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Laser Resurfacing

Raymund J. Llaurado, MD

Plastic Surgeon & Reconstructive Surgeon located in Arroyo Grande, CA & Santa Maria, CA

If you want smoother, firmer, more flawless skin, Dr. Raymund J. Llaurado offers resurfacing treatments that use advanced laser technology to remove damaged skin and promote collagen and elastin stimulation. This effective treatment can reduce and even eliminate cosmetic flaws, including acne scars, wrinkles, and dark spots, in one quick office visit. Call or book online to visit Dr. Llaurado in Arroyo Grande, California and find out more about laser resurfacing.

Laser Resurfacing Q & A

What is laser resurfacing?

Laser skin resurfacing improves the appearance of your skin and treats mild facial flaws by removing the outer skin layers with advanced laser technology. The treatment gives a plumper, smoother skin tone and evens out any discoloration.

Laser skin resurfacing is used to treat:

  • Warts
  • Age spots
  • Sagging skin
  • Sun-damaged skin
  • Wrinkles and fine lines
  • Acne scars and other mild scars

How does laser skin resurfacing work?

Dr. Llaurado will clean the treatment area and will likely numb the area with a nerve block, an injection that numbs the nerves, or a topical numbing cream. You’ll also wear protective eye goggles to shield your eyes from the laser.

Fractional laser resurfacing works by treating targeted microscopic columns of skin. The laser penetrates the skin, removes damaged skin cells, and stimulates collagen and elastin production.

Dr. Llaurado passes the laser device over the area and sends out pulses that penetrate your skin. The number of passes depends on the size of the treatment area.

If your entire face is being treated, painkillers might be necessary. This treatment can be performed in Dr. Llaurado’s office and can typically produce results with just one visit.

What can I expect after my fractional laser resurfacing treatment?

Your treated skin will likely be pink, tender, and swollen for three to 10 days following your treatment, depending on the size of the treatment area.

To promote healing, you can use cold packs on your skin, and if necessary, anti-inflammatory medications can reduce swelling.

You may be given ointment or dressing to keep the treated area from becoming too dry. You’ll also need to apply sunscreen every day and avoid direct sun exposure until your skin has fully healed.

What are the benefits of the DOT fractional laser resurfacing?

Dr. Llaurado offers his patients the DOT CO2 fractional laser therapy that works to restore skin texture and color and create an even skin tone.

The DOT laser is a controlled and refined treatment. The treatments happen in-office and each typically only takes 15 to 30 minutes. There’s also less recovery time with the DOT laser.

If you’re looking to diminish scarring, wrinkles, or other facial issues, Dr. Llaurado provides premium laser skin resurfacing treatments in his Arroyo Grande, California office. Call or book your appointment online.

*Individual results may vary