Laser Facial Skin Resurfacing Surgery
Laser Facial Skin Resurfacing Surgery
Dr. Applebaum's Before and after Laser Facial Skin Resurfacing
Laser Skin Resurfacing will reduce facial wrinkles, tighten face and neck skin and improve your sun damaged complexion with a new level of control and safety with reduced recovery compared to previous laser technologies.
Why Dr. Applebaum?
Patient care, trust and your satisfaction with good outcomes are my upmost concern.
Laser Skin Resurfacing with Dr. Applebaum reduces fine lines, wrinkles, creases, and aging pigmentations with a minimally invasive treatment that shortens recovery time and provides beautiful, natural results.
No matter how much we may try to protect our skin and avoid aging, at some point, nearly everyone succumbs to aging and sun damage. Nothing ages your face faster than fine lines, wrinkles, and discolorations, and for years, the only treatment options were abrasive procedures like dermabrasion and chemical peels. Since the mid-1990s, laser skin resurfacing has replaced dermabrasion and chemical peels as the preferred method for rejuvenating tired, aging, and sun-damaged skin, and no one is more familiar with this procedure than Dr. Applebaum. Dr. Applebaum from early on in his career had an interest in using lasers in Plastic Surgery as he was trained at the Beckman Laser Institute. Recognizing the superior results and reduced recovery offered by laser skin resurfacing, Dr. Applebaum was one of the early adopters and plastic surgeons in southern California to start using the Dot C02 Fractional Laser, helping hundreds of patients discreetly turn back the clock on aging and remove scarring.
When should I consider Laser Facial Resurfacing?
Laser skin resurfacing is a minimally invasive procedure that can be used to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, soften mild creases, fade aging pigmentations that occur over time, and treat acne and traumatic scarring. Dr. Applebaum’s preferred technology is the Dot C02 laser, which is a revolutionary technology that minimizes swelling, redness, and pain while reducing recovery time. Unlike earlier lasers, you won’t need to undergo general anesthesia to experience laser skin resurfacing. The Dot C02 procedure can be performed with topical gel anesthesia while the patient is awake, which offers a significant advantage for patients who prefer to avoid general anesthesia.
The Dot C02 laser is suitable for all skin types and is highly customizable to each patient’s needs. Dr. Applebaum uses his decades of experience and expertise with the technology to carefully customize the treatment for each patient’s skin type, skin color, skin thickness, and the amount of sun damage, scarring, or wrinkles present. Additionally, while many patients have laser skin resurfacing performed on their face with the Dot C02 laser, the laser is also gentle enough to resurface the neck, chest, and hands.
I love the Dot Laser treatment results with the limited recovery time and that Dr. Applebaum performs the procedure under local anesthesia.”
Laser Facial Skin Resurfacing PROCEDURE FAQs
Recovery from treatment with the Dot C02 laser is substantially shorter and easier than recovery from earlier resurfacing lasers. Patients who receive laser skin resurfacing from Dr. Applebaum using the Dot C02 laser can expect a dryer skin recovery with no open skin wounds, oozing, or dressing required. Patients will experience some redness, which is much less than the redness caused by previous resurfacing lasers, for approximately five to seven days after treatment. Patients can expect to resume normal outdoor activity after two weeks while wearing sunscreen.
The results of your laser skin resurfacing with the Dot C02 laser are permanent. The laser works by creating permanent collagen rejuvenation, which has a permanent visible improvement in the appearance of the skin.
Patients are continuously amazed by the improvements in their skin pigmentation after laser skin resurfacing treatment with the Dot C02 laser. You can expect considerable reduction of the pigmentation and brightening of the complexion thanks to the minimization and removal of sun damage from the laser.
Anyone with sun damaged skin, facial wrinkles and minor pigmentation from aging can be significantly improved with a laser skin resurfacing. Lighter pigmentation individuals allows for deeper skin resurfacing. Patients with acne scarring also respond well to laser skin resurfacing.