Laser Skin Resurfacing

Michael Elam, MD
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Orange County Facial Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Elam uses the new fractional CO2 Laser for skin resurfacing. Fractional skin resurfacing treatments help to reclaim your skin’s youthful texture and tone, leaving you with a lasting healthy glow.  Fractional laser skin resurfacing is used to:

  • Reduce lines and deep wrinkles on the face
  • Tighten skin on the face and neck
  • Improve skin tone around the eyelids, jowls and neck
  • Rejuvenate sun-damaged skin and texture

Dr. Elam works with his patient’s to customize a treatment plan specific to your skin and treatment objectives.

Fractional skin treatments keep downtime to a minimum by only treating a  “fraction “ of the skin’s surface, leaving healthy tissue to assist in the rapid healing process. Within a few days, new skin takes the place of older, sun damaged skin. What’s equally important is that the CO2 laser stimulates new collagen growth, so you will continue to see improvement in your skins texture and tone.

Following your laser treatment you will have some swelling and redness. Depending on the aggressiveness of the treatment plan, the redness may last several weeks. Dr. Elam has an aesthetician that works in the office that will help in suggesting a make-up that can be applied to cover the redness so that you may resume your regular activities as soon as possible. 

Results from this CO2 deep resurfacing therapy can be dramatic and will provide you with younger youthful looking skin.  If you would like any further information regarding this treatment please feel free to contact the office via our web inquiry.