Laser skin resurfacing has been a popular method of repairing and rejuvenating damaged skin for a number of years however; some patients have chosen to avoid this procedure due to the long and difficult recovery periods associated with CO2 laser treatments. Now, thanks to new advancements in laser technology, clients may enjoy the same effective results here in Los Angeles and across the world, with little or no recovery time. Epione Medical Corporation of Beverly Hills, CA now offers CoolFrax fractional laser resurfacing, considered a safe and effective method for skin rejuvenation
Traditional ablative laser resurfacing involves the use of lasers to aggressively damage the outer layer of skin. The damaged skin is essentially vaporized by a controlled laser beam. The aggressive nature of this treatment may increase the patient’s recovery time as well as risk of infection and scarring.
CoolFrax fractional laser resurfacing, on the other hand, takes a far less aggressive approach. The laser beam is broken up into small fractions which deliver thousands of microscopic columns of heat within the treated area. Only these targeted areas are “injured” by these columns of heat and light. The skin around these perforated areas remains totally intact. The light energy is absorbed into the “injured” areas and this stimulates collagen production. The healthy tissue surrounding the treated areas promotes a more rapid recovery with less risk of complications. The new skin grows back healthier and stronger in just a few days.
CoolFrax fractional laser resurfacing can be used for the treatment of acne, wrinkles, fine lines, sun damage, stretch marks, skin discolorations and melasma. Patients may not only see results in these areas; there can also be an overall improvement in the texture and elasticity of their skin. In fact, Dr. Simon Ourian, Epione’s Medical Director, often opts to combine laser resurfacing with dermal fillers or Botox for best results. CoolFrax fractional laser resurfacing can also be effective for the treatment of an acne scar or scar resulting from surgery or trauma.
A CoolFrax fractional laser procedure is quick and will usually take no longer than hour. In most instances, the treatment is performed in no more than 30 minutes. Patients report only a stinging or prickling sensation, similar to mild sunburn, when undergoing treatment. The most significant benefit to patients is the quick recovery time. They are able to return to work almost immediately. Side effects include light swelling and minimal skin redness which clear up in fairly quickly.
CoolFrax fractional laser treatment is a relatively gentle and effective option for skin resurfacing. This minimally invasive procedure can be used to treat all areas of the body including the chest, arms, legs and abdomen.
Plastic surgery has advanced significantly over the last 20 years and Epione’s CoolFrax fractional laser resurfacing, as part of this evolution, is playing a significant role in reversing the signs of aging. It is truly a revolutionary approach to improving the appearance of the skin.