Laser treatments are designed to restore the skin to a smoother complexion and turn back the clock on signs of aging. Utilizing state-of-the-art technologies, our aesthetic surgeons deliver precise, controlled laser energy to weathered or discolored skin to reveal the bright and youthful surface beneath. There are several options for laser treatment, depending on each patient’s individual needs and cosmetic goals. During your personal consultation at AesthetiCare in Orange County, San Diego, or Riverside, your surgeon will assess your condition to determine the most appropriate approach to your facial rejuvenation laser treatment that meets your unique aesthetic expectations.
What Can Laser Treatment Improve?
- Poor skin texture
- Skin laxity
- Uneven skin tone
- Telangiectasia (broken capillaries)
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Lentigines (brown spots)
Laser Treatment Options for You!
Laser Genesis™ stimulates skin regeneration and collagen production, which improves the appearance of fine lines, enlarged pores, and poor skin texture. It can also correct redness and enlarged blood vessels on the face, chest, and hands. Treatment with Laser Genesis™ can be performed without anesthetic, and it is comfortable and non-invasive. On average, patients require four to six sessions to achieve the desired result.
Phoenix Fractional CO2 Laser
The Phoenix Fractional CO2 laser is a carbon dioxide (CO2) fractional resurfacing laser that removes layers of skin tissue in a fractionated method. This fractionated method is where columns of skin are removed, leaving the skin surrounding each column intact to aid in healing, allowing the skin to heal at a quicker rate. Fractional CO2 laser helps to reduce “age spots” (also known as sun freckles, liver spots, and lentigines), fine lines, wrinkles, textural changes, scarring, uneven discoloration, skin laxity, dull skin tone, and a thinned collagen layer of the face, neck, and chest.
UltraPulse® is a CO₂ skin resurfacing laser that delivers a high energy beam of light to vaporize wrinkles, fine lines, acne scars, and other skin defects. The UltraPulse® is a precise laser designed to pinpoint the depth of treatment, so your surgeon can address superficial and deeper cosmetic concerns. This procedure is performed under general anesthesia to ensure patient comfort and prevent temporary skin deformity that can occur after using local anesthesia.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long will my recovery be after laser treatment?
The length of your recovery depends on the technique used and depth of your laser treatment. Your surgeon will provide you with detailed aftercare instructions that include how to cleanse your skin and whether you should apply any ointment to the treatment area. Redness is likely to subside after a few days, and your fresh, new skin will begin to form over the first two weeks of recovery. You should avoid direct sunlight for up to eight weeks, but normal activities may be resumed soon after your procedure.
Does laser treatment hurt?
You may feel some minor sunburn-like skin irritation for several days after your laser treatment. Oral medication may be provided to treat any associated discomfort you may experience during the initial stage of recovery.
What are the potential risks associated with laser treatment?
Significant complications from laser treatment are uncommon. However, some of the risks may include:
- Cold sore breakouts
What results can I expect from laser treatment?
The final results of your laser treatment will be apparent four to 12 weeks after you have completed your last session. By that point, you will have regenerated a smoother, younger facial surface. Deeper laser treatments tend to produce longer-lasting results than superficial ones. Superficial treatments are best maintained through regular touch-up visits. This procedure does not, however, halt the natural aging process that causes wrinkles and other imperfections to develop.
How much does laser treatment cost?
Cost is determined by several factors, such as the number of treatment sessions required and techniques used. While price is an important element when choosing a cosmetic surgeon, you should never sacrifice quality. Financing options are available for qualifying patients.