CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing Treatment in Encinitas, CA
Makeup temporarily covers up sun-damaged skin, but it doesn’t always hide your wrinkles and acne scars. With CO2 laser skin resurfacing, Dr. Mario Yco of Your Cosmetic Office in Encinitas, California reduces wrinkles and eliminates age spots and acne scars using state-of-the-art laser systems,
so you no longer have to rely on the camouflage of makeup. Dr. Yco is a dual board-certified facial plastic surgeon, and his expertise with aesthetics and nonsurgical procedures ensures that you get the results you desire in a medically safe environment.
At Your Cosmetic Office, we use Innovative and State of the art medical lasers like Active FX™ and Luxar Systems to resurface both the superficial and deep layers of the skin. CO2 resurfacing lasers use carbon dioxide to pinpoint damaged cells and remove them to reveal a new fresh layer of skin. Dr. Yco uses the UltraPulse® Active FX™ technology to penetrate deeper than any other ablative CO2 laser for the best and most dramatic results.
PATIENT TESTIMONIALS: THE IMPACT OF YCO
“He knows my facial features and does a great job every time”
Love Dr. Yco and staff! I always have a great experience when I go to the office! I’ve been to a few different offices to have my Dysport done, and he is definitely the best! He knows my facial features and does a great job every time, and I never need to come back to have a spot treatment. I recommend Dr. Yco and staff 100%!!
“I’m so grateful that I found Dr. Yco”
Dr. Yco and his staff are simply terrific, and excellent at customer service. They answered all of my questions prior to the procedure and were very accommodating. He did a fantastic job with my PDO thread lift and I’m very pleased with the results. It was hard trusting someone to work on my face and I’m so grateful that I found Dr. Yco. He’s a true facial artist with a great demeanor, and I highly recommend his services.
“Dr. Yco and his team are absolute pros”
Dr. Yco and his team are absolute pros. He takes his time to truly understand what you are looking for and offer appropriate solutions.
The ideal candidate for skin resurfacing with a CO2 laser is someone looking to treat the following concerns on the face:
- Facial wrinkles
- Deep lines
- Acne Scars
- Age spots
Resurfacing with a CO2 laser can be performed on all areas of the face including the lower eyelids, perioral area, cheeks, and forehead. When combined with other aesthetic treatments, like exosomes, you can experience even further improvement in the texture, tone, and quality of the skin. CO2 laser resurfacing works best when there is increased contrast between the pigment of the skin and the skin concern. For this reason, it is not always effective for darker skin tones. The best way to determine your candidacy is by scheduling a consultation with Dr. Yco.
On the day of your procedure you will be given local or general anesthesia depending on the area of the face you will be having treated. If the whole face is going to resurface, you will likely be given a general anesthetic. CO2 Laser skin resurfacing works by delivering very short fractional pulses of light energy to the surface and deeper layers of the skin. This light energy is able to detect skin damage and abnormalities and effectively fade them. Treatment for just part of the face can take 30-45 minutes, but treatment for the entire face can take up to two hours.
After treatment, you will be sent home with a surgical dressing over the treatment area. This should stay on for 24 hours. After the dressing has been removed you will be instructed to clean the face up to five times a day using a sterile saline solution. You can apply Vaseline to the treatment site to keep it moisturized and prevent it from scabbing over. In general, it can take anywhere from 10-21 days for the skin to heal. After that, you may experience some redness for up to three months. To optimize your healing, Dr. Yco may recommend hyperbaric CO2 treatments or red light therapy.
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