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Did You Know…
The same laser that is used for hair removal, can get rid of toe nail fungus.
The word “Cosmetic” is derived from the Greek word “Kosmos” which means “of this world.”
The light from a hair removal laser passes through the skin and is absorbed by the hair follicle. The laser energy is absorbed by the hair follicle and is destroyed. Since people have different skin colors, we need to have lasers with a variety of colors of laser light.
Neurotoxins are medications developed from the bacteria known as clostridium botulinum. Researchers noticed that people infected with this bacterium had suffered muscle weakness. Dysport and Botox have been developed from this discovery.
Just before the laser is fired, a jet of frozen air is sent to the skin to protect the skin from the laser energy and to decrease the pain.
The idea behind the CoolSculpt machine started after doctors noticed that children who sucked on popsicles lost the fat in their cheeks without damage to the skin. It is amazing what can develop from a simple observation.
A tan can absorb some of the energy of laser light and prevent the laser light from reaching the hair follicle. Do not get a tan before laser hair removal.
In the 1450s, women would shave their pubic hair to get rid of lice. And then they would have a pubic hair wig made as a replacement.
In the past some doctors tried to dye the patient hair dark so that more of the laser energy would be absorbed by the hair and thereby the laser would more effectively remove the hair. Unfortunately, it did not work because the dye did not reach the hair follicle.

Carbon Dioxide (C02) Fractional Laser Skin Resurfacing

Serious Laser Treatment for Serious, Remarkable Results

Our Alma CO2 fractional laser skin resurfacing procedure is designed for those willing to tolerate a little downtime in exchange for serious and remarkable results. Laser Resurfacing removes layers of skin tissue in columns, but leaves the surrounding skin intact to support the healing process. Removing layers of skin means that once the skin heals you will have a more beautiful and more youthful face. Most of the age spots, wrinkles, and pigmentation will be gone.

While there are other methods to treat aged skin, the CO2 Fractional Laser Skin Resurfacing tackles the most damage with one treatment. This is a more aggressive than other lasers, but it also a more effective.  It is the perfect way to treat multiple skin problems at once. There is downtime is involved, but the tradeoff of truly resurfaced skin and is well worth the time investment. Dr. Brown will explain to you what you can expect, so you can make the right decision for your lifestyle and goals.

Preparing for C02 Fractional Laser Skin Resurfacing

This procedure is performed in our Fremont Medical Office and requires pre- and post-treatment medications for both your comfort prior and optimal healing. Our experienced staff will apply a topical anesthetic to minimize discomfort during the procedure. After the treatment, the skin can feel sunburnt for the next 12 to 48 hours. Also, Dr. Brown will teach you how to care for you skin to promote healing and to reduce discomfort.

Fractional laser skin resurfacing is so effective that usually one treatment is sufficient. However, some areas may be too sensitive for aggressive treatment and may require an additional appointment. Maintaining the effects of laser skin resurfacing involves protecting the skin with proper care. The results can last for a many years, making it more long-lasting and cost-effective compared to non-invasive treatments like fillers and neurotoxins.

Ready to See a Dramatic Change in Your Skin?

Fremont Laser & Skin Care’s consultations are complimentary. Schedule yours today by calling us at (510) 792-1579 or submitting our contact form.