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Achieve Flawless Complexion With Laser Skin Resurfacing Columbia SC

Looking old is a cumulative process. With enough wrinkles, skin blemishes, fine veins, and skin damage, the beautiful skin of your youth becomes the tired skin you see in the mirror. However, laser skin resurfacing is a powerful and effective treatment method that can turn back the clock!

Are you ready to get a flawless and radiant complexion? When you get your skin care treatments at our dynamic, high-energy medical spa you’ll leave looking and feeling like a Rockstar!

What Is Laser Skin Resurfacing?

Laser skin resurfacing is a non-invasive cosmetic procedure designed to rejuvenate your skin by reducing the appearance of wrinkles, scars, blemishes and other imperfections. Utilizing advanced laser technology, this procedure can selectively target particular pigments found in blemishes or veins, remove the outer layer of the dermis and promote new skin cell growth, or stimulate deeper layers of skin to encourage collagen production.

The process begins with a consultation with your esthetician where your skin concerns and goals are discussed. During the treatment, a specialized laser is used to carefully target your desired treatment areas, leaving the surrounding areas untouched.

A key benefit of laser skin resurfacing is its versatility. It can effectively address a variety of skin issues, including fine lines, acne scars, sun damage, age spots, hyper-pigmentation, rosacea, and uneven skin tone. Whether you’re looking to refresh your overall complexion or tackle specific problem areas, this treatment offers customizable options to meet your unique needs.

Recovery from laser skin resurfacing is quick, with most treatments requiring little to no downtime. As the skin heals, you’ll notice a smoother, more radiant complexion emerging.

The Benefits of Laser Skin Resurfacing

Using a variety of different laser technologies, laser skin resurfacing is able to provide a wide range of benefits ranging from evening out skin color to safely zapping away warts or wrinkles.

  • Reduces Fine Lines & Wrinkles: Smooth out the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles to give yourself a more youthful appearance.
  • Improves Skin Texture: Enhance the overall texture of your skin, making it feel smoother and healthier.
  • Even Skin Tone: Reduce the appearance of sun damage, age spots, and hyperpigmentation for a more uniform complexion.
  • Minimizes Scars: Effectively reduce the visibility of acne scars and other types of scarring, promoting a smoother skin surface.
  • Stimulates New Collagen Production: Boost your skin’s natural collagen production, improving firmness and elasticity over time.
  • Customizable Treatment: Tailor your treatment to address your specific areas of concern and get personalized and targeted results.
  • Quick Recovery: Experience minimal recovery time compared to more invasive procedures.
  • Long-Lasting Results: Enjoy lasting improvements in your skin’s appearance with proper skincare maintenance.
  • Boosts Confidence: Achieve a refreshed, rejuvenated appearance that enhances your self-esteem and confidence.

Our Laser Skin Resurfacing Treatments

Laser treatments can treat many skin concerns. If you aren’t sure which laser option is best for your skin, choose a professional consultation session. During this session you’ll be able to discuss your goals with your professional esthetician and learn which treatment options will help you attain them!

CoolPeel CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing

Improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles with minimal downtime! Using a fractional carbon dioxide laser (DEKA SmartXide Tetra laser), the CoolPeel system produces amazing results with only minor discomfort. For best results, we recommend a series of three (3) treatments.
Suggested Pairing: Get the most from your skin treatment by pairing it with a Virtue RF Microneedling treatment and enjoy vibrant, healthy skin.

Limelight IPL Photofacial

Reduce sun damage, brown spots, freckles, and skin redness with the Limelight Intense Pulsed Light treatment.

MoveoGlo – Red Spots, Brown Spots & Skin Revitalization Treatment

This two-in-one treatment addresses redness/red spots, brown spots, and provides skin revitalization! The Motus AZ+ Moveo laser system provides skin rejuvenation without discomfort – just a gentle cool or warm glide sensation!

Laser Genesis

Stimulate collagen production and minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, tighten pores, reduce oil production, while improving your skin tone and texture. The Laser Genesis treatment uses either the Cutera XEO or Motus AZ+ for a painless treatment session with no downtime!

Our Other Laser Treatment Options

  • Laser Treatment of Brown OR Red Spots (sun spots, freckles, etc)
  • Port Wine Stain Removal
  • Laser Diffuse Facial Redness Treatment
  • Benign Skin Lesion (warts, skin tags, etc) Removal
  • Laser Vein Removal (facial or superficial)

Treatment Add-ons:

  • IV Drip Therapy: 500 mL of saline ensures you are well hydrated and speeds your recovery time.
  • Microneedling: Helps reduce fine lines and wrinkles while improving skin texture, building collagen, and improving/reducing the appearance of scars.

Rockstar Results Are Waiting For You

Laser Skin Resurfacing is a fantastic option for removing blemishes, fine lines, wrinkles, skin tags, and veins. This versatile treatment method makes your skin look healthy and beautiful and provides lasting results!

Are you ready to enjoy flawless skin?


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The Vivid Aesthetics Difference

Life’s too short for dull moments, instead, be Vivid!

Vivid Aesthetics is more than just a beauty spa – it is a place where edgy meets elegant, and every visit is a bold and exciting experience!
By choosing Vivid you are getting treatments performed by medical professionals and experienced estheticians – ensuring the best results, no matter your skin type!

