CO2 Fractional Laser Resurfacing

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CO2 Fractional Laser Resurfacing Newport Beach, CA

Now more than ever, patients have a wide range of options to treat the signs of aging. Thanks to advancements in laser technologies, laser skin resurfacing is one of the most widely requested anti-aging treatments available. Many patients wish to undergo laser skin resurfacing to improve skin texture and tone and treat wrinkles, scarring, and discoloration.

Dr. Ali Sajjadian is dedicated to offering his laser skin resurfacing patients the highest quality of care, which is why he incorporates the latest technologies and techniques into his practice. Dr. Sajjadianโ€™s office is fully equipped with some of the most sophisticated technologies available, including the state-of-the-art laser systems used in laser skin resurfacing. Under his care, patients achieve smoother, more even skin to help them look and feel their best. Call (949) 515-0550 or contact us today.

Is Laser Skin Resurfacing Right for Me?

Laser skin resurfacing can treat a wide variety of skin concerns, including fine lines, crowโ€™s feet, wrinkles, discoloration, scars, and an overall dull appearance. Dr. Sajjadian lends his eye for aesthetics and outstanding surgical skills to every procedure and offers gentle, compassionate care that produces gorgeous results. After undergoing laser skin resurfacing with Dr. Sajjadian, many patients wish they would have received the procedure sooner.

Before all of his procedures, Dr. Sajjadian takes the time to listen to patientsโ€™ unique concerns with their appearance before devising an individualized treatment plan. His commitment to patient satisfaction ensures that patients look like enhanced versions of themselves after treatments.

CO2 Lasers for Laser Skin Resurfacing

Among the different types of lasers used for skin resurfacing, CO2 lasers have gained immense popularity for their ability to provide dramatic results. They have revolutionized the field of laser skin resurfacing, providing women and men with an effective solution for various skin concerns. These powerful lasers remove damaged skin layers, stimulate collagen production, and promote skin rejuvenation.ย 

CO2 lasers are ablative lasers that emit wavelengths of light that is absorbed by water in the skin cells. These lasers deliver a high-energy beam of light that vaporizes the top layers of the skin, stimulating the production of collagen and producing smoother, tighter, and younger-looking skin.

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What Is a CO2 Fractional Laser?

CO2 lasers are ablative lasers that emit wavelengths of light that is absorbed by water in the skin cells. These lasers deliver a high-energy beam of light that vaporizes the top layers of the skin, stimulating the production of collagen and producing smoother, tighter, and younger-looking skin.

The carbon dioxide fractional resurfacing laser is an excellent instrument for safely removing numerous layers of skin while leaving the surrounding healthy skin unaffected. This is why the process is referred to as a fractionated method. The fractional CO2 laser treats many skin conditions in multiple areas of the body, including the face, back, neck, chest, and areas of scar tissue.

What Skin Problems Does CO2 Laser Treat?

  • Wrinkles
  • Extremely fine lines
  • Sunspots and age spots
  • Skin laxity
  • Textural inconsistencies
  • Poor skin tone
  • Minimize acne scars and traumatic scars
  • Sun damaged skin
  • Thin collagen layer

What Are the Benefits of Resurfacing Your Skin with a Fractional CO2 Laser?

The CO2 laser offers excellent results, including significant improvements to texture, tone, and overall appearance. Fractional CO2 laser results include diminished fine and coarse lines, reduced dark and age spots, softened coarse facial features, smoother skin tone, and tighter skin. Although individual results may vary, the average individual patient improvement with this laser is often rather considerable.

  • Effective Results. CO2 lasers are known for providing dramatic and long-lasting results. They can effectively address deep facial wrinkles, scars, and pigmentation abnormalities, resulting in smoother, clearer, and rejuvenated skin.
  • CO2 lasers offer precise treatment control, allowing healthcare professionals to tailor the treatment to each patientโ€™s needs. This precision ensures the surrounding healthy skin is not affected and minimizes the risk of complications.
  • Collagen Stimulation. The controlled removal of damaged skin layers by CO2 lasers stimulates collagen production to help tighten your skin, reduce fine lines and wrinkles, and promote a youthful appearance.
  • CO2 lasers can be used on various skin types and concerns, including acne scars, sun damage, age spots, and irregular pigmentation. It can also improve the skinโ€™s texture, tone, and firmness.

After undergoing CO2 laser skin resurfacing, patients can expect a recovery period of approximately one to two weeks, depending on the depth of the treatment. Patients might experience redness, swelling, and a temporary โ€œsunburnedโ€ appearance during this time.

Expertise Meets Compassion

As a triple board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Sajjadian has helped thousands of patients reach their aesthetic goals using the most advanced techniques and upholding the highest quality of patient care. Voted as one of “America’s Top Physicians,” Dr. Sajjadian takes pride in educating his patients and achieving natural results.

