What Is Tunable Resurfacing Laser (TRL)? A Brief Guide

If you have lines or wrinkles, scarring, hyperpigmentation, or other damage in the skin on your face that you want removed, a tunable resurfacing laser (TRL) treatment from Touch MedSpa in North Myrtle Beach will be your new favorite best friend!

Though a process called “tunable resurfacing laser” may sound intimidating, you needn’t worry. It’s actually a common procedure that offers several benefits to clients, both during the procedure and after. Best of all, it can help improve your appearance whether you want to treat a blemish that is on the surface of your skin or several layers of damage deep.

So, what is TRL? How does it work? What can you expect to happen during the procedure as well as during recovery time?

Welcome to our brief guide to TRL, where we answer all your burning questions!

What Is TRL and How Does It Work?

On a basic level, TRL is a process in which lasers are used to remove damaged skin cells, which in turn stimulates the body to produce collagen. Collagen is the main protein in skin, so by causing it to proliferate, you can induce new, healthy skin cells to grow in place of the old ones (this is also called “resurfacing”).

But what makes this procedure truly special is the fact that the laser technician can “tune” the treatment according to the client’s wants and needs for their skin.

For example, if you only want to remove damage on the surface layer of the skin on the right side of your face, the treatment can be scaled back in that area. However, if you want to attack deep wrinkles or scar tissue on your forehead, the laser technician can focus on those problem areas and remove multiple skin layers to allow for proper regrowth. All during the same appointment!

What Are the Benefits of TRL?

You’ll find there are five main benefits to getting TRL to address various types of skin blemishes. Let’s dig into them.

  1. Removes unsightly blemishes/skin damage, both shallow and deep

TRL treatment can remove surface blemishes as well as deeper problems like wrinkles.

  1. Improves the appearance of the skin

The process of TRL eliminates layers of damaged skin and causes collagen to proliferate in the treated area, which in turn leads to a new, healthy, and younger-looking epidermis.

  1. Takes less than an hour

No need to worry about your TRL appointment taking up too much of your day. Depending on how many areas of your face are being addressed (as well as what other complementary treatments, such as RF Microneedling and Subnovii Plasma Pen, you decided on), you will almost always be out of the chair in less than an hour.

  1. Involves minimal pain and discomfort

TRL is a noninvasive process that involves very minimal pain. Before the procedure begins, we’ll apply a topical numbing cream to help reduce discomfort.

  1. Doesn’t take long to recover afterwards

The recovery time for a TRL treatment is a minimum of 3-7 days. That’s not long at all, considering that your beautiful new skin could look fresh and glowing up to six months – or longer – afterwards!

Laser Your Skin Troubles Away With Touch MedSpa

Does tunable resurfacing laser (TRL) sound like the best thing ever, the answer to your prayers to the skin gods? If so, then schedule a complimentary in-office consultation, so that we can customize a treatment plan that works for your unique skin type and your goals for future you’s healthy, flawless skin.

Still have questions about TRL or any of the other treatments we offer at Touch MedSpa in North Myrtle Beach? Reach out to us and let our experts fill you in.