Fractional CO2 Laser Resurfacing
What Can Lasers Do For You?
Advanced laser technology is a popular minimally-invasive technique that can regenerate the skin and improve its overall texture and tone. Lasers can be used to treat a range of skin concerns, including wrinkles, deep lines, fine lines, poor skin tone and texture, large pores, acne and surgical scars, uneven pigmentation, melasma, stretch marks and pearly penile papules. Dr. Rokhsar offers laser resurfacing at his New York office. During a consultation, Dr. Rokhsar can tell you whether a laser treatment can address your aesthetic concerns.
Be Sure to Get Treated by a Highly Trained Professional
There are many laser resurfacing options out there today, so it’s important to emphasize that the quality of the practitioner is exceptionally important. Laser treatments are only as effective as the medical professional in control. In many cases, patients seek out a “budget” solution, and then have to pay more to get poor results corrected. Getting excellent results with a laser system is possible, but you must seek out a highly respected surgeon such as Dr. Cameron Rokhsar, who offers Fraxel in Garden City and Manhattan. Dr. Rokhsar has been trained by the inventor of the CO2 laser resurfacing procedure and has extensive experience in laser resurfacing. He is considered an international authority with laser resurfacing and has spoken on this subject all around the globe.
Treating Moderate to Severe Wrinkles
For patients who do have severe wrinkles, and are not smokers or are able to stop smoking, this procedure remains a popular treatment choice. A one pass laser resurfacing procedure typically has one week of down time and multiple pass CO2 laser procedure typically has two weeks down time. Treatment of wrinkles with the CO2 laser is limited to the face. For those individuals who do not have 1-2 weeks available for down time or who wish to resurface other skin areas, the laser of choice is the Fraxel laser.
The following conditions can be safely and effectively be addressed with laser resurfacing procedures: Wrinkles, deep lines, fine lines, poor skin tone and texture, large pores, acne and surgical scars, uneven pigmentation, melasma, stretch marks and pearly penile papules. Dr. Rokhsar, will tell you which laser is best for you during your consultation.
What Are Fractional Lasers?
The Fractional C02 lasers are powerful, ablative lasers used for skin resurfacing. C02 lasers can improve skin elasticity, texture, fine lines and deep wrinkles, acne scars, and sunspots. Fractional C02 lasers work by creating tiny holes in the skin. The skin responds by rapid healing and peeling of old damaged cells to reveal new healthy skin. The depth of tissue that this laser reaches results in significant crusting, scaling, and peeling; and a longer recovery time. In many patients, these lasers are preferred for sun damaged skin, wrinkles, and improving the overall skin texture. C02 lasers typically provide incredible results with only one treatment.
Laser skin resurfacing with the CO2 or erbium lasers involves the removal of a layer of skin so that the new skin can flourish and fill in the wrinkles and crevices. The laser vaporizes the old wrinkled, sun damaged and scarred skin which initiates a cascade for new skin formation. The new skin is healthier with fewer visible lines, wrinkles, sun damage and scars. Laser skin resurfacing with the CO2 laser remains the gold standard for treating age-related surface imperfections. The CO2 laser also can have a tightening effect on the skin.
*Results may vary.
Fractional Resurfacing for Acne Scars
Acne is the most common skin disorder affecting adolescents and young adults. In fact, 85 percent of all teenagers have had some degree of acne, most commonly a very mild form. It may seem incredibly difficult to have patience when you start your treatment for acne. However, keep in mind that if you stick closely to your individualized treatment plan, you can see results. When dealing with severe acne, even though there is healing, the patient is always left with scarring.
Fractional C02 lasers are used to resurface skin that has been damaged by acne scars, age, and sun exposure. The laser beams stimulate the skin to produce more collagen, a protein found in abundance in young skin. These lasers are used to improve uneven skin tone, smooth scars, improve elasticity, and erase wrinkles. These lasers target and remove damaged areas of skin on a microscopic level by creating controlled ‘holes’ of damage. This damage stimulates the damaged or scarred areas of skin to heal more rapidly; replacing the damaged, aged, scarred areas with fresh skin. These lasers are more powerful than Fraxel lasers because they create more damage. Fractional C02 lasers can provide incredibly dramatic results with few treatments.
Most patients begin to see results in about one week post-treatment. Results are cumulative and take about six months to see peak improvement. The skin will gradually heal as it regenerates from the inside out. These lasers are considered safe and effective on all skin types, including African-American, Indian, Asian, and Mediterranean. Individual results will depend on a variety of factors, including the condition of the skin, the of extent scaring, and other signs of damage.
Dr. Cameron Rokhsar has trained more doctors in fractional lasers than any other doctor. He has introduced this technology to countries such as Australia, Europe, South America, Canada, Thailand and virtually every continent across the globe. Because Dr. Rokhsar had significant involvement in the fractional laser development, he is one of the most trained and skilled doctors to perform skin resurfacing in the world. Contact us today!