Laser Treatments in Los Angeles
Overview of Surgical and Non-Surgical Laser Treatments in the Los Angeles Area
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How Skin Lasers Work
There are a few differences between the two treatments. Ablative lasers vaporize the top layer of the damaged skin, whereas non-ablative lasers penetrate the surface and ensure that the top layer of skin won’t sustain further damage during the procedure. There isn’t any real patient downtime connected with non-ablative laser surgery.
The standard type of laser treatment is the ablative laser treatment. Dr. Nguyen only employs a portion of Carbon Dioxide and it is used for resurfacing. The ablative laser treatment is often referred to as CO2 Laser. With laser facial rejuvenation, only a fraction of the CO2 laser is needed for the procedure. This specific laser wavelength focuses on water molecules which penetrate deep within the skin and stimulate collagen production.
CO2 laser resurfacing can eliminate fine line and wrinkles. It can also reduce the appearance of hyper-pigmentation, while improving the overall texture, color, and tone of the skin at the same time. This type of treatment is usually done in a series of three sessions which is administered every month to achieve optimum results. With this type of laser procedure you can expect 3-5 days of downtime, and the recovery process lasts for about a week. Patients who underwent laser treatment can experience some mild to moderate swelling. Some have reported the feeling of discomfort during the treatment, but this can easily be resolved with the use of a topical cream numbing agent which is applied directly to the skin. Pain relievers can also be taken by the patient if needed.
Who are good Candidates for Laser Treatments?
If you have uneven skin tone, wrinkles, broken blood vessels, or sun damage, then you may be a good candidate for laser treatments. Ideal candidates for laser treatments are individuals in good overall health. It is important to have no history of keloid scarring.
Laser treatments are recommended for individuals without active infection, open wounds, or pre-existing skin diseases. Pregnant or breastfeeding women may be recommended to pursue other cosmetic options.
Benefits of Laser Treatments
Dr. Nguyen is fully dedicated and focused on giving one-of-a-kind laser treatments to his patients. He uses modern skin care technologies matched with his years of expertise and training. He can effectively treat almost any kind of skin condition ranging from:
– Acne Scars
– Age Spots
– Love Handles
– Stretch marks
– Sun Damage
– Fine Lines and Wrinkles
At his clinic in Beverly Hills, Dr. Nguyen offers a wide range of services that include top of the line laser skin treatments.
How Much Does Laser Treatment Cost?
The price of laser treatments varies widely depending on multiple factors, including the number of treatments required to achieve optimal results and the cosmetic or medical concerns you want to address. Contact us today and find out what’s best for you.
During your consultation, a physical examination of your target areas will be performed. This is carried out to assess your skin tone and type in order to personalize your treatment plan.
Your medical history will be reviewed, including current medications, pre-existing conditions, and recent treatments. You will be given instructions to prepare for your appointment. You will also be asked about your goals and desired outcome.
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Actual Los Angeles Area Laser Treatment Patients of Dr. Nguyen’s
Your results may vary and cannot be guaranteed
With the recent advancements in lase technology, it’s possible to restore the quality of your skin to what you had a decade ago by reducing or outright eliminating some of the most common. Dr. Nguyen and his team of professionals offer the best laser skin resurfacing that Beverly Hills has to offer.
The Candela Vbeam Perfecta
Dr. Nguyen is one of the few cosmetic surgeons that uses the Candela Vbeam Perfecta. This is a type of non-ablative pulsed-dye laser treatment The term “ablative” refers to the removal of tissue (in this case, skin tissue).
Therefore, the Vbeam Perfecta’s non-ablative laser energy ensures that the top layer of skin (epidermis) is not removed during treatment. However, the pulsed energy still penetrates deep into the blood vessels below, stimulating the body’s healing processes to remedy skin imperfections.
Specifically, Dr. Nguyen and his team utilize the Vbeam Perfecta to lighten and treat the unwanted red pigment of the skin which can be the result of:
– Broken blood vessels
– Spider veins
– Vascularized scars
The treatment is comprised of 3-5 sessions and it’s administered at 2-3 week intervals to achieve permanent results.
How to Prepare for Laser Skin Resurfacing
To make sure you are ready for your appointment and to avoid any issues with hyperpigmentation, you will be asked to avoid tanning beds, chemical peels, and excessive sun exposure starting two weeks prior. Additionally, you’ll need to avoid aspirin and ibuprofen starting 7-10 days before unless otherwise directed.
What Happens During a Laser Skin Resurfacing Session?
With laser skin tightening, you’ll be able to enjoy firmer skin without the invasive incision used in traditional surgery. Instead, your session will take place in the comfort of one of our practices in Beverly Hills, Newport Beach, or New York City.
We’ll begin by cleansing the skin, giving you eye protection to wear, and then applying a topical numbing cream for your comfort. Although it is rarely necessary, Dr. Nguyen may sometimes allow for additional pain relievers. Next, the Vbeam Perfecta’s handpiece is gradually moved across the treatment area(s) as needed. Once the procedure is complete, you can head home right away.
There is no significant recovery period needed after your laser treatment. The treated areas may experience redness for a few hours and may appear sunburnt. Cold compresses can help alleviate discomfort.
Avoid prolonged sun exposure, and regularly apply sunscreen (SPF 30 or higher) to protect your skin while it is healing. Avoid scrubbing the area vigorously to prevent irritation, and keep away from hot baths or saunas. You can apply makeup or deodorant 24 to 48 hours after the procedure.
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When it comes to laser skin resurfacing treatments, Dr. Nguyen uses state-of-the-art equipment that allows him to provide a multi-faceted approach for almost any skin condition such as: laser skin tightening, acne scar treatment, varicose vein treatments, and many more. Dr. Nguyen offers his patients a highly individualized treatment plan that will satisfy all your anti-aging and beautification needs. This dynamic approach is what sets him apart from other cosmetic surgeons in Beverly Hills. Contact us today to arrange your consultation regarding laser treatments in Los Angeles.
What are Dr. Nguyen’s Patients Saying?
We feel that the approach to facial plastic surgery by both patient and doctor should be a conservative one, and the result should appear natural and balanced.
There are several core philosophical principles that drive our practice. We feel that the approach to facial plastic surgery by both patient and doctor should be a conservative one. We feel that results should appear natural and balanced so that a patient looks like the best version of his or herself, not a bizarre approximation of someone else. We believe that the best outcomes are achieved when a patient and surgeon share a common objective and when there is consensus regarding aesthetic taste. We encourage a holistic approach to anti-aging because true youthfulness requires a combination of attitude, physical well being, as well as appearance.
While facial plastic surgery is often pursued to restore a youthful appearance, its results are most effective when a patient is vigilant about preserving mind, body, and spirit alike. Last, and perhaps most importantly, we believe that each of our patient’s needs is unique and that their course of treatment should reflect that of uniqueness. We strive to give the utmost in personalized care and service. From your first phone call to our office through your final follow-up visit, you will be given the time and attention needed to help you realize your individual aesthetic goals.
About Dr. Nguyen
Davis B. Nguyen, M.D. grew up in southern California, where he graduated from the University of California (UCLA), summa sum laude. He then earned a Whipple Scholarship to attend medical school at the University of Rochester in New York. While in medical school, Dr. Nguyen completed a one year research fellowship in general surgery at Harvard Medical School. This was followed by an internship in general surgery and a five year residency in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at Yale University.
Dr. Nguyen then completed a fellowship at the USC affiliated Lasky Clinic with Dr. Frank M. Kamer in Beverly Hills, under the auspices of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.