Laser Skin Treatment in Newport Beach, CA

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What is Laser Skin Treatment?

Laser skin treatments help you address minor facial flaws in your skin. Whether you want to hide fine wrinkles and lines, reduce sun and age spots, or even out the tone and texture of your skin, plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Hakimi is here for you. Offering IPL (intense pulsed light), cutting-edge technology of Clear + Brilliant, and a CO2 laser, Dr. Hakimi and his team can create a unique treatment plan for you to obtain your cosmetic goals and desires. If you're in Los Angeles, Newport Beach, CA, call our office today to schedule a consultation.

What is IPL?

Intense pulsed light (IPL) is a form of laser therapy that releases varying wavelengths of light, penetrating deep into the skin. Used to minimize and/or remove age spots, sun damage, rosacea, hair, and more, IPL uses heat to destroy pigments beneath the skin to remove spots and hair follicles. If you have really dark skin, are sensitive to light, pregnant, or have a skin condition, you should discuss your options with Dr. Hakimi, as IPL may not be the best treatment option.

To begin your treatment, we will clean your skin and prepare the treatment areas with a cool gel. From there, we will use the IPL device to send out a pulsating light of different wavelengths to heat underneath the skin to destroy unwanted pigments and hair follicles. While most consider the pain to feel like a snapping rubber band on your skin, a numbing cream is available if needed. Treatment typically takes between 20 – 30 minutes, and you may need between 3 – 6 treatments, depending on the areas being addressed. Once the treatment is complete, you are free to return home. You may feel like you have a sunburn for a few hours, and you may experience some redness and bruising that shouldn't last more than a day or two. Dr. Hakimi or a member of his team will send you home with care instructions on how to properly heal your skin.

What is Clear + Brilliant?

Clear + Brilliant is a cutting-edge laser technology that helps improve the tone and texture of your skin for beautiful and radiant results. This treatment is a great option for men and women who already put forth efforts to keep their skin healthy but need a little extra help obtaining the youthful look they desire. Used to illuminate, smooth, and improve the look and texture of the skin while reducing the appearance of pores, Clear + Brilliant is a great way to address and prevent early signs of aging. Treatments for Clear + Brilliant last around 20 minutes or less and patients typically need about 4 – 6 treatments for optimal results. After your treatment, you can return to your regularly scheduled day; however, you may experience some redness, swelling, and bruising. This is perfectly normal and should not last long. After a few short days, you will begin to notice softer and smoother skin with a renewed, youthful look. If you have skin conditions, are recovering from a wound or procedure, or are pregnant, you should check with Dr. Hakimi if this procedure is a good option for you. Clear + Brilliant can be combined with other cosmetic procedures for even greater enhancement. Call us for more information.

What is CO2 Laser?

CO2 laser treatments  allow our patients the opportunity to address a number of issues. From fine lines around the eyes to deep wrinkles, acne scars, and surgical or trauma scars, this state-of-the-art laser technology provides a refreshed, youthful, smooth appearance. This 30 minute to one-hour treatment is tailored specifically to help you meet your goals. If you have elastic, non-oily skin and no pre-existing health conditions, you may be an ideal candidate for this treatment. To begin your procedure, you'll either receive a local anesthetic or sedative, depending on the number of areas being treated. Then, the CO2 laser will vaporize layers of your skin using high-energy beams of light while the heat prompts the regrowth of collagen. After your treatment, you will be provided instructions on how to clean the treated areas, which will need to be done a few times a day. You will likely have some swelling and redness so keeping your face elevated while you sleep and putting an icepack on your face to reduce soreness can help. Depending on your treatment and treated areas, you will notice your skin starting to dry and peel after about a week and should notice your full results in about 1 month. If you're in the Los Angeles, Newport Beach, or Beverly Hills area, contact Dr. Michael Hakimi for more information.

Refresh Your Skin

Laser skin treatments can help you smooth your skin, reducing signs of aging, sun spots, wrinkles, Crow's feet, and more. These noninvasive treatment options are ideal for men and women looking to remove wrinkles from an area as delicate as the eye, or address acne or surgical scars. With cutting-edge technologies, like IPL, Clear + Brilliant, and the CO2 laser, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Hakimi can create a custom treatment plan to address a variety of issues for men and women at his Newport Beach, CA office.

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