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Why Consider Fractional Skin Resurfacing Treatments?

Laser skin resurfacing is extremely precise and causes little damage to the surrounding skin and tissue. In fact, the laser stimulates surrounding tissue to grow and replenish. This results in healthier, younger-looking skin. The skin repair and regeneration process continues for up to 6 months following the procedure.

Treatments are done most often on the face, but can be done almost anywhere on the body including:

  • The neck: to firm up and tone sagging necklines
  • The hands: to remove unwanted age spots and blemishes
  • The abdomen: to tighten skin and remove unwanted cellulite and stretch marks. Fractional laser resurfacing is highly effective at reducing stretch marks and loose skin after pregnancy and surgical procedures such as liposuction.

How Does Skin Resurfacing Work?

By using focused laser energy microbeams that extend deep into the skin, tiny holes are created that stimulate the body’s own natural collagen formation as part of the natural repair cycle. The result is a fast-forward healing process that stimulates skin regeneration and tightening, which keeps the plump, reduces wrinkles and improves skin texture. By leaving small spots of untreated skin in between, the healing process is fast and effective.

After applying topical numbing solution, the laser skin resurfacing technology is applied to the skin. The entire process last 20 to 30 minutes, after which you are free to go home. For optimal results, we may recommend more than one laser skin resurfacing treatment. These recommendations are made by Dr. Reza Tirgari on a case-by-case basis.

San Diego Laser Skin Resurfacing

Preparing for Your Laser Skin Resurfacing Session

Preparing for your appointment is easy. To maximize the benefits, all you need to do are the following:

  • For clients with any color or background ethnicity (ie. typically our hispanic, asian, and middle-eastern clients), as a precaution we will typically pre-treat your skin. This involves using Hydroquinone, a skin cream we provide, every evening for 2 weeks before your appointment. Doing this greatly reduces the risk of excessive pigmentation following the treatment and speeds recovery. If you think this may apply to you, please call us.
  • Stop the Hydroquinone for 3 days before your laser appointment and stop any Retin-A/tretinoin/retinol or other skin treatment products at least 7 days beforehand (you may need to check with your doctor, depending on the medication).
  • If you are prone to cold sores, we recommend starting Valtrex or similar medication the day before your appointment, and we can prescribe this for you.
  • Avoid the sun/tanning beds for at least 2 weeks before AND after your appointment and wear SPF daily on the treated area. We may also recommend discontinuing fish oils for at least 1 week beforehand to reduce the risk of bleeding/bruising as well as certain anticoagulant medications, such as aspirin, plavix and other anticoagulants (please check with your doctor first).
  • On the day of treatment:
    • Take 650mg of Tylenol and 600mg of Ibuprofen approx. 2-3 hours before your appointment.
    • Come in at least 1 hour earlier so that we may apply the numbing cream.
    • Avoid makeup or lotions to the treatment area
    • Avoid wearing contacts (glasses are fine)
    • Male clients: please shave if you are having your face treated

To view additional laser skin resurfacing before-and-after pictures, please peruse our photo gallery.

DEKA BEFORE 1 248x300 Fractional Skin Resurfacing
DEKA AFTER 1 248x300 Fractional Skin Resurfacing
DEKA BEFORE 2 247x300 Fractional Skin Resurfacing
DEKA AFTER 2 245x300 Fractional Skin Resurfacing
DEKA BEFORE 3 200x300 Fractional Skin Resurfacing
DEKA AFTER 3 200x300 Fractional Skin Resurfacing
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Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19

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Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19

Avalon Laser considers the health and safety of our patients, employees and families our top priority. We have been monitoring the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic very closely and want to do our part to ensure the best outcome. For this reason, in the interest of the health and welfare of our clients and our staff, we have decided to temporarily close our Carlsbad and San Diego locations, effective March 18, 2020 until further notice from the Federal Government and the State of California.

During these challenging circumstances, we want to reassure our clients that any discounts, specials or other promotions will be honored and that we will do our utmost to maintain appointment schedules in a manner that provide our clients with the best results, while also complying with the safety directives. We will continue to monitor this situation closely and provide updates as they become available.

Your health and well-being are our top priority. Thank you for your patience and trust in Avalon Laser. We look forward to serving you again soon.

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