Sun damage and environmental pollutants adversely affect the skin as a person ages. This leads to wrinkles and pigment aberrations, especially on facial skin.

A laser peel can effectively reduce or eliminate these problems. It is also an excellent way to reduce visible lines around the mouth and eyes without involving cosmetic surgery.

Various types of lasers are used to perform peels. However, Contour TRL is widely regarded as one of the safest and most successful laser skin resurfacing treatments available to patients today. Focused board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Bryson Richards provides laser skin resurfacing to patients in Las Vegas, NV and surrounding communities in The Silver State.

What is Contour TRL Erbium Resurfacing?

Contour TRL is an Erbium Yag laser which has been developed for skin resurfacing by eliminating a variable depth of aging and damaged skin. It can successfully reduce or eliminate fine lines and wrinkles as well as pigment irregularities. It also enhances the overall thickness and pliability of the skin by promoting the growth of fresh collagen.

After the treatment, the surface of the skin regenerates new and healthy cells. This gives the skin a more youthful and rejuvenated appearance.

The treatment depth depends on the skin condition, desired results, and acceptable downtime of each patient. Unlike plastic surgery, this is an in-office procedure which is individualized to the particular skin goals of a patient.

How Does Contour TRL Laser Peel Work?

Contour TRL safely removes a layer of skin to a depth determined by the physician. The depth of treatment will depend on the patient’s skin condition, desired outcome, and expectation for downtime. As Contour TRL impacts the skin tissue with micron precision, the physician can treat the patient’s skin with the accurate amount of energy required.

Laser treatment promotes the production of fresh collagen which enhances the thickness and resilience of the skin. The surface of the skin will also develop new and healthy cells. This offers the skin a youthful and rejuvenated appearance.

What Conditions can be treated with Contour TRL?

  • Deep wrinkles, even in challenging areas such as the eyes and mouth
  • Scars
  • Poor skin tone and texture
  • Actinic Keratoses
  • Solar spots

What will happen during the Procedure?

The treatment provider will thoroughly cleanse the skin in the treatment site and place protective eye shields. They will then position the laser handpiece over the skin and hold it in place while the computer-guided scanner moves the laser ray over the treatment region. The procedure typically lasts for 15 to 30 minutes depending on the size of the treatment area.

What Should I Expect Immediately Following the Treatment?

The patient may have redness and a sunburn-type sensation right after the treatment. There may be some inflammation in the treated sites as well.

The physician will advise the patient on aftercare following the treatment. This may include analgesics and using an ointment to ensure that the skin stays moist. Prudent cosmetic surgeon Dr. Bryson Richards receives patients for laser skin resurfacing from Las Vegas, NV and other neighborhoods and cities in this part the country.

If you would like more information on cosmetic surgery procedures and treatments performed by Las Vegas, Nevada plastic surgeon, Dr. Bryson Richards please contact us at 702.870.7070

Taking new patients from Las Vegas, Bullhead City,  Laughlin, Pahrump, Mesquite NV and surrounding areas.

Halo is the first Hybrid Fractional Laser (HFL) in the world. It is a revolutionary skin resurfacing treatment. Halo provides non-ablative and ablative energy to the same microscopic area that is being treated.

HFL has proven itself to be a winner and comes without the downtime or discomfort that may usually occur with a laser treatment.  

Committed board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Bryson Richards provides laser skin resurfacing and various other procedures to patients in Las Vegas, NV and other neighborhoods and towns in this region of the southwest.


Halo delivers non-ablative and ablative wavelengths to the same tiny treatment area to provide excellent outcomes with minimal downtime. This new laser technology provides patients with precise, predictable, and effective results that improve the appearance of various skin problems. The laser skin resurfacing treatment is ideal for candidates who want to avoid cosmetic surgery.

The system combines intelligent energy delivery with Dynamic Thermal Optimization which offers patients targeted, safe, and effective outcomes. The laser technology is convenient to use and almost pain-free. It is a benchmark for laser resurfacing treatments of the future due to the safe and robust hybrid solution it offers.

Key Aspects of the Treatment

Visible signs of aging such as discoloration, scars, laxity, and wrinkles are a result of extended sun exposure, an active lifestyle and routine wear and tear of the skin. An ablative or coagulative fractional treatment enables the epidermis to recover fasters so long as the dermis is undamaged.

