Laser Treatments Orange County
Laser resurfacing treatments are used to reduce many skin irregularities due to skin aging, photo damage and acne scars. The technique directs concentrated pulsating beams of light at irregular skin, precisely removing skin layer by layer. The goal of resurfacing the skin is to even skin tone, clear acne, improve the appearance of aging skin and make dull complexions glow. Laser treatments along with a daily home care regimen are critical to achieving and maintaining optimal skin health. Resurfacing is the answer for all ages of patients that need to improve the texture, tone, or pigment of the skin on the face, chest, arms and hands. Diligent sunscreen use after any resurfacing procedure is imperative to protect your results and prevent further skin damage.
The CO2 laser is an ablative carbon dioxide laser used in skin resurfacing. During this process, the upper layers of aged or damaged skin are vaporized by applying a controlled laser beam. The result is healing and restructuring of the skin. CO2 laser is done under anesthesia and is not to be confused with non-ablative laser treatments where the skin surface remains largely intact. CO2 lasers excel at treating deeper wrinkles, more severe textural changes from sun damage, wrinkles, acne scars, and surgical or traumatic scars. It can be used on the delicate eyelid skin and around the mouth. It is also a very effective treatment for sun damage and precancerous growths.
Dr. Aiello can combine laser resurfacing with a facelift or other facial surgical procedures to produce maximum rejuvenation results. Patients will see some immediate results with a CO2 laser treatment, but the full results are most noticeable after 3-6 months. After your skin heals, which may take up to 3-14 days, there will be a period of 4 to 6 weeks after that when your skin might be slightly pink. During this period, the skin will feel smoother and looks less blotchy. As the color returns to normal, you will see fewer lines, less blotchiness, and more glow. The long term results of a CO2 laser treatment are greatly contingent on lifestyle and skin care maintenance, but with proper skin care at home and sun avoidance, patients can maintain the good effects of a CO2 laser treatment for up to five years.
Clear + Brilliant Permea
The CLEAR + BRILLIANT PERMEA is a fractional laser that uses pinpoint laser beams to penetrate the surface of the skin to eliminate old, damaged cells. It is used to rejuvenate, retexture and resurface the skin. Because this treatment is for all skin types and ages, the Clear + Brilliant Permea can benefit anyone with acne to sun damage! It is a great treatment to reduce the appearance of discoloration, scarring, aging and enlarged pores. This treatment requires no sedation and is done in the office by our aesthetic nurse practitioner. Patients are numbed with topical gel and should only feel some warmth during treatment. Results are immediate and progressive. You will notice marked improvement in your skin tone and texture after a single treatment. Your skin will look and feel smoother, cleaner and tighter. However, with additional treatments, you will start to notice softening of fine lines and wrinkles, pore size reduction, clearance of pigmentation and an all-over luminosity to their skin. Clinical studies have shown optimal results are achieved with 3 to 6 treatments. Immediately after the treatment, you will experience moderate redness, similar to a sunburn. The redness will dissipate over the first 24 hours after treatment. The week following treatment your skin will have a sand paper like texture, but should be unnoticeable to anyone but you!
We understand the importance of having well-informed patients, and will take the time to thoroughly review all of your laser options so that you are calm and confident going into your treatment. If you would like to learn more about the customized lasers offered, CLICK HERE to contact us! We look forward to speaking with you and to scheduling your complimentary consultation with Dr. Aiello or with his aesthetic nurse specialist.