The Benefits of Being Vivid

Get the best results from our team of medical professionals and experienced estheticians. Have a skin condition or particular concern? During your pre-treatment consultation your esthetician will work with you to understand your skin’s unique needs and develop a treatment plan for you.

Vivid Laser Skin Resurfacing treatments let your natural beauty shine through. By using state of the art equipment, premium skin care products, and scientifically proven methods, your Vivid skin care treatment will enhance your natural beauty by improving your skin health.

Who said beauty has to be boring? Instead of struggling to stay awake in a dark room, the fun, high-energy atmosphere of Vivid Aesthetics means that when you finish your treatment, you’ll leave feeling energized and beautiful!

  • Experienced medical professionals
  • Beauty consultations and custom treatment plans
  • Scientifically proven techniques
  • Enhance your natural beauty by improving skin health
  • Enjoy yourself and leave feeling energized and beautiful


Our Team

Health and wellness treatments are able to do tremendous good – when they are performed by well-trained, knowledgeable medical professionals. Unfortunately, the field of esthetics does not have a central certifying body – and so it is essential for individuals to check that their medspas have well-qualified team members.

Your treatments at Vivid Aesthetics are backed by decades of medical experience, allowing you to reap the benefits of advanced treatment methods alongside the safety and surety of professional medical practices.

Andrea Sarata

Andrea brings a wealth of medical experience to Vivid Aesthetics and is a board certified physician assistant with over 15 years of experience in emergency medicine, urgent care, burn treatment, wound care, and surgery.

Andrea is part of the dynamic duo which founded Vivid Aesthetics, and is deeply passionate about the world of beauty and wellness.

Shelley Simmons

Shelley is the other half of Vivid’s dynamic duo and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the spa. A certified family nurse practitioner with 8 years experience working as an ICU nurse and 2 years of internal medicine practice, Shelley loves being able to help her clients look and feel their best!

Filled with boundless energy and contagious enthusiasm, it’s easy to see why Shelley’s clients love coming back!

Dr. Jeffrey Sarata

After graduating as valedictorian from high school, Dr. Jeff became a pilot at age 18. Not content to stop at that, he became a board-certified emergency medicine physician. After his residency, Dr. Jeff entered the Air Force as an Emergency Medicine attending physician and completed three deployments as a Critical Care Air Transport physician keeping our soldiers alive on overseas flights back to the United States.

Today, Dr. Jeff has over 15 years of medical experience and brings his expertise, excellent bedside manner, and an enthusiasm for health and wellness to Vivid Aesthetics.

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Laser Skin Resurfacing FAQs

Do you offer appointments on weekends?

Please call us or send us a message to inquire about our weekend and after-hours availability.

How painful is laser resurfacing?

Different laser treatments have different levels of discomfort associated with them. Most of our treatments are extremely easy to handle, and feel like a cool or warm sensation. A few of our treatments produce more of a ‘snapping’ sensation that can be uncomfortable. Our esthetician will guide you through your choices and help you choose the treatment which will get you your desired results with the least amount of discomfort.

We have cooling gels which provide an anesthetic effect for the more intense treatments.

How many sessions does laser resurfacing take?

In most cases, the best results will come from multiple treatments. During your consultation your esthetician will be able to give you a better idea of what to expect from your treatment plan.

Is there downtime associated with laser skin resurfacing?

This depends on the type of laser used during your treatment. Some of our lasers are incredibly gentle and require little or no downtime afterwards. However, we do have some more powerful treatment options that might require a few days of downtime.
Generally, you will want to avoid applying makeup shortly after your treatment and limit your sun exposure. After a few days you’ll be able to go into the sun as long as you are wearing a broad-spectrum sunscreen. Your esthetician will be able to give you a more comprehensive explanation of your treatment and aftercare during your consultation.

What is the Difference Between Ablative and Non-Ablative Lasers?

Ablative and non-ablative lasers are two main types of laser treatments used for skin resurfacing and rejuvenation, each with distinct characteristics and benefits. Ablative lasers are highly effective for resurfacing the skin by removing the outer layers of damaged skin. This process stimulates collagen production and promotes the growth of new, healthy skin. Ablative lasers, such as CO2 and Erbium lasers, are typically used to treat deeper wrinkles, scars, and skin irregularities. While they offer dramatic results, they also require a longer recovery period due to the intensity of the treatment.
In contrast, non-ablative lasers work beneath the surface of the skin without removing the outer layers. They stimulate collagen growth and tighten the underlying skin, making them ideal for treating fine lines, mild wrinkles, and pigmentation issues with minimal downtime. Non-ablative lasers, such as Nd:YAG, Alexandrite, and certain fractional lasers, generally result in less discomfort and quicker recovery times compared to ablative lasers. While non-ablative treatments may require multiple sessions for optimal results, they offer a gentler approach to skin rejuvenation with fewer side effects.

What is your cancellation/no show policy?

We understand that situations may arise which may force you to cancel or postpone a treatment and are happy to make changes or cancellations as long as we receive notice at least 24 hours in advance.
In the event that you are unable to provide 24 hours notice of your change or fail to keep your appointment, then your credit card may be charged $100 for the visit.