You’ve probably heard of all the different laser treatments available that claim to do many different things. It can be a little disorienting, though, trying to figure out what makes them different and why. It can also be difficult to figure out which one is best for you. Dr. Shienbaum offers many different laser treatments to help you reach your aesthetic goals, so here are some of your options.

Skin Resurfacing

While it might sound a little scary, skin resurfacing techniques are one of the most effective ways to regenerate new, healthy skin in place of the old. This can be done through skin treatments like chemical peels or microdermabrasion’s, but it can also be achieved through ablative laser techniques. The most common method creates tiny wounds in the skin that cover the treatment area and are spaced apart from one another. This triggers the body’s natural healing process using collagen to replace the existing, damaged skin.

Blemish Removal

Laser techniques can be highly effective ways to treat dark spots or acne that are otherwise unable to be removed. In the case of dark spots, moles, or pigmentation, lasers can be attuned to be absorbed by the pigmentation in the skin where it pulls the pigment to the surface of the skin, eventually flaking away. Once the spot then sloughs off, you will be left with healthier, clearer skin. With acne, the laser can effectively kill any bacteria present in the pore that is the cause of it.

Skin Tightening

This is perhaps one of the most breakthrough methods of laser treatment and can be an effective alternative to surgical skin tightening procedures. Generally, the laser stimulates collagen cells deep in the skin through heat, jumpstarting them into reinforcing the skin and replacing lost volume. Rather than an intrusive procedure that requires incisions and downtime, laser treatments use your body’s own healing process to return your skin to its youthful, natural state.

Generally, laser treatments take a handful of sessions to produce effective results, and Dr. Shienbaum can help you determine the best treatment plan for you and your problem areas. For more information on our laser treatments or to schedule a consultation, contact our office.

Dr. Shienbaum is a double board-certified plastic surgeon with over 30 years of experience in all forms of Cosmetic Plastic Surgery, including Tummy Tucks Liposuction Breast Augmentation Brazilian Butt Lifts and Mommy Makeovers. He provides services for the entire Tampa Bay area, including Brandon, Lakeland, Riverview, and Tampa, Florida. To find out more about the procedures near you, please visit


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