Laser Skin Resurfacing in Los Angeles, CA
For the residents of Beverly Hills and Los Angeles, CA that want a smoother and healthier looking complexion, board-certified plastic surgeon Jaime S. Schwartz, M.D., F.A.C.S., offers laser skin resurfacing at Beverly Hills Breast and Body Institute MedSpa to reduce and erase acne scars, sun spots, and other facial imperfections.
What is Laser Skin Resurfacing?
Laser skin resurfacing is a non-surgical cosmetic procedure where the skin is removed layer-by-layer using carbon dioxide. It is widely used for smoothing damaged skin because of its extreme precision to only improve the targeted areas of the face without harming the surrounding healthy tissue. It is common to perform laser skin resurfacing with other cosmetic treatments and procedures on the face.
Benefits of Laser Skin Resurfacing
Laser skin resurfacing has the ability to enhance facial skin tone and reveal a smoother complexion. Additionally, it offers the following benefits:
- Minimal downtime and recovery
- Treats and corrects a number of imperfections, including acne scars, sun damage and age spots
- Stimulates collagen production
- Precision to treat damaged skin without harming healthy tissue
Is Laser Skin Resurfacing Right for Me?
Laser skin resurfacing may be right for you if your facial skin is uneven or ruddy, or you have acne scars, sun damage or age spots; however, it may not be the best option. It is recommended to schedule a consultation to let Dr. Schwartz evaluate your skin and determine which cosmetic treatment offers the best results.
How is Laser Skin Resurfacing Performed?
A laser device specially designed with the most advanced technology uses high-energy laser beams to send short, concentrated pulsating beams of light at the damaged or irregular skin. Because it is so precise, the lasers remove damaged skin one layer at a time without harming the healthy tissue, while at the same time stimulating the under layers of skin to increase collagen production. The new skin forms with a healthier, smoother appearance. During the procedure, which usually takes about 30 minutes to an hour, moist dressings are applied to the treated areas to help speed the healing process.
Laser Skin Resurfacing Recovery
As with any procedure, the recovery process varies with each patient and depends on the extent of the treatments. For most patients, laser skin resurfacing looks and feels like a minor sunburn. It is important to keep the skin clean. After about four to five days, the treated skin peels away to reveal new skin that is healing. Over a couple of weeks, the new skin has fully healed but may remain slightly pink.
It is imperative that patients having laser skin resurfacing accurately follow the instructions for aftercare to ensure proper and quick healing. We recommend a facial moisturizer with SPF-30 or higher, sunglasses with UVA and UVB lenses and a hat with a wide brim to keep the sun away from the face.
How Much Does Laser Skin Resurfacing Cost?
The cost of laser skin resurfacing varies with each patient depending on the extent of the areas to be treated and whether other procedures are done in conjunction with the skin resurfacing. Our financing page details our payment options.
What Should I Do Next?
If you are unhappy with your skin’s appearance and are considering laser skin resurfacing, we recommend scheduling a consultation with Dr. Schwartz. After evaluating your skin and talking to you about your medical history and current health, he can make a recommendation about whether laser skin resurfacing or another cosmetic treatment is the best option to achieve the look you want.
Board-certified plastic surgeon Jaime S. Schwartz, M.D., F.A.C.S., at Beverly Hills Breast and Body Institute MedSpa, performs laser skin resurfacing on people living in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, and surrounding cities, who are unhappy with the appearance of their skin and want a smoother, healthier complexion. Contact our office today to schedule a consultation.