Doctor’s Thoughts on Laser Treatments

At Pacific Center Plastic Surgery, we strive to understand your unique concerns and goals to find the right facial treatment plan for you. When it comes to laser skin treatments, we will be honest about the pros and cons of this treatment option. For many, the results of a nonsurgical solution like laser treatments is enough to improve a range of skin concerns. We’ve helped hundreds of patients achieve improvements to the appearance and health of their skin through laser treatments. As board-certified surgeons, we aim to deliver the best care, from consultation to post-op. To get started on your procedure or to learn more about your options, contact our office and schedule your consultation.

What Are Laser Treatments?

Laser treatments are effective skin resurfacing options, used to remove the outer, damaged layers of skin to reveal new and improved skin underneath. Different laser treatment technologies can be used depending on your skin type and concerns. At Pacific Center Plastic Surgery, we offer the following laser treatments for you to choose from:

CO2 Laser Resurfacing

CO2 laser resurfacing involves bursts of light energy to the treatment site to remove thin layers of the skin. CO2 laser resurfacing can treat surface-level blemishes as well as deeper layers of skin at the same time, for an overall rejuvenated appearance.

IPL Laser

IPL (intense Pulsed Light) laser treatment uses several different wavelengths of light to treat a variety of skin concerns including hyperpigmentation, uneven skin tone, and other blemishes.

Who can Benefit from Laser Treatment?

Laser resurfacing can address the following skin concerns:

  •         Fine lines and wrinkles
  •         Acne scars
  •         Sun damage
  •         Age spots
  •         Uneven skin tone
  •         Rough texture 
  •         Dull appearance

Treatment with laser skin resurfacing can address some of the first signs of aging like brown spots and fine lines. The treatment can also be used at the same time as another rejuvenated procedure like the brow lift, facelift, or eyelid rejuvenation. Laser treatments may not be right for you if you have active acne of other skin conditions that could affect healing.

How is Laser Treatment Performed?

Laser treatments are performed with the use of local anesthesia or numbing cream to ensure a comfortable treatment process. The appropriate laser treatment settings are then applied and short bursts of laser light are delivered to the treatment area. Your treatment process can take 30 minutes to two hours depending on the size of the treatment area.

Recovery after Laser Treatment

After laser treatment, the area will be bandaged and will need to be cleaned several times a day. Redness, swelling, and general discomfort can be expected in the treatment area and can be managed with an ice pack. Itching and stinging are also common for the first few days of your recovery. After about 5-7 days, your skin will begin peeling, revealing new skin underneath. This new skin will be extra sensitive so avoiding direct sunlight is important while healing.

Results of Laser Treatment

Once your skin is fully healed, you can enjoy the rejuvenating results of your laser treatment. Patients report smoother, healthier, and younger-looking skin after just one treatment session. You can expect blemishes to become faded, and redness will gradually diminish. Your results of laser treatment can be long-lasting, but a follow-up session may be needed to maintain your results.

Your Consultation at Pacific Center Plastic Surgery

To learn more about your laser treatment at Pacific Center Plastic Surgery, contact our office and schedule your consultation. Our professional aesthetician can meet with you to determine if laser treatment is right for you.