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Dr. Michael Morrissette
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Ventura, CA 93003
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Fractional CO2 Laser Resurfacing

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Fractional CO2 laser resurfacing removes layers of skin tissue in columns, leaving intact skin surrounding each column to aid in the healing process. This treatment can help reduce fine lines and wrinkles, age spots, uneven coloration, scarring, dull skin tone, lax skin, and textural irregularities and improve the collagen layer in the face, neck, and chest. Fractional C02 Laser Resurfacing gives effective, safe results for individuals who don't want the expense, down time and pain of surgery.

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Who Is a Good Candidate for Fractional CO2 Laser Resurfacing?

In your initial consultation, Dr. Morrissette can determine if you are a good candidate for this treatment, after evaluating your medical history, areas of concern, and treatment goals. Some downtime is required for this procedure - it can take 5-7 days to recover. Patients should understand the risks and the time involved and have realistic expectations for this procedure. Our Ventura Fractional CO2 laser resurfacing may be an excellent option for people with:

  • Sun damage
  • Wrinkles
  • Irregular skin texture
  • Sagging
  • Scarring
  • Age spots
  • Uneven skin tone

How Many Treatments Are Required with Fractional CO2 Laser Resurfacing?

CO2 Laser Resurfacing

This non-surgical treatment is recommended for mild and moderate wrinkling and skin damage and for achieving significant results with a single treatment. Effects of Fractional CO2 laser resurfacing can be comparable to having multiple other non-surgical treatments at once. In certain cases, more than one treatment may be needed for a specific area of the face that must be treated with care.

After Fractional CO2 laser resurfacing, maintenance treatment may be needed, particularly if a patient has been unable to avoid the sun, or use proper skin care. An additional treatment may be needed in a matter of years, even with the best of care, and in one to two years in the area surrounding the eyes.

What Can I Expect with CO2 Laser Resurfacing?

CO2 Laser Resurfacing

This procedure is performed in our state-of-the-art facility by Dr. Morrissette, after the administration of local anesthesia to ensure you are comfortable during the process. It will last approximately one hour, but could take more or less time, depending on the size of the area treated.

Most patients experience a feeling comparable to having a bad sunburn for one-half to two days after the procedure. Essentially, the top layer of skin is removed with this treatment. It will heal in approximately seven days or more, depending on the area treated and how aggressive the treatment.

The skin will peel and be replaced by new, smoother skin. During the healing process, you can expect redness, crusting, dryness, peeling, and flaking, and possibly oozing and minor bleeding with a deep treatment. Work and social activities will need to be curtailed during the healing period.

Benefits of Fractional CO2 Laser Resurfacing

When the skin has healed, Fractional CO2 laser resurfacing can produce a significant reduction in sun damage, freckling, fine lines, and wrinkles, and a noticeable improvement in skin tone, texture, and elasticity. If sun exposure is avoided and proper skin care is maintained, the skin will continue to improve for approximately six months after the procedure. In some cases, it may take even longer to reach maximum results.

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Our team strives to provide the best care possible in our safe, modern facility. We deliver a range of cosmetic surgical procedures, along with a variety of non-invasive cosmetic procedures in our medical spa.

When you come to our office for cosmetic surgical or non-surgical treatment, after evaluation of your medical history and treatment objectives, we can determine if Fractional CO2 laser resurfacing is right for you. Dr. Morrissette only performs procedures he knows will benefit the patient, and our entire medical team is highly professional, focused on providing treatments in the safest possible manner.

Your first step...

Your first step is to come to our office and meet with us about what you hope to achieve. Dr. Morrissette is involved in creating a natural looking result, and never recommends surgery when it isn't warranted, or won't benefit the patient. We proudly serve all of Ventura County, including Oxnard, Camarillo, Ojai and Santa Barbara. Call today to schedule a free consultation with us.

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