The Benefits of CO2 Laser Treatment
The leading provider of health information services, WebMD, describes CO2 fractional laser therapy as “the anti-aging breakthrough of the decade.” Such high praise is justified by effective and long-lasting results combined with a significant reduction in downtime and side effects. CO2 fractional laser therapy possesses a high degree of precision that allows it to removes irregular or blemished skin layer by layer. In addition, this treatment reduces risks of complications, delivering maximum benefits with minimal recovery time. This treatment is safe and quick, taking only one or two sessions with results expected to last 8 to 10 years.
Scheduling a Consultation
The first crucial step in undergoing CO2 fractional laser therapy is scheduling a consultation at one of Dr. Michael Omidi’s offices located in Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, Pomona, and Apple Valley. Dr. Michael Omidi dedicates a substantial amount of time to his in-person exams. A firm believer in building a close personal rapport with patients, he insists on giving each prospective patient enough time to present reasons for requesting the procedure and then going over every step involved in treatment. Such a careful and painstaking approach to physical exams and consultations allows Dr. Omidi to carefully assess your needs and achieve your desired aesthetic results
How Does CO2 Laser Treatment Work?
As we age, our skin becomes drier and thinner. Affected by fine lines and wrinkles, it also acquires a characteristic sagging appearance. This aging process occurs largely due to the deterioration of collagen, a natural type of protein that makes up about 80% of our skin. Over the years, collagen progressively deteriorates as our skin is exposed to sun and pollution. As a result, the skin loses its elasticity and plumpness, becoming more susceptible to the development of brown spots. In order to reverse the signs of aging, CO2 fractional laser therapy relies on the trusted laser resurfacing technique that uses small beams of energy light. By creating microscopic holes in the skin, it stimulates and accelerates the production of collagen. Increased collagen, in turn, fills in wrinkles and enhances the skin’s overall texture. Furthermore, CO2 fractional laser therapy improves upon this technique by eliminating damage to the top layer of the skin. Thus, this cutting-edge treatment delivers maximum results while preventing bruising and minimizing downtime.
CO2 fractional laser therapy is particularly effective in treating the following skin conditions:
- Fine lines throughout the face
- Aging or sun damaged skin
- Skin discoloration
- Liver spots
- Enlarged oil glands
What to Expect During Treatment?
Before performing CO2 fractional laser therapy, Dr. Michael Omidi will administer a local anesthetic to the target area. This preliminary step ensures that you experience no pain or discomfort during treatment. In addition, our staff will thoroughly clean your facial skin and ask you to use a protective eyewear to shield your eyes during the laser treatment. Once the treatment begins, Dr. Michael Omidi will apply CO2 fractional laser to the target area. The advanced therapy will simultaneously vaporize damaged skin layers and stimulate collagen production by creating tiny holes in your skin surface. The entire treatment is expected to last between 30 minutes to 2 hours.
Recovery and Possible Side Effects
Since CO2 fractional laser therapy minimizes damage to the outer layer of your skin, it has the benefit of substantially reducing the recovery period. In Dr. Michael Omidi’s extensive experience delivering this treatment in Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, Pomona, and Apple Valley, patients fully recover in under 2 weeks. While most patients experience no pain after the procedure, some may observe mild swelling and redness that will disappear in about two days. In addition, you may experience some peeling 3 to 4 days after the procedure. Usually, your skin will regain its ordinary appearance in about 7 to 10 days. At this time, you should moisturize your skin with lotion to promote the healing process. While some patients may experience positive effects of treatment right away, Dr. Michael Omidi advises to wait a few months to observe a gradual improvement in skin tone and elasticity as new collagen is formed.
The Cost and Financing Options
The cost for CO2 fractional laser therapy may vary from patient to patient depending on various factors; however, we guarantee that our pricing will always be competitive with that of other local providers furnishing equivalent services. We provide excellent financing options, and discounts for multiple procedures are available. If you are ready to change your life and discover the new you, schedule a consultation online for one of our offices located in Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, Pomona, or Apple Valley. Call us at 310-281-0155 for more details about procedures and pricing.