Laser Resurfacing – Temecula, CAAblative Carbon Dioxide (CO2) laser

Used to treat sunspots, facial scars, facial wrinkles and the photo-aging changes in facial skin. It works by vaporizing the upper layer of skin away as opposed to peeling it with a mild chemical burn. The laser “abrasion” is like a combination of dermabrasion and a chemical peel. Ablative CO2 laser is used for severe wrinkles of the face. It can be used to treat the whole face, or portions of it. For example, one may treat just the wrinkles around the mouth and not the entire face.

Fractionated CO2 Laser (DOT Therapy)

DOT Therapy with the SmartXide DOT CO2 laser offers excellent skin rejuvenation in just under an hour for most treatments. DOT Therapy is ideal for the treatment of sun damage, brown spots, fine lines, wrinkles, skin laxity/texture and acne scars. Not only does the DOT offer amazing results, but it does so safely and quickly with little downtime. The benefits of DOT are:

  • Minimal downtime
  • Rapid healing
  • Quick procedure
  • Low risk
  • Accurate results
  • Customized treatment
  • Minimally invasive
  • Renewed skin
  • Treatment of multiple issues at once
  • Little or no anesthesia

If you have spent years in the sun, especially without adequate sun protection, then you know what it can do to your skin. Wrinkles, skin discoloration, sun spots, skin laxity may be reduced or eliminated with DOT Therapy. Also, if you have scars from acne or other skin injuries, then you may also be a candidate for this procedure. Now, using DOT Therapy, an innovative, new laser technology, less than 30 minutes may restore your skin’s youthful appearance. While the aging process cannot be stopped, with proper care you can maintain your rejuvenated skin’s appearance for many years!

Richard V. Balikian, MD, FACS

Double Board-Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon
Artistry. Excellence. Compassion

Trust Your Face to a Facial Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Balikian is an experienced, double board-certified, facial plastic surgeon. He is double board-certified both in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery as well as Head and Neck Surgery. Dr. Balikian belongs to a very select group of elite cosmetic surgeons with at least six years of specialized surgical training exclusively in aesthetic and reconstructive surgery of the face and neck.

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