Laser Skin Rejuvenation
Conveniently located to serve Thousand Oaks, Carpinteria, and Santa Barbara
There are many different factors that shape the way our skin looks. From the harsh outside environment to the natural progression of time, our skin will change a lot as we live our lives. But when these changes appear as blemishes in the form of fine lines, wrinkles, or acne scars, it’s time to say enough is enough. The skincare providers at The Center for Dermatology Care can help you reclaim your beautiful skin using the latest advancements in laser resurfacing technology.
What is Laser Skin Resurfacing?
Laser skin resurfacing is a type of skincare treatment that is designed to help improve skin tone and texture using advanced laser devices. The high-frequency energy that’s applied to the skin can help eradicate a variety of common skin concerns, including:
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Blotchy pigmentation
- Acne scarring
With advances in laser skin rejuvenation, our Southern California dermatology professionals can help you achieve healthier, more beautiful skin.
Skin Rejuvenation With the Sciton Laser
The Sciton® Erbium: YAG laser is an innovative technology that introduces fewer risks to the patient and reduces the downtime following the procedure. The energy produced by this laser is preferentially absorbed by water. Since the major constituent of skin cells is water, the energy causes the cells to evaporate, removing a very thin layer of skin with each pass. The depth of penetration of the procedure can be customized more easily than a medium depth chemical peel so areas with deeper or more superficial wrinkles can be more tailored to the required depth.
The skin usually heals within 7-10 days after the procedure, and over the next several week’s pinkness fades and collagen production progresses. This increased collagen production helps to soften fine lines and wrinkles and improve the texture and thickness of the treated skin. Following the procedure, it is very important to use sunscreen and sun-protective measures to speed healing without complication and to avoid the ultraviolet damage that caused the aging skin in the first place.
Photodynamic Therapy (PDT) is a treatment performed with a topical photosensitizing agent called Levulan (5-aminolevulinic acid or ALA). Levulan is a natural product that is activated by a specific wavelength of light. Levulan may be placed on the skin of the face, neck, chest, or hands and then is activated by our Vbeam Pulsed Dye Laser. These treatments improve actinic keratoses or precancerous spots caused by sun exposure. ALA/PDT is quicker than the typical treatment options for actinic keratoses such as topical liquid nitrogen or creams such as Aldara (imiquimod) and Fluoroplex (5-Fluorouracil). It offers an effective treatment option with minimal side effects and downtime. Levulan also offers cosmetic benefits. Sunspots, uneven pigmentation, and early wrinkles may be improved with its use.
To achieve maximum effectiveness, a series of 2 to 3 laser skin rejuvenation treatments, spaced 3 to 4 weeks apart is most effective. Follow-up treatments can be done in the future to treat new actinic keratoses and to maintain the rejuvenated appearance of the skin.
Candidates for Laser Skin Resurfacing
Laser skin resurfacing is an excellent treatment option for those who desire an improvement in the look and feel of their skin without the need for undergoing invasive surgery or injectable treatments. The energy produced by the lasers can help resolve a myriad of skin concerns, including an uneven skin tone, crow’s feet, warts, and more. We’ll help determine if you’d make a good candidate for laser skin resurfacing during your initial consultation.
How Much Does Laser Skin Resurfacing Cost?
The cost of laser skin resurfacing varies from patient to patient and depends on their individual needs. Our skilled team will perform an assessment of your skin to help determine the appropriate treatment plan to achieve the desired outcome. After that, we will discuss the associated cost of your laser skin resurfacing treatment.
Contact Our Office
Our team is dedicated to providing our patients achieve vibrantly, refreshed skin they can carry with confidence. If you would like to learn more about Thousand Oaks laser skin resurfacing, click here to request a consultation with one of our dermatology professionals. Or you can call The Center for Dermatology Care at (805) 497-1694 and one of our helpful staff members will schedule your appointment.