Skin Resurfacing

The sun, skin conditions, the natural aging process, childbirth, and even genetic factors can all contribute to irregularities on facial skin and skin located elsewhere on the body. When your skin appears clear, even, smooth, and glowing, your youthful spirit shines through from within. Skin resurfacing treatments from Gainesville Dermatology Aesthetic Center comprise various state-of-the-art, clinical skin care treatments artfully designed to help patients renew, revitalize, and rejuvenate their skin's texture with little-to-no downtime and non-invasive procedures. Minimize blemishes, treat sun damage, and restore a clearer and more radiant complexion with retexturizing facial treatments from our dermatologists in Gainesville, FL. Contact us today to schedule an appointment for dermatologist facial treatments designed for the benefit and beauty of your skin.

What Is Skin Resurfacing?

Issues with skin texture can include textural irregularities, such as wrinkles and acne scars, changes in skin pigmentation, and the development of freckles, discoloration, age spots, scars, sun spots, or visible blood vessels. Over time, the skin loses its structural tone and healthy glow, causing it to feel less firm and appear less youthful. Through professional skin retexturizing, patients can achieve a renewed sense of identity with skin that glows from within and a new skin layer free from textural abnormalities. These treatments help restore a more youthful, vibrant complexion by carefully removing the outmost, damaged layers of skin, revealing a new layer of healthy looking skin and encouraging the replenishment of skin hydration, collagen, structure, and new skin cell growth.

Skin rejuvenation and skin resurfacing can be achieved in several different ways, with innovative, clinical treatments ranging from laser treatments and professional chemical peels to dermal fillers and customized facials. The specific type of treatment to best address your concerns are determined during your consultation with our skin care specialists. For more information about our available skin treatments for face retexturizing and to schedule a consultation for your customized treatment plan, please contact our Gainesville dermatologists.

Laser Skin Resurfacing

Laser treatments and laser resurfacing use highly concentrated beams of light energy to improve the skin's texture, tone, and overall appearance, minimizing fine lines and wrinkles, treating discoloration and redness for a balanced complexion, tightening skin and encouraging the body's natural production of collagen, removing surgical and acne scars, and remediating the appearance of textural skin irregularities. Our dermatologists in Gainesville, FL, offer multiple types of laser treatments for face retexturizing, including Fraxel® laser and VBeam® laser treatments. Contact us today to book an appointment.


Fraxel® skin resurfacing is a revolutionary, non-invasive laser skin resurfacing and retexturizing treatment that permanently removes imperfections from the skin. As the original fractional skin resurfacing treatment, the Fraxel® laser corrects issues with skin pigmentation, skin laxity, fine lines, wrinkles, melasma, and acne scars for a more even skin texture.

VBeam® Laser

An advanced dermatological tool that corrects common skin problems and skin abnormalities, VBeam® is a powerful non-ablative pulsed-dye laser (PDL). This laser targets skin issues, such as broken capillaries, rosacea, port wine stains, spider veins, strawberry hemangiomas, and other conditions, in a highly targeted and painless way. Results may be evident in 1– 3 sessions!

SkinPen® Microneedling

Microneedling with SkinPen® is a professional skin rejuvenation treatment that offers real, visible results. This treatment uses an innovative device with hundreds of tiny needles to puncture the treatment area in a highly targeted manner. The needles create micro-wounds, which trigger the body's natural immune response boosting the body's natural process of producing collagen. Microneedling is often paired with other, skin-retexturizing skin treatments for flawless skin. This treatment is excellent for helping remove the appearance of a rough skin texture as well as acne scars and stretch marks, scars from injuries or trauma, sun damage, hyperpigmentation, enlarged pores, fine lines, wrinkles, and dull, sallow skin. What's more, microneedling treatment with the SkinPen® can be used almost anywhere on the body, including the face, neck, arms, back, and chest. Due to its non-invasive nature, microneedling usually requires little-to-no downtime following treatment.

