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Every day, our skin is the most exposed organ of our body because it is the first layer of protection from all environmental conditions. However, as we age, changes begin to show with uneven skin tone and texture, blotchiness, and acne.
Dr. Daniel Gould can help to eliminate imperfections for brighter, clearer, and healthier skin. Schedule your consultation to learn how laser skin resurfacing in Beverly Hills can clear your skin. Along with our other skin rejuvenation options, this unique procedure could help you feel more confident with your appearance.
Laser skin resurfacing is a precise technique that can erase lesions, imperfections, and acne scars, reduce wrinkles, tighten skin, and improve tone and skin texture. It works by sending pulsating beams of light to the outer layers of your skin’s epidermis (ablative laser) and heats the underlying dermis (non-ablative laser) to stimulate collagen production for smoother, healthier skin.
After your face is cleansed, a topical anesthetic is applied. Dr. Gould then begins your laser skin resurfacing treatment. Laser skin resurfacing uses concentrated pulsing light beams on the targeted area to remove skin layer-by-layer and stimulate collagen production. Once your treatment is completed, a soothing cream is applied. Most laser skin resurfacing treatments take about one hour or less, depending on the focus of your treatment.
Laser resurfacing treatments differ, but all types of this skin treatment fall into two primary categories: ablative and non-ablative.
Ablative lasers, such as Erbium lasers, remove your skin’s top surface layer to trigger a healing response within your skin. You may experience redness and rawness like a sunburn as the skin heals. This treatment requires at least a week of downtime for proper skin healing.
This options features a fractional laser that combines both ablative and non-ablative lasers to target the top layers and reach deep to the tissue underneath. However, the laser uses smaller beams with fractionated light, offering a shorter recovery time.
This treatment leaves the surface of your skin alone and only heats the underlying dermis. As a result, treatments such as Clear+Brilliant have little to no downtime.
Also known as a photofacial, this option is an FDA-cleared skin rejuvenation therapy to treat visible signs of aging and rosacea, age spots, spider veins, broken capillaries, etc.
Place your trust in the master hands of our expert Dr. Daniel Gould. Turn a new page to better skin with laser skin resurfacing. Learn more about effective laser skin resurfacing as well as other skin treatments with Dr. Gould at our Beverly Hills office.
Depending on the laser used to address your skin-related concerns, recovery time can differ. For example, non-ablative lasers require no downtime at all, while ablative lasers can require at least a week of healing. This does not mean you have to stop your daily activities; it just means you have to be more careful with the treated area because it is sensitive and prone to infection.
Dr. Daniel Gould will provide Beverly Hills patients with post-treatment instructions for caring for their skin after Laser Skin Resurfacing, treatment for optimal healing and results.
Dr. Gould uses nutritional supplements in the healing period to give your body the basic building blocks it needs to improve the healing process and to maximize the benefits of the treatment.
Depending on the treated area, your desired effect may be seen immediately after your session. However, if your treatment involves ablative laser resurfacing, the result is noticeable after the redness and peeling are gone, which requires up to one week to heal properly. Ablative lasers give gradual and progressive results; this means that within three to six months, the skin rejuvenates because of the production of new collagen fibers. Your results with non-ablative lasers are visible sooner. Dr. Gould strives to give his Beverly Hills patients the best that Laser Skin Resurfacing has to offer.
It feels like tiny snapping rubber bands accompanied by a warm feeling. Generally, it is well tolerated. Dr. Gould will use topical numbing medications as well to improve your experience with the procedure.
The frequency of the treatments depends on the skin issues you want to be addressed. Dr. Gould will provide recommendations for further treatment if needed.
Laser skin resurfacing is a cosmetic treatment that medical insurance does not cover.
Laser skin resurfacing is a safe treatment when performed by an experienced board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Gould. Dr. Gould will determine if laser skin resurfacing is right for you during your consultation. The risks include hyperpigmentation or skin color change, which may require topical bleaching creams to improve over time.
Treatment costs will vary for each patient and depend on the skin-related issues you want to be treated. Learn more by scheduling a consultation today.