Fractional CO2 Laser

Conveniently located to serve Los Angeles and Beverly Hills
Fractional CO2 laser resurfacing has revolutionized skin rejuvenation. This non-surgical treatment creates healthier and younger appearing skin. It promotes collagen growth and evens out skin tone and pigmentation. It improves wrinkles, irregular skin texture, skin laxity, acne scars, surgical scars, and pigmentation irregularities (such as brown spots and sun spots). Fractional CO2 laser treatments are very versatile. They can be tailored to the unique skin concerns and recovery schedule of each individual. During your consultation, we will determine a custom plan based on your specific goals.

Fractional CO2 Laser

Conveniently located to serve Los Angeles and Beverly Hills
Fractional CO2 laser resurfacing has revolutionized skin rejuvenation. This non-surgical treatment creates healthier and younger appearing skin. It promotes collagen growth and evens out skin tone and pigmentation. It improves wrinkles, irregular skin texture, skin laxity, acne scars, surgical scars, and pigmentation irregularities (such as brown spots and sun spots). Fractional CO2 laser treatments are very versatile. They can be tailored to the unique skin concerns and recovery schedule of each individual. During your consultation, we will determine a custom plan based on your specific goals.

Candidates for Fractional CO2 Laser

Candidates for fractional CO2 laser treatment are those individuals who desire skin rejuvenation to treat signs of aging skin.

How Fractional CO2 Laser is Performed

We use the Deka SmartXide DOT system to perform the fractional CO2 laser treatments. This is an advanced laser that has been evaluated extensively, including in a multi-center study. The laser system generates optimized and accurate energy pulses which can be precisely controlled for each patient. The DOT technology utilizes a fractional mode that generates an array of high-precision laser microbeams. These microbeams of energy treat the skin with tiny “dots”. Creating these tiny “dots” helps to increase collagen production and stimulate skin tightening as your skin heals itself following treatment. Since the skin surrounding the treated “dots” remains intact, the skin is able to heal much faster and with less risk of complication.

Recovery time usually ranges between days to a week and depends on the depth of treatment performed. Generally, the recovery process and the response to the treatment will differ from patient to patient. However, the following details provide a typical outlook of the two treatment types we offer.

 

Deka Light Treatment
This “light” treatment is an excellent option for patients who desire the least downtime and do not require major skin remodeling. This fractional CO2 laser treatment helps improve skin texture, reduce pore size, and smooth uneven skin pigmentation. Topical numbing cream is first applied to ensure that you are comfortable during this treatment. After the procedure, there is usually several days of redness and about 1 week of a rough skin texture and/or a bronzed skin appearance. We typically recommend a series of 2 to 4 treatments in order to to achieve meaningful results. You can usually receive treatments four weeks apart from the last one.

Deka Deep Treatment
This “deep” treatment is ideal for patients who are interested in more intense skin remodeling. This fractional CO2 treatment improves deeper wrinkles, skin texture, and uneven skin tone and pigmentation. A single treatment with this technique yields a much more profound result when compared to the “light” treatment. Depending on wrinkle severity, more than one session may be recommended. We commonly  apply topical numbing to the skin and perform numbing injections prior to your treatment. After the procedure, the skin will be red and feel warm, similar to a bad sun burn. It will also feel very dry and rough, similar to sandpaper. There can also be some minor swelling, oozing, and crusting. The downtime is usually 5 to 8 days. Following this, your new, fresher skin will begin to appear.

New collagen will continue to develop in your skin over the next 3-6 months. However, your skin may appear visibly tighter and smoother soon after you receive your treatment.

How to Prepare for Fractional CO2 Laser

It is important to avoid sun exposure for 1-3 months prior to your treatment. Depending on your case, you may also be recommended to stop certain skin care products, such as retinol, several days prior to your treatment.

We are conveniently located to serve Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, & Los Angeles. However, we are available to help with coordinating your stay if you are an Out-of-Town Patient.

What to Expect After Fractional CO2 Laser

Recovery time usually ranges from 3-10 days and depends on the depth of treatment performed. Generally, the recovery process and the response to the treatment will differ from patient to patient. 

A sample of before and after photographs can be viewed at the Deka Dot Laser Cases Photo Book.

