Laser Surgery

ERBIUM--Fractional Resurfacing

Laser Skin Resurfacing | Laser Tattoo Removal Beverly Hills CA | Encino CA | Torrance CAOur fractionated Erbium laser is OUR MOST POPULAR LASER. These minimal downtime laser treatments are excellent for skin tightening, acne scars, pigment removal and reduction of fine lines and wrinkles.   The Erbium laser is safe for most patients regardless of their skin type.

The Fractionated Erbium utilizes fractional resurfacing technology, where portions of the skin receives the laser light during a treatment.  Patients receive, on average, 3-5 treatments spaced 3-5 weeks apart. Each of these painless treatments delivers a series of microscopic laser spots, while simultaneously preserving areas of unaffected, healthy skin. The healthy cells in the untouched spots promote rapid healing of the entire area, resulting in faster recovery time and minimal side effects.   Healing time i s usually 3-4 days of light skin peeling and mild  redness.  Strict sun avoidance before and after treatments is important. The result is softer, smoother, brighter and healthier skin without an uncomfortable healing period.

CO2 Laser Resurfacing

CO2 laser resurfacing has long been the gold standard in facial skin resurfacing. The CO2 laser works by removing the outer layers of skin to remove sun damage and unwanted pigmentation. The laser also penetrates deeply into the skin to generate new collagen that will tighten the skin and remove wrinkles. CO2 resurfacing is also an excellent way to enhance the outcome of other cosmetic procedures when it is combined with eyelid surgery or facelifts to provide a rejuvenated and youthful appearance to the skin.

Clear and Brilliant

The Clear and Brilliant laser is the perfect laser for those who want to refresh and brighten their skin without any downtime.  Restore luster and brilliance, remove unwanted pigmentation and rejuvenate without changing your normal everyday lifestyle.  This 30-40 minute procedure does all of this.  Most patients will require a series of 3-4 treatments spaced every 3-4 weeks.  Safe for all skin types.

IPL Fotofacial

Laser Skin Resurfacing | Laser Tattoo Removal Beverly Hills CA | Encino CA | Torrance CAFotofacial is a non-abrasive and non-invasive rejuvenation of your skin using the remarkable new technology of Intense Pulsed Light (IPL).

IPL FotoFacial technology can correct or erase the signs of photoaging, rosacea, sun damage, and brown spots on the face, hands and body. It has also been used to reduce the appearance of mild acne scars, dark circles around the eyes, and to reduce fine lines around the eyes and mouth.

Using a cold gel applied to the area to be treated, the IPL FotoFacial handpiece is gently applied to your skin as pulses of light are emitted. Usually, four to six treatment sessions, lasting about 20 minutes each, will provide you with beautiful results.

There is no recuperation time necessary. With an IPL FotoFacial you can return to work the same day or resume your normal activities. There is no disruption to your active lifestyle. You will notice a gradual, yet natural, looking improvement providing you with outstanding results. IPL is a safe solution tailor-made to your skin type and condition.

Laser Treatment of Spider Veins

'Broken capillaries', enlarged facial veins, redness on the cheeks can all be treated with just a few laser treatments using our pulsed-dye laser (PDL).  The PDL is the flagship laser for treating any vascular lesion.  This can include  enlarged veins, capillaries or even larger birthmarks such as Port-Wine stains or Hemangiomas.  Many of our patients also receive PDL treatments for redness on the chest or neck (Poikiloderma)  resulting from prolonged sun exposure.

A PDL treatment is typically performed in about 15 minutes.  In many cases results are immediate, however patients must be aware that there is a chance of bruising (purpura) in areas treated with the laser.  This bruising, if it occurs, typically resolves in about 5-7 days.  Results from the treatment are long lasting and highly satisfying.

Pellevé™ - Non-Surgical Skin Tightening

Pellevé™ is simply the best technology for non-surgical skin tightening.  Pellevé™ provides continuous radiofrequency energy to the skin to gently heat and tighten the collagen.  Treatments result in a firming or tightening of the skin that creates a lifting in the cheeks, jowls and forehead.  Pellevé™ can also help reduce some fine lines and wrinkles.  Each treatment takes approximately one hour to treat the face and neck.  No anesthetic is required and there is no downtime or healing period.  Patients can return to full normal activity immediately after the procedure.  During treatments, the handpiece or wand is passed back and forth over the skin until the ideal temperature is reached.  The skin is then cooled and the heating is repeated.  These cycles are usually repeated about 4-5 times.    It is recommended that patients have a second treatment about 4-6 weeks after the first to achieve the maximum benefits.

Many patients utilize the Pelleve as their yearly skin maintainance, having a treatment once a year in order to counter the effects of aging.  These annual treatments keep your skin firm, lifts the cheeks and tightens early jowls.  Patients who have followed this protocol for several years have truly slowed down the aging clock.

Laser Tattoo Removal

Many people have second thoughts about their tattoos. Fortunately, you don't have to live with your decision forever. Highly precise lasers can lighten or remove your tattoo by focusing or pulsing light on the ink particles, which then convert the energy to heat and break up into tiny pieces that are absorbed harmlessly by the body. All this can be accomplished without damaging the surrounding tissue. Results can generally be seen within a few weeks, although larger and darker tattoos may require more treatments than smaller, lighter ones. Occasionally treated skin will look whiter (paler) than the skin around it, but this is usually temporary and fades in the months following treatment.

Total FX® Fractional CO2 Laser Resurfacing

Laser Skin Resurfacing | Laser Tattoo Removal Beverly Hills CA | Encino CA | Torrance CAThe latest technology for laser skin resurfacing is the Total FX® fractional CO2 laser. This laser reduces lines and wrinkles, sun spots and tightens skin restoring a more youthful appearance to your skin. Better yet, the Total FX® accomplishes this with half of the normal healing time of traditional laser resurfacing. Advances in fractional laser technology allow the Total FX® laser to treat portions of the skin and still provide excellent results in a safer treatment and with a reduced healing time compared to traditional CO2 resurfacing. Crow's feet, loose eyelid skin, and sun damaged skin all respond beautifully to the Total FX®.

The procedure is performed using a unique combination of Deep FX® for wrinkles, acne scars and rebuilding collagen followed by the Active FX® for the superficial layers of the skin to remove unwanted pigment, smooth the skin and restore a youthful luster to the skin tone. Treatments can be performed in less than an hour and are done under local anesthetic. Following a treatment, most patients experience redness and some degree of peeling for 5-7 days.  Depending upon the strength of your treatment, the healing time can last anywhere from 3 days to 2 weeks