Skin Resurfacing Specialist

Ohana Medical Spa

Darren S. Chin, MD

Aesthetic Specialist located in Scotch Plains, NJ

Laser skin resurfacing and breakthrough fractional laser technology can help restore a youthful glow, rejuvenate your skin, and drastically reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, and more. In Scotch Plains, New Jersey, Dr. Darren Chin and his professional aesthetics team provide the latest aesthetic advancements and top quality equipment, including the innovative VirtueRF® Microneedling, Helix Fusion, CoolPeel, LaseMD, OPUS Plasma and the AcuPulse® systems. Give yourself the gift of skin rejuvenation and visit the Ohana Medical Spa. 

Skin Resurfacing Q & A


What is skin resurfacing?

Skin resurfacing is the name given to treatments that reduce the appearance of certain cosmetic flaws, such as:

  • Acne
  • Melasma
  • Acne scars
  • Stretch marks
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Irregular skin texture
  • Wrinkles and fine lines

There are different methods of skin resurfacing and some systems — such as VirtueRF® — utilize multiple methods at the same time.

What is a fractional laser and how does it work?

Under the top layer of skin is a network of elastin and collagen — the proteins that keep your skin tight and youthful. With aging, sun exposure, and other factors, these break down faster than your body can rebuild them, and your skin gets wrinkles or sun spots.

Fractional lasers work by targeting a specific area and splitting the laser beam into thousands of microscopic beams that create tiny wounds. These tiny wounds trigger your body’s natural response to heal and repair by accelerating collagen and elastin production.

Thulium, CoolPeel CO2 and Fractional lasers are highly effective due to their maximum precision — they leave surrounding tissues intact, allowing your skin to heal at a much faster rate than if the entire area were treated at once. Skin cell regeneration begins after just a few hours.

How does microneedling work?

Microneedling involves invoking a microtrauma — a controlled skin injury — through tiny needles that vibrate and poke miniature holes in your skin, activating your body’s natural collagen production.

Microneedling works well on the face, neck, abdomen, back, hands, arms, and other areas. It's relatively painless, and you may be given a numbing cream to limit discomfort.

Dr. Chin uses the best available technologies for skin resurfacing: CoolPeel®, Thulium, OPUS Plasma, AcuPulse and VirtueRF® Microneedling.

CoolPeel CO2 and AcuPulse

CoolPeel or AcuPulse are ablative laser resurfacing systems that delivers deep dermal regeneration, improves elasticity, and plumps your skin. It’s the latest generation of CO2 fractional laser technology.

Results are typically visible and significant with 1-3 treatment. Improvements can continue for up to two years.

VirtueRF Microneedling

VirtueRF is a microneedling resurfacing technology to improve the textures of the skin and coupled with radio-frequency heat deeper into the dermis to stimulate collagen for skin tightening.  


There is minimal downtime with VirtueRF and improvements continue for up to three months after your treatment and multiple treatments might be needed.

OPUS Plasma

The Opus Plasma is an innovative skin resurfacing technology to improve the skin’s tone and texture with minimal downtime.   This technology combines radiofrequency (RF) energy with plasma created when the RF energy emitted from the tips of metal pins react to atmospheric pressure.

Discover fractional laser technology and skin resurfacing. Visit Dr. Chin by calling or schedule online today.