Frequently Asked Question about Skin Resurfacing in Encino, CA
Table of Contents:
What Conditions Does Pixel Help Treat?
Who Is A Good Candidate For Pixel?
How Does The Pixel Treatment Work?
Is There Pain?
Is There Downtime?
Who Should Not Get Pixel Laser Resurfacing?
How Many Treatments Will I Need?
Acne scarring, fines lines and wrinkles (including lines around the eyes), enlarged pores, melasma and deep pigmentation (including age spots), sun-damaged skin, poor skin tone and texture, skin discolorations, surgical scars and stretch marks.
Pixel laser resurfacing is perfect for lighter skin types. Deeper skin tones need to be evaluated on a case by case basis. Those with very dark skin, or who are prone to keloid type issues are not good candidates.
The Alma Harmony Pixel laser gently creates microscopic “pixels”, or “tiny dots” which act as channels for change. This stimulates collagen production and cellular turnover, resulting in a renewed quality of the skin treated.
No. We provide free medical grade numbing, so your treatments are pain free.
During a period of one week post treatment, the treated skin may begin to darken and flake. On the face, this can and should be covered with tinted moisturizer with SPF, which may cover the dark flakes completely.
If you have any of the following, you are not a candidate for this treatment: Accutane use within the last 6 months, Active Acne, Active infection of any type (viral, fungal, bacterial), Anemia, Blood thinner medications (NSAIDS, ASA, Coumadin/Warfarin), Bleeding Disorders, Cardiac disease/abnormalities, Cellulitis (MRSA), Chemotherapy or radiation, Chronic Disease (Crohn’s Disease, IBD, etc.), Collagen Vascular Disease, Diabetes Mellitus that is Poorly Controlled, Eczema, Psoriasis, or Dermatitis, Extensive radiation therapy, Hemophilia/bleeding disorders, History of Herpes in the treatment area, Impaired Immune system, Infections that are recurrent, Lichen Planus, Lichen Nitidus, Keloid/hypertrophic scarring (for micro-needling treatments), Malignancy, Multiple Sclerosis, Pregnancy/ Lactation, Poor healing in the treatment area Post-Inflammatory Hyper-pigmentation, History of Psoriasis, Raised lesions (moles, warts, etc), Recent chemical peel procedure or ablative dermal procedure, Recent use of some topical prescription, Renal Failure (Acute or Chronic), Rheumatoid Arthritis/Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis, Peripheral Vascular Disease, Psychiatric Disorders or Subnormal Intelligence, Scleroderma, Skin Cancer, Sunburn, Thrombocytopenia, Uncontrolled diabetes, and or Vascular lesions (hemangioma).
During your Free consultation, one of our highly skilled medical teammates will discuss your individual needs. Where some clients are only interested in removing some fine lines and smoothing the skin, and may be satisfied with one treatment, others may have deeper concerns that will require multiple treatments for optimal results. Deeper acne scars often require a course of four to six treatments; one every four to six weeks. And then there are those who opt to come in and refresh once a year. It all depends on the individual. Whatever your personal goals are, the Pixel laser resurfacing treatment is sure to deliver truly impressive results.