Dr. Kirk A. Churukian offers laser skin rejuvenation at his San Jose area practice in order to help patients refresh their complexions. Laser skin rejuvenation, such as SmartSkin CO2 laser skin resurfacing and fractional resurfacing with a Fraxel® laser, has a simple goal: to replace damaged skin with new, fresh skin. Techniques for skin resurfacing have made enormous advances, allowing patients to achieve nearly flawless complexions. Additionally, photo rejuvenation, or Intense Pulsed Light™ therapy, helps patients achieve smoother, younger looking skin as well.
In CO2 laser skin resurfacing, the laser’s powerful beam of light vaporizes the top layers of skin, causing deeper, healthier cells to replace the superficial cells that are vaporized. The heat from the laser stimulates collagen remodeling, making the skin tauter. The primary targets of SmartSkin laser resurfacing include:
When laser resurfacing is performed, patients can typically return to normal activities within 10 days, with redness diminishing within 8 to 10 weeks. Laser resurfacing can restore skin to a healthy state, similar to that of skin that has not experienced sun damage or scarring. With proper sun protection and BOTOX® injections, results can last for years.
Fractional resurfacing with a Fraxel® laser treatment will give you carbon dioxide resurfacing-like results without significant downtime. This treatment offers large improvements in skin texture, wrinkles and skin discolorations such as age spots and sun spots.
Fraxel® Laser treatment is performed in the office using only a topical anesthetic. It can be used on all skin color types, on the face, neck, hands, and body. After treatment, redness and swelling may occur for 24-48 hours. Two to five treatments may be needed for best results. If you are interested in this effective new technology, please contact our practice for a consultation.