About CO2 Skin Resurfacing
The process of laser skin resurfacing uses energy to remove the top layer of skin and stimulate the body’s natural collagen production. Fractional CO2 laser resurfacing, the latest generation of FDA-approved CO2 lasers, corrects many cosmetic and dermatological skin conditions through a single procedure. Known as the anti-aging breakthrough of the century by professionals all over the world, this procedure combines the effectiveness of the laser skin resurfacing procedure with the safety of CO2 lasers to treat aging, scarred, discolored, and sun-damaged skin safely and effectively offering a reduced recovery period. During a consultation with Irvine, CA cosmetic surgeon Dr. Margueritte Bernett, you can find out more about this innovative procedure.
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"There are no words describe how it feels to be a middle-aged woman that worked my whole life & I feel like time has taken away my beauty. I decided to take some risks and look into the world of plastic surgery. I work in the beauty industry had to have seen a lot of facelifts and a lot of really bad but jobs I work personally with three high and local Newport Coast plastic surgeons and still was never impressed. When I met Dr Bernette she was such an intelligent , calm, aristocratic loving beautiful woman! After my exam I realized how genuinely sincere she was when she told me-genuinely how beautiful I was. I really believe her.... said there are a few things that she would do 'procedures' that she suggested ( that were non-surgical )that would erase the looks of stress and tiredness, that even when I had slept for solid 12hrs a night, would not go away! I have gained such an education from her about what I eat and how that I feel projects such an inner beauty to come out! With her expertise and some of the most non-invasive and non-painful injectables! Also the help of The products she chooses to inject , she has a wide variety of choices that are all-inclusive with Hydrolonic acid ( probably spelling it terribly) and collagen have all doubled my experience of looking the way I want to look! Dr. B is a healer. I'm a single mother looking to find a healthy relationship ... but Before Dr. B I had been held back, feeling that my outer appearance was no longer attractive. NOW I feel so much more confidence when I put my hand out to shake someone's hand or smile and I feel like I don't look like I haven't slept in three days LOL. Thank you Dr B into your amazing staff it's a game changer I would recommend her Procedures and techniques to anyone! Love & Light -Hxo"- H.H. / Yelp / May 19, 2018
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"It is hard to put into words how very happy I am now that I have had the Mommy Makeover. After all of the exercising and dieting I did after my last pregnancy, the loose tummy skin and drooping, smaller breasts and stubborn fat, uhhh so frustrating. So with Dr. Bernett's s t outstanding treatment and very caring manner, I feel like a new person! There is no other way to describe it. I am happy being a mom of course even before the surgery, but now I am so very happy with my improved look : )"- Anonymous / RateMDs / May 31, 2015
"I feel like a new person after my Mommy Makeover! I recently was treated by Dr. Bernett, and I couldn't be happier. After my last pregnancy my body changed a lot, not only weight gain, also drooping breast and the loose tummy skin. I did a good amount of exercise and was careful with my diet, but the drooping, and loose skin did not improve much. Plus some areas of fat are just darned stubborn! Now that those trouble areas are lifted and tightened, I truly feel so much better. Dr. Bernett really took care of me and was careful and caring all the way. Everything looks great, and I am feeling so much better !!!"- H.M. / Wellness / May 30, 2015
Those with superficial wrinkles and fine lines around their eyes, mouth, or foreheads are ideal candidates for fractional CO2 laser skin resurfacing. If you have shallow acne scars, you may also be a candidate. The following skin conditions can be treated with fractional CO2 laser skin resurfacing:
- Acne scars
- Age spots
- Brown spots
- Discolored complexion
- Enlarged pores
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Loose skin
- Sun-damaged skin
Fractional CO2 skin resurfacing is completed as an outpatient procedure and takes approximately 1 – 2 hours to perform depending on the size of the treatment area. A topical anesthesia will likely be applied and allowed to penetrate the skin prior to beginning the procedure. Additional or alternative anesthesia methods may be used depending on a number of factors, but will be discussed before your scheduled procedure. The laser treatment will take approximately 45 minutes to perform, during which controlled energy is used to vaporize the epidermis to allow for shedding and new growth.
What to Expect
As the treatment may cause discomfort, Dr. Bernett may prescribe the a pain reliever to be taken after the procedure. Your face will likely be bandaged after treatment. Because the epidermis will be peeled away, your skin may appear red for several weeks. As it heals, crusting may be present. Dr. Bernett will offer very specific advice on how to properly care for your healing skin, it is very important to follow her instructions to prevent any scarring. You will be able to return home immediately following treatment but should avoid vigorous activity for a couple of days while your skin heals.
Plan Your Procedure
Skin Correction Today
To learn more about all of the amazing lasers and laser skin resurfacing treatments offered by Irvine, CA plastic surgeon Dr. Marguerite Bernett, call us today to schedule your consult. We pride ourselves in offering something for everyone, regardless of skin type or overall cosmetic goal. We look forward to meeting you!