Laser skin resurfacing is a cosmetic procedure that utilizes focused laser beams to remove the upper layer of skin, and reveal a healthy, new layer. The application is precise and accurate as it manages the skin layer by layer. This method is effective in skin regeneration because the removed skin is replaced by new tissue growth. It also stimulates collagen development, which is an important factor for healthy skin. When used on fine wrinkles or other skin irregularities, the increased growth of collagen renders a suppler, younger-looking appearance. Newport Beach cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Ed Domanskis, is proud to offer patients the MIXTO Fractionated CO2 Laser for patients seeking gorgeous, dramatic results. Laser skin resurfacing can be done as a separate procedure or combined with another facial treatment.
Laser Skin Resurfacing Reviews
MIXTO is the latest technology in fractional CO2 laser skin resurfacing. It can produce dramatic improvement in skin texture and tone, and results in a softer appearance. In addition, it is able to be used on all skin types for various skin irregularities. Dr. Domanskis performs all laser treatments personally, and uses MIXTO for the face, neck, chest, and hands. A single treatment using this technology can show significant improvement while softening wrinkles. As one of the most technologically advanced skin rejuvenation systems on the market today, it delivers more results in a single half hour treatment session, than many of its competitors can produce with multiple treatments.
During/After the Procedure
Laser skin resurfacing is similar to the healing that takes place from a burn, however it is a controlled effort. Several days after treatment, the treated area crusts over and is a red in color, which begins fading over the next week or so and continues fading over the succeeding four months, on average. It goes from bright red to pink to either the person's normal skin color or maybe even lighter. Following treatment, patients need to use a strong sunscreen and avoid the sun. Once the skin is healed, sun exposure should still be eliminated. Tanning can still occur, but the patient's skin is much more sensitive to the sun and its damaging effects.
The average price for laser resurfacing varies depending on what is being treated and how large the area is. On average, patients can expect to pay around $5,000-$6,000, which includes the MIXTO laser treatment, medications and local anesthesia.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $3,000 - $4,500
- Recovery Time
- 2-7 Days
- Average Procedure Time
- 1 Hour
- Procedure Recovery Location
Laser Skin Resurfacing FAQs
Negative Affects on Skin?
Although the procedure will wear the skin surface away, there is a minimal risk of scarring, especially when post-treatment care is implemented. It is critical to find a reputable doctor or technician with comprehensive experience with laser skin treatments. It’s important for the surgeon to understand different technologies affect different skin types. When done correctly, the result is a long-lasting healthy skin effective in combating signs of aging and skin damage.
Aside from the natural effects of aging, personal habits and environmental factors, results can be long lasting. Maintenance treatments may be considered as signs of aging get more and more significant over time.
Ablative or Non-Ablative?
It depends mainly on the patient’s skin condition and cosmetic goals. Another factor to consider is how quick the recovery period should be or if there should be no downtime for the patient. The doctor will discuss each treatment in detail and recommend the best approach that matches the patient’s circumstances.