Skin Resurfacing | Los Angeles
Skin resurfacing is a general term for improving the quality of the skin. It can be used to treat a multitude of issues, including pigmentation, blotchiness, superficial age spots, bumpiness, clogged pores, and fine lines. DIfferent forms of skin resurfacing can be tailored to meet the needs of the individual. We offer a variety of treatments with different length of downtime and results.
CO2 Skin Resurfacing
CO2 lasers are among the most powerful there is for resurfacing the skin. It can take years off the age of the skin and treat almost all forms of blemishes on the face, from fine lines and wrinkles to sunspot and large pores. The texture of the skin can change dramatically. However, it should be done carefully to avoid laser burns and other complications. The downtime for a fully ablative procedure can be on the order of one month, but fractionated resurfacing can have a downtime of as little as 5-7 days. The laser can especially be useful for facial rejuvenation, neck tightening, hand rejuvenation, and scar revision.
Our CO2 laser offers skin rejuvenation with a built-in microthermal zone scanner to make sure the skin does not overheat. We also offer a special CO2 fractional resurfacing of the hands using a laser swift-scanner, which is designed specifically to automatically track and remove age spots from the tops of the hands.
Erbium:YAG Fractional Resurfacing
Fractional resurfacing using Erbium:Yag technology is a wonderful high-impact treatment that can improve the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, sunspots, blemishes, pores, and scars. It is gentler than CO2 and can be safe for all skin types and should be done in a series over time to promote long-lasting improvement and generation of collagen in the skin.
Our Erbium:Yag 2940nm resurfacing laser can be tailored to offer a no-downtime laser micropeel for those looking for glowing skin before important events. It can also be used for a deeper, full resurfacing to eliminate lines and wrinkles. Like any laser, side effects include laser burns and other complications. A consultation with a specialist is required prior to treatment.
Skin tightening is one of the most popular procedures in the United States. Through the use of various creams and minimally-invasive procedures, we can help induce the body’s own mechanisms to tighten the skin. The methods range from application of antioxidants on the skin to radiofrequency microneedling and lasers, such as fractionated CO2 laser and the Erbium:YAG laser. The effects usually do last a while, but requires maintenance over time as the skin continues to age gradually.
Scars are not only cosmetically bothersome, but some may be continuously grow and become itchy and red. Scar treatment is a complex art that may require a combination of topical creams, steroid injections, lasers, and minimally-invasive procedures such as microneedling and platelet-rich plasma injections (PRP). We perform these procedures safely and with experience. We are proud to offer the newest in radiofrequency microneedling, which helps decrease scars, grow collagen, and tighten the overlying skin.
Melasma, Blemishes, and Sun Spot Treatments
There are various treatments for blemishes and sun spots. We offer in-office medical grade products and chemical peels that can help lighten brown discoloration. In addition, we have lasers that are safe to treat these conditions. As with most treatments, expect a series to see improvement. The type of treatment or treatments will depend on a variety of factors, including your native skin color, size and depth of the lesion, as well as your general health. A medical consultation is required prior to treatment.