Is Fractional CO2 Laser Treatment Uncomfortable?

Patients are usually given a topical anesthetic cream, oral pain medications, and nerve blocks to numb the area to be treated. This regimen allows the therapy to be as pleasant as possible. Thanks to the new fractional laser, which can treat the whole face in as little as 20 minutes, treatments are now even more comfortable and rapid.

Laser Skin Resurfacing โ€“ What to Expect

Laser skin resurfacing is performed on an outpatient basis. Prior to the procedure, Dr. Sajjadian meets with patients to evaluate the initial condition of their skin. He may recommend patients apply special creams or lotions to prepare their skin for the treatment to achieve the best results.

before Co2 laser resurfacing
after co2 laser skin resurfacing

Dr. Sajjadian begins the procedure by applying topical anesthesia to increase patientsโ€™ comfort. Then, he carefully administers the laser over the treatment area. As the laser is moved over the treatment area, it removes the outer layer of the skin to reveal radiant, younger-looking skin cells. The procedure can last up to an hour and a half, depending on the extent and the amount of laser skin resurfacing.

Following the procedure, Dr. Sajjadian may recommend his patients apply ice packs or take medication to minimize swelling and discomfort. He also suggests patients avoid sun exposure for a few weeks after the procedure. Patients typically are able to wear makeup one to two weeks after laser skin resurfacing.

Iโ€™ve had Fractora done to my face with Dr. Nancy which was absolutely amazing throughout the whole procedure, she made sure to explain everything in details before the procedure and took her time answering all my question. she also made sure to check on the pain level very frequently during the procedure! Overall Iโ€™m very happy with how this went.

Laser Skin Resurfacing with Dr. Sajjadian

With gentle, compassionate care for all his patients, Dr. Ali Sajjadian blends his eye for aesthetics with his exceptional surgical skills to achieve stunning results for all his laser skin resurfacing patients. After a thorough consultation where Dr. Sajjadian listens to his patientsโ€™ unique concerns, he develops individualized treatment plans to ensure patient satisfaction.

Dr. Sajjadian is renowned throughout the Orange County area for being an outstanding plastic surgeon who produces gorgeous, natural-looking results. Patients from all over California and the West Coast, travel to his office to undergo sophisticated procedures. To learn more about Dr. Sajjadian and laser skin resurfacing, please contact his office.

Laser Skin Resurfacing Orange County FAQs

Laser skin resurfacing precisely removes dead and damaged skin layers on the surface. The new skin cells formed during the healing process deliver a tighter, younger looking skin surface.

The laser blasts the epidermis and simultaneously heats the underlying skin (dermis), stimulating collagen production. This results in a healthier skin tone and texture.

Laser skin resurfacing can be merged with other treatments to assist you in reaching your goals for skin rejuvenation.

Fractional CO2 lasers are some of the best because they are safe, effective, and have minimal downtime and side effects.

The duration of a CO2 laser skin resurfacing treatment can vary depending on the size of the treatment area and the extent of the skin concerns being addressed. On average, a session can take anywhere from 30 minutes to two hours.

An average of two weeks is the anticipated recovery period for this treatment for most patients.

Most patients need three to four appointments to see the most optimal results. On average, most patients get to enjoy silky-smooth skin that lasts for anywhere between 2 and five years after undergoing laser therapy.

Laser treatment is a useful and efficient way of reducing the appearance of acne scars.

While the procedure itself is generally well-tolerated, some patients may experience mild discomfort during the treatment. Topical anesthetic cream or local anesthesia will be applied to minimize discomfort. Your healthcare professional will also implement cooling measures during the procedure for comfort.

The fractional laser is associated with a relatively low rate of adverse effects. Transient redness and dryness were observed in most patients but tended to resolve spontaneously in a week. Temporary acne aggravation is another common minor side effect.

The fundamental difference between ablative and non-ablative treatments is that ablative lasers remove the top layer of skin. In contrast, non-ablative lasers heat the underlying tissue (without harming the surface) so that your body will produce new collagen.

CO2 laser skin resurfacing is a safe procedure when performed by qualified healthcare professionals. However, potential risks and side effects may include temporary redness, swelling, itching, and skin sensitivity in the treated area. In rare cases, there may be a risk of infection, scarring, or changes in skin pigmentation. It is crucial to follow all post-treatment instructions and care guidelines given by your healthcare professional to minimize these risks.

The number of sessions required to achieve your aesthetic goals will depend on various factors, including the severity of your skin concerns, your desired outcome, and your unique skin characteristics. In most cases, significant improvements can be achieved in just one session. However, individuals with more extensive or complex skin issues may require additional treatments for optimal results.