Laser Skin Resurfacing
Laser skin resurfacing in Los Angeles treats various skin conditions and helps you achieve multiple cosmetic goals such as minimizing scarring and stretch marks, rejuvenating aging or damaged skin and controlling acne outbreaks without the side effects of some topical and oral medications. You and your cosmetic dermatologist can choose an appropriate laser skin resurfacing treatment to generate better skin texture and tone, reduce wrinkles, improve acne, surgical and stretch-mark scars or minimize blemishes, skin lesions, large pores or skin discoloration.
Laser Skin Resurfacing Prices
Your cosmetic dermatologist offers various resurfacing techniques using lasers to send pulses of light to heat areas of the skin and cause damaged cells to die. New skin grows to replace the dead cells and often heals in more attractive ways that minimize scars and blemishes. Carbon dioxide lasers are most commonly employed, but erbium lasers are often used. Commonly used on the face, lasers also treat other areas of the body more precisely than other cosmetic fixes but could cause thickening of the skin of the chest, neck and arms. New techniques and advanced equipment make laser procedures safer than other cosmetic options because they result in faster recovery times and fewer complications. Laser techniques include:
- Fractional resurfacing that treats microscopic sections of scars without damaging the entire area
- YAG resurfacing with erbium lasers that treat minor wrinkles
- Infrared resurfacing that targets deeper layers of the skin for treating deeper skin conditions
- Plasma resurfacing that treats deeper layers of the skin without damaging the surface
- Fraxel lasers for treating mild, moderate and severe skin conditions
- Coolaser techniques that disrupt cells with minimal scarring, fewer side effects and faster healing than traditional laser surgery
Laser Skin Resurfacing Los Angeles
Epione Medical Center’s Dr. Simon Ourian has pioneered the Coolaser treatment protocol that removes precise areas of the skin to reduce scarring, wrinkles and discoloration with a technique that disrupts skin cells without causing heat damage to surrounding tissue. This resurfacing technique takes only a few minutes under a topical anesthetic treats all skin types including hard-to-treat dark skin.
Laser Skin Resurfacing Acne
Acne is caused by skin bacteria, excess oil and clogged pores, and laser skin resurfacing acne kills the bacteria that cause acne outbreaks, strengthens collagen production and facilitates healthier healing of the skin after acne outbreaks subside.
Laser Skin Resurfacing Acne Scars
Acne scars result from the skin’s natural healing process that repairs functional damage without necessarily matching your previous complexion. Different types of acne result in atrophic, ice-pick, boxcar and keloidal scars, but laser skin resurfacing acne scars treatments can immediately or progressively minimize scars and restore a more aesthetically pleasing appearance. Acne is the most common skin disease, so scarring is a problem for millions of people. A cosmetic dermatologist can help you plan a treatment strategy not only to stop acne outbreaks but also minimize scarring. Although severe scarring might take more than a single treatment or multiple cosmetic therapies, your physician can use laser skin resurfacing acne scars techniques progressively to diminish acne scars.
Laser Skin Resurfacing Stretch Marks
Puberty, pregnancy, weight gain and loss and hormonal changes can cause stretch marks to develop on the skin of the hips, breasts, arms, legs and stomach. Men and women suffer from these blemishes and sometimes get little relief from topical treatments and exercise. Laser skin resurfacing stretch marks helps to fade or eliminate scars that people have had for years including darkened areas that serve as permanent reminders of the weight that people have lost.
Fraxel or erbium-powered lasers can restore a more youthful skin tone and texture, reduce pore sizes for a smoother complexion, erase unwanted pigmentation and spots and minimize acne, surgical and stretch-mark scars. Three types of Fraxel laser procedures offer minimal levels of risk in addressing different types of cosmetic skin problems.
- Re:fine is the mildest treatment, which doesn’t remove the top layer of skin and works effectively to remove fine lines around the eyes and treat age spots.
- Re:store is the middle level of treatment that addresses more serious blemishes and acne or surgical scars. Both re:fine and re:store require minimal healing time.
- Re:pair is the ablative resurfacing technique that removes all layers of skin in the fractional areas where the laser is used. This procedure treats deep scars, severe wrinkles, mottled skin and extreme acne scarring.
