When looking in the mirror, most people’s eyes are immediately drawn to their facial flaws. This can be a constant source of insecurity. While wrinkles might give us character, they can also adversely emphasize our age. Coolaser is a non-surgical method to arrest the appearance of the aging process. The treatment is relatively quick and easy, especially compared to a traditional surgical facelift, resulting in healthier and smoother skin.
Doctor Simon Ourian™, Medical Director of Epione Beverly Hills, pioneered the development of the Coolaser. “I wasn’t happy with the other laser modalities that were available,” says Doctor Ourian™, “so I set about to create a treatment process that gave me the precision I needed.” Coolaser utilizes a laser light that is absorbed by the water in your skin cells. The absorption in turn causes the instantaneous vaporization or destruction of the cell. As Doctor Ourian™ passes the laser light over your skin, a mere 30 millionth of an inch of tissue is removed at a time. This incredible control allows your Doctor Ourian™ to treat only as deeply as needed, from removing wrinkles to merely refreshing your overall skin appearance. After the damaged skin is removed, new skin will quickly re-grow in its place.
You should avoid sunbathing or tanning for up to two months before your treatment. If you have cold sores, you may also want to discuss this with Doctor Ourian™; this treatment may cause stress to your skin and trigger an outbreak. “In this situation I may prescribe a prophylactic course of an anti-viral medication such as Valtrex or Zovirax,” says Doctor Ourian™.
The Coolaser procedure is simple:
- Visit Doctor Ourian™‘s clinic for an initial consultation. There you will discuss your expectations, as well as your medical history.
- After this is done, you will make another appointment for the treatment.
- Then, after following the pre-treatment instructions given to you, you will go to the office on your appointed day and the staff will prepare you by cleaning and numbing your face.
- The entire process will take between 30 minutes and two hours, depending on the extent of the treatment.
After your treatment, you may experience some swelling. Cold compresses will help with this. Your skin may be sensitive, but refrain from picking at any crusting or you run the risk of scarring. And continue to avoid excessive heat, such as sunbathing or tanning booths. Acetaminophen is recommended for the pain. Last, but not least, temporarily refrain from strenuous activity and keep your skin moist to encourage even healing. The cost for each treatment can range depending on what area is being treated.
The benefits of laser skin resurfacing are obvious—with no cutting, minimal or no bleeding, it evens out skin pigmentation, removes or reduces wrinkles, reduces scars and acne scars and removes discoloration. The results of laser skin resurfacing are long lasting. The minor lines and blemishes will be gone, leaving you with a fresh perspective on your appearance. As with other subtle procedures, you will still look like you, only better.