CO2 Laser, Los Angeles, CA
Consider CO2 laser resurfacing at MetroMD’s Los Angeles, CA location. We strive to help our patients experience the results they are looking for by diminishing scarring, fine lines, and wrinkles. While this minimally invasive treatment can provide you with optimal results, we know that making the decision to undergo treatments is one that you will want to thoroughly consider. Because of this, MetroMD has taken the time to answer frequently asked questions our prospective patients have regarding CO2 laser treatments in Los Angeles, CA:
What is CO2 laser resurfacing in Los Angeles, CA?
Laser resurfacing is a form of treatment that can help patients to reduce facial flaws with a laser that removes layers of the skin. CO2 lasers, are carbon dioxide and are used to treat fine lines, scars and wrinkles. Continual light beams or light pulses are administered to the patient during treatment to remove thin layers of skin.
What are the benefits of CO2 laser treatments?
CO2 laser treatments in Los Angeles, CA can offer a number of benefits to prospective patients. Because treatments are non-invasive, CO2 laser resurfacing is a popular form of cosmetic treatment available to our patients at MetroMD. There are a number of benefits available to those who undergo Los Angeles, CA CO2 laser treatment, including:
- Stimulate natural collagen production
- More even skin tone
- Improves texture of skin
- Treat precancerous lesions
- Reduce skin imperfections
Are treatments with the CO2 laser painful?
During treatment, your doctor will numb your face. For more extensive treatments, you may even be sedated. When administering CO2 laser treatments at our Los Angeles, CA office, our goal is to make you feel as comfortable as possible. Following the procedures you may experience redness, swelling and itchiness. We will provide you with instructions for how to care for yourself during the healing process. We recommend over the counter pain medications and ice packs to help you feel more comfortable.
What can I expect from my first consultation with MetroMD?
At your first consultation for CO2 laser treatment in Los Angeles, California, you can expect our doctors to gather information from you to determine if you are a candidate for treatments. At your first consultation we will ask you a number of questions regarding your medical history, in addition to any medications you are currently prescribed. MetroMD providers will explain the procedure and discuss expectations. Additionally, we will help you to properly prepare for treatment. This may include avoiding certain medications and sun exposure in order to obtain optimal results from CO2 laser treatments at our Los Angeles, CA office.
What types of conditions does the CO2 laser treat?
Many choose CO2 laser treatments as a way to manage signs of aging or scarring experienced over a person’s life time. CO2 laser treatments can help patients to improve their overall appearance. CO2 lasers can reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, acne scarring, sun damage, liver spots, and improve overall skin tone.
3 Myths about CO2 Lasers, debunked
After doing your research on Los Angeles, CA CO2 lasers, you may be ready to pull the trigger and complete the therapy. However, many patients of CO2 laser therapy in Los Angeles, California are still hesitant because they have heard certain myths about this type of resurfacing treatment. We are here to clear the air and help debunk some of the myths. When we work with you, we want to ensure you are as comfortable as possible during this minimally invasive treatment. If you do have any pressing questions that we do not answer here, please don’t hesitate to contact our valued team.
Myth #1. Lasers are unnecessary. There are skincare creams that can do an equally impressive job.
We are not here to tell you to stop putting skin cream on or even to tell you that you need to stop buying creams. However, when you undergo Los Angeles, CA CO2 laser therapy, you know that the equipment we use on you has undergone rigorous testing and is following the top safety laws. This ensures that you will not be harmed and that we are using the safest and most effective equipment on our patients. We cannot vouch for beauty products on the market. However, our Los Angeles, CA CO2 laser therapy performs resurfacing that other products that lay on top of your skin cannot.
Myth #2. This technology is far too experimental to be used.
Many people hear CO2 laser therapy and they think of any kind of laser they may know about: barcode scanner, laser tag, and different lighting displays. However, medical lasers are entirely different and have, as noted, undergone specific types of testing that allow them to be medically safe for patients. This is not a new piece of technology. The medical community has been using laser technology for years to conduct work, including tumor removal and dental purposes. You can trust that CO2 laser therapy in Los Angeles, CA is not just a new fad.
Myth #3. If it isn’t corrected in one treatment it isn’t working.
Like many other medical treatments, Los Angeles CO2 laser therapy will likely not give you all of the results you were hoping for after one treatment. We pride ourselves on treating each of our patients as the unique and special individuals they are, and that means their skin will react differently to the CO2 laser. We take many things into consideration during their treatment, including lifestyle choices, sun exposure and tobacco use.
