Fractionated CO2 Laser Resurfacing


The skin thins with age as a result of intrinsic and environmental factors. Essentially, collagen diminishes and the elastic quality of the skin lessens. This means that it becomes more redundant, develops wrinkles and has less recoil in areas of movement. Because the face and neck are so dynamic, these changes are quite obvious especially when the movement is in the direction that creates more laxity. Eventually even a face lift alone cannot completely overcome this limiting factor. Treating the skin with chemical peels, lasers and other heat producing techniques provides additional tightening of the skin and the production of new collagen. Early lasers used for skin resurfacing were effective by removing the entire upper layers of the skin. This resulted in greater risk of scarring, more discomfort and longer recovery times. Newer lasers may employ fractional technology that preserves islands of skin between vaporized channels. This allows the collagen layer to be stimulated for new growth, shrinkage of the skin and faster healing. Fractional laser can be performed on the entire face or in one or more regions as desired. Surface healing occurs in one week but tightening continues for up to 6 months.

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 accreditied 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.

Newport Faces Cosmetic Surgery

Dr. Fink specializes in lower face rejuvenation which defines and eliminates the sagging lower face and reinstates a stronger jawline and brings back the neck of a younger you.  The Newport Faces Lift is performed under local anesthesia and recovery time is minimal.

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