Dr. Karim Benítez-Marchand
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, Doctor of Medicine (M.D.)
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
For appointment call: (787) 620.4070 · (787) 620.4071

Skin Resurfacing is the precise and controlled removal of damaged skin layers (layer by layer) leaving room for new skin cells to grow in its place. These new skin cells give your skin a younger and firmer surface.

Skin resurfacing & peeling methods may be the perfect solution to help your skin look healthier and young again if you have:

  • pigmentary changes of the skin
  • brown spots or blotchy skin coloring (associated with age or as a result of pregnancy, chicken pox ,birth control pills, or various genetic factors)
  • acne scars
  • premature aging
  • over exposure to the sun, that has caused scaring of your skin surface
  • wrinkles (contributed by lifestyle factors including nutrition, alcohol consumption and smoking)
  • lines or blotches
  • superficial facial scars caused by a past injury
  • certain precancerous skin growths

As your skin heals, the goal is to form "good" scar tissue to replace the “bad” scar tissue.

The characteristics of your damaged or blemished skin and time allowance for the recovery, determine what specific method is best for particular candidate. Each case is carefully reviewed by our medical professionals at the State of the Art Plastic Surgery, before offering an individual recommendation to the patient.

If you feel, that you can benefit from skin resurfacing, contact the State of the Art Plastic Surgery and let us carefully examine your skin to determine which resurfacing technique or method of treatment is best for you.