In the never-ending battle to achieve great looking skin and reduce the appearance of imperfections on the face and body, men and women of all ages undergo laser treatments. While many people have likely tried pricey moisturizers and do-it-yourself treatments, the results they typically end up with are less than satisfactory.
At his Newport Beach practice, Dr. Dubrow and his practitioners regularly perform a variety of laser procedures, including:
- Laser hair removal
- Laser skin resurfacing
- Laser skin tightening
Candidates for Laser Treatment
Laser treatments are most effective on individuals who are in good overall health and choose to undergo surgery for themselves, not to fulfill someone else’s desires.
Ideal candidates for laser treatment are:
- Free of any serious skin conditions
- Realistic about the results of the procedure
Dr. Dubrow and his experienced practitioners perform laser treatments on an outpatient basis at his state-of-the-art facility to ensure a safe and effective outcome. The specific laser treatment will depend upon the patient’s need for hair removal or skin rejuvenation.
Laser Hair Removal
Laser hair removal is an effective, non-invasive way to permanently rid the body of unwanted facial or body hair. After applying a topical anesthetic, a hand-held laser device is pressed directly on the skin and delivers pulses of light energy. This energy is powerful enough to destroy the deepest part of the hair follicle but gentle enough to not disturb the surrounding tissues. Treatment may take several minutes to several hours to complete, depending on the size of the area treated and the number of areas treated. For optimum results, several treatments may be required.
Laser Skin Rejuvenation
Facial lines and wrinkles, blemishes, skin discolorations and even minor scarring can be diminished using various types of resurfacing laser treatments.
Using powerful pulses of light, Fotofacial™ treatments can effectively diminish sun damage, redness, and red flushing of the skin. As an added benefit, there is no downtime associated with this procedure.
Fx CO₂ Laser
The Fx CO₂ laser is a non-surgical procedure that treats the deeper layers of the skin to reverse the signs of aging. The goal of the Fx CO₂ laser is to replace damaged skin with new, fresh skin. This laser treats only a fraction of the skin at a time, which allows bridges of untouched skin and makes the healing process faster. The Fx CO₂ laser stimulates the production of collagen and effectively improves the appearance of:
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Deeper frown lines
- Skin tone and texture
Each treatment typically takes less than an hour to complete. The Fx CO₂ laser requires a little more downtime because it treats the deeper layers of the skin. Multiple treatments may be needed to achieve the desired results.
Recovery for Laser Procedures
Since the laser procedures are minimally invasive, there is little to no downtime associated with hair removal or laser skin resurfacing. While some mild swelling and bruising will occur, most patients can return to work and resume their normal activities immediately after treatment. Limiting sun exposure during the first few days after the procedures will help avoid complications.
Results of Laser Procedures
Although there will be a noticeable improvement after just one laser resurfacing or laser hair removal procedure, multiple treatments are usually recommended for the best results. The number of treatments needed will depend on the severity of the condition treated.
To contact our Newport practice about our laser procedures, we encourage you to call (949) 515-4111 or fill out our online contact form today. Dr. Terry Dubrow and his experienced staff look forward to meeting you during your initial consultation and discussing how they can help you achieve long-lasting results.