Fraxel Side Effects
Fraxel side effects are typically temporary inconveniences to be expected instead of serious complications. You should expect some redness, swelling and flaking for up to five days after surgery. Some patients develop temporary cold sores in response to the surgery, and others suffer stinging sensations similar to what a sun burn produces. Possible Fraxel side effects include long-term skin discoloration and oozing and crusting. Topical creams and antibiotics can ease your recovery and reduce risks of postoperative infections of sensitive skin.
Laser Skin Resurfacing Reviews
Laser skin resurfacing reviews have become quite sophisticated, and full-service medical centers offer video testimonials, reviews and procedural demonstrations that show before-and-after results to give patients good ideas of what to expect from each type of resurfacing procedure. Understanding normal side effects and inherent complications helps patients and their physicians choose the best combinations of treatments to meet realistic and attainable cosmetic goals.
laser skin resurfacing
Do you have unsightly and unwanted wrinkles, acne scars, or age spots that you want to get rid of? Or do you sun-damaged skin or an uneven skin tone that you’d like to correct? If so, then Laser Skin Resurfacing may very well be just what you need!
What is Laser Skin Resurfacing?
Laser Skin Resurfacing is a cosmetic skin resurfacing procedure that utilizes lasers to improve and enhance the appearance of your skin as well as to correct any facial flaws- such as the above mentioned acne scars, wrinkles, and the like- that are present.
How does Laser Skin Resurfacing work?
Laser Skin Resurfacing, quite obviously, gets its effectiveness from lasers. The lasers used in laser skin resurfacing procedures are very efficient and capable of reducing the appearance of facial wrinkles, scarring from acne, as well as other skin blemishes and irregularities.
The lasers will send concentrated, rapid bursts of light beams onto the surface of your skin. These concentrated, rapid bursts will slowly laser away the outer layer of your facial skin, millimeter by millimeter. Essentially “melting off” the imperfections on the top layer of your facial skin will reveal unblemished, fresher skin underneath, giving patients a more even-toned face without the presence of acne scars, wrinkles, or any other skin issues that the patient had before the laser skin resurfacing procedure.
Who is a good candidate for Laser Skin Resurfacing?
People who have skin imperfections such as wrinkles, fine lines, scars from acne, and age spots are likely good candidates for laser skin resurfacing.
If you are tanner or have darker skin than most people or are currently suffering from acne issues on your face, laser skin resurfacing may not be effective for you.
If you are considering laser skin resurfacing, it is highly recommended that you consult with your cosmetic surgeon before committing to the procedure to see whether or not laser skin resurfacing is right for you.
What to expect during Laser Skin Resurfacing recovery
Since Laser Skin Resurfacing is a non-surgical procedure, it is performed on an out-patient basis, meaning that patients are able to go home the same day as the procedure.
Patients should expect some swelling and redness of the face, which should begin to fade away within a week after the procedure, with all swelling and redness going away after about three weeks. Patients should sleep on an extra pillow at night and apply an ice pack to the treated areas to reduce swelling.
Some patients may also experience some itching on and around the treated areas, but it is extremely important that the patient does not scratch those areas.
It is recommended that the patient clean and apply ointment to the treated areas of his or her face four to five times a day, until the facial skin fully heals, in order to prevent the formation of scabs on the face. It is very common for patients to experience dry, peeling skin three to five days after their laser skin resurfacing procedures, so it is crucial to maintain a routine of regularly cleaning and applying ointment.
Why you should get Laser Skin Resurfacing at Epione
Although traditional laser skin resurfacing is available, Epoine has pioneered a new laser skin resurfacing technology known as the “Coolaser™”. The Coolaser™ is capable of not only reducing facial scars (not just acne scars) and eliminating skin blemishes on darker-skinned people better than traditional laser skin resurfacing, but also resulting in a shorter and easier recovery than with traditional laser skin resurfacing.
At Epione, our laser skin resurfacing procedures are:
- Associated with minimal recovery and downtime
- Able to treat all skin types
- Effective, Safe, and Affordable
Performed board-certified, experienced professionals who have an extensive knowledge of laser skin treatments and have performed thousands of successful laser skin resurfacing treatments