features a variety of laser resurfacing tools. Active FX (Santa Monica) only requires one session, and has a downtime of one week or less. Peeling of the skin usually lasts two to four days, and patients must take proper care and avoid the sun to protect the new skin from