Laser Skin Re-surfacing (Fractional CO2 Laser)

Laser Skin Re-surfacing (Fractional CO2 Laser) 2018-02-20T13:54:35+00:00
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s we age, all parts of our skin being to sag as we lose elasticity from loss of collagen and elastin; two important proteins in our skin. We also begin to lose volume not only from a loss of skin protein but also our fat begins to shrivel up and shrink in size. A loss of these important subcutaneous (under skin) structures undermines our overlying skin, causing the sagging facial skin appearance that characterizes aging manifesting as lines and wrinkles.

If you’re interested in learning more about Laser Skin Resurfacing, please contact Awaken Aesthetics to set up a consultation by calling (310) 791-2233 or by completing the form on this page. Awaken Aesthetics serves the Torrance & South Bay, CA areas.

Fractional CO2 Laser Details

Surgery details

Appropriate strength/passes based on area of correction and the degree of repair needed

Length of procedures

30-60 minutes depending on the degree and level of correction required

Anesthesia

Local anesthesia usually appropriate for light treatments, but IV sedation recommended for more aggressive sessions

What is the recovery process like?

Majority of swelling/redness improved after 1-2 weeks, and some slight redness/swelling sometimes for 1-2 weeks after that. Limit/avoid sun and use sun protection for 6 weeks

How soon can I return to work?

Most patients can resume non-physical work in 2-3 days

How soon can I return to my regular exercise routine?

Light activity only for 1 week

Will follow up appointments be necessary?

Usually the day after surgery, and then 1,4, and 12 weeks after surgery

Length of consultation

45 minutes and complementary

What can be achieved with laser skin re-surfacing and who is a good candidate?

Re-surfacing our skin can be similarly compared to the “paint job” on your car. Even if the car is free of dents, over time the paint will fade and make the car look old. To “rejuvenate” the paint, a new fresh coat needs to be applied. Similarly to your face, to rejuvenate the skin, it requires us to get rid of the old dead skin and allow the new fresh skin underneath to appear.

Laser re-surfacing not only rids the top layer of dead, superficial skin but it also stimulates new collagen growth in your new skin to make it look even tighter and smoother.

Anyone who has skin issues such as fine lines, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, hypopigmentation, poor skin texture, generalized laxity can benefit from laser skin resurfacing.

If you’re interested in learning more about Laser Skin Resurfacing, please contact Awaken Aesthetics to set up a consultation by calling (310) 791-2233 or by completing the form on this page. Awaken Aesthetics serves the Torrance & South Bay, CA areas.

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