Laser Skin Resurfacing in Newport Beach & Fullerton, CA
Jennifer Armstrong MD is your state-of-the-art center for high-quality medical and cosmetic dermatologic care. Dr. Jennifer Armstrong and her expert medical team members are proud to offer a wide range of non-surgical and non-invasive treatments that provide patients with their healthiest-looking and -feeling skin. We are proud to offer laser skin resurfacing to men and women in Newport Beach, Huntington Beach, Beverly Hills, and the neighboring communities in Orange County, California.
What is Laser Skin Resurfacing?
Laser skin resurfacing is a minimally invasive cosmetic treatment that involves removing the uppermost layers of skin on the treated area, typically the face, to reduce unwanted skin damage or signs of aging. At Jennifer Armstrong MD, we are proud to use the ActiveFX CO2 ablative laser system. This versatile laser allows Dr. Armstrong to customize your treatment specifically to you and your skin’s needs while keeping in mind your desired downtime and recovery period. This is possible due to the CO2 laser penetrating the deepest layers of skin to eliminate dead skin cells and boost collagen production over time. With the ActiveFX ablative laser system, you can get mild treatments to maintain your skin’s overall health or deep treatments for more dramatic results. Dr. Armstrong’s best recommendation for patients who wish to completely resurface their skin with little downtime is to receive three moderate depth treatments spaced a few weeks apart, allowing you to benefit from a full resurfacing without a lengthy recovery period.
What are the Benefits of Laser Skin Resurfacing?
There are many benefits to receiving laser skin resurfacing treatments, including:
- Minimally invasive cosmetic treatment
- No anesthesia, cutting, or scarring
- Smooths away fine lines and wrinkles
- Improves uneven skin tone and texture
- Treats hyperpigmentation like melasma and sun damage
- Tightens lax skin
- Improves acne scarring
- Increases collagen production
What Can I Expect During my Laser Skin Resurfacing Treatment?
Your laser skin resurfacing treatments will be performed by Dr. Jennifer Armstrong in our state-of-the-art facility. Before your treatment begins, a topical anesthetic may be applied to your treatment area, typically the entirety of the face. Once numb, Dr. Armstrong will begin applying short, quick bursts of laser technology along the skin. Most patients find the feeling of the laser similar to the sensation of a rubber band being snapped against the skin. Most treatment sessions typically take one to two hours to complete.
What Can I Expect After my Laser Skin Resurfacing Treatment?
While some patients report feeling mild discomfort throughout their treatments, most patients report having little to no discomfort following their treatment. Itching, redness, and tenderness following your laser skin resurfacing treatment is normal and typically resolve on their own within a few days of treatment. Lighter and moderate laser skin resurfacing treatment sessions may only cause redness and mild flaking of the skin for three to five days, whereas deeper treatments may require up to two weeks for the skin to completely heal. Dr. Armstrong and her team recommend using medical-grade skincare products to soothe your skin throughout your recovery period and enhance the results of your treatment.
Am I a Good Candidate for Laser Skin Resurfacing?
If you’re looking for a minimally invasive resurfacing treatment that addresses your uneven skin texture, signs of aging, and hyperpigmentation, laser skin resurfacing treatments may be right for you. Ideal candidates for laser skin resurfacing are in general good health and have realistic expectations of their results. If you’re unsure whether laser skin resurfacing is right for you, we encourage you to come in for a private consultation with Dr. Armstrong. She’ll be happy to sit down with you, listen to your concerns, evaluate your skin, and develop a personalized treatment plan to help you achieve your ultimate aesthetic goals.
How Much Does Laser Skin Resurfacing Cost?
The cost of your laser skin resurfacing treatment will depend on the extent of treatment needed to achieve your desired results. To get a better idea of how much your laser skin resurfacing treatment will cost, we encourage you to come in for a private consultation with Dr. Armstrong. For your convenience, we are happy to offer flexible financing options through CareCredit® and special in-house membership programs that allow you to save money on your treatments.
Dr. Jennifer Armstrong and her team of medical professionals are proud to offer a variety of advanced non-surgical dermatologic services to residents of Newport Beach, Beverly Hills, Huntington Beach, and the neighboring communities of Orange County, CA. Contact us to schedule your private medical or cosmetic dermatology consultation with Dr. Armstrong today.