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    What is Laser Skin Resurfacing?

    What is Laser Skin Resurfacing?A carbon dioxide (CO2) laser technique can precisely remove the topmost layers of damaged skin to reveal smoother and more youthful skin without using cosmetic surgery. This procedure is known as laser skin resurfacing. Erbium laser technology is also commonly used to treat fine lines and moderate wrinkles, but CO2 can address deeper facial lines and wrinkles.

    Dr. Eric Yavrouian is a facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon providing laser skin resurfacing and various other surgical and non-surgical cosmetic procedures. Patients in Glendale, Pasadena, Burbank, Greater Los Angeles, Beverly Hills CA, and surrounding communities have an opportunity to receive laser skin resurfacing at Dr. Yavrouian’s practice.

    How does it Work?

    A CO2 laser will remove outer layers of damaged skin and trigger the regeneration of new, healthy skin underneath. Unlike cosmetic surgery, the procedure does not involve any cuts or incisions. The newest technique in the area of laser skin resurfacing is the use of light beams that are either scattered at a rapid rate or pulsed.

    This allows for minimal heat exposure to the skin and enables the healthy surrounding tissue to be preserved. It also allows for the application of a more intensive CO2 laser for deeper tissue correct and for effective elimination of pronounced creases and wrinkles. Results with laser skin resurfacing are significantly age-defying.

    The procedure can be performed on targeted areas of the face, such as the eyes or the mouth, or over the entire facial surface. During a CO2 laser skin resurfacing treatment, the provider will apply a local anesthetic to relieve any discomfort. In case of entire face treatment, IV sedation may be used for some patients.


    Any individual who has developed significant wrinkles and facial lines may be a suitable candidate for CO2 laser skin resurfacing. People with uneven pigmentation or facial scars may also choose this treatment to improve their skin appearance.

    The treatment provider will carefully determine the candidacy before recommending laser skin resurfacing. Experienced facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Yavrouian receives patients from Glendale, Pasadena, Burbank, Greater Los Angeles, Beverly Hills CA, and nearby areas for laser treatments.


    CO2 laser skin resurfacing is a high-precision procedure that can mitigate the impact of wrinkles and fine lines on the face, reverse the clock on the complexion, and reveal younger looking skin that lies underneath the top damaged layers. The CO2 laser can also lessen the appearance of various skin imperfections such as facial scars.

    In addition to correction of moderate to deep wrinkles and lines, laser skin resurfacing can also treat conditions such as photo damage, uneven pigmentation, pre-cancerous spots, and benign lesions. A qualified cosmetic surgeon or laser skin resurfacing expert will evaluate the patient’s skin type and the condition before recommending this treatment.

    Safety Aspect

    When the treatment is performed under the guidance of an experienced cosmetic surgeon, CO2 laser skin resurfacing is a completely safe procedure. Results with CO2 laser are fairly predictable. Therefore, the skin can be precisely ablated layer by layer to create a more safe outcome with minimal side effects.

    For more information about treatments and procedures by Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, Dr. Eric J. Yavrouian, serving patients in and around Glendale, Pasadena, Burbank and the Greater Los Angeles, CA area call 818-241-2150 or click here to contact him for a consultation.

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