Body Part Enhancement in Westminster, California
Laser skin resurfacing can reduce facial wrinkles, scars, and blemishes.
Laser skin resurfacing, also known as a laser peel, laser vaporization, and salabrasion, can reduce facial wrinkles, scars, and blemishes. Newer laser technologies give your plastic surgeon a new level of control in laser surfacing, permitting extreme precision, especially in delicate areas.
What laser skin resurfacing can improve:
- Fine lines or wrinkles around or under your eyes, forehead, or mouth
- Scars from acne or chickenpox
- Non-responsive skin after a facelift
- Aged or sun-damaged skin
- Liver spots
- Improve your complexion if you have yellowish or grayish skin tones
- Birthmarks such as linear epidermal nevi
- Enlarged oil glands on the nose
How does laser skin resurfacing work?
It’s all about using beams of light. Your surgeon uses the laser to send short, concentrated pulsating beams of light at irregular skin. This removes unwanted, damaged skin in a very precise manner one layer at a time.
Laser skin resurfacing’s targeted approach means there are fewer problems with hypopigmentation or a lightening of skin for procedures such as laser acne scar removal.
The laser beam used in laser resurfacing will remove your outer layer of skin, called the epidermis. It simultaneously heats the underlying skin, called the dermis. This action works to stimulate the growth of new collagen fibers. As the treated area heals, the new skin that forms is smoother and firmer.
FRAXEL II Laser
Fraxel is a non-invasive laser therapy providing a wide array of treatment options to address many forms of aging, customized to each patient’s needs and concerns, many requiring minimal recovery time. It’s the perfect solution for people who want their skin to look younger but don’t want to look plastic or fake and can’t afford a lot of time away from work or their social life.
Fraxel® laser treatment produces thousands of tiny, but deep, columns of treatment in your skin, known as microscopic treatment zones. In these zones, the unwanted pigment is removed, skin retraction occurs, and collagen production is stimulated, restoring a healthy glow and feel to the skin. Just as important, though, are the areas of skin that the Fraxel® laser leaves untouched. For every microscopic zone, the laser targets and treats intensively, it leaves the surrounding tissue unaffected and intact. This “fractional” treatment allows the skin to heal much faster than if the entire area were treated at once, using the body’s natural healing process to create new, healthy tighter tissue to replace skin imperfections.
You will experience a mild sunburn sensation for about an hour and then minimal discomfort. The skin will have a pinkish tone for 5 to 7 days. This is a normal sign that the skin is deeply healing. Swelling is minimal and generally resolves in 2 to 3 days.
You may apply make-up or shave soon after treatment. Some patients are able to return to routine activities, including work and social obligations, the same day after treatment. Others require a little more time, depending upon their skin condition and treatment. The new epidermal skin develops within 24 hours.
Think of your skin as a family portrait or digital photograph in need of high-quality restoration or touch up.
- Improve texture tone and pore size
- Erase unwanted brown spots
- Smooth wrinkles around the eyes and acne scars
- Rejuvenate your neck, chest, and hands
- Minimal downtime