Los Angeles, California CO2 Laser Therapy for Acne Scars
When you want more information on CO2 laser therapy in Los Angeles for your acne scars, you want the information you can rely on so you know what you are getting into. As noted above, this type of laser therapy carefully removes the very top layer of your skin. For many reasons— the sun, toxins, different environmental hazards (even wind)—the outer layer of your skin will become damaged. However, by removing this outer layer gently, someone who is trained in using a CO2 laser can stimulate the healthy skin underneath to regenerate. For someone who suffers from acne scars that are newer and older, this can mean the chance at clear and even skin tone.
How long should I expect my Los Angeles, CA CO2 laser therapy session to take for my acne scars?
The time this kind of therapy takes will always depend on how much surface area we must cover. It will include the time it takes for any topical numbing cream we use prior to your treatment and the actual treatment process itself. However, you can usually expect Los Angeles, CA CO2 Laser therapy to take less than two hours in total.
Will my acne scars disappear after the initial treatment or will I need to wait for my results?
As with many treatments that involve skin resurfacing, you should not expect your acne scars to be gone overnight. It is important to remember that your skin is the largest organ you have and one that should be treated gently. Your skin will need to heal after CO2 laser therapy treatments that Los Angeles, CA patients rely on and this can take a few weeks. It is possible that one of the side effects you will notice is your skin appearing slightly pinker than usual, but as the days continue you will notice your skin is taking on a more even and natural tone. Your skin will likely heal fully within the 3-6-month range, and once this occurs, you will see the full extent of the therapy on your acne scars.
I don’t want to waste my treatment. How can I prolong the results and take care of my skin?
One of the best things you can do after getting Los Angeles, CA CO2 laser therapy is to wear SPF on your face. Sun exposure is one of the top concerns we have for our clients’ skin and it can do the most damage. Not only will it make acne scars more evident, but it can also cause brown spots, wrinkles, and permanent sun damage. While CO2 laser therapy is an important initial phase of getting your acne scars under control, it takes diligent work after your therapy to ensure you are maintaining healthy skin.
If you are interested in Los Angeles, CA CO2 laser therapy, please see how we can help you now.
Experience the benefits of CO2 laser treatments by scheduling an appointment with MetroMD. We know that you may be left to deal with signs of aging, acne scarring, sun damage, uneven skin tone, and more. For some, this can surely impact confidence levels. At MetroMD, our doctors are dedicated to helping you experience optimal results. For more information regarding CO2 laser resurfacing in Los Angeles, California, call our offices today.
The Benefits of CO2 Laser Therapy in Los Angeles, CA
Are you looking for the secret to better skincare? Treatments offered at MetroMD may be the solution to your skin woes. Wrinkles, scarring and sun damage are just a few of the skin problems our patients may come to us with. Suffering from skin damage are signs of aging that can significantly impact a person’s overall appearance and self esteem. CO2 laser treatments offered to Los Angeles, CA residents can help you to feel more confident about yourself by offering a number of benefits:
Reduce Acne Scarring
If you have suffered from acne, one unfortunate consequence is the scarring that may follow. Acne scarring can be frustrating for a person. Something they must be left to live with for the rest of their lives. You may have even taken the extra step by accessing creams and lotions to mitigate scarring. One alternative that may provide optimal results may be treatment from our CO2 laser available in Los Angeles, CA. Our CO2 laser can reduce the appearance of scarring by removing the top layer of your skin where scarring has taken place. This allows for new skin cells to replace damaged tissue.
Reverse Sun Damage
Skin damage can result in dry skin that has lost its’ elasticity and is riddled with sun spots. The reality is, that sun exposure has the ability to produce significant damage. Los Angeles, CA CO2 lasers resurface the skin and remove sun damage that has occurred.
Improve Skin Texture and Tone
Dry tired looking skin is a common sign of aging. The loss of youthful looking skin can certainly impact a person’s overall appearance. It can also be difficult for anyone to come to terms with. By removing layers of the skin, you can benefit from glowing, even skin tone and a reduction of fine lines and wrinkles. Find your fresher side with Los Angeles, CA CO2 laser treatments.
Scheduling a Consultation for Los Angeles, CA CO2 Laser Treatments
We are excited to offer prospective clients with consultations so that they have the opportunity to learn more about CO2 laser treatments. Our valued and experienced professionals will help by answering any lingering questions you may have and helping you to fully realize all the benefits that CO2 laser treatments in Los Angeles, CA offers. We will discuss with you your goals and determine if treatments from our CO2 laser is the right step for you. We can also share with you other treatments that you may be a viable candidate for.
Skin problems can have an overall impact on your quality of life. Especially when you consider the lengths you may go to cover up your skin’s imperfections. What many do not realize is the amount of time this could take and, the blow to your self confidence that skin issues can have. Let us help you improve your skin’s texture by refreshing your complexion. For more information about MetroMD’s CO2 laser treatments offered to Los Angeles, CA residents, call our offices today to schedule a consultation with our team.