Chemical Peels

Skin texture refers to the smoothness or roughness of the overall skin's texture. In addition to uneven skin tone, chemical peels can help smooth the skin, creating a more even texture. Although uneven skin texture may not be as well-understood by many people, it is just as common as uneven skin tone. Uneven skin texture usually results from the buildup of excess skin cells as well as sun exposure and natural aging, which can all contribute to these skin areas feeling rough or bumpy to the touch, possibly creating a dull appearance in the skin. A chemical peel facial from Gainesville Dermatology Aesthetic Center can help improve the skin's texture. What's more, there are a multitude of chemical peel benefits patients can enjoy with our wide array of different chemical peels. Contact us to learn more about our available peels!

VI Peel® Chemical Peel

VI Peel® is an effective, medical-grade skin peel designed to improve the texture, tone, and clarity of the skin. As one of the safest types of chemical peels, VI Peel® is commonly used in conjunction with lasers, cosmetic injectables, and other treatments for optimal results and benefits to our patients. This peel uses a proprietary blend of trichloroacetic acid (TCA), retin-A, salicylic acid, phenol, and vitamin C. VI Peel® is safe and effective for all skin types and tones, and it is most effective for patients seeking to remediate textural skin problems, acne, and mild-to-moderate skin damage, among other issues.

TCA Peels

A trichloroacetic acid peel, or TCA peel, is an innovative chemical peel that can improve the texture of leathery, sun-damaged skin. The formula's trichloroacetic breaks down keratin, a protein found naturally in the skin, causing keratin to cease proper function and allowing the skin to lighten and peel away over several days. As the skin peels, a smoother, more even, healthier surface appears. TCA peels can be used at multiple different concentrations, which determines the peel's depth. While TCA peels with lower concentrations are excellent for treating issues like hyperpigmentation, higher-strength peels can improve the skin's overall tone and texture.

Glycolic Acid Peel

As one of the mildest acids used on the skin, glycolic acid is a type of alpha-hydroxy acid, or AHA, used widely by skin care professionals and dermatologists for helping patients improve the appearance and condition of their skin. A glycolic acid peel comprises a concentrated glycolic acid formulation ranging in strength from 20– 70% glycolic acid to gently exfoliate layers of the skin. Glycolic peels slough off dead skin cells from the surface and middle layers of the skin, removing debris from the skin and its pores. When used over time, glycolic acid can help even-out rough or textured skin surfaces, help reduce pore size, remove acne lesions, diminish scarring, stimulate collagen, reverse hyperpigmentation, treat mild-to-moderate symptoms of photoaging, and help diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Lactic Acid Peel

A lactic acid peel is another type of AHA peel that uses lactic-acid, an anti-wrinkle and pigmentation-fighting super ingredient that offers a host of benefits for patients seeking to improve their skin health and the appearance of their complexion. This peel can even-out skin tone and texture as well as increase cell turnover, improve hydration, stimulate collagen, remove dead skin cells, fade discoloration, improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and remove traces of sun damage and melasma, among other benefits. This peel is beneficial for the majority of skin types and requires minimal downtime following treatment. Lactic acid is derived from sour milk and used for the most gentle formulation of chemical peels, making it an excellent option for pairing with other types of retexturizing skin treatments.

Salicylic Acid Peel

Salicylic acid peels are professional treatments used to deeply exfoliate the skin's surface layers. Salicylic acid is a beta hydroxy acid (BHA), a fairly gentle chemical that promotes skin exfoliation for a wide range of skin types and skin sensitivities. Because it is so gentle, patients seeking to smooth textured skin surfaces might consider pairing this treatment with a more intensive retexturizing facial. Salicylic acid peels provide brighter, smoother skin, can be used on a variety of skin types, are fairly gentle, treat acne, reduce sun damage as well as fine lines and wrinkles, fade dark spots and pigmentation, and help remove the appearance of hyperpigmentation. Additionally, these peels require no downtime following treatment. Gainesville Dermatology Aesthetic Center offers the Obagi® Radiance Peel for optimal results to patients and their goals for aesthetic skin treatments.