a comprehensive menu of aesthetic services designed to deliver long lasting, highly effective results while minimizing discomfort and downtime, as well as the potential for risk and complications, as much as possible.  Dr. Bryson Richards is a highly skilled and experienced plastic surgeon dedicated to utilizing only the most state-of-the-art technologies and techniques, while maintaining exceptionally high standards of patient education and care at all times.  Whether you are seeking non-invasive rejuvenation to enhance your youthful glow or a surgical solution to a long-standing aesthetic concern, Dr. Richards and his highly trained, fully licensed staff will work closely with you to develop a treatment approach that is custom-tailored to achieve your unique goals and enhance your unique beauty.
If you would like more information on skin resurfacing with Dr. Richards, or would like to learn more about our other surgical and non-surgical procedures, we encourage you to contact our office for a consultation today.  We look forward to hearing from you!