From Acne Scars to Age Spots: How Skin Resurfacing Can Transform Your Skin

Our skin is the first protection against extreme temperatures, pollution, germs, and more. Typically, your body does its job well, healing tissues, fighting off infection, and helping your skin to continue providing a barrier against physical and environmental hazards. But as your skin heals and renews day by day, aesthetics are not a priority. Our treatments can help give your skin a boost, helping it to heal so it not only functions better but looks better, too. 

At 360 Wellness Spa in Grand Rapids, MI, we offer a wide range of treatments to support your skin’s health and appearance. Treatments like dermaplaning can provide basic exfoliation for your skin, while more advanced treatments like LaseMD Ultra™ skin resurfacing can provide even more comprehensive benefits. We can develop a treatment plan that can match any concerns you might have for your skin.

A Closer Look at Your Skin

Your skin, a dynamic and multifaceted organ, serves as a protective barrier against environmental factors while regulating temperature and sensing touch. Made up of layers like the epidermis and dermis, it’s equipped to heal through a complex process involving new cell generation and collagen production. However, some situations such as sun exposure and severe acne can more permanently damage skin, leading to issues like age spots, wrinkles, and uneven texture.

What Is Skin Resurfacing?

Skin resurfacing involves techniques that remove the skin’s upper layers. These treatments can help with specific skin issues like deep wrinkles, severe sun damage, and prominent acne scars. Using tools like lasers, chemical peels, or dermabrasion, skin resurfacing focuses on precision and depth of treatment to get the best results.

How Does Skin Resurfacing Help?

During a skin resurfacing treatment, the device or method we choose helps to initiate a healing process in your skin. This involves the stimulation of new collagen, a protein that gives your skin its firmness and bounce. As new skin cells emerge as a result of the treatment, the skin’s texture and appearance improve. Patients usually notice reduced signs of aging, decreased sun damage, and reduced scarring.

Your Skin Resurfacing Options

Chemical Peels

Chemical peels are exfoliating treatments that use a combination of acids to remove layers of the skin, addressing common skin concerns like wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, and uneven texture. This treatment promotes cellular renewal, increases collagen and elastin production, and improves the skin’s overall appearance. The intensity of the peel can be adjusted to suit individual skin types and concerns, ranging from light exfoliation to more intensive treatments for deeper skin issues.

LaseMD Ultra™ Treatment

LaseMD Ultra is a non-ablative, fractional laser treatment designed for skin resurfacing and skin rejuvenation. It works by increasing natural collagen and elastin production, which strengthens the skin and improves various concerns such as hyperpigmentation, skin texture irregularities, and fine lines. This treatment is suitable for various discoloration issues on the face, neck, and chest, with a typical session lasting 10 to 20 minutes. After the treatment, patients can expect to see brighter, healthier, and more youthful-looking skin.

Photofacials Using Lutronic™ Clarity™ II

Photofacials using Lutronic Clarity II are resurfacing skin treatments that use dual-wavelength laser technology. This treatment targets pigmentation, redness, and signs of aging, promoting a brighter, clearer complexion. The process is almost painless, requires minimal downtime, and is effective for various skin types, enhancing overall skin texture and tone.


Considered one of the best skin resurfacing treatments, dermaplaning involves a gentle, physical exfoliation method with a special handheld tool. It effectively removes the top layer of dead skin and fine hairs, resulting in a refreshed, youthful appearance. Suitable for all skin types, including sensitive skin, this non-invasive method prepares the skin for other treatments, enhancing product absorption and overall efficacy.

What Specific Skin Concerns Can Be Treated With Resurfacing?

Acne Scars

Facial skin resurfacing can effectively treat acne scars. Techniques like laser resurfacing smooth out the skin by encouraging new skin cell growth and producing more collagen to replace what was lost during the acne breakout. This can fill in the pits and holes left by acne scars.

Age Spots

Resurfacing skin treatments target age spots by removing the top layers of skin, where these spots primarily reside. Lutronic Clarity II photofacials can be particularly helpful because they directly target the brown pigmentation that can come from sun damage. 


Sun damage isn’t the only source of hyperpigmentation on the skin. Many other patients struggle with hyperpigmentation due to past breakouts, called post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. Others may have redness or other coloration concerns. Laser skin resurfacing targets areas of hyperpigmentation for overall skin rejuvenation.


Collagen is responsible for keeping your skin smooth and youthful. However, part of the aging process involves a reduction of collagen production. Skin resurfacing methods can help reverse the process by helping your body produce more collagen, which can minimize any existing wrinkles and prevent new ones from forming as quickly.

Rough Skin

Rough skin can be a result of sun damage, lack of proper exfoliation, acne scarring, or dryness. Skin resurfacing treatments can remove those dead, dry skin cells, open your skin up to receive better hydration from your products, and encourage the growth of soft, healthy skin.

Loose Skin

Skin often loses its elasticity with age, which can cause areas such as under the eyes or along the jawline to sag and have a thinner texture. Skin resurfacing treatments can help contract areas of loose skin, making the texture of the skin firmer and giving it a more youthful appearance.

Restore Your Complexion With Skin Resurfacing in Grand Rapids, MI

At 360 Wellness Spa, we offer some of the best skin resurfacing treatments in Grand Rapids, MI. Our approach focuses on delivering effective results, addressing various skin concerns from wrinkles to acne scars. If you’re looking to enhance your skin’s appearance, feel free to contact us online or call us at (616) 466-4972.

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