Facial Rejuvenation and Laser Resurfacing - Bakersfield | Fresno | Malibu CA
Facial Rejuvenation - Laser Skin Resurfacing
The effects of time, environmental factors, and certain medical disorders can leave skin wrinkly, dull, and in need of repair. Fortunately, at Beautologie Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Center, we offer a variety of high-quality, non-invasive skin treatments to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, acne scars, pre-cancerous lesions, birthmarks, discolored patches of skin, rosacea, and more. Dr. Milan Shah has extensive training in using the most popular and advanced technologies for skin care on the market, including the UltraPulse® Encore™ CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing System and Lumenis One™ Photo Facial Rejuvenation System. At our Bakersfield, Fresno and Malibu practices, our advanced treatments allow patients to achieve healthy, youthful skin for an improved appearance.
- UltraPulse® Encore™ CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing System
- Lumenis One™ IPL® Photo Facial Rejuvenation System
- Aluma™ Skin Tightening System
- Levulan® Photodynamic Acne Therapy
UltraPulse® Encore™ CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing System
Laser skin resurfacing performed at our Bakersfield, Fresno and Malibu practices using the UltraPulse® Encore™ CO2 laser provides a convenient and effective way to treat a wide variety of skin imperfections, including wrinkles, acne scars, uneven discolorations, and birthmarks to reveal smoother, healthier, and younger-looking skin. Laser skin resurfacing works by removing damaged layers of skin on the surface while promoting the production of collagen and new skin cells. The result is a radiant and flawless complexion.
Laser Skin Resurfacing Procedure
During the laser skin resurfacing procedure, the UltraPulse® Encore™ CO2 laser is used to vaporize imperfections on the outer layers of the skin and stimulate the growth of new skin cells. The procedure can take up to two hours, depending on the size of the area being treated. Patients can address areas around the eyes, mouth, or the entire face. Full dramatic results from the laser skin resurfacing procedure can be seen in two weeks when a new layer of healthy skin emerges. Over time, the skin's elasticity will improve because the CO2 laser promotes the growth of new collagen. Find out how you can turn back the hands of time on your complexion. To learn more about the benefits of laser skin resurfacing, contact our Bakersfield, Fresno and Malibu practices.
Many patients have improved the appearance of their skin with treatments performed with the top-of-the-line UltraPulse® Encore™ CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing System. Please view our before-and-after photos of actual patients from Beautologie Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Center.
Lumenis One™ IPL® Photo Facial Rejuvenation System
Individuals with redness, blotchiness, or flushing of the skin on the face and/or neck from rosacea, hyperpigmentation, acne, sun damage, and other conditions can achieve a more uniform skin tone with IPL® photo facial rejuvenation. Our Bakersfield, Fresno and Malibu practices are proud to feature the Lumenis One™ IPL® Photo Rejuvenation System, one of the most advanced and popular facial rejuvenation systems on the market today. The Lumenis One™ IPL® Photo Rejuvenation system uses an intense pulsed light to penetrate into deep layers of the skin to constrict blood vessels, which in turn reduces redness on the skin for a luminous and glowing complexion.
Facial Rejuvenation Procedure
During the IPL® facial rejuvenation procedure, the patient is given special eyewear to wear for protection. Next, a gel is put on targeted areas of the face, and the face is exposed to high-energy light waves to eliminate wrinkles, discolorations, and other flaws on the skin. The IPL® light also stimulates the production of collagen, resulting in a smoother, suppler skin texture. To complete the IPL® facial rejuvenation procedure, ice is applied to the face to reduce any discomfort.
The entire procedure takes up to an hour, depending on the size of the treated area. Skin may become red and sensitive following facial rejuvenation treatment, but these should disappear after a few hours. Patients can return to their normal daily activities immediately after treatment. To attain optimal results, patients generally must undergo five treatments, which are performed three to six weeks apart. IPL® facial rejuvenation can be combined with other non-surgical skin treatments offered at our practice, such as chemical peels, photodynamic acne therapy, and more for superior cosmetic results. For more information about facial rejuvenation at our Bakersfield, Fresno and Malibu practices, please contact Dr. Milan Shah today.
Facial rejuvenation using the Lumenis One™ IPL® Photo Rejuvenation System can help transform dull skin for a flawlessly radiant appearance. Please view our amazing before-and-after photos of patients who underwent facial rejuvenation treatment at our Bakersfield, Fresno and Malibu practices.
Aluma™ Skin Tightening System
In addition to the laser skin resurfacing and facial rejuvenation treatments we offer, our Bakersfield, Fresno and Malibu practices also offer laser skin tightening using the Aluma™ skin tightening system. Laser skin tightening provides a safe, effective, and non-invasive alternative to facelift and brow lift surgery for smoother, firmer skin with no recovery time.
Laser Skin Tightening Procedure
During the laser skin tightening procedure, the patient is provided special eyewear for protection. An infrared laser is used to transmit heat into the deep layers of the skin on the forehead and neck, as well as near the eyes and mouth, causing the skin to plump so that fine lines and wrinkles are eliminated. In addition, the laser stimulates regeneration of collagen for greater skin elasticity. Depending on the size of the treated area, a typical laser skin tightening treatment lasts 30 minutes at most. Redness, swelling, and other minor side effects are minimal, and patients can return to their normal activities immediately following a laser skin tightening treatment. Three to four treatments are often necessary for the most successful results. Contact our practice for more information on the Aluma™ laser skin tightening system.
Levulan® Photodynamic Acne Therapy
In addition to the Obagi Blue Peel® System and the other amazing chemical peels we perform at our Bakersfield- and Fresno-area practice, we also offer photodynamic acne therapy using Levulan® for the treatment of mild to moderate acne that has become resistant to medication over time. Photodynamic acne therapy can also be used to treat rosacea, age spots, skin discoloration, and other common skin conditions. The treatment combines Intense Pulsed Light™ (IPL®) therapy with the powerful and effective Levulan® Kerastick® photosensitizing solution, which is made from aminolevulinic acid, a substance that is found naturally in the body. Together, Levulan® and IPL® combat the source of acne to prevent new breakouts and improve the condition of facial skin and appearance.
Photodynamic Acne Therapy Procedure
During the procedure, the Levulan® Kerastick® photosensitizing formula is applied to the face 90 minutes prior to IPL® photo facial rejuvenation treatment. IPL® energy activates the Levulan®, which helps to kill acne-causing bacteria on the face. The energy also unclogs pores and stops the production of oil from the sebaceous glands. The result is clear, virtually flawless skin. Patients may experience redness, peeling, and sensitivity to sunlight following treatment; however, these and other side effects should disappear within two days. For the ultimate results, patients should undergo three to four photodynamic acne therapy treatments that are spaced four to six weeks apart. Contact Dr. Milan Shah to schedule an appointment for Levulan® photodynamic acne therapy.
Find Out How Facial Rejuvenation Can Reveal A New, Radiant You
Dr. Milan Shah uses the latest technology to provide youthful, glowing skin. To schedule an appointment for laser skin resurfacing or another facial rejuvenation treatment, contact our Bakersfield or Fresno practice today. We also serve patients throughout Southern California at our Malibu location.