CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing In San Diego

Malone Facial Plastic Surgery offers our San Diego patients CO2 laser skin resurfacing, a short downtime, painless, and long-lasting cosmetic procedure, proven to reduce wrinkles, age spots, acne scars, and other blemishes. It also helps tighten your skin and balance your tone.

What Is Laser Skin Resurfacing?

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Laser skin resurfacing is a facial rejuvenation procedure that uses an ablative laser to help treat and improve the quality of your skin’s appearance, as well as to treat various facial flaws. It can decrease the appearance of fine lines, treat the loss of skin tone, and improve your complexion if you have any present scars or sun damage. It can also help to treat mild to moderate acne scars.

This procedure is ideal for anyone who may be suffering from any variety of skin concerns, such as sagging skin, crow’s feet, fine lines and wrinkles, acne scars, warts, or enlarged oil glands. This treatment may not be suitable for people with active acne breakouts, or excessive sagging skin.

While ideal for lighter skin tones, it is a common misconception that laser skin resurfacing is only for lighter skin tones – come in for a consultation at Malone Facial Plastic Surgery to determine what types of lasers work best for darker skin tones.

What Does The Treatment Process Look Like?

The CO2 laser skin resurfacing procedure targets the epidermis (the outer layer of your skin) while heating the lower layers in the dermis simultaneously. This, in turn, works to promote collagen production. This allows new collagen fibers to help produce new skin that is smoother in texture and firmer to the touch.

What To Expect During Treatment?

The process itself consists of a few steps. First things first, your skin will need to be prepped for the procedure. This prep work consists of a series of treatments done several weeks prior to the procedure, in order to increase your skin’s tolerance to professional treatments, and helps to reduce any risk of side effects.

When you come in for the actual procedure, a topical anesthetic will be applied to the treatment areas, helping to reduce discomfort. In the event a larger area is to be treated, a simple local anesthetic block be recommended. Then, your skin will be cleansed to remove any dirt, bacteria, or excess oils, after which the treatment will begin.

Using the selected laser, it will be moved slowly around the treatment area, which will heat the lower layers of your skin, setting the stage for your body’s natural collagen production to kick in, which will be the main source of improvement to your rejuvenated skin. Once the process is completed, the treatment areas will be wrapped in order to help protect your skin.

What To Expect After Treatment?

As this is a quick-downtime procedure, you will be able to leave immediately following the treatment. Your body’s natural healing process will take between 3-10 days. You may notice some redness on your skin, with some slight peeling. Ice packs can be used to help reduce swelling. You will likely need to adjust your daily skincare routine and will use saline (or similar solution) provided by Dr. Malone in order to cleanse the skin.

Daily moisturizers will help with the healing process, depending on what Dr. Malone advises. You will also want to apply sunscreen every morning, and reapply throughout the day, in order to help safeguard your skin – this may be necessary for up to a year following each laser skin resurfacing procedure.

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At Malone Facial Plastic Surgery, Dr. Melanie Malone complements her board-certified expert skills with her focus on taking the time to get to know each and every patient’s individual needs. She aims to provide potent and long-lasting rejuvenation, with the ability to always create a natural effect. With her unique expertise in the anatomy of the face and neck, she is able to specialize her practice only to surgery of the face.

Contact Malone Facial Plastic Surgery today to set up a one-on-one consultation where you will meet Dr. Malone in person, and have the time to discuss any concerns or questions you might have in full detail.

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The Best You Is What We Do

You work hard to keep yourself looking your best. Sometimes life can make it hard to keep that vibrant, youthful glow that your skin once had, making you feel less beautiful than you look. This is why at Malone Facial Plastic Surgery, we offer our patients in San Diego Laser Skin Resurfacing (CO2), to help you regain the best version of yourself.

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“Thank you for the smile on my face whenever I look in the mirror, you’re an incredible lady and surgeon” —Facelift, liplift, Laser skin resurfacing (B.P.)

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“I am 69 years old and had a deep plane face lift with Dr. Malone my results are fabulous. She is an excellent surgeon and a caring kind person as well. Would highly recommend her.” —Deep Plane Facelift (aerobicgal)

“Not only did she straighten out my nose and significantly improve my breathing but she was very attentive and had a great bedside manner! I've had nothing but complements on how good my new nose looks!” —Septoplasty (M.H.)

“She is kind, caring, listened to and addressed all of my concerns, explained everything in detail, and was always available, before and after surgery.” —Facelift (B.)

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“I saw Dr. Malone back in Nov 2017, she was an absolute delight. I knew I was in good hands. Her empathetic bedside manner made me feel confident in her abilities to give me the exact results I envisioned. ” —Rhinoplasty (N.K.)

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Dr. Malone’s treatments in La Jolla are highly individualized, customized for you and address your specific concerns and needs. We aim to let your refreshed appearance reflect the youthful energy that you feel on the inside. Most importantly, Dr. Malone’s aesthetic is seamless without ever drawing unwanted attention. She provides the subtle refresher that a good night’s rest no longer produces. Dr. Malone’s aesthetic is a natural, soft and balanced letting you to always put your best face forward.

Dr. Malone is a Fellow of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American College of Surgeons. This remarkable distinction is bestowed on an elite subset of surgeons based on their exceptional training, professional qualifications, surgical competence and ethical conduct.

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