Quatela Center For Plastic Surgery | Rochester, NY
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973 East Avenue, Rochester, NY 14607

Skin Resurfacing

Skin Resurfacing Rochester NY

Some patients with active lifestyles have skin that’s been overexposed to sun and wind, while others are genetically predisposed to early signs of aging.

Laser Resurfacing

Many patients want to eliminate crow’s feet and superficial facial lines and wrinkles around the eyes. Some are looking for improvements in the fine lines around the mouth and others are looking to remove pigmentary changes in the skin, also known as age spots. Patients who request one or any combination of these improvements are seeking information about skin resurfacing.

Skin resurfacing is the removal of the outer layer of the skin – using abrasion, chemicals or a laser – to uncover a younger beauty hidden just underneath the surface.

At your initial consultation, your plastic surgeon will evaluate the bony and soft tissue architecture as well as the form and function of the head and neck. An overall assessment of the face provides the basis for what one may expect from skin resurfacing at the Quatela Center.

Chemical Peels

Applying acid solution eliminates the very top layers of the skin and allows smoother regenerated skin to emerge from beneath. Chemical peels can be effective on fine wrinkles caused by sun damage, superficial skin color changes, age spots, or signs of premature aging such as fine lines around the eyes. Chemical peels can be used in combination with other skin resurfacing or alone.

Chemical peels offered at the Quatela Center for Plastic Surgery range from mild “lunch hour peels” performed at Q the Medical Spa to moderate TCA (trichloroacetic acid peels) to deep phenol peels performed in the surgical suite.

To View Pre- and Post Operation Information for Dermabrasion Procedures.

To View Pre- and Post Operation Information for TCA Peel Procedures.


Ideal Candidates
  • Concerned with early signs of aging
  • Concerned with sun damage, small scars, uneven skin tone or wrinkles
  • Have not used Accutane within the last year

Am I a candidate?

Frequently Asked Questions
  • What does skin resurfacing fix?
  • Is the post-operative care after skin resurfacing extensive?
  • What are the options for skin resurfacing?

Get the answers to these and other questions on our Skin Resurfacing FAQ page


Downtime varies depending on the type of resurfacing performed. After 7-10 days, you will see the emergence of delicate, pink new skin. The pinkness will gradually subside over 6-8 weeks.

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