What can Fractional CO2 laser resurfacing accomplish?
When performed by a highly skilled plastic surgeon, like Dr. Schwartz, Fractional CO2 laser resurfacing can eliminate a wide range of cosmetic imperfections, including:
- Wrinkles and fine lines.
- Skin that’s been damaged by the sun.
- Acne scarring.
- Pigmentation issues.
- Skin texture irregularities.
- Discolored skin.
- Sun spots and age spots.
An overview of Fractional CO2 laser resurfacing
To begin your treatment for among the best laser skin resurfacing Calabasas has to offer, Dr. Schwartz will apply a local anesthetic to the treatment area to ensure your total comfort and safety and patients typically take oral medication for sedation as well. From there, he will apply the innovative TotalFX laser treatment, breaking up your procedure into two powerful steps.
First, he will apply the Deep FX laser, which uses a narrow laser microbeam to remove columns of tissue deep within the skin. This encourages your body to heal itself, which stimulates the production of new collagen and improves the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines and scars. From there, Dr. Schwartz will apply the Active FX laser, which uses a more superficial laser beam to eliminate unwanted pigmentation, encourage new skin to grow, treat fine lines and improve your skin’s texture.
You can expect the procedure to last approximately 60 minutes, though it may be shorter depending on the size of your treatment area. Immediately after the procedure, your skin will be treated with a special mask for cooling and comfort, and then a dressing of Aquaphor (like Vaseline – but water based) will be applied. Your top layer of skin is essentially removed with this treatment, and takes about 6 days to heal. During that time, the skin will peel and new smoother skin will return. You will be given very specific instructions on how to care for your skin following the procedure and skincare products to use during your recovery. Most patients do not go out until the skin is almost fully healed, which is about 6-7 days. It will be continue to be slightly red for 4-6 weeks after the treatment but can be covered with makeup. As the redness slowly fades and your skin fully heals, you’ll notice a visible improvement in the cosmetic imperfections that concerned you most, with the full results emerging within six months.
Is Fractional CO2 laser resurfacing right for you?
As Dr. Schwartz believes in truly personalized care, he determines candidacy for all of his treatments on an individual basis, following a thorough evaluation of the imperfections you’d like to address, as well as your medical history and cosmetic objectives. With that said, Fractional CO2 laser resurfacing is generally considered a safe rejuvenation procedure for individuals of all ages, skin colors and skin types. During your initial consultation with Dr. Schwartz, he will work closely with you to determine whether or not this treatment is best for you and will accomplish your precise cosmetic goals.
Dr. Schwartz’s talent and capabilities as a surgeon are beyond compare. Please take a moment to view our beautiful photo gallery, to see for yourself the exquisite results that are possible when you undergo laser skin resurfacing with Dr. Michael R. Schwartz.
Meet Dr. Michael R. Schwartz
Double board certified in both plastic surgery and general surgery, Dr. Michael R. Schwartz is the go-to plastic surgeon for face, breast and body procedures. With over seventeen years of experience, his vast expertise, meticulous eye for detail and rare level of artistry allow him to achieve results that are both beautiful and extremely natural.
Sought after all over the world for his expertise in plastic surgery, Dr. Schwartz has authored and presented numerous papers and has been an invited speaker at several national plastic surgery meetings. With his wealth of expertise, artistic skill and national reputation, few surgeons are more qualified than Dr. Schwartz to enhance your appearance and deliver the exquisite cosmetic outcomes you desire.