Fractional CO2 Laser in Los Angeles, CA
Skin Deep Laser Med Spa uses fractional CO2 laser treatments to correct mild to moderate skin imperfections, including fine lines and wrinkles, age spots and other discolorations on people living in and around Los Angeles and Pasadena, CA as well as the surrounding communities.
What is Fractional CO2 Laser?
Fractional CO2 laser resurfacing, or ablative fractional skin resurfacing, is a laser skin treatment that uses fractionated carbon dioxide (CO2) to remove specific layers of damaged skin tissue in a manner that leaves healthy skin intact. This results in faster healing of the treated skin and less visible side effects that are typical with laser resurfacing treatments.
Benefits of Fractional CO2 Laser
In addition to treating skin imperfections on the face, fractional CO2 laser resurfacing may be used to treat areas of skin on the neck, chest and hands. It is often preferred over other laser skin resurfacing because it offers the following benefits:
- Stimulates collagen production
- Minimal downtime and recovery
- May treat precancerous lesions
- Minimally invasive
- Treats delicate areas around the eyes and mouth
Is Fractional CO2 Laser Right for Me?
Fractional CO2 laser resurfacing is effective on most skin types and, since its settings are adjustable, it can be performed on most areas of the body. If you show signs of aging or have skin imperfections that are noticeable and leave you uncomfortable, fractional CO2 laser resurfacing may be right for you.
How Does Fractional CO2 Laser Work?
Fractional CO2 lasers target very specific layers of skin with CO2 wavelengths to remove the damaged layers of skin without touching the healthy tissues. The laser’s energy creates tiny wounds as it ablates the damaged tissue which causes the healthy tissue to begin the healing process. When this happens, there is an increase in collagen and elastin production to speed the healing and reveal smoother, brighter skin.
Which Types of Fractional CO2 Laser Does Skin Deep Laser Med Spa Use?
What is Active FX™?
Active FX™ is a type of fractional CO2 laser therapy that uses laser lights to remove the damaged outer layers of the skin while at the same time stimulates the area to produce new skin and collagen. The result is a smoother complexion that is free of imperfections, such as sun spots and scars. In its place, a beautiful complexion emerges with smooth skin and a fresher glow appear. One of the best attributes of Active FX™ is its ability to achieve better skin in one appointment, much less downtime and faster results – as little as one week.
Benefits of Active FX™?
Active FX™ is often the best option for anyone who has skin imperfections, such as wrinkles, skin discoloration, scars and other imperfections because it provides the following benefits:
- Less recovery
- Effective on all skin colors
- Similar results as with chemical peels and other skin laser therapies
- Stimulates collagen
- Immediate results that get better over time
Is Active FX™ Right for Me?
If you have skin imperfections with which you are dissatisfied and want a quick treatment to remove them but do not want a lengthy recovery, Active FX™ may be right for you. During a consultation, Dr. Schwartz can evaluate your skin and determine if Active FX™ or another MedSpa treatment is the best option to help you have the look you want.
How Does Active FX™ Work?
Active FX™ is a laser skin therapy that removes the very outer layer of the skin to diminish and erase skin imperfections, such as sun spots, scars and fine lines and wrinkles. As the extremely thin layers come off, the heat in the laser causes collagen to utilize laser technology to remove a controlled 30 millionths of an inch of skin tissue at a time. These thin layers of skin that are removed are then replaced by newer skin growth. The same time the heat causes an increase in collagen production. With Active FX™, patients get the benefits of a chemical peel without the effects of that process and can have treatments in conjunction with other skin care programs. The result is a smoother and healthier complexion.
Fractional CO2 Laser Recovery
With fractional CO2 laser resurfacing, there is minimal to no downtime. Typically, the skin looks and feels like a mild sunburn immediately following the treatment but that subsides within a few hours. Within a week, the damaged skin sloughs off to reveal the new, healthy skin. Most patients return to work or daily activities immediately following the treatment. It is important to avoid any extended time outdoors to keep the sun away from the treated skin.
The results begin to appear as the skin sloughs off and continues to increase throughout the healing process. With fractional CO2 laser resurfacing, the results are long lasting but may require several treatments spread out over several months to achieve the desired results.
How Much Does Fractional CO2 Laser Cost in Pasadena, CA?
The cost of fractional CO2 laser resurfacing depends on several factors including the extent of the area to be treated and the number of treatments required. During a consultation, we can discuss the cost, as well as our payment and financing options through Alphaeon Credit, Prosper® Healthcare Lending and CareCredit® to make more procedures available to more patients.
What Do I Do Next?
If you have skin imperfections that make you self-conscious or you would like to reduce the signs of aging, please schedule a consultation. We can evaluate your skin’s condition, along with your current health and medical history to recommend fractional CO2 laser resurfacing or another MedSpa treatment to help you have a better complexion. We can also address any questions or concerns you may have regarding any treatment.
Skin Deep Laser Med Spa uses fractional CO2 lasers on people living in Los Angeles and Pasadena, CA, and surrounding communities, who want a smoother, healthier complexion. Contact our office today to schedule a consultation.