Fractional CO2 Laser Resurfacing
Fractionated or “pixilated” carbon dioxide (CO2) laser technology is one of the most impressive innovations in non-surgical skin rejuvenation treatments. Harnessing the power of the body’s natural re-epithelialization process, fractional CO2 lasers remove the old or keratinized (dead) skin cells and stimulate the formation of a new, healthy layer of skin, which helps the skin to appear glowing, smooth, and supple.
After removing the outermost skin layers, the CO2 laser utilizes heat (thermal) energy to warm the skin at the deepest level, effectively triggering the body’s production of new collagen, which leads to the development of youthfully radiant and beautifully smooth skin. One of the key benefits of laser skin resurfacing is the precise nature of the treatment, as it allows for the protection of delicate facial skin and avoids the potential for hypopigmentation (skin lightening).
At Rejuvenate Medical Spa, located in Encino, CA, Medical Director Dr. Bijan Farah has equipped his facility with the most advanced fractional CO2 laser available on the market. Our laser system employs the latest fractional technology, splitting the CO2 laser beam into fine micro-beams of energy, and safely treating even small, sensitive areas (i.e. around the eyes and mouth) while avoiding damage to the healthy tissue, thus expediting the skin healing process. The experienced professionals at Rejuvenate Medical Spa eschew standardized “cookie cutter” treatments, and will take the time to meticulously customize your fractional CO2 laser treatment to ensure you achieve the best possible results with the least amount of downtime.
Benefits of Treatment
Fractional CO2 lasers are extremely powerful. They penetrate deep into the skin to deliver very short, pulsed light energy, precisely removing thin layers of skin to minimize the appearance of textural problems, wrinkles, fine lines, and scarring. After just one treatment, patients will notice significant improvements to the texture and condition of their skin, and because CO2 laser skin resurfacing stimulates new collagen production, patients will also notice continued improvements in the appearance of skin irregularities over the next several months.
Featuring the longest wavelength of all lasers on the market, the fractional CO2 laser is safe for use on darker skin types, and is ideally suited for the treatment of:
- Deep wrinkles and lines
- Severe textural irregularities
- Sun damage and precancerous growths (actinic keratosis)
- Acne and acne scars
- Skin blotchiness (uneven skin tone, color, and texture)
- Birthmarks and freckles
- Enlarged oil glands and pores
- Scars resulting from injury, surgery, or acne
- Age spots/liver spots/ sun spots
- Skin discoloration (i.e. melasma),
- Loose, sagging skin and stretch marks
Your fractional CO2 laser treatment will be performed in the comfort of the Rejuvenate Medical Spa office. After your treatment, you may notice some redness (similar to that of a sunburn) and may experience some peeling after 3-4 days. These symptoms are generally mild and should subside within 7-10 days.
Contact Rejuvenate Medical Spa
Our goal at Rejuvenate Medical Spa is to ensure that each and every patient receives customized treatments designed to meet their individual aesthetic goals, correct any pressing cosmetic concerns, and enhance their natural beauty. All procedures at Rejuvenate Medical Spa are overseen by our Medical Director, Dr. Bijan Farah, who is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Emergency Medicine, and has been practicing medicine for nearly 40 years. Dr. Farah understands that importance of having well-informed patients, and will take the time to thoroughly review all of your laser resurfacing options and procedural details so that you are completely comfortable and confident going into your treatment session.
If you would like additional information about how fractional CO2 laser resurfacing can safely help you turn back the hands of time, please contact Rejuvenate Medical Spa today. We look forward to speaking with you and to scheduling your initial consultation with Dr. Farah.