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Dr. Brent Moelleken - Board Certified Plastic SurgeonBrent Moelleken, M.D., F.A.C.S. is a Plastic and Reconstructive surgeon practicing in Beverly Hills and Santa Barbara. Double board certified, he received his training at Harvard University, Yale University, UCSF and UCLA...

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Dr. Brent Moelleken - Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

Pixel Fractionated CO2

The first thing that draws the attention of a person when they are estimating how old you are is your face.  Nothing gives away your age more than the fine lines and wrinkles that show up on your forehead, eyes, cheeks, and in the corners of your mouth.  It is difficult for all of us when we look in the mirror and realize that age is taking its toll but fortunately, taking a stand against the ravages of time is now easier than ever before.  At Neo Surgery Center, located in Beverly Hills, California, we are passionate about helping you achieve the kind of look you want by offering you a plethora of cosmetic procedures to choose from.  Under the direction of Dr. Brent Moelleken, M.D., F.A.C.S., numerous skin resurfacing options are available and one laser procedure guaranteed to smooth, improve, tone, and firm your skin is Pixel™ Fractionated CO2 laser.  The Pixel™ Fractionated CO2 laser resurfacing treatment is a state-of-the-art skin rejuvenation treatment that is commonly referred to as the “next generation” of fractional laser procedures.  Thanks to new revolutionary technology, the Pixel™ Fractionated CO2 laser has become the gold standard for the treatment of wrinkles, age spots, and acne scarring.

Fractional laser resurfacing is the most advanced way to improve aging, wrinkles, sun damage, acne scarring, and skin texture problems.  Cosmetic surgeons have been using CO2 lasers for more than a decade to rejuvenate the skin on the face.  CO2 lasers work by vaporizing the outer layer of the skin in a controlled manner, a process known as ablation, and as the skin heals from being ablated, new collagen production within the skin is stimulated.  Older lasers were not fractional and they would treat a wide area of skin at the same time and this limited both the depth and the intensity of the treatment that could be given.  Although the older CO2 lasers were remarkably effective at skin rejuvenation, recovery time was long and in addition, undesirable complications were all too frequent.

The Pixel™ Fractionated CO2 laser is a newer type of CO2 laser that has improved the process of skin rejuvenation enormously.  The Pixel™ Fractionated CO2 laser utilizes a superior technology in which therapeutic laser energy passes through a specially designed lens that allows only a tiny portion to penetrate your skin.  Instead of ablating the entire surface of your skin, the Pixel™ Fractionated CO2 laser procedure allows the laser to lay down rows of tiny, evenly spaced microscopic laser wounds. Only a set percentage of your skin is treated during each session and the surface contains tiny pixilated wounds instead of one large, oozing burn.  The micro-injuries are where the healing process takes place as new collagen is formed and your skin remodels.  During the Pixel™ Fractionated CO2 laser treatment, your skin is vaporized within the fractional columns causing immediate tightening of wrinkled skin.  Healing is quick and the result is the desired stimulation of collagen production with a much shorter recovery time and far less complications.  While traditional CO2 lasers were far too harsh on the more delicate skin of the neck, upper chest, and back of the hands, the Pixel™ Fractionated CO2 laser can treat these areas with ease and great results.

The fractional scientific approach utilizes your body’s natural healing response in a unique way and this breakthrough in science allows you to take advantage of incredible results with the downtime being only a few days instead of months.  Within a week, there is no evidence of having undergone the procedure outside of having new, fresh skin that will continue to improve over the next several months.  Skin rejuvenation with cosmetic lasers can be one of your greatest tools in the battle against aging and the Pixel™ Fractionated CO2 laser treatment is designed to help you achieve your goals of a younger looking and more healthy skin.

At Neo Surgery Center, we welcome the opportunity to discuss with you how the Pixel™ Fractionated CO2 laser skin rejuvenation can help your overall appearance.  Whether you are hoping to soften fine lines and wrinkles or simply improve your loose, sagging skin, the Pixel™ Fractionated CO2 laser treatment is a remarkable solution.  It is important to know that not all fractionated lasers are created equal and you should be assured that Dr. Moelleken is a qualified plastic surgeon and a specialist in the field of many cosmetic procedures you may be considering.  Always on the cutting edge of laser technologies designed to treat aging skin, his training and experience make him an expert when treating all aspects of the aging face and body.

Your Pixel™ Fractionated CO2 laser procedure will be performed at Neo Surgery Center in approximately 30 minutes with simple, topical anesthesia if needed.  The inherent risks and potential complications of the traditional CO2 laser treatments are minimized with the Pixel™ Fractionated CO2 laser delivery while still offering you lifetime results.  Dr. Moelleken understands that the best long-term results for life-long beautiful skin requires more than just one laser treatment and that is why he will design for you a specialized skin care plan that will adequately prepare your skin for your laser procedure, take care of your skin during the healing phase, and maintain the tremendous gains achieved from the Pixel™ Fractionated CO2 laser procedure.  For more information or to schedule your consultation, please call Neo Surgery Center today.

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