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The FACe Fractional CO2 (“C-Oh-Two”) laser uses the latest proven innovation in laser technology. The Fractional CO2 laser is used to remove wrinkles, eliminate brown spots, improve melasma, and is the best minimal downtime treatment to improve the overall quality and texture of the skin.
Learn more about the Fractional CO2 laser. Video duration: 10:23 minutes
The Fractional CO2 laser is unique in several ways, but most unique in the way it delivers the laser treatment. Unlike more traditional lasers, including the older CO2 lasers, the Fractional CO2 laser treats the skin with thousands of micro-point sized dots, thereby leaving a good portion of healthy tissue behind. This more targeted treatment helps regenerate new collagen and consequently more youthful, healthier looking skin. Additionally, the fractional technology allows for much quicker healing times and safer treatments.
The other unique aspect of the Fractional CO2 laser is patient comfort and the ease of post-treatment care. Topical anesthesia is all that is required and with the fractional technology there is minimal swelling, no oozing or weeping and the skin regeneration time is in days, not weeks to months as compared to the CO2 laser. Ultimately, you will see quicker results with less social downtime. With facial treatments healing in 3-5 days and the neck and chest healing in 5-7 days this treatment has become our treatment of choice for a cost effective, little to no downtime skin rejuvenation procedure. Other facilities charge over $2000 for this treatment, at Facial Aesthetic Concepts a full face treatment is just $995.
The Fractional CO2 laser may be confused with the Fraxel® laser, but these are two completely different lasers systems. The Fractional CO2 laser uses the CO2 laser wavelength, which is considered by leaders in the field of facial plastic surgery as the “Gold Standard” for collagen regeneration, and the laser to use for improving sun damaged and aging skin. The before-and-after photos demonstrate some of the remarkable results obtained with the Fractional CO2 laser, and is the reason why this affordable treatment has rapidly become one of the most popular treatments at Facial Aesthetic Concepts.
The KTP laser is a laser that is used treat red vessels on the face, typically found on the nose, cheeks, and chin. The laser is also used to treat generalized redness, commonly found on the cheeks and forehead in patients with rosacea. The face is not the only area that can be treated. The KTP laser can also treat stubborn vessels found on the legs and thighs, along with age spots found elsewhere on the body. The treatments are safe, effective, pain-free, and often without any downtime. The KTP laser treatment has become a very popular treatment at Facial Aesthetic Concepts because it offers a quick and affordable way to remove those pesky vessels around the nose, cheeks, and chin. At Facial Aesthetic Concepts we have two KTP lasers, one in our San Clemente office and the other called the Aura KTP laser in our Aliso Viejo office.
KTP Laser Before and After Photos
The gold-standard procedure for the removal of lines, wrinkles, acne scarring, brown-spots, and non-surgical facial tightening is laser skin resurfacing with the CO2 ("See-OH-two) laser. The CO2 laser is typically reserved for patients with lighter skin types and who have extensive sun-damaged or aged skin consisting of brown spots, moderate to deep lines and wrinkles, or for patients who have deep acne scarring. For those patients with less problematic skin, we offer an assortment of lasers and treatments options to meet your aesthetic goals including Fractional CO2 laser or Erbium laser skin resurfacing.
The CO2 laser results are simply remarkable, especially for deep wrinkles around the mouth and eyes. The treatment results continue to improve as your skin builds a new collagen layer over a period of one year. Newer CO2 lasers, such as the "feather touch" CO2 laser at Facial Aesthetic Concepts uses treatment settings and technology that reduces the risks of pigmentation problems and lines of demarcation seen with more traditional CO2 lasers.
The post-treatment techniques used by our board-certified facial plastic surgeons have patients out in public in 7 to 10 days. After treatment, the skin will be pink from 4 to 12 weeks depending on your skin type and the treatment settings. To help with this, we offer a complimentary visit with our medical estheticians. Our medical estheticians are experts, with additional training as make-up artists, and can show you how to cover the pinkness until its resolution. Go to our photo gallery to see before and after photos. To see if you are a candidate for CO2 laser skin resurfacing please contact us for a complimentary consultation.