CO2 Laser Resurfacing

Fractional CO2 Laser Treatment Upland CA

American Board of Facial Cosmetic SurgeryAs one of the most exciting and innovative scientific achievements to date, laser technology is being utilized throughout the health care community. Dr. Gilbert may use fractional carbon dioxide laser energy to treat sun-damaged skin, facial wrinkles, and scars in a procedure called laser skin resurfacing.

Secret PRO Fractional CO2 laser delivers controlled fractioned thermal energy to resurface the epidermis and regenerate collagen for dermal remodeling.

The fractional CO2 laser targets the epidermal layers to resurface the skin. Fractional thermal zones are created, leaving the surrounding skin intact for faster healing.

Secret PRO offers 2 unique treatment options using CO2 laser technology.

Secret PRO Ultra-Light

Secret PRO Ultra-light is a CO2 gentle laser micro peel treatment that safely and effectively improves your skin tone and texture by gently resurfacing a thin outer layer of your skin. This treatment provides quality results that are tailored to your skin’s specific conditions. You’ll enjoy healthier-looking, refreshed skin, quickly and easily!  It’s ideal for maintaining youthful-looking skin with a series of quick healing treatments.

Secret PRO Ultra

A powerful CO2 laser procedure ideal for skin resurfacing. It smooths, brightens, & enhances skin tone and texture. Secret PRO Ultra promotes collagen production and is ideal for fair to medium skin. The Secret PRO Ultra treatment utilizes CO2 laser energy to revitalize severely sun-damaged skin. The procedure is designed to deliver safe, effective, fractional skin resurfacing by treating multiple skin layers at the same time with precision and control. This single treatment provides long-lasting results customized to address your needs. s. It’s ideal for reversing the signs of aging skin with a single treatment.

To learn more about the Secret PRO treatment options, please refer to our main Secret PRO page and Secret PRO FAQs.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is a laser?

The word “laser” is an acronym, which stands for Light Amplification by the Stimulated Emission of Radiation. A surgical laser, such as the CO2 laser, is a beam of light capable of removing unwanted tissue, such as scarred, lined, wrinkled, and otherwise imperfect skin. The laser vaporizes skin cells by emitting bursts of radiation that are absorbed by water in these cells. Laser light penetrates to a very precise, controlled depth, making the procedure safe and predictable while reducing the risk of scarring or pigmentation problems. Laser skin resurfacing is bloodless and is performed right here in our office under light sedation. As a result of this treatment, you are left with more youthful-looking skin.

What areas can be treated through CO2 laser resurfacing?

The laser is used to reduce tiny wrinkles, acne scars, and other minor skin imperfections, especially around the mouth and eyes. It can improve sun-damaged and acne-scarred skin problems that often cause concern to both men and women. 

The Secret PRO Ultra treatment reduces sun damage, improves skin texture, and promotes collagen production to reduce the appearance of scars and crepey skin through fractional skin resurfacing. Secret PRO Ultra-Light helps promote healthy skin and provides results for many common skin concerns, including; uneven skin tone and texture and overall complexion quality.

Benefits of CO2 Laser Resurfacing treatment

Laser resurfacing can be used as an alternative to chemical peel and dermabrasion. The benefits of using this technique are less pain and faster recovery time. In most cases, it is less costly.

How many treatments will I need?

Most patients will need 3 treatments spaced 4 weeks apart for the Secret PRO Ultra-light treatment.  Dr. Gilbert will create an ideal treatment plan customized for you, depending on your skin concerns.

With Secret PRO Ultra treatment, most patients see significant improvement after just 1 treatment. 

Before Surgery

Prior to surgery, Dr. Gilbert and you will discuss the goals for facial improvement. After determining the most appropriate procedure to use, we will fully describe the procedure, what results to expect, and the costs. The skin is usually pretreated prior to surgery to improve the healing time.

The Procedure

Cutera Secret ProA local anesthetic is given to ensure that you are comfortable throughout the procedure. The area is cleansed and draped. Dr. Gilbert directs the laser beam toward your skin imperfections. The laser quickly and accurately vaporizes the outermost layers of skin just four or five cells in thickness.

What can be expected?

In most cases, only one treatment is needed. The initial redness fades in a few weeks to a light pink, which can be camouflaged with cosmetics. The discoloration usually disappears in one to three months. The goal of laser resurfacing is to enhance facial appearance. Expectations by the patient must be realistic and results should be anticipated as improvements rather than total corrections. Results of the surgery depend on many factors such as the size, shape, and location of the imperfection and the patient’s heredity, age, and general skin condition.

To learn more about what the treatment is like and the downtime after the treatment, please refer to Secret PRO FAQs.

When will I see the results?

After the exfoliation process is complete, you will see immediate improvements in your skin’s appearance. With Secret PRO Ultra, the results progressively improve over the next 3-6 months as new collagen is produced, and with Secret PRO Ultra-Light, the results will progressively improve after each treatment.

Am I a candidate for CO2 laser resurfacing?

This procedure is safe and effective on patients with fair to medium skin tones. Contact our Upland CA office at Inland Institute - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Phone Number 909-982-8888 to determine if this treatment option is right for you!

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