Ablative fractional resurfacing is a proven treatment that ablates aged tissue with less thermal damage and is associated with mild to moderate levels of downtime and morbidity.

On the other hand, non-ablative fractional resurfacing leads to thermal injury and tissue coagulation with lower morbidity levels. Halo offers patients an improved experience while providing safe and effective results without involving plastic surgery.


Halo provides patients the following advantages:

  • It can treat pores with a combination of ablative and non-ablative wavelengths
  • The outcomes establish in only one to two treatment sessions rather than three to five traditional resurfacing treatments
  • The treatment is more convenient and comfortable in comparison to traditional fractional resurfacing as it does not require nerve blocks
  • Quicker recovery

Aesthetic benefits include:

  • Reduces the effects of Sun Damage/Dyschromia
  • Addresses aging signs
  • Reduces the appearance of enlarged pores
  • Offers evenness to an uneven skin tone
  • Improves poor texture
  • Corrects discoloration
  • Mitigates fine lines
  • Improves the presence of light scars

Halo is effective in the treatment of bodily and facial skin in most areas. Patients seek Halo on areas such as the chest, neck, hands, arms, scarring, and legs.


The Halo treatment offers excellent enhancements to skin texture and pigment. Patients can expect beautiful results in one to two treatment sessions. Older non-hybrid treatments typically require five to fix treatments to establish similar texture changes without any comparable improvements in pigmented skin.

Halo provides patients with a unique treatment experience. The session is almost painless and involves the use of only a topical anesthetic rather than nerve blocks. Furthermore, patients can even use makeup within a span of 24 hours following Halo.

Halo addresses long-term skin damage issues such as:

  • Sun damage
  • Scar revision
  • Apparent signs of aging
  • Uneven skin tone
  • Enlarged pores
  • Poor texture
  • Discoloration
  • Fine lines

Minimal Downtime

Halo offers patients the excellent outcomes with minimal downtime. It provides the best of both worlds by combining profound dermal revitalization with epidermal renewal.

This offers a synergistic improvement which is not possible with any other treatment. Accomplished cosmetic surgeon Dr. Bryson Richards provides laser skin resurfacing to patients in Las Vegas, NV and nearby areas in The Sagebrush State.

If you would like more information on cosmetic surgery procedures and treatments performed by Las Vegas, Nevada plastic surgeon, Dr. Bryson Richards please contact us at 702.870.7070

Taking new patients from Las Vegas, Bullhead City,  Laughlin, Pahrump, Mesquite NV and surrounding areas.

Yelp is widely acknowledged as the most reliable and dedicated consumer rating website in the world. Yelp has zero tolerance for any reviews that are less than 100% true and genuine. Thousands of American doctors and cosmetic surgery experts feature on Yelp and the competition to rank well is intense.

For any doctor, the biggest reward is to receive whole-hearted appreciation from their patient on a neutral, third party platform such as Yelp. Richards Cosmetic Surgery, Med Spa & Laser Center, led by reliable board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Bryson Richards, has been ranked as a top skin resurfacing treatment medical spa on Yelp.  

Almost 100% 5-Star Reviews on Yelp for Dr. Richards

Dr. Richards has featured on Yelp website since 2015 and according to the latest data available on the site, the plastic surgery practice and medical spa of Dr. Richards in Las Vegas, NV has received 159 reviews until now. Out of these 159 reviews, a whopping 152 reviews have given 5 Stars to Dr. Richards’ practice for a variety of procedures.

Patients who have received surgical as well as non-surgical aesthetic procedures from the cordial Dr. Richards and his trained team of med spa experts are almost unanimous in their vote that they find the services of Dr. Richards and his staff to be outstanding.

Past patients have enthusiastically endorsed the practice of Dr. Richards and described how their procedures at the practice improved their appearance and their life in significant ways.

Excerpts from a Few Patient Reviews on Yelp

Lindsay H., Las Vegas, NV

5.0 star rating 6/4/2018

This review is so longer overdue! My laser technician, Lynette, is the absolute best in the business! She is experienced and thorough with everything she does and she is the sweetest gal ever! I have been seeing Lynette for all my skin care needs for about 4 years. The past 2 years I have been a loyal monthly client doing almost every treatment she offers.

