Laser skin resurfacing is designed to improve the appearance of your skin and treat minor imperfections, by removing layers of skin. An ablative laser removes layers of skin for resurfacing, but creates a wound that requires a lengthy recovery, and comes with significant risks. A non-ablative laser does not injure the skin, but cannot produce the results that deliver a smoother, tighter, more radiant complexion. Rather it stimulates the growth of collagen to tighten the skin.

The Pixel Laser is a fractional ablative laser that can be adjusted for the precise needs of each patient, and minimizes thermal damage. Pixel laser skin resurfacing delivers a smoother, tighter, more radiant complexion.

What is the Pixel Laser?

The Pixel laser skin resurfacing dramatically improves skin tone, texture, fine lines and wrinkles, acne scars, and enlarged pores with little discomfort or downtime. Pixel laser treatment can erase fine lines and wrinkles around the mouth, and wrinkles of the tender skin of the eyelids. It treats sun damage, and skin laxity and can be used on the face, neck, chest, arms and hands. This anti-aging treatment rejuvenates your appearance with little downtime. It does not treat broken capillaries or spider veins.

How does it work?

The Pixel laser delivers thousands of thermal dots (like pixels) of laser energy beneath the skin to induce collagen remodeling which improves the appearance fine lines and wrinkles, tightens the skin and evens out skin tone and texture.

Tone and texture are restored because the laser removes only about 20% of the damaged skin, leaving healthy skin intact which this allows for faster healing.

What does it feel like?

The laser produces short burst of infrared light that vaporizes very precise, thin layers of skin with each pulse to eliminate old skin cells. When the laser light flickers it feels like a rubber band snapping on the skin, and there will be a sensation of warmth.  We use a topical anesthetic for your comfort. The treatment is almost pain free and is well tolerated.

What about recovery?

After treatment, the skin will feel tighter and smoother. There will be redness as with a sunburn, and skin flaking in the days after treatment. There will be some crusting and flaking for the first 3-7 days. It is similar to a chemical peel but without the pain and discomfort. Most people return to work within 24 hours. Initial results are visible in 7 days with continuous improvement over the next six weeks.

How many treatments will I need?

The more sun damage and wrinkling, the more treatments you will need to achieve your goals. To determine if this is for you, contact Dr. Powell for a consultation. At that time, he will recommend the best approach for you.

Who is a good candidate?

Pixel laser skin resurfacing is safe for all skin colors, and poses little risk of discoloration, unlike CO2 laser resurfacing. When you desire to restore the flawless skin of your youth, Pixel laser treatment can provide excellent results with little downtime and discomfort.

Why choose Powell Cosmetic Surgery in San Diego?

At Powell Cosmetic surgery, Dr. Carl Powell is an expert offering personalized treatments to improve your appearance and your life! He is dedicated to providing you with state-of-the-art, compassionate care. Dr. Powell has significant experience and ability, coupled with and an artistic eye for personalized, aesthetically pleasing solutions.

He is passionate about his work and will give you his honest opinion and best options to achieve your goals. Dr. Powell is recognized by his fellow cosmetic surgeons for his outstanding skills and contributions to the specialty of cosmetic surgery. He lectures and teaches cosmetic surgeons in the newest, and most advanced techniques and procedures. When you are seeking a cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Carl Powell is the best. Find out for yourself. Schedule a consultation today.