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Laser resurfacing in Los Angeles

A laser resurfacing treatment in Los Angeles is used for reducing facial wrinkles, blemishes, or acne scars. Skin is precisely removed layer by layer by the concentrated beams of light. This kind of treatment is good for treating fine lines or acne scars. However, if you have a darker skin tone or active acne this procedure is not for you. CO2 Laser resurfacing has been used for years to successfully treat many skin conditions.

Discuss laser skin resurfacing with Dr. Mark Youssef in Los Angeles. Schedule a free consultation or get more information by calling (310) 434-0044.

Whatís YOUnique about laser resurfacing?

Laser skin resurfacing is an outpatient procedure, and how long it takes is relative to the amount of damage and the areas being treated. Anesthesia is administered for intravenous sedation, a.k.a. twilight sleep. The CO2 laser allows us to use a high-energy beam to vaporize scars, lines, wrinkles, and other skin imperfections, layer by layer. The laser affords a level of precision, control, and accuracy not available by other methods.

There are several different lasers used in laser resurfacing. Which laser is used for your skin resurfacing procedure will be determined by Dr. Mark Youssef after discussing and evaluating your particular needs. The different types of lasers are all designed to target specific damage. During your consultation, the doctor will evaluate the extent of damage you have and lay out a laser resurfacing treatment plan specifically tailored for you.

  • Active FX CO2 Laser is a technique that firms your skin as a result of new collagen, making you have a more youthful appearance. The recovery time is minimal, giving you great results quickly and without any major upsets in your routine. Typically done in one session, this procedure for resurfacing and smoothing the skin is the treatment of choice for age-related deep lines, sun damage, and sagging of the face and neck skin.

  • Deep Fx CO2 Laser treatment is also used in a fractional form to treat deep lines, wrinkles, and scarring. It is comprised of a combination of the Active FX and Deep FX, making it the laser resurfacing treatment most suited for rough skin along with deep lines or scars. This procedure has a longer recovery time than other treatments.

Although laser resurfacing treatments carry less risk of complications than other procedures, they do have side effects. Redness may last from two to four weeks, on average. The most common side effects are hyper or hypo pigmentation, which are more common in patients with darker skin types as typically come with Mediterranean, Asian, and South American ancestry. Your skin may stay pink for some time after the laser resurfacing. If red/pinkness persists, Dr. Youssef will evaluate your need for melanin suppressors to help your color return to normal.

Talk about laser skin resurfacing with Dr. Youssef for Los Angeles and Beverly Hills clients at (310) 434-0044.
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Mark Youssef, MD

Mark Youssef, M.D.

"Some doctors feel that cosmetic surgery is just a job; I'm not one of them. I take pride in my work as a surgical art."

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Younique Cosmetic Surgery 1551 Ocean Avenue Suite 200
Santa Monica, CA 90401
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Dr. Mark Youssef offers breast augmentation, breast lift, rhinoplasty, liposuction, tummy tuck, face lift, and more surgical options to patients in the Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, Santa Monica, and Hollywood area. He also offers cosmetic dermatology care, including Botox®, Juvéderm®, Restylane®, chemical peels, and much more.

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