Medical science has seen innovative advances in just the last few decades and nowhere is this progression more apparent than in the field of plastic surgery. In 21st Century medicine, lasers have become one of the most effective tools for eliminating a wide array of wrinkles. The unique advantage that lasers have over other types of resurfacing methods is their ability to tighten the skin during surgery. A successful laser treatment can make patients look ten to twenty years younger and the results of it can last for up to a decade.

Laser Treatment

Lasers affect the skin in two important ways. First, the pulses of light penetrate the skin very rapidly, which vaporizes latent water and surface skin while not damaging the deeper layers. This resurfacing action allows a new outer skin layer to grow. Second, the laser delivers enough light and heat to cause a reformation of collagen fibers in the skin. This fundamental restructuring results in the restoration of some of the skin’s natural elasticity.

While there are many types of instruments, the Fractional carbon dioxide (CO2) laser is a state-of-the-art technique, and currently the most effective laser, used for the treatment of fine lines, wrinkles, sun-damaged skin, acne scars, and problems involving pigmentation abnormalities. It resurfaces the skin much like other ablative CO2 lasers, but with much less recovery time or risk of adverse side effects. After only one to two treatments, the Fractional carbon dioxide technology, a favored skin resurfacing technique in Newport Beach, Orange County of Southern California, can provide resurfacing patients with outstanding results.

Using the Fractional resurfacing technique means that only a fraction or portion of the skin is treated by the laser beam. The Fractional laser leaves small bridges of untouched skin. Therefore, the healing process is faster and patients can quickly return to normal activities. Fractional carbon dioxide resurfacing not only results in improved skin appearance, but also leads the way in clinically and microscopically healthier facial skin.