Erbium pixel laser from Fontaine MD in San Diego, CA is used to provide a more youthful look to your skin and can aid in skin tightening and rejuvenation as well. It does so by removing part of the top layer of your skin and tightening the deeper layers. This removes sun damage and smooths fine lines. This procedure is less invasive than a full-thickness skin ablation and has a downtime of two to five days.
Before a laser skin resurfacing, Dr. Fontaine may suggest not taking certain medications or dietary supplements, such as ibuprofen, aspirin, or vitamin E, which could increase bleeding and bruising. If you smoke, stopping for a couple of weeks beforehand can enhance the healing process. As with all aesthetic procedures, ongoing skin care with medical grade products is essential. You will need to stop all retinol or retinoid products for seven days prior to the procedure and may benefit from pre-procedure hydroquinone. If you have a history of cold sores, a prescription for an antiviral will be given.
Following an erbium pixel resurfacing, there will be 2-5 days of downtime where you can not go out in the sun or wear make up. Depending on your schedule, the resurfacing procedure can be done once with more downtime or split into a series of 2 or 3 treatments with only 1-2 days of downtime following each procedure.
Following any laser procedure, it is a good idea to keep your skin well moisturized by applying a gentle lotion after washing your face or showering.
Unlike lasers, radiofrequency is color blind and can be used on all skin types. Our Alma v-Shape pixel RF handpiece can also be used for facial skin rejuvenation. This procedure is also known as a MicroPlasma Peel.
The focused radiofrequency energy creates a microscopic perforation on the surface of the skin, allowing energy to be delivered to the deepest layers of your skin and stimulate collagen remodeling. This technology leaves the skin surrounding the micro-wound intact, which promotes healing and a return to a more natural, youthful appearance.
*Individual results may vary.
How Much Do Laser Treatments Cost?
The cost of the Erbium pixel laser skin resurfacing treatment varies from patient to patient and depends on the number of sessions involved and the degree of correction required to achieve the ideal results. Dr. Fontaine will work closely with you to develop the ideal treatment plan for your needs and discuss pricing details during your consultation.
Good Candidates for Laser Treatments
Cosmetic laser treatments are optimized to suit the specific needs of each individual. It’s an excellent solution for almost anyone who desires an improvement in the look and feel of their skin without the need for invasive surgery. Dr. Fontaine will assess the quality of your skin to help determine which treatment is most suitable for you. You should be in good physical health and have realistic expectations to be considered for the procedure.
Laser skin care is an excellent way to improve the look and feel of your skin without the hassles of invasive surgery. If you’re interested in learning more about the cosmetic options available to you, contact our office in San Diego, CA to schedule a consultation with Dr. Jim Fontaine today!
I’ve been going to Dr. Fontaine for a series of IPL treatments and am very pleased with my results. I highly recommend Dr. Fontaine. He is very personable and wants the best results for you. The office is beautiful and the staff is warm and friendly.