Testimonials

Terry Moler
Terry Moler
2022-03-07
Dr.Foulad and his staff are amazing. The results speak for themselves. Dr. Foulad is meticulous. The experience was beyond great. I had a neck lift, a mid face lift and an upper eye lift. Dr. Foulad was very attentive. Chelsea, the practice manager, took care of every detail. I felt at ease and very taken care of. I had prepared myself for a painful surgery and recovery period but it was not like that at all. There was no pain and very little discomfort. It felt more like a well needed vacation. I had all my surgery on a Friday and I saw Dr. Foulad and Chelsea through the weekend. By the following Saturday I was at an important social function and with a little make up, no one could tell I was a week out from surgery. Some people would call this vanity. I disagree. I don’t feel 63. Why should I have to look 63.(or older!) It’s the best thing I ever did for myself. I can't thank Dr. Foulad enough. If you are considering doing this, I beg you to pull the rip cord, take the plunge, whatever you want to call it, but do it! It’s worth it. You’re worth it!
carol cusson
carol cusson
2021-12-11
There aren't enough stars for this review to tell you how pleased I am with Dr Foulad, Chelsea and the staff. It was so worth the miles traveled to have my facelift, neck and brow lift. Their attentiveness from the consult all the way through to the aftercare has been amazing. He continues to check in with me 2 months later. His attention to detail and his warm and caring personality made this such an enjoyable experience. I could not believe there was minimal pain and you cannot even see where the stitches were. I feel AND look like a new woman. Judge for yourself with my pictures! Highly recommend Dr Foulad and his staff
Kristy Franklin
Kristy Franklin
2021-10-06
Dr. Foulad performed my facelift and neck lift a few months ago and my results are phenomenal! He is kind, talented, and did beautiful work on my face and neck. He is very honest and takes a lot into consideration when giving his recommendations. He takes so much time to answer your questions and explain everything to you. Everything about my experience was top notch. I have seen other doctors in my past and none of them followed up with me or spent the amount of time with me the way Dr. Foulad has. His staff was also incredibly pleasant and accommodating with me. I can’t recommend Dr. Foulad enough. He genuinely cares deeply about his patients and does excellent work!
Miriam Vernia
Miriam Vernia
2021-09-13
Dr. Foulad loves what he does and it shows. He is professional, knowledgeable, skilled, and dedicated to his patients. His "bed manners" are without equal. He follows up on his patients for weeks after surgery, providing timely advice and encouragement. He is honest and upfront about what benefits surgery can provide and he refers to other surgeons procedures that he does not feel comfortable performing.
Victoria Lampley
Victoria Lampley
2021-03-26
Dr Foulad is absolutely amazing! He is super patient, takes the time to thoroughly explain all your issues, thoughts, and goals and maps out all of your options without pushing anything whatsoever (if anything he does the opposite and explains everything in depth). He was completely attentive and super eloquent and smart when describing all of the ways he can help heal and preserve my skin and shared a wealth of knowledge. The practice manager Chelsea is patient, kind and super sweet and helpful. I'll definitely be telling my family and friends to become patients of Dr Foulad's practice. He is a perfectionist in the best way possible.
Kyrra White
Kyrra White
2021-03-14
I went to Dr Foulad for Jowl liposuction. Dr Foulad is a very informed facial artist and a master of his craft. I appreciate how delicate he was with my face during the procedure. He paid close attention to every detail of my face, and his effort shows in my results! I highly recommend Dr Foulad for any facial procedure. It’s important to have someone who is invested in your vision as you are, and that is Dr Foulad.
Aiko Fujimoto
Aiko Fujimoto
2021-03-01
Dr Foulad and his team are the definition of white glove service. They will take the time to explain everything in thorough detail and take all extra precautions to ensure your procedure is done as effectively and safely as possible. I'm incredibly happy with my results and will only be trusting my facial needs with Dr Foulad for all procedures going forward!
Sydney Skinner
Sydney Skinner
2020-12-16
Wow, I am so impressed! From the minute I walked into his office I was warmly greeted by his staff and ushered off for my consult with Dr. Foulad. He was extremely through (I ask a lot of questions) and he was very patient and did not rush me. I followed up the next week for my procedure which I’m thrilled with the outcome and feel so much confident! I’m looking forward to a long relationship with his office and it’s nice because he offers the entire package of treatments, products and procedures to cover all the bases! So no more running around to different offices!
Katia Rodriguez
Katia Rodriguez
2020-11-10
My experience at Dr. Foulad’s office has been nothing but great! From my very first consult, he made me feel comfortable and explained everything with detail. Him and his staff are so kind and were there to help guide me along the process. The results of my surgery were everything and more! I am so happy with the results and would recommend him to all my friends and family.
calvarezds
calvarezds
2020-09-17
I am so happy with my results after going to Dr. Foulad. He is a complete perfectionist and explains everything to you before go through with any injections or procedures. He makes everything look natural and seamless. I am definitely recommending him to all of my friends and family.