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CO2 Laser Resurfacing

CO2 Laser Resurfacing

The aging process is tough on our skin especially in Southern California. Loss of elastin, collagen, facial volume and environmental factors all combine to produce lax skin with uneven tones, fine lines and wrinkles. Although skin care and good nutrition help maintain healthy skin, we can still need additional help.

Co2 laser has been a part of facial rejuvenation procedures for over 20 years. Innovation in the field came with the advent of the fractional technology. Prior to this the entire surface of the skin was burned. This created dramatic improvement in the skin but there was a heavy price. The device was too powerful to be used on the neck. During that time it was common to see woman with porcelain white faces and brown necks. Many woman were also left with patchy areas of hypopigmentation, or color loss, adjacent to their normally pigmented skin requiring life long make up to camouflage the imbalance. Some woman ended up with areas of redness which did not resolve.
Fractional laser has minimized those complications and allowed for control of how much of the surface of the skin is treated during the application while yielding excellent results.

During the treatment the cheeks and neck can be treated with a lower density while the areas about the mouth and eyes can be addressed more aggressively. The circular muscles around the eyes and mouth cause more damage to the skin than the linear muscles of the cheeks and neck.
The actual treatment of the face, neck and chest are usually done under anesthesia as the procedure can be painful.
The post-operative discomfort is very manageable but the swelling is impressive. This usually resolves by the third or fourth day. Soothing balms are placed on the skin multiple times throughout the day for the first five days. The skin is usually healed by the fifth day although it is still red. Mineral based foundations can be used at this time.

Results are immediate and continue to demonstrate improvement over the following three months. Dr Kessler will recommend a skin care regimen with the KesslerMD line to maintain your results.
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Alex D. San Antonio,TX
Dr. Kessler is not only one of the most caring and compassionate people I have ever met, he is also one of the finest highly skilled physicians around. He truly does care about every patient’s goals and will do whatever he can to help achieve those goals. I had a face/neck lift and...
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Debbie S., Cenby, OR, USA
As both a patient and a professional, Dr. Kessler is the best surgeon I have ever had the pleasure of being treated by, he has amazing surgical skill, takes all the time in the world with you during your care and has the highest standard for his work I have seen for many years. I have...
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Stephen P., Beverly Hills, CA, USA
I am so happy. I am so glad I came to Newport Beach in search of Dr Kessler. You have all made me feel just so ‘relaxed & confident’ in all aspects of this ‘thing’. Dr Kessler is a wonderful person, who is ethical, informative, sincere and a surgical ‘artist’. As I...
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Alejandra B., Mission Viejo, CA,, USA
It has been 6 months since the date of my surgery and I couldn’t be more pleased with the results. As you may recall, my previous breast implants became encapsulated resulting in hard, tender and poorly shaped breasts. I was ashamed of how they looked. When my husband and I met with...
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Markee F., Irvine, Ca,USA
Dr. Kessler is definitely a “Best in Class” surgeon. His enthusiasm and love for what he does is evident the first time you meet him. The compassion and care that he gives his patients is beyond measure.He took the time to not only explain the surgery procedure and potential problems...
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Lee W., Aliso Viejo, CA, USA
Dr. Kessler is the most caring doctor I have ever met. The minute he walked into the examination room for my initial consult I liked him and it continues EVERY time I see him. I had a lower body lift and my arms done. I am so happy with his work. He is a perfectionist and it shows....
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Glory E., Dayton, OH, USA
My experience with Dr Rob Kessler was extremely pleasant and has changed my life in the most positive ways. He has performed numeous surgeries on me after I had lost weight with having a gastric stomach bypass. He has perfomed the following surgeries on me: A breast lift, lower body...
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Stephen P., Beverly Hills, CA, USA
Incredible results. Surgical center was great–lots of special care, made you feel very special, spent the night with one to one nursing care with an ICU nurse. Nurse anesthetist was great. VERY postive experience.
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