Laser Skin Resurfacing: The Mass General Dermatology Laser and Cosmetic Center in Boston has more than 30 different lasers on-site to offer personalized services to improve your skin. Laser skin resurfacing helps to improve the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, age spots, acne scarring, and broken blood vessels for a more refreshed, youthful appearance without surgery and with minimal to no downtime.

Laser Skin Resurfacing

Laser skin resurfacing uses laser light to target superficial and deep layers of the skin to treat a variety of skin conditions including the following:


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  • fine lines and wrinkles 
  • acne scarring
  • skin discolorations and age spots
  • precancerous skin lesions 
  • skin tightening 
Mathew Avram, MD, dermatologist and expert in
laser skin resurfacing, safely performs treatments.

Fractional laser resurfacing was developed at Massachusetts General Hospital and is now one of the most commonly performed cosmetic procedures.  This laser delivers precise microbeams of laser light into the skin, creating narrow columns of tissue coagulation.  Surrounding normal skin is left intact and a natural healing process occurs, resulting in growth of healthy new skin with minimal recovery time.


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This procedure can be performed on the face, neck, chest, back, and hands.

After treatment, patients may report the sensation of a "light sunburn" with redness, swelling, crusting, and peeling. Downtime may be minimal and this is one of the safest laser procedures when appropriately performed.

Why chose Mass General Dermatology Laser and Cosmetic Center for your laser treatment?

  • Experience: Many of the laser technologies were invented by our expert dermatologists, earning them the reputation as international leaders in the field and where other healthcare professionals often turn to for clinical questions. 
  • Tailored Treatments: No one laser treats all conditions--having more than 30 lasers on-site allows our doctors to choose the best laser to meet your needs.
  • Experts: Treatments are always performed by our Harvard affliated, board-certified dermatologists with extensive laser and cosmetic training to ensure your safety and satisfaction.
  • Non-Invasive: Compared to invasive surgical alternatives, our procedures are performed in our office with little to no downtime
What to Expect 

  • Your dermatologist will conduct a clinical examination to assess your skin condition and goals for treatment. 
  • A personalized plan will be developed to help you achieve your desired outcome.
  • You will be provided a detailed explanation of the procedure including the risks, benefits, and expectations. 


      For more information: 

 Read our frequently asked questions about laser skin resurfacing

 Skin conditions that can be treated with Lasers


 Please note: Cosmetic procedures are not covered by medical insurance.  For optimal results, laser skin resurfacing will not be performed on tanned skin.