Spots, Scars, and Stretch Marks: Lasers Can Treat Them All

Even the best skincare routine can fall short in the face of common skin problems like acne scars, age spots, sun damage, stretch marks, and fine lines and wrinkles. The good news is that you don’t have to live with skin imperfections that were once considered permanent or resort to wearing thick layers of makeup to hide blemishes and imperfections. 

At Desired Beauty in Bakersfield and Beverly Hills, CA, Board-Certified Cosmetic and General surgeon Dr. Farzin Kerendian has restored natural beauty to the faces of countless clients with the use of CO2 laser resurfacing therapy.

Lasering away skin imperfections

Laser skin resurfacing treatments work by removing surface layers of the skin to make new skin cells form. When the scarred, wrinkled, or otherwise damaged layers of skin are removed, the body’s natural healing response kicks in, and the result is a boost in collagen and elastin production, which tends to decline with age. 

We can use laser resurfacing on your entire face or localized areas like your forehead, your cheeks, and around your mouth and eyes.

Laser resurfacing can treat a wide range of skin flaws, including:

Is laser resurfacing painful?

Many clients describe the sensation experienced during laser therapy as feeling like a rubber band snapping against their skin. For most, the treatment is easily tolerated. Additionally, Dr. Kerendian applies a topical anesthetic before the procedure to minimize any discomfort. 

Following treatment, some patients experience minimal redness and swelling, which generally subsides within 24 hours. Whether you experience redness or not, it’s imperative to wear a broad-spectrum SPF 30 or higher sunscreen daily. 

How many laser resurfacing treatments do l need?

Many clients see positive results after just one treatment, but for optimal results, most opt for 3-5 treatments, scheduled at two to four-week intervals. The specific number depends on your issues and goals. Prior to your first treatment, Dr. Kerendian can estimate how many treatments you will need. 

Choosing the right provider matters

In the hands of an experienced medical professional, laser resurfacing offers dramatic results. However, when performed by an unskilled provider, lasers can be dangerous. When it comes to laser resurfacing or any medical cosmetic procedures, always choose an expert such as Dr. Kerendian, who is fellowship-trained in cosmetic and plastic surgery.

You may not have much, if any, control over the development of scars, fine lines and wrinkles, and stretch marks, but you can do something about them. Give Desired Beauty a call at either of our locations or schedule a consultation online

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