Over 10 years ago I had a terrible experience with a laser treatment that was SO painful, caused hypo pigmentation and even left me with some scars. It took me months to heal and weeks to even feel better and ever since then I have been scared to do a deeper laser treatment. But again, this was Lynette and she knows my history and my skin so well if I was going try a more intense laser Lynette is the ONLY I would let do it.

With that being said, I had the Halo Laser done on Thursday and I am so glad I did! All my fears of laser are gone! I’m healing and my skin looks so bright and SO CLEAR! I have a few more days of healing, but WOW, it is so worth it! No complications like I had before over 10 years ago.

They allow you to numb for 1 hour in most cases. The doctor even came in while I was numbing and asked me if I had any questions or concerns before we started. On a scale of 1-10 the pain level throughout the treatment for me was a 2-3, but mostly a 2! I was shocked. I thought it would be more painful, but it wasn’t!

The technology on the laser is the best. Mapping out the measurements of the area to be treated and timed so you can feel confident it is a thorough and accurate treatment. Also, it is a dual laser meaning it’s non-ablative and ablative allowing recovery time to be quicker than traditional fraxel.

As a working Esthetician for 13 years, there is just no other person I’d trust with my skin! You’ll be in good hands with my girl Lynette! She keeps my skin looking bright and flawless.

Lauren C., Las Vegas, NV

5.0 star rating 4/27/2018

As for Dr. Richards, aside from his surgical talent, he has an excellent bedside manner and really makes you feel comfortable when speaking with you. He is real, down to earth, affable, and doesn’t project any sort of smug or superior attitude. From what I experienced, he treats you like you’re a friend of a friend. He gives you his cell number in case you have questions or concerns, and tells you not to hesitate to call or text.

You really can’t ask for more than that, but still, he and his staff deliver.

If you are on the fence, take the time to have a consultation with Dr. Richards. The hundreds of 5 star reviews across multiple websites are not lying – they are there for a reason – and that reason is because he has earned them!

Eliza B. and 3 others voted for this review

Amber H., Las Vegas, NV

5.0 star rating 2/22/2017

The office is really classy. The doctor has won many awards that he has displayed around the office. There is a cozy fireplace and drinks available.

I have had Botox before so really appreciated it was such a quick process. I did not have to fill out a ton of paperwork or sit with a doctor forever. I was literally in and out in 15 minutes.

I got no bruising and the results overall are fantastic. I am really really happy and will be returning.

M J. and 32 others voted for this review

Leah B., Phoenix, AZ

5.0 star rating 2/23/2018

I’ve been to Dr. Richards twice now for Botox. They are the the best! I never feel a thing and it’s always spot on perfect. The staff are very friendly and helpful. A++

Paige C. and 2 others voted for this review

Ela N.

5.0 star rating 7/19/2018

Truly an amazing doctor and staff! I had a mommy makeover due to back pain from having twins and it has significantly helped my back pain. I am extremely happy with the doctor he knows exactly what he is doing and truly cares about his patients. The staff is very helpful and has answered all of my questions in a timely manner. Could not be more happy with this cosmetic surgeon! Truly the best in town!

Christina F., Las Vegas, NV

5.0 star rating 10/17/2017

There is a perfectly good explanation for Dr. Bryson Richards having the number 1 spot with over 100 5 Star reviews on YELP. Because he has earned it! Because he deserves it! Because he has an incredible team!

After interviewing 5 other doctors in Las Vegas and San Diego, I knew Dr. Richards was my doctor. He listens to me but he is not afraid to give his professional and educated opinion… and has even said no to me. His confidence comforts me. And I am convinced he has magic hands. The professional and friendly staff is equally impressive. The facially is beautifully and modern.

As an Elite Yelper, I am listing all procedures I have by Dr. Richard because I would have appreciated talking to someone that had actually gone through the procedures. So, please feel free to ask me any questions. Clearly, I am not a health care professional so please limit questions as from a patient’s perspective only. He gives complete and free consults so I do suggest starting there.

Life changing… tummy tuck, neck lift and breast lift.

Subtle changes that made a huge difference… lower face, brow lift, lower and upper eyelids.

I’m am 53 years old, mother of 2 adult children, 5’2″ and about 125lbs.

