Fractional Laser Resurfacing


At our boutique practice just minutes away from the pacific ocean in Newport Beach, laser skin resurfacing is one of Dr. Sundine’s most popular treatments. Dr. Sundine uses Fractional CO2 laser treatments which are the most advanced technologies to improve wrinkles and skin texture, shrink large pores, and treat acne scars, age spots, stretch marks, and other vascular conditions. If you have various skin problems and wish to improve the look and feel of your skin, be sure to ask Dr. Sundine about laser skin resurfacing.

Fractional Laser -- in treatment -- Newport Beach Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Michael Sundine

What is Fractional Laser Resurfacing?

The Fractional CO2 laser is a skin rejuvenation laser that makes it possible for you to have healthy, younger-looking skin with minimal post-treatment downtime. A single treatment can show significant improvement in skin texture and color while softening wrinkles.

The laser delivers a therapeutic matrix of tiny beams of light energy to the top and mid-layers of the skin with minimal discomfort. This results in:

  • Immediate shrinkage of damaged skin
  • Softening of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Removal of age and sunspots
  • New collagen production for up to six months following treatment

Fractional means that only a fraction of the skin surface is exposed to the laser beam, leaving untreated skin around each treated micro spot. This promotes fast natural healing and a short recovery time. The beneficial effects of the laser beam expand under the skin surface to stimulate new collagen production across the entire area.

Fractional Laser -- Newport Beach Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Michael Sundine

What Are The Benefits

Of Fractional Laser Resurfacing?

Some of the wonderful benefits our Orange County area Fractional Laser Resurfacing patients have seen from their treatment include:

  • Can help treat pre-cancerous skin lesions
  • Improves skin texture and evens skin tone
  • Minimal downtime
  • Minimizes sun damage, acne scars, and fine lines
  • Stimulates collagen for firmer, more youthful skin

Who is a Candidate

For Fractional Laser Resurfacing?

If you have certain skin problems, you are most likely a good candidate for this procedure, as long as you are not prone to scarring. Before administering treatment, Dr. Sundine will take a close look at your concerns and evaluate the quality of your skin. If you have sensitive skin, be sure to disclose this information; also tell Dr. Sundine about any other health problems you have.

woman getting treatment -- Newport Beach Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Michael Sundine

What’s The First Step?

The first step to the treatment is to get in touch with us. By giving us a ring or filling out a contact form, our team will book a consultation for you to come and meet one-on-one with Dr. Sundine. During your consultation, you’ll be able to express your concerns and desires. It’s important to be very open about your expectations as great communication will help us provide optimal results.

Before your treatment, Dr. Sundine will discuss which areas of your skin will benefit from the Fractional CO2 Laser treatments as well as the results you can expect. In most cases, laser treatments can be safely performed on the face, neck, chest, and hands. Usually, a single treatment produces satisfying results. If desired, additional treatments can be scheduled 8 weeks after the first.

If you’re happy with Dr. Sundines’ recommendations we’ll book your Newport Beach laser skin resurfacing procedure. Dr. Sundine will provide pre and post-treatment guidelines that you should follow, as they will help ensure that the best results are achievable.

What to Expect on the Day of Fractional Laser Resurfacing

Laser skin resurfacing is performed at Dr. Sundine’s practice with a state-of-the-art laser that was designed just for this purpose. The areas to be treated are thoroughly washed and the skin is dried before treatment. In order to ensure your comfort, Dr. Sundine will apply topical anesthesia on your face. Although most patients do not require a topical anesthetic, Dr. Sundine will determine what is best for you and your treatment.

During treatment, the targeted tissue absorbs specific wavelengths of laser light, which removes the damaged tissue and stimulates healthy tissue underneath. In many cases, laser skin resurfacing stimulates collagen production in the body, in turn leading to the formation of healthy skin cells. You will feel a warm sensation on the skin, but this is to be expected.

Treatment time for a full face is approximately 30 minutes.

Dr. Sundine getting ready for surgery

Fractional Laser Resurfacing


During your appointment, Dr. Sundine will provide thorough post-treatment instructions and explain the healing process. Typically, it takes 1-2 weeks for the skin to heal. You can expect redness and your skin to be sensitive during this time.

While the skin is healing you’ll want to refrain from wearing makeup on the treatment area. You’ll also want to stay out of hot tubs, steam rooms, and saunas until your skin has fully healed. It’s also important to avoid direct sun exposure following the treatment. If you are in the sun, you should wear a high SPF.

How Much Does a Fractional Laser Resurfacing Cost in Newport Beach?


The cost of laser skin resurfacing in Newport Beach can vary on a number of factors. The best way to get an accurate cost will be to book a consultation. During your appointment, Dr. Sundine will be able to explain the procedure in detail, answer your questions, and provide you with a full breakdown of the costs. Financing options are available to help manage the payments for our patients.

Why Choose Dr. Sundine?

Our Orange County skin resurfacing patients find that the treatment greatly benefits their lives, providing them with more self-confidence and beautiful skin. Dr. Michael Sundine provides the treatment in his boutique practice just minutes from the ocean in Newport Beach. If you’d like to learn more or book a consultation contact us today at 949-706-3100.

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If you are looking to improve the volume of your face to give it a more youthful appearance, Fractional Laser Resurfacing in Newport Beach are exactly what you’re looking for! To schedule your consultation with Dr. Sundine, call us at 949-706-3100 or use our website to request your appointment and a member of our team will be in touch with you!

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