Even if your features are otherwise firm and well-defined, the quality of your skin may be keeping you from looking as young as you’d like. Due to natural aging or environmental factors such as sun exposure, your face may begin to develop deep lines, etching, and crosshatching.
Dr. Lenore Sikorski offers Orange County patients laser resurfacing to address these concerns. Considered “the gold standard” for wrinkle treatment, laser resurfacing can significantly reduce the appearance of lines and soften etching. The procedure is non-surgical and well-established.
Dr. Sikorski has over 20 years of experience in laser resurfacing. She is a specialist in skin and facial care and holds certification from both the American Board of Dermatology and the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery. Because each treatment area, skin type, and sign of aging is different, Dr. Sikorski offers a variety of technologies to provide the right approach for each patient.
An Overview of Laser Resurfacing
Lasers use powerful and controlled beams to remove aged layers of skin. The energy that the laser applies shrinks the existing collagen fibers and causes new collagen to form. As your body’s natural processes take over in the months that follow, you should see a softening of facial wrinkles.
Natural Image OC offers Orange County patients several types of laser resurfacing. These typically fall into two categories:
Fractionated CO2 lasers create a “fractured” beam that affects only a portion of the treatment area. The unaffected parts help the areas that are treated heal faster. As a result, it’s a safer technology than traditional, fully ablative lasers. Dr. Sikorski uses multiple fractionated lasers, including the MiXto and UltraPulse Active FX / Deep FX.
Erbium laser resurfacing is useful for surface-level wrinkles, delicate facial features, and certain skin types. This is because these lasers tend to create less heat than fractionated lasers. With deeper wrinkles, Dr. Sikorski often combines the two approaches, using the fractionated laser to treat signs of aging and applying the erbium laser to create an aesthetic finish.