July, 2017 under full anesthesia

Full Tummy Tuck

Lower Face Lift

Neck Lift

August, 2017 under local anesthesia

Brow Lift

October, 2017 under full anesthesia

Breast Lift (no implant)

Upper Eyelids

Lower Eyelids (no fat removal)

Considering Future Procedures

Liposuction of hips

Fat transfer to Butt

Brazilian Butt Lift

Upper Arm Liposuction

Upper Arm Lift

Christina D. and 11 others voted for this review

If you would like more information on cosmetic surgery procedures and treatments performed by Las Vegas, Nevada plastic surgeon, Dr. Bryson Richards please contact us at 702.870.7070

Taking new patients from Las Vegas, Bullhead City,  Laughlin, Pahrump, Mesquite NV and surrounding areas.

Liposuction is a sought-after cosmetic surgery procedure for over 30 years now. It is a safe and effective technique that has enabled thousands of people to enhance their body contours through the targeted removal of stubborn fat deposits.

The key to success in liposuction lies in choosing a well-qualified and experienced surgeon who understands the nuances involved in liposuction techniques.

Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Bryson Richards provides liposuction fat removal surgery to patients in Las Vegas, NV and surrounding locations in The Sagebrush State.

Professional Credentials of the Surgeon

The cordial Dr. Richards is board certified by the leading American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS). He received training in advanced plastic surgery at the renowned Cleveland Clinic. He graduated from Cornell Medical School in New York City and was chief plastic surgery resident at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, NY.

The prudent Dr. Richards has won numerous awards and honors in recognition of his excellence and authority in the field of plastic surgery. He has also published scientific papers in cutting edge research areas related to the field of surgery.

Determining Candidacy

As a dedicated surgeon, Dr. Bryson Richards will first carefully determine the candidacy of a patient before recommending liposuction to them. According to Dr. Richards, suitable candidates are in good overall health and within 25 to 30 pounds of their ideal body weight. These people have stubborn fat pockets that have been unresponsive to healthy eating and exercise.

Why Choose an ABPS Board Certified Plastic Surgeon?

ABPS is the only board recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties. When the patient selects an ABPS board certified plastic surgeon for liposuction fat removal surgery, they have an automatic assurance that the surgeon would have received a certain minimum number of years of training specifically in the field of plastic surgery.

ABPS board certified plastic surgeons typically invest in high-quality standards and practices, adopt state-of-the-art surgical techniques and technology, pursue on-going education, and follow the latest safety protocols to provide their patients with excellent outcomes.

Attributes of a Good Liposuction Surgeon

Patients should seek the following qualities when choosing a surgeon for liposuction fat removal:

  • Warm and compassionate, transparent, easy to communicate with
  • Inclined to educate the patient on all aspects of the surgery
  • Passionate about making a difference in patients’ lives through plastic surgery
  • Providing personalized care and attention to each patient
  • Having the ability to appreciate the innate cosmetic needs, goals, aspirations, and hopes of the patient
  • Possesses detailed knowledge of the human anatomy
  • Has an artistic perspective, an eye for detail and a sense of balance and proportion
  • Adopts advanced techniques to offer aesthetically superior results in a minimally invasive manner with reduced scarring.

A solid and responsible surgeon would be willing to provide liposuction before and after images of past patients. They may also share testimonials of previous patients as necessary.

In regards to these pictures, they can be found on the website. There could be even more pictures seen during the consultation but there is a plenitude of lipo pictures present on the website. What is amazing about these pictures is that they can be seen anywhere.

Patients who have Internet access can see these pictures from their own living room couch. If that is not possible, Internet access is now available in supermarkets nowadays and about everywhere else. Dr. Richards believes in transparency and his website is a strong testament to this.  

Ability to Treat Multiple Body Areas

Liposuction is a body contouring procedure which is most useful in contouring areas such as the flanks, buttocks, abdomen, arms, hips, and breasts. The surgeon should have the expertise to perform liposuction in all these areas with authority and skill.

Experienced cosmetic surgeon Dr. Bryson Richards receives patients from Las Vegas, NV and other suburbs and towns in this part of Nevada for liposuction.

If you would like more information on cosmetic surgery procedures and treatments performed by Las Vegas, Nevada plastic surgeon, Dr. Bryson Richards please contact us at 702.870.7070

Taking new patients from Las Vegas, Bullhead City,  Laughlin, Pahrump, Mesquite NV and surrounding areas.