Laser Resurfacing Conveniently located to serve Newtown & Philadelphia

Now seeing patients in Wayne and the surrounding Main Line area and Center City Philadelphia
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This beautiful young at heart patient was one of the last patients I operated on before I went on maternity leave and the COVID-19 era went into full effect. She was most bothered by her sagging eyelid skin and underwent upper and lower eyelid surgery with fat transfer and CO2 laser resurfacing to the face. Her before and after video clips demonstrate typical bruising and swelling associated with eyelid surgery and fat transfer in the immediate healing period that typically resolve by two to four weeks following surgery. Visit my website or call to schedule your facial rejuvenation consultation. – Dr. Tina Ho

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“Each laser resurfacing procedure is uniquely planned and executed by me according to the skin findings and treatment goals of the individual patient.” ​- Dr. Tina Ho
Dr. Tina Ho
Dr. Tina Ho

 

What is Laser Resurfacing?

Laser resurfacing is one common type of non-surgical procedure utilized in facial skin rejuvenation. Laser resurfacing procedures can be performed to improve certain features of aging skin including wrinkle lines, skin laxity, and dyschromias as well as other skin issues such as acne scars, vascular lesions, and hyperpigmentation. The word laser is an acronym for the phrase light amplicaton by stimulation of radiation. Each laser device emits light at a specific wavelength to be absorbed by a certain tissue component of the skin that is usually water, hemoglobin, or melanin. Laser procedures intended to improve aging skin stimulate new collagen production and skin regeneration to produce tighter, more youthful appearing skin. Each laser resurfacing procedure is uniquely planned and executed by Dr. Ho according to the skin findings and treatment goals of the individual patient.
 

What are the differences among ablative lasers, nonablative lasers, and fractional lasers?

An ablative laser cause diffuse thermal injury to the epidermis to stimulate collagen production and skin regeneration. It will produce a more dramatic result but is associated with a longer recovery and higher side effect profile. Common examples of ablative laser include CO2 laser and Er:YAG laser. A nonablative laser is less invasive and avoids epidermal injury with selective induction of dermal collagen production. Common types of nonablative laser include pulsed dye laser and 1,064 nm Nd:YAG laser. A fractional laser may be either ablative or nonablative and causes thermal injury to the skin in a series of noncontiguous spots separated by areas of nonlasered tissue. As a fellowship-trained facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Ho is highly experienced in a variety of laser procedures and will determine with each patient the best laser resurfacing option to meet their skin goals.

“I Had an Excellent a Experience”

I had an excellent experience with Dr Ho. She is extremely knowledgeable and honest. I had all my questions answered. I have had Juvederm injections which I love. I also decided to try the CO2 laser. I was comfortable during the procedure and I see more results everyday. I would definitely do this again in the future.

If you are looking for a smart, compassionate, and honest surgeon, try Dr Ho. You will not be disappointed.
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Patient Details Her Surgical Experience and Results

This wonderful patient describes her experience and surgical results following brow lift and upper and lower eyelid surgery with Dr. Tina Ho.

What is Dr. Ho’s approach to Laser Resurfacing?

As a facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Ho is well-recognized as a face expert. She possesses dedicated training and extensive experience in laser resurfacing and other skin rejuvenation procedures from one of the top facial plastic and reconstructive surgery fellowship programs in the country. Dr. Ho dedicates ample time and effort to help each patient select the best laser resurfacing procedure that will meet their skin needs. Depending on the type of laser resurfacing pursued, Dr. Ho may perform laser resurfacing in a series of multiple repeated treatments spaced 4 to 6 weeks apart to achieve the best rejuvenation results.

 

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What should patients expect after a Laser Resurfacing procedure?

Each laser resurfacing procedure is different and catered to the individual patient. Therefore, the extent of swelling and tenderness that occur after the procedure will vary by patient. The initial hyperpigmentation changes in the skin may be characterized as a sunburn-like appearance. Skin healing may take one week or up to a few weeks depending on the depth of the laser resurfacing. The addition of new collagen in the skin may not be observed until months out from the procedure. It is important for every laser resurfacing patient to be on a good skin care regimen before and after each procedure as directed by Dr. Ho for optimal skin healing and aesthetic results. Post-treatment pain is usually not significant and may be managed with Tylenol as needed. The results of laser resurfacing in the treated areas is typically observed after the skin has healed over. Dr. Ho seeks follow-up with her patients after each laser resurfacing procedure to ensure that every patient is satisfied with their treatment outcome.

“She is knowledgeable and truly loves what she does”

Dr. Ho is a phenomenal physician who genuinely cares about her patients. She is very thorough and provides education to ensure her patient’s feel comfortable and safe. She is knowledgeable and truly loves what she does. I would recommend her to any and everyone!
Lianna Artessa

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What are surgical or non-surgical procedures that are routinely performed with Laser Resurfacing?

It is common for aesthetic surgical procedures to be performed at the same time as laser resurfacing in the surgery setting, depending on the patient’s anatomic issues and surgical goals. They include but are not limited to the following: facelift, neck lift, blepharoplasty, and fat transfer. Dr. Ho also performs laser resurfacing in the clinic setting in conjunction with injectable procedures including neurotoxins and fillers to achieve maximal aesthetic results via a non-surgical approach. Dr. Ho is experienced in a wide range of aging face procedures and will thoroughly evaluate each patient and discuss with them whether they would benefit from additional procedures beyond laser resurfacing.

What is the cost of Laser Resurfacing?

Average cost $3000, may be less if treating focal areas only.

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