What is Fractional CO2 laser resurfacing?
A highly effective way to reduce wrinkles, scars and other imperfections, laser resurfacing in general
involves removing the damaged outer layer of the skin. In this way, it promotes collagen production and
encourages the skin to replenish itself from the inside out, revealing a smooth and blemish-free appearance.
The earliest forms of laser resurfacing were very effective – but they caused a lot of damage to the skin.
After undergoing traditional laser resurfacing, individuals had to face significant downtime and discomfort
before their new complexion could emerge.
With the Fractional CO2 laser, all of the benefits of traditional laser resurfacing remain – without the
downsides. It’s a much gentler way to rejuvenate the skin and achieve a more beautiful appearance. Though
you will still experience some redness while you heal, the Fractional CO2 laser ensures a substantially
quicker and more comfortable recovery period.
Cosmetic issues treated with Fractional CO2 laser resurfacing
At our med spa in Redondo Beach, we routinely use the Fractional CO2 laser to treat the following cosmetic conditions
on the face, neck, chest and hands:
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Sun damaged skin
- Acne scars
- Skin discoloration
- Age or sun spots
- Uneven pigmentation
- Irregular texture
- Large pores
What to expect during the procedure
To begin your procedure, we will first apply a local anesthetic to ensure your comfort throughout the
entire treatment. From there, you will be given protective eyewear to guard your eyes from the light of the
laser. We will then apply the Fractional CO2 laser to the areas being treated, removing damaged skin
cells and promoting the growth of collagen beneath the surface. Depending on the size of the area being
treated, you can expect your procedure to take anywhere from thirty minutes to two hours.
Before & After
Please view our beautiful before and after gallery to see for yourself the smooth and clear results you can expect to achieve from among the best fractional co2 treatment Manhattan Beach has available at Marcus Medical Spa.
What to expect during your recovery
Your recovery period is a vital part of your Fractional CO2 laser procedure, because it’s when your body
heals itself and creates a brand new, glowing layer of skin. You can expect the recovery period to last
approximately two weeks, during which time you will experience redness and flakiness in the treatment area.
This is completely normal, and is in fact how your body heals itself after the procedure to deliver a
Am I a good candidate for Fractional CO2 laser resurfacing?
At Marcus Medical Spa, we’re committed to personalized care, and we only administer treatments if it’s
truly in the client’s best interest. As such, we determine candidacy for all of our procedures on an
individual basis, following a thorough discussion of your cosmetic goals, concerns and desires.
With that said, Fractional CO2 laser resurfacing is an extremely versatile procedure that can help a wide
range of individuals to accomplish their cosmetic goals. Whether you’re in your 30s and are just beginning
to see fine lines, or in your 60s and experiencing deep wrinkles and sagging skin, this treatment can combat
the signs of aging that concern you most. And, unlike other laser treatments, it can also be used safely on
individuals of all skin types and colors.
Please note that while these guidelines can provide you with an idea of who may benefit from this
procedure, the only way to know for sure if you are a candidate for among the best Fractional CO2 laser skin resurfacing Manhattan Beach has available is to schedule a consultation today.
Schedule a Consultation
If you would like to further discuss among the best Fractional CO2 laser skin resurfacing Redondo Beach has available to
improve your skin, we encourage you to schedule a consultation today. During that meeting, we will advise on
whether or not you’re an ideal candidate for this procedure, as well as compose a custom treatment plan
designed to address the imperfections that concern you most and deliver a smooth and rejuvenated complexion.
You may request a consultation online, or if you prefer, you may call the office directly and one of our
seasoned staff members will be able to assist you.
Meet Dr. Keith Marcus
The Plastic Surgeon Behind the Marcus Medical Spa
Dr. Keith Marcus, the director of the Marcus Medical Spa, is a board-certified head and neck surgeon, specializing in facial plastic surgery. Dr. Marcus is an active member of the Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Dr. Marcus feels that treating each client completely is the most important aspect of facial plastic and reconstructive surgery. He personally performs many of the non-invasive procedures such as IPL Photofacials, Dysport, Juvederm, CoolSculpting, and Botox in Redondo Beach.
Dr. Marcus has made it his goal to ensure that Marcus Medical Spa delivers nothing short of premier
non-invasive treatment. As a facial plastic surgeon, he is able to ensure a new standard in the world of
medspas. While Dr. Marcus may not deliver every treatment, he stands behind them and personally ensures the
quality of the work. In this way, Dr. Marcus and his team provide each client with a higher level of
attention and care.