CO2 Fractional Laser Resurfacing treatments You can take years off your face, even skin tone, remove brown spots and wrinkles, remove precancerous lesions, and atone for the sins of sun worshiping in your past. These treatments remove small columns of skin, leaving the fresh, glowing, plump skin underneath. The columns allow for collagen to generate where the skin was vaporized. This also results in fewer complications and a down time of looking mildly sunburned for three days. These treatments are performed with the aid of a chilling spray that cools the skin to negative 30 degrees, thus making the procedure extremely tolerable, even without numbing cream. The cooling spray also prevents damage of surrounding tissue that is not the target for removal. Recovery time is thus reduced, with no significant swelling or bleeding associated with other procedures like the weaker, less specific Fraxel.
- One treatment per year
- Three days of mildly sunburned appearance
- No oozing; minimal aftercare
- Tightens heavy upper eyelids
- Tightens and improves “crepe” like skin under eyes
- Smooths and lifts loose neck skin
- Fills in acne scars
- Evens out irregular skin tone
- Minimizes wrinkles
Dr. Ling personally performs all medical cosmetic procedures, and has performed more than six thousand ablative laser treatments over several years. The CO2 fractional laser used is one of the most powerful ones in the world. You can power down a strong laser…you can’t power up a weak laser. Other lasers attempt to make up for their shortcomings, but usually results in more collateral damage, pain, and risk for scarring. Because this laser reaches so deeply, it takes several months for full results. In the mean time, you can experience improved skin tone and texture, and expect to look younger as time passes, as your body creates its own collagen. Plan for a productive weekend indoors, as you will need to apply ointments every few hours for at least three days.