We offer skin resurfacing with the QuadraLASETM Fractional CO2 laser to our Marina Del Rey patients who seek noticeable skin rejuvenation effects with just one treatment. The QuadraLASE is among the most advanced skin resurfacing laser systems available today. It is able to improve the appearance of the skin by minimizing signs of aging and scarring while improving the overall tone and texture of the skin. If you are considering skin resurfacing, we invite you to meet with our Doctor at Marina Dermatology. After your initial consultation, our Cosmetic Dermatologist will help you understand which laser system can provide you with the results you desire.
Laser skin resurfacing has been growing in popularity in Los Angeles. This treatment is able to correct many of signs of aging including fine lines and wrinkles, areas of irregular pigmentation due to sun damage, and skin laxity. In addition, skin resurfacing can minimize scars (from acne, surgery, or accidents) and eliminate benign or pre-cancerous skin lesions. There are a variety of laser systems available on the market. QuadraLASE differs from other systems in that it can provide skin rejuvenation with just one treatment session, whereas other systems require multiple sessions to produce noticeable results. Treatment with the QuadraLASE Fractional CO2 laser requires slightly longer downtime than some of the other fractionated systems, but far less downtime than older ablative laser systems.
QuadraLASE Fractional CO2 utilizes a fractional carbon dioxide laser. During treatment with this laser, only a “fraction” of the skin is treated, leaving some amount of surrounding skin untouched to promote a more rapid recovery. During treatment, the laser creates thousands of tiny holes on the skin’s surface, rather than removing entire layers of skin. These holes trigger the body’s healing mechanisms, resulting in the production of fresh skin and stimulating the body to produce more collagen. Almost immediately after the treatment, scars and irregular pigmentation will be minimized. In the coming months as the body responds to the increase in collagen production, the skin will become firmer, more resilient, and more youthful in appearance.
Our Dermatologist can perform QuadraLASE Fractional CO2 skin resurfacing at either of our Los Angeles offices to revitalize skin on the face, neck, hands, and chest. The entire treatment takes about one hour to perform. To ensure your comfort during the procedure, our skin Doctor may recommend an oral sedative in addition to a topical anesthetic. Thanks to these measures, most of our Marina Del Rey patients report that the procedure is nearly painless. After the treatment, your skin will likely be red and swollen – most patients choose to take the remainder of the day off from work. Most of our patients experience a slight sunburned feeling and peeling skin for three to ten days following their treatment at our LA offices. During this time, the skin will peel and fresher skin will be revealed. Our Doctor will give you specific instructions to follow after the treatment to ensure a positive outcome and improve your comfort during the recovery period.
QuadraLASE Fraction CO2 is a great solution for patients seeking skin revitalization with just one treatment. While the downtime is longer than other laser resurfacing treatments, it provides noticeable results faster. For our patients who prefer a shorter downtime, we may recommend Fraxel skin resurfacing, which allows for less downtime but requires multiple treatment sessions. To determine which skin resurfacing solution will provide you with the best results, please contact Marina Dermatology to set up an initial consultation.