Life can take its toll on your appearance. Some of the challenges that life presents include the effects that being in the sun for an extended period of time have on your face. Your skin is constantly bombarded with wind, precipitation and other offending particles. As a result, your skin may be left looking blotchy, you may have minor or major scars, wrinkles start to appear, and fine lines slowly take over your face. Acne is another problem that can affect the appearance of your face. To help your skin look your best, consider CO2 fractional laser resurfacing.
Laser resurfacing is a treatment designed to reverse some of the negative effects that are caused by aging and sun damage. This is a precise procedure that makes it possible for new skin cells to form. These skin cells are younger, healthier and give your skin a younger and healthier appearance.
Preparing for Laser Resurfacing
Preparation for laser skin resurfacing starts by talking to our specialist during your initial consultation with us. We will first evaluate your skin with the goal of helping you find out if you are a good candidate for the treatment. Some things that you will need to discuss include whether you are prone to cold sores or blisters. This will help us adjust your treatment accordingly and provide you with the most effective results.
During this first appointment, we will also learn about any medications and supplements that you are taking. We will give you all the information you need regarding what steps you need to take to prepare. We will also discuss your treatment options with you and tailor the procedure to your needs.
What to Expect After Treatment
Once your laser resurfacing treatment is done, you will be able to go home. Your downtime will depend on the extent of your treatment, but most patients enjoy a relatively short recovery period. Any redness should dissipate quickly. Afterward, you can expect healthier, younger-looking skin. Many people come back for repeat treatments to maintain and improve their results. Once you see the full results of your treatment, you will be happy that you chose this easy and convenient procedure. You’ll look younger, you’ll feel healthier, and your skin will look more vibrant.
With many several convenient locations in Long Beach, Los Alamitos, Huntington Beach, Tustin and Mission Viejo, Coastal Dermatology & Plastic Surgery proudly offers CO2 laser resurfacing among our many personalized services. Contact us today to find out if this treatment is right for you!