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Skin Resurfacing Treatments

For a Smoother, Brighter, Firmer Complexion

Skin resurfacing effectively removes the outermost layer of skin to reveal bright, fresh, new skin underneath, inducing natural repair and increasing collagen production. Dr. Richland strives to deliver the best skin resurfacing Newport Beach has to offer. This process effectively enhances many aspects of your skin’s appearance and texture. While skin resurfacing offers comprehensive improvements, it is also customizable to target specific skin-related concerns and suit each individual’s lifestyle. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Brandon Richland offers a variety of skin resurfacing options to patients in Newport Beach and Huntington Beach. Skin Resurfacing can significantly enhance how your skin looks and feels with treatment designed for your unique needs.

Newport Beach skin resurfacing provider Dr. Brandon Richland

Is Skin Resurfacing
Right for You?

Exploring Your Candidacy

Skin resurfacing can be non-surgical and customizable, allowing you to shape your treatment to your goals and preferences regarding your treatment method and recovery. While skin resurfacing is most commonly used to treat the face, it can be applied to almost any area of the body in which concerns are present.

Benefits of Skin Resurfacing

Candidates for skin resurfacing are generally healthy, with no underlying conditions that may impair healing. The treatments at our office are ideal for patients with concerns regarding the texture, appearance, and elasticity of their skin. Depending on your individual circumstances, Dr. Richland will provide you with the right treatment plan to produce the results you want in a way that suits you and your lifestyle. Skin resurfacing offers comprehensive improvement in the condition of your skin and effectively treats a wide range of concerns, including:

  • Scars
  • Skin laxity
  • Age spots
  • Pox marks
  • Acne scars
  • Crow’s feet
  • Sun damage
  • Discoloration
  • Stretch marks
  • Enlarged pores
  • Uneven skin tone
  • Unwanted tattoos
  • Enlarged oil glands
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Rough or uneven texture
  • Precancerous skin patches

Your Skin Resurfacing Procedure


Dr. Richland offers safe and effective treatment options to deliver your ideal complexion with consideration for every aspect of your care. Each treatment presents its own set of advantages to provide you with an optimal treatment experience every step of the way.

CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing

CO2 Laser Resurfacing uses short pulses of light or continuous light to precisely remove the outer layers of skin without damaging surrounding tissues. CO2 Laser resurfacing is one of the most effective non-surgical methods for smoothing fine lines and wrinkles and boosting the skin’s elasticity.


Dermabrasion uses a rotating device to effectively “sand” away damaged skin. Dermabrasion produces substantial improvements in virtually every area of your skin’s appearance and texture. It produces especially dramatic improvements in “smoker’s lines” or fine lines and wrinkles around the mouth.

Chemical Peels

Chemical peels, as their name implies, use various chemicals to strip away the outer layers of skin for subtle to extensive dermal repair. Your chemical peel can be customized through its ingredients, concentration, and strength for targeted treatment that suits your life. A variety of alpha-hydroxy acids, salicylic acid and TCA are most commonly used in chemical peels. The peel is applied in our office and left to sit for several minutes, causing controlled resurfacing to the outer skin layers and exfoliating dull, dead cells. Following your treatment, your skin will peel off to expose fresh, new skin beneath. TCA (or trichloroacetic acid) peels make up one category of chemical peels and come in a variety of concentrations and depths to accommodate every patient. TCA peels are considered medical-grade and can produce a dramatic improvement in your skin. However, they may involve a slightly longer recovery time than other peels.

Skin Resurfacing Recovery

Recovery will vary depending on the specific technique used, your body’s ability to heal, and other factors. During your consultation, Dr. Richland will explain the recovery process of each of your options.

Skin Resurfacing Results

While your skin will heal within a few weeks, you will realize the full results of your treatment after approximately three months. This will allow your skin time to heal and the benefits related to the increased collagen production to take effect. At this time, our Newport Beach skin resurfacing patients will realize smoother, brighter, fresher, and tighter skin.

Newport Beach skin resurfacing model wearing hat

Skin Resurfacing Consultation Process

Dr. Richland uses a thorough consultation process to ensure that you receive the right treatment for your unique concerns, condition, lifestyle, goals, and anatomy. While skin resurfacing generally offers benefits to virtually any patient, there are some conditions that may make one method more advantageous than the others. Based on his assessment, Dr. Richland will present you with the best treatment options for you so that you can make a fully informed decision about the direction of your treatment.

Schedule Your Consultation for Skin Resurfacing with Dr. Richland

For Your Best Treatment Plan & Results

If you would like to explore your options for skin resurfacing in Newport Beach with Dr. Richland, please contact our office to schedule your one-on-one consultation and take the first step to your best complexion.

Huntington Beach skin resurfacing expert Dr. Brandon Richland

Skin Resurfacing FAQs

Both laser and peels offer beautiful results with minimal risk of complications when performed by an experienced and reputable provider. Dependinging on your specific concerns, one treatment may be recommended over another. During your consultation, Dr. Richland will help you determine which treatment option best suits your needs.

To prevent infection and irritation, you will need to keep your skin clean and moist during the healing process. You may experience swelling, sloughing, scabs, or oozing that usually lasts one to two weeks. After your skin has healed, the new skin may be slightly pinker for the next few weeks or months. It is also important to protect your skin from sun exposure while it heals.

Risks associated with skin resurfacing include infection, acne flare-up, discoloration, scarring, or activation of an existing viral infection. You can minimize your risks by undergoing treatment from an experienced provider and disclosing your full medical history during the planning process.

Discover the difference Dr. Richland’s expertise can make in your life.

The journey to your ideal look and life should be one of excitement and assuredness. With Dr. Brandon Richland, you can expect nothing short of excellence from your initial consultation to the moment you realize your final results. Take the first step to realizing your aesthetic goals by scheduling a consultation in Newport Beach, Fountain Valley or Huntington Beach. Please complete this form to request an in-person consultation or click here for a Virtual Consultation.

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