Laser Skin Resurfacing in Portsmouth, NH

Thrive Med Spa & Wellness in Portsmouth offers advanced laser resurfacing treatments to improve the skin and remove visible signs of aging.


Thrive Med Spa & Wellness in Portsmouth offers advanced laser resurfacing treatments to improve the skin and remove visible signs of aging.
Constant sun exposure with insufficient protection causes hyperpigmentation, such as freckles and sunspots. At the same time, collagen and elastin production diminishes as we age, revealing wrinkles and fine lines. With laser skin resurfacing, each patient can get smoother, tighter, and younger-looking skin. Our licensed specialists, Dr. Schertell and Dr. Moore, can achieve stunning results and remove all signs of aging using our amazing CoolPeel®, IPL, and ThreeForMe® treatments.

What Is Laser Skin Resurfacing?

Laser skin resurfacing is a minimally invasive procedure that uses laser technology to improve the texture and appearance of skin. The laser removes damaged skin layer by layer, promoting the growth of new, healthy cells. The procedure takes about 30 to 45 minutes, depending on the size of the area being treated. It is very convenient and involves minimal downtime.

Candidates for CoolPeel

Good candidates for CoolPeel treatment typically have the following characteristics:

Our Laser Resurfacing Treatments


CoolPeel® is a revolutionary treatment that removes the outer layers of skin and rejuvenates it with no downtime. It is
performed with SmartXide Tetra® – an advanced fractional ablative CO2 laser made specifically for aesthetic procedures. This system delivers microscopic columns of laser energy to precise depths in the skin, causing many micro-injuries. CoolPeel® reduces signs of aging, improves skin tone and texture, smooths wrinkles and acne scarring, and tightens lax skin after fat loss. IPL

Intense Pulsed Light (IPL)

IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) treatment delivers intense pulses of broad-spectrum light to the skin, targeting melanin and
hemoglobin (protein in red blood cells). This causes controlled damage to the outer layers, prompting the skin to heal itself by regenerating new cells. As a result, IPL can reduce signs of sun damage, improve texture, minimize fine lines and wrinkles, fade brown spots and redness, and treat rosacea and acne scars. IPL is considered less invasive than CoolPeel® since it does not completely strip away the outer layers of skin. Thus, it can also be used as a spider vein treatment.


ThreeForMe® is a procedure that employs Cynosure’s Icon® laser treatment system. This system combines two technologies – IPL and
“microbeam” – to rejuvenate the skin, reduce hyperpigmentation, and stimulate collagen production. ThreeForMe® addresses multiple skin concerns in one procedure, delivering optimal results with no downtime. It involves two major steps. The first one uses IPL technology to reduce skin pigmentation, such as sun damage, age spots, rosacea, and facial veins. Pulses of light damage the melanin and hemoglobin in the skin, after which the body can eliminate them. The second step utilizes “microbeam” technology to stimulate collagen and elastin production, which are proteins needed to tighten and lift the skin for a youthful look. Together, these two techniques make it possible to achieve impressive results in skin rejuvenation.

Laser Skin Resurfacing Procedure

Step 1: Topical Numbing

Prior to the laser treatment, a topical numbing cream is applied 
to the target areas. It helps to make the procedure more comfortable for the patient. The numbing takes effect after 20-30 minutes.

Step 2: Laser Session

During the laser session, the provider delivers quick pulses of laser energy to resurface the outer layers of the skin. This removes damaged cells and triggers new collagen production. Patients may feel some warmth, but the numbing cream keeps discomfort minimal.

Step 3: Post-Treatment Care

After the laser session, the provider cleanses 
the skin and applies a soothing mask and moisturizer. Patients are advised to continue using skincare products that hydrate the skin and support healing. This helps 
to reduce dryness, peeling, and other side effects while optimizing results.

Candidates for Laser Skin Resurfacing

Laser skin resurfacing is beneficial for many people, but there are cases where it might be inappropriate. Here are the main characteristics of candidates for our treatment.
Laser skin resurfacing treats uneven skin tones caused by sun damage, acne scarring, or aging. The laser light targets irregular pigmentation in the skin and works to even out its tone. After a series of procedures, many patients see a reduction in dark spots and blotchiness. Their skin becomes more uniform and smooth.
Individuals with darker skin tones (Fitzpatrick skin types IV-VI) may be at a higher risk of complications such as hyperpigmentation, hypopigmentation, or scarring. Some laser types are safer for darker skin tones, but this should be discussed with our specialists.
People with active skin infections, severe acne, or other inflammatory skin conditions should avoid laser resurfacing until these issues are resolved. Laser treatments can exacerbate the problems or interfere with the healing process.
Many people seek out laser skin resurfacing simply because they desire healthier skin. Patients who do not have wrinkles, scarring, or other pronounced issues can benefit from the collagen-rebuilding and rejuvenating effects of laser resurfacing treatments. With regular procedures, the skin gains a youthful glow and becomes toned.

Benefits of Laser Skin Resurfacing

Here are the main benefits of our CoolPeel®, IPL, and ThreeForMe® treatments:

Cost of Laser Skin Resurfacing in Portsmouth

The cost of laser skin resurfacing in Portsmouth, NH, ranges from $1,000 to $8,000. The price can vary based on the size of the area being treated, the type of therapy, and the number of sessions. Thrive Med Spa & Wellness offers many options to make our procedure more affordable. We have Cherry financing, memberships, and gift cards.

How Is Our Laser Therapy Better Than Others?

ThreeForMe®, IPL, and CoolPeel® are the best treatments for skin rejuvenation! 
Each of them reduces hyperpigmentation and stimulates collagen production to address sagging skin. All procedures are quick and with minimal downtime. We recommend multiple treatment sessions to achieve and maintain the desired results. Our patients 
see continued improvement in their skin’s appearance with each new visit!
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