Contour TRL by SCITON treats deep wrinkles, scars, Actinic Keratosis, poor skin tone and texture. Treating the skin with laser stimulates the growth of new collagen, which improves the skin’s thickness and resilience. The skin surface will also re-grow with fresh, healthy cells which will give your skin a younger, rejuvenated appearance. 7-10 days social downtime.
Laser skin resurfacing covers various methods and procedures, with different lasers used to treat different skin conditions. Furthermore, skin resurfacing is a broad term that refers to a wide range of skin treatments. Selecting the correct combination of lasers and procedures depends on several factors — your skin type, your skin conditions, and your cosmetic expectations. That’s why you must consult trained medical professionals — like the experts at Sadrian Plastic Surgery — who patiently discuss your cosmetic goals and expectations to recommend the ideal treatment plans.
At Sadrian Plastic Surgery's La Jolla med spa we often use Sciton laser for skin resurfacing treatments. Sciton is one of the most effective laser technologies, developed by a reputable California-based company known for manufacturing and developing some of the world’s most reliable and durable medical devices. They’ve been making lasers and cutting-edge medical technologies since 1997.
Profractional laser treatments are best for general improvement of skin surface and skin texture. They are particularly effective in correcting fine lines, wrinkles, acne and blemish scars, and skin discolorations also known as dyschromias or “sun spots”. The laser treats these conditions by creating clean microchannels in the skin, which also means faster healing time.
The treatment itself involves laser scanning across the surface of the treated area to carefully create microscopic channels in the skin which are surrounded by areas of untreated skin. The zones of untreated skin stimulated the body’s natural healing process. This process stimulates new collagen, plumping up of the skin and smoothing wrinkles and scars. The depth at which the laser scans and ablates depends on what you are trying to treat and your specific downtime.
Micro-laser peel is an extremely specific skin resurfacing procedure, with minimal downtime. This resurfacing treatment removes the top layers of skin evening out skin tone, texture and color. Micro-laser peels treat wrinkles, acne scars, skin discoloration, sun damage, hyperpigmentation, textural irregularities, and keratosis, i.e., the formation of rough patches on the skin’s surface, leading to smooth, supple, taut, and youthful skin. This treatment is customized to your specific skin condition and your amount of social downtime. Patients often say that their skin went from looking tired to vibrant.
Contour TRL (Tunable Resurfacing Laser) is one of the world’s most sophisticated resurfacing technologies. Sciton resurfacing lasers are different. They are able to ablate with virtually no heat deposition because of extremely high energy absorption in water. Very deep treatments can be done with minimal risk of complications. The laser can be tuned differently depending on what needs to be treated, which means a wider variety of skin conditions can benefit from Contour TRL. These conditions include mild to deep lines and wrinkles, scars, injury, or post-surgery, keratosis, lesions on the skin that result in pigmentation problems, sagging skin, skin tone and texture problems, deep wrinkles around the mouth and eyes.
A laser beam at 2940 nm wavelength will be delivered through a computer controlled device that automatically scans the area of skin being treated. Physicians can control the ablation and coagulation depth for either light or deep peels. As we age, the effects of sun damage and environmental pollutants take their toll on our skin, causing it to wrinkle, develop sun spots and look tired. A Sciton skin resurfacing procedure can reverse these effects and restore a healthy look to the skin. There are two approaches to resurfacing: full field, and fractional. In full field resurfacing, the entire surface area of the skin is treated. A laser beam is scanned across the treatment area and precisely removes a layer of skin.
The body will naturally replace the old, damaged skin that was removed, with a fresh, healthy layer. Treatments can range from shallow (which might be appropriate for eliminating fine lines, sun spots and tired-looking skin) to deep (which is often used to improve skin tone/texture and eliminate deep wrinkles, even in difficult areas like upper lip lines and crow’s feet). In fractional resurfacing, the laser removes pinpoint columns of skin, leaving the surrounding tissue intact. This approach allows the laser to penetrate very deeply for effective collagen remodeling, while the surrounding intact tissue promotes rapid healing. There is much more to laser treatment. To see if Sciton lasers are right for your concerns, call our office today to set up a consultation appointment.
The decision to undergo a cosmetic procedure is extremely personal. If you are considering an enhancement, you want to be confident that your results will appear fresh and natural – and like you. Dr. Sadrian is among the finest plastic surgeons practicing in the San Diego area and has achieved acclaim for consistently achieving natural-looking results. Schedule an appointment to learn more.SEE WHAT MAKES US THE BEST CHOICE