For our patients in Irvine laser skin resurfacing is a non-surgical treatment to rejuvenate the skin, smoothen lines, tighten skin, and restore a younger, refreshed appearance.
The effects of age and the elements can wear down your skin over time; causing wrinkles, fine lines, and shifts in color tone. If you feel like your skin doesn’t match the way you feel inside, Dr. Andrew Smith provides CO2 laser skin resurfacing to rejuvenate your look and delay the need for more invasive surgical interventions.
CO2 laser resurfacing is a treatment that utilizes strong pulses of light to stimulate collagen growth, improving skin texture and smoothing fine lines and wrinkles.
Collagen is the body’s natural way of giving skin that youthful elasticity. It is the foundation of healthy skin; providing skin cells a ‘scaffolding’ on which to rest. As we age, this elasticity and collagen production begins to wane, causing the skin to sink in and create wrinkles. At Andrew Smith MD FACS in Irvine CO2 laser skin resurfacing uses the power of laser energy to kickstart collagen production deep within the skin, rebuilding the scaffolding and reversing the negative effects of collagen loss.
At the core of the procedure, the tool utilized for the process is an ablative laser that resurfaces damaged skin cells by selectively targeting the treatment areas, and sending powerful pulses of light to heat the cells.
This process effectively damages the cells, which causes the body to naturally react with restorative measures, resulting in an increase in collagen production. This is what ultimately helps to heal skin, fade away dark spots and coloration, and smooths the skin’s texture and wrinkles. Due to the nature of the CO2 laser, it can be utilized for treatments from ultra-deep skin rejuvenation to superficial ablation. Dr. Smith utilizes state-of-the-art equipment with “smart targeting technology” to optimize the delivery of the light pulses. This can increase the effectiveness of the procedure and recovery times.
If you have recently been noticing more fine lines, wrinkles, or age spots showing up when you look in the mirror, then laser skin resurfacing may be right for you.
Laser skin resurfacing can target those blemishes, as well as a variety of other skin-related afflictions, like dry skin, rosacea, redness, and dyschromia. CO2 laser resurfacing is not recommended for patients with certain dark skin tones, due to potential skin discoloration. During your consultation, Dr. Smith will analyze your skin, assess your candidacy for laser skin resurfacing, and help you determine what the ideal treatment for you might be.
Due to its pinpoint accuracy, CO2 laser resurfacing is ideal for treating small, specific areas such as around the eyes and mouth. However, CO2 laser resurfacing can be used just about anywhere on the body where you would like to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and blemishes.
Our Irvine CO2 laser resurfacing treatment uses non-ablative, fractional lasers to administer strong pulses of light into the deeper layers of the skin, creating heat that helps to promote the body’s natural production of collagen. A topical anesthetic is used to reduce discomfort to the treatment area.
After the treatment is complete, a moisturizer will be applied, and Dr. Smith will go over the post-care instructions with you. The entire procedure typically takes about an hour and a half.
The process is considered non-invasive, however, there will be some recovery time; usually one to two weeks.
Most patients usually start to see results within just a few days as the skin begins to heal and reveals fresher, healthier skin. These results will continue to improve in the coming weeks as the collagen production increases as a result of treatment.
While a single CO2 laser resurfacing treatment will achieve noticeable results, it is not uncommon for multiple treatments to be needed. Dr. Smith will be able to give you a more accurate idea of the number of treatments you might need to achieve your desired results during your consultation.
Dr. Andrew Smith is a board-certified and fellowship-trained plastic surgeon who provides laser skin resurfacing in Irvine, California. Dr. Smith believes in personalized care and looks forward to the opportunity to help you safely and confidently enhance your natural beauty. During your consultation for CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing Irvine plastic surgeon Dr. Smith will develop a customized treatment plan to help you reach your beauty goals.
Contact Andrew Smith, MD FACS Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in Irvine, Orange County to schedule your consultation.
18 Endeavor Suite 102, Irvine, CA 92618