Laser Treatment

Laser Treatment

Laser Treatment services offered in Gulfport, MS

Surgery isn’t your only option for smooth, wrinkle-free skin. At Mississippi Institute of Weight Loss Surgery in Gulfport, Mississippi, experienced surgeon Donald Balder, MD, and his aesthetic team can rejuvenate your complexion, tighten sagging skin, and take years off your appearance with laser treatments and radiofrequency devices. Call the clinic today or schedule an appointment online to learn more. 

Also offering appointments in Metarie, LA @ Skin Medics Aesthetic Medical and Laser Clinic. Especially, BeautiFILL Laser liposuction and Fat Transfer!

What is laser treatment?

Laser treatment is a rejuvenation technique that uses a focused beam of light to repair and improve the skin’s appearance. Lasers and other energy-based devices, like radiofrequency (RF) microneedling, can repair damage in the epidermis (the skin’s surface layer) and the skin’s deeper layers without surgery or extensive downtime.

At Mississippi Institute of Weight Loss Surgery, Dr. Balder offers multiple laser treatments to take years off your appearance and enhance your skin’s vitality.

How does laser treatment work?

There are two ways laser treatment can rejuvenate your skin:

Ablative laser

Ablative laser treatment removes the skin’s outer layer, stimulating the body's natural healing process and promoting the growth of new, healthier skin cells. This approach is effective for addressing deep wrinkles, scars, and other skin imperfections. Ablative treatments typically offer more dramatic results than nonablative laser resurfacing, but they require more downtime.

Nonablative laser

Nonablative lasers target the skin’s underlying layers without removing the outer layer. This approach is less invasive and is commonly used for improving skin texture, reducing fine lines, and promoting overall skin rejuvenation.

What skin concerns can laser treatment address?

Dr. Balder uses laser treatments to address many common skin concerns, including:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Acne and acne scars
  • Surgical and injury scars
  • Enlarged pores
  • Uneven skin tone or texture
  • Redness
  • Brown spots
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Sun damage
  • Loose skin

Many lasers and RF devices can also offer surgery-like results with noninvasive eyelid tightening and facelifts.

How do I prepare for laser treatment?

Preparing for laser or RF treatments depends on the procedure and your individual needs. Common pretreatment instructions may include:

  • Avoid tanning
  • Pause chemical exfoliation
  • Hydrate
  • Refrain from retinoids and acid-based products
  • Use sunscreen
  • Plan for minimal downtime

During your initial consultation, Dr. Balder provides detailed instructions on preparing your skin for laser or RF treatment.

What can I expect after laser treatment?

After laser treatment, your skin may be temporarily red, swollen, and tender. It may crack and peel during the healing process if you undergo a more aggressive ablative treatment. If you opt for the Opus Plasma® RF skin tightening device, you can expect no downtime. This procedure takes only 30-90 minutes and many patients see initial improvements within days of their first treatment.

Call Mississippi Institute of Weight Loss Surgery today or schedule an appointment online to learn more.