Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery in Santa Monica

Fractional CO2 Laser

Laser skin resurfacing has become an extremely popular form of cosmetic improvement. By removing damaged, outer layers of skin, it offers the skin a chance to regrow into a beautiful, glowing appearance. There have been many advances in the field of laser skin resurfacing, but none quite so dramatic as the Fractional CO2 Laser. It has been praised as the number 1 anti-aging breakthrough of the last decade, testifying to the fact that it delivers proven, gorgeous results. At the office of Dr. Karamanoukian, we are proud to offer the Fractional CO2 Laser skin resurfacing for patients in need of laser skin treatment, helping to eliminate fine lines, wrinkles and other signs of age and skin damage.

The Benefits of Fractional CO2 Laser Resurfacing

As a field that has seen much development over the last several years, laser resurfacing in general is capable of delivering a greatly refreshed appearance to the skin. It can also be used to eliminate signs of age and skin damage, such as wrinkles, sunspots, and acne scars. Further, laser resurfacing triggers collagen growth beneath the skin, allowing the body to naturally tighten and tone the skin. These reasons alone are compelling enough to seek any form of laser skin resurfacing. However, the Fractional CO2 Laser offers distinct advantages never before seen in laser skin resurfacing.

The superiority of the Fractional CO2 Laser lies in its reduced recovery period and increased level of comfort. It produces the same beautiful effects of other laser resurfacing procedures, but without the same level of damage to the outer layers of skin. Because laser skin resurfacing is intended to allow the outer skin to regrow, patients should still expect some redness. However, this is drastically reduced from previous forms of laser skin resurfacing. With enhanced comfort and reduced downtime, the Fractional CO2 Laser represents the very best in laser resurfacing technology.

With its dynamic, versatile application, the Fractional CO2 Laser can be used to treat virtually any surface blemish on almost any part of the body.

  • At the office of Dr. Karamanoukian, we use the Fractional CO2 Laser to treat:
  • Wrinkles and fine lines throughout the face
  • Birthmarks
  • Warts
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Liver spots
  • Aging skin
  • Sunspots
  • Acne scars

Depending on the exact condition being treated, Fractional CO2 Laser skin resurfacing can take anywhere from 30 minutes to 2 hours.

Fractional CO2 Laser Recovery

Because laser skin resurfacing is intended to allow the skin to regrow with its own healing process, the recovery period following Fractional CO2 is just as important as the procedure itself. Dr. Karamanoukian will give you a full set of guidelines for the weeks after your treatment. It is imperative that these guidelines are strictly followed to ensure your comfort and the best possible outcome.

Recovery after Fractional CO2 laser resurfacing lasts an average of two weeks. During this time, your skin will appear red and flaky. This is completely natural and signifies the healing process is underway. During the recovery period, it is important to remember that your skin will look significantly better at the end.

Dr. Karamanoukian is eager to ensure your results meet all expectations. For this reason, he prefers to continue relationships with his patients even after treatment is over. If you have any questions or concerns that arise during your recovery period following Fractional CO2 laser resurfacing, please feel free to call us.

Our Approach to Fractional CO2 Laser Resurfacing

For Los Angeles patients considering Fractional CO2 laser resurfacing, there are few offices more qualified than ours. Dr. Karamanoukian is double board certified, meaning he has proven talent and experience backing up each procedure he delivers. When it comes to delivering laser skin treatment in Santa Monica, Dr. Karamanoukian’s office can uphold every medical standard to keep you looking and feeling your very best. First and foremost, this extends to the safety aspect of your procedure. Second, it extends to the cosmetic excellence of your laser skin resurfacing, ensuring that your results achieve everything agreed upon. With our caring, individualized approach, we deliver among the best Fractional CO2 Laser skin resurfacing available.

Dr. Karamanoukian delivers laser skin resurfacing in a surgical suite that is fully accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC). This accreditation comes only with the most stringent adherence to the codes set forth by the AAAHC. By maintaining these strict standards, our office treats patients with every safety standard in the book.