Orange County Skin Resurfacing

Laser Skin Resurfacing for Smoother Skin

Laser skin resurfacing refers to the removal of layers of the skin to result in smoother, tighter, less pigmented skin. Doctors of California Laser & Cosmetic Center performs all types of laser skin resurfacing. The physician who does your free consultation will advise you which type is best for you.

There are different types of laser skin resurfacing:

  • Ablative Skin Resurfacing
  • Fractional Laser Resurfacing

Ablative Skin Resurfacing

Ablative Skin Resurfacing includes both CO2 Laser Peels and Erbium Laser Peels. Both wavelengths, (CO2 and Erbium), can be used to totally evaporate the skin resulting in wrinkle reduction, skin tightening and pigment reduction. Although deep total laser resurfacing produces dramatic results, it requires anesthesia, prolonged down time and extensive postoperative wound care.

Erbium Laser Peels can also be used to perform minimal downtime, minimal discomfort ablative skin resurfacing procedures such as the ArcticPeel™, the Laser Minipeel, the Laser Combo peel™, and the Laser Micropeel. We are proud to use the Sciton Contour Er:YAG laser to perform these procedures. Instead of doing full thickness ablation we can set the laser to evaporate as little as 10 microns of skin or as much as 60 microns of skin with remarkable results. This is equivalent to having 10 to 60 microdermabrasions at the same time with even better results.

Fractional Laser Resurfacing

Fractional laser resurfacing refers to a procedure in which tiny columns of laser light (150-250 microns across) penetrate below the skin selectively causing injury to the middle and superficial layers of the skin and collagen. As the body repairs the columns of injured skin, new tighter coiled collagen is produced, acne scars are decreased, pores get smaller, the skin tightens, pigments are reduced, and wrinkles are diminished. Fractional laser skin resurfacing is ideally combined with the Arctic Peel™ and the Laser Minipeel to produce even more dramatic results faster.

Doctors of California Laser & Cosmetic Center utilizes two different fractional lasers. We are proud to use the Sciton Profractional Laser which is an ablative fractional laser for those who need ablative resurfacing. It is the best 2940nm fractional laser for acne scarring, wrinkle reduction and skin resurfacing. There is minimal downtime and minimal discomfort. We are also utilizing the exceptional Quanta Laser Matisse to perform the QuantaFrax™ procedure. QuantaFrax™ uses a 1540nm wavelength resulting in a no downtime procedure for the reduction of wrinkles, acne scarring, pigmentary changes and skin tightening. Dr. Jack Gutman, our medical director, developed The QuantaFrax™ procedure. Combined with the Artic Peel™ the QuantaFrax™ procedure becomes the Laser Combopeel™.

Fractional Lasers all work the same:

Matisse is a non-ablative laser, with no down time designed for melasma, acne scarring, discoloration, enlarged pores, superficial skin tightening, and mild wrinkling.

ProFractional is for the same procedures, but it is an ablative laser and causes slight bleeding.

Restore Your Young Natural Look with Laser Resurfacing

Based on an analysis of your skin, Dr. Gutman can provide a customized plan for achieving your desired results using a variety of lasers and non-surgical treatments, at the lowest possible cost. Schedule a Free Consultation with Dr. Gutman.