CO2 laser is the gold standard for skin tightening and wrinkle reduction, it has the longest recovery time of up to 2 weeks. The CO2 laser causes redness for about one week and then the skin is pink in color for another several weeks. At 10-12 days make up may be applied. If the patient can return to work with a pink (looks like sunburn) face then most patients only need a week for recovery. If the patient is in a job situation where a pink face is not an option, then two weeks off may be necessary. This type of laser has a long recovery, but reversing decades of wrinkles and sun damage with a two week recovery is possible. In laser resurfacing, you get what you pay for; not in money but recovery. Lasers treatments with short recoveries have minor results, those with longer recoveries have maximum results.
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Dr. Fink has treated thousands of cosmetic patients in Southern California from surgical centers in Beverly Hills to La Jolla in San Diego. He is Board Certified Otolaryngology and Facial Plastic Surgery. His surgical training and understanding of anatomy makes him an ideal doctor to administer a laser resurfacing procedure. The natural and youthful results of his patients support this statement. He also has extensive US accredited training to perform laser resurfacing and many other surgical and non-invasive procedures.
Traditional laser resurfacing or deep chemical peels used over the last 30 years often resulted in prolonged downtime, requiring up to 4 weeks for skin to heal and up to several months for redness of the treated area. Fraxel laser skin resurfacing creates areas of laser-treated skin next to areas of untreated skin. These alternating zones decrease the downtime and side effects associated with traditional full ablative laser resurfacing. Healing time is greatly decreased to just 3 to 7 days, depending on the depth and intensity of treatment.
Of course! All procedures offered at Newport Faces Cosmetic Surgery can be performed under both general anesthesia and local anesthesia.
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Having performed over 5,000 facial rejuvenation procedures Dr Fink is the industry leader in facial cosmetic surgery. His attention to detail coupled with the most advanced techniques will leave you with results that exceed anything you could have expected. Let Dr Fink’s 27 years of experience speak for itself.