Skin Resurfacing

Age, genetics, and sun exposure are just a few of the factors that can contribute to skin concerns such as wrinkles, dark spots, and uneven skin tone and texture. These concerns affect many men and women, and can detract from a person’s natural beauty. Skin resurfacing is a proven method of skin rejuvenation that can address a wide range of skin issues, and Ava MD offers a variety of skin resurfacing treatments that can help her patients achieve refreshed, rejuvenated skin.

What is Skin Resurfacing?

Skin resurfacing is the process of creating tiny injuries in the skin that stimulate the dermis to produce more collagen, which leads in turn to plumper, firmer skin with a more even skin tone. There are different types of skin resurfacing, including laser skin resurfacing, microneedling, and radiofrequency energy. Each type of skin resurfacing can help address different issues, and each patient of Dr. Ava Shamban and Dr. Soheil Simzar will receive a custom treatment plan that takes into account their goals and skin type.

Types of Skin Resurfacing


Microneedling is the latest form of skin resurfacing, and is popular with many celebrities. Microneedling uses tiny needles to create microscopic channels in the skin which help topical solutions penetrate deeper and work more effectively. In addition, microneedling stimulates collagen production, which plumps the skin and can help reduce the appearance of wrinkles and scars. Microneedling can also help to reduce the appearance of age spots, and can even help remove tattoos!

Laser Skin Resurfacing

Laser technology has long been used to help rejuvenate and renew the skin. There are many different kinds of lasers that can be used for resurfacing, each with its own benefits and drawbacks. Some lasers work aggressively and produce dramatic results after just one session, but require a lengthy recovery period. Other lasers are more gentle and may require multiple sessions for full results, but they do not require much downtime. Dr. Ava works with each of her patients to find the right laser for their skin and lifestyle.

Laser treatments that Dr. Ava offers include:

Radiofreqency Resurfacing

eMatrix is a unique laser treatment that does not affect the epidermis, but instead targets the deeper dermis layer without damaging any skin tissue. The eMatrix uses radiofrequency energy to heat and tighten the dermis, which maximizes the collagen production needed to smooth wrinkles and scars. eMatrix can target acne scars, fine lines and wrinkles, and skin irregularities.

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Schedule a Skin Resurfacing Treatment Consultation

If you have skin concerns including wrinkles, sun spots, acne scars, or skin irregularities, you may be a good candidate for skin resurfacing. To learn more about these revolutionary treatments and to schedule your consultation, just call Dr. Ava and her associates at 310-843-9915 (Beverly Hills) or 310-828-2282 (Santa Monica).

Next, read more about Skin Tightening.