Achieve a radiant, near-flawless complexion with laser skin resurfacing in Valencia. As we age, we not only begin to suffer from unwanted wrinkles, fine lines and creases, but also from a host of environmental and genetic factors such as sun damage, acne scars, spider veins and facial redness, all of which may negatively impact our self-image.
While our laser skin resurfacing in Valencia is ideal for ridding the skin of unwanted blemishes, it also fulfills the additional task of replenishing the skin’s dwindling supply of collagen.
Collagen is a protein found naturally in the human body that is responsible for the skin’s resilience, hydration and youthful glow. As we age, we begin to lose our reserve of collagen, so replacing it cosmetically is an excellent solution for those who desire radiant, beautiful skin year after year.
With multiple treatment options available in one device, the Icon laser can address a variety of skincare concerns. Radiant and youthful skin can be restored with the pulses of light energy that penetrate the skin’s layers. The body naturally rebuilds the treated skin tissue to restore more evenly-textured skin, with smoothed lines and wrinkles.
The Icon laser is a non-invasive comprehensive skin resurfacing system that offers something for nearly everyone. The Icon laser sends pulses of light to target specific trouble spots on your skin to enhance skin appearance, texture, and quality.
Depending on your skincare concerns, the number of treatments needed for optimal improvement will vary. The most common course of treatments ranges from one to four. Each Icon laser treatment should be spaced at least 30 days apart.
The ICON laser is effective in addressing:
The Icon laser is minimally invasive. During the treatment, you may experience a mild cooling sensation as the laser is guided across your target treatment area. Patients have reported feeling slight snapping, against the skin surface. Your skin will feel warm for about an hour after treatment, but most patients tell us they only feel minimal discomfort throughout the session.
Icon laser treatments are quick. Depending on the area being treated, and the technique used, you can typically be in and out within one hour.
Skin resurfacing with the Icon laser is far less invasive than many other laser treatments. You should experience minimal downtime. Immediately following your procedure, you may have some mild redness and possible swelling, but this should resolve within 24 to 48 hours.
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A CO2 laser is a carbon dioxide laser designed to remove the upper layer of damaged skin and stimulate the regeneration of fresh, youthful skin. The CO2 laser can treat fine lines and moderate wrinkles. It is effective in treating photo-damaged skin, scarring, a variety of skin tone imperfections and skin that has lost its youthful elasticity.
The amount of time needed for your CO2 laser treatment will depend on the area being treated. Most treatments take approximately two hours or less. The results are well worth it!
The CO2 laser can create a sensation that feels similar to “pins and needles,” or a band snapping against your skin. While you will feel the treatment, most patients find it is not exceptionally painful to undergo, although people vary in response.
Each individual’s healing time can vary. You can expect some downtime with a CO2 laser treatment. For approximately two to seven days, your skin will scab and peel, and it will continue to be pink for about three weeks. Most find that it takes seven to ten days to feel comfortable going out in public.
Beautiful skin can be achieved in a single appointment. If you have deeper wrinkles or wish to minimize any scarring, you may need a couple of treatments to see optimal results.
CO2 laser treatments are long-lasting. Many of our patients enjoy their rejuvenated look for at least one to two years. A good skincare regimen and regular use of a UV sunscreen will prolong your results.
Dr. Hu’s integrity demands that he only approves cosmetic treatments he believes are truly in the client’s best interest. Therefore, he spends a considerable amount of time in consultation to best determine if each procedure will achieve the patient’s goals and provide them with the results they desire.
That being said, Dr. Hu believes that laser skin resurfacing is appropriate for people of all ages who suffer from unwanted skin imperfections that are causing them to feel self-conscious about their appearance. It is safe for all skin types and skin colors.
After receiving laser skin resurfacing in Valencia at our outpatient medical center, it’s important that you follow Dr. Hu’s instructions for proper aftercare and healing. This will prevent infection, scarring and color changes from occurring.
Patients typically heal in around 10-14 days, depending of the depth of the laser. With proper maintenance, your results can last up to 5 years on average. Dr. Hu can see you for touch up appointments as needed, and he will carefully monitor your progress.
If you are in the Valencia, Santa Clarita area and would like more information on laser skin resurfacing, please contact our offices today to schedule your confidential consultation with Dr. Hu.
During this initial session, Dr. Hu will examine your skin, review your medical records and answer all your questions in depth. He will also provide you with access to our before and after photography for our Valencia laser skin resurfacing clients so you can have the most realistic impression possible of what to expect from your results.
Valencia Plastic Surgery is conveniently located for cosmetic and reconstructive surgery patients in Valencia, Santa Clarita, and surrounding areas of California.
Dr. Hu is proud to have had the privilege of treating patients from many different states, as well as countries.