Fractional Laser Resurfacing Newport Beach
Fractional CO2 laser treatments are a common procedure for Newport Beach cosmetic surgeon Dr. Sundine.
The Fractional CO2 laser is a skin rejuvenation laser that make it possible for you to have healthy, younger looking skin with minimal post treatment down time. A single treatment can show significant improvement in skin texture and color while softening wrinkles.
How Fractional Co2 laser treatment work
The laser delivers a therapeutic matrix of tiny beams of light energy to the topa 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 sun spots
- 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 akin around each treated micro spot. This promotes fast natural healing and a short recovery time. The beneficial effects of the laser beam expands under the skin surface to stimulate new collagen production across the entire area.
Planning for your laser treatment
Please call the office to schedule your complimentary initial consultation with Dr. Sundine: 949 706 3100
Prior to 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.
The treatment is done in the comfort of Dr. Sundines’ office. The areas to be treated are thoroughly washed and the skin is dried prior to treatment. Although most patients do not require a topical anesthetic, Dr. Sundine will determine what is best for you and your treatment. During treatment you will feel a warm sensation on the skin. This is to be expected. Treatment time for a full face is approximately 30 minutes.
You will have a slight burning sensation similar to sunburn, which lasts anywhere from 30 minutes to 3 hours. Your skin will show a fine pinpoint like pattern as a result of the therapeutic beams.
The fine pinpoint pattern will begin to disappear and the skin will have a tanned look. At this stage, makeup can be applies. Most patients return to their normal daily routine.
The top layer of skin will begin to peel during normal washing, revealing new rejuvenated skin with improved color and texture.
The peel will be complete in most cases. Avoid prolonged sun exposure for at least 3 months. Apply a moisturizing SPF 30 sun block every day.
You will see continued reduction of fine lines and wrinkles over the next 6 months as new collagen is produced.
Dr. Sundine will discuss with you other skin care protocols that best suit your needs.
Dr. Michael Sundine is a board certified plastic surgeon offering advanced aesthetic procedures for the skin, face, body and breasts. In addition to offering non-surgical enhancements such as Botox, he performs comprehensive procedures such as facelift and eyelid surgery in Orange County. Other popular procedures at his practice include breast augmentation, tummy tuck and liposuction in Newport Beach.