It has been almost 25 years since laser skin resurfacing replaced dermabrasion and chemical peels as the primary and preferred resurfacing method for rejuvenating aging and sun-damaged skin. Laser skin resurfacing can be used to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, soften mild creases, fade abnormal pigmentations that occur over time and treat acne and traumatic scarring.
About Laser Skin Resurfacing
Always on the cutting edge of technological advancements, Dr. Applebaum was one of the first plastic surgeons in Los Angeles to use the Dot C02 Fractional Laser. He has performed hundreds of laser resurfacing cases with the Dot C02 laser, a breakthrough technology that allows for remarkable results with less recovery time and reduced swelling and redness. Another significant benefit of this laser treatment is that unlike the prior generation of lasers, the Dot C02 procedure can be performed with topical gel anesthesia while the patient is awake.
The Dot C02 technology allows Dr. Applebaum to control several variables while performing the treatment, allowing him to customize the treatment for each patient’s skin type, skin color, thickness and amount of sun damage, scarring or wrinkles. The Dot C02 laser is also gentle enough to resurface the neck, chest and hands.
Following the C02 Dot Laser procedure, patients should expect 5-7 days of redness, with no dressing required and no open skin wounds. With sunscreen coverage, normal outdoor activity can be resumed after two weeks.
Frequently Asked Questions
How is the Dot Laser recovery different from previous resurfacing lasers?
The Dot Laser recovery involves a dry skin recovery without oozing skin and much less redness with a shortened recovery time.
Are the Dot Laser results permanent or temporary?
The Dot Laser creates permanent collagen rejuvenation and has permanent visible improvement in the appearance of skin.
Is skin discoloration from sun damage improved with the Dot Laser Treatment?
The Dot laser skin rejuvenation treatment has major impact on skin discoloration from sun damage by evening out the pigmentation and brightening the skin appearance.
What Our Patients Say
"The Dot Laser treatment created beautiful skin where my friends now compliment me on how nice my skin looks."
— L.K. 57-year-old financial planner who had significant sun damaged skin from years of sun exposure.
"I love the Dot Laser treatment results with the limited recovery time and that Dr. Applebaum performs the procedure under local anesthesia."
— C.V. 46-year-old mother of three who desired visible results with minimal recovery time.
"I could not believe how much tightening I got along with the beautiful new skin from the Dot Laser treatment."
— E.F. 60-year-old antique dealer who had a prior facelift over ten years ago and desired a tune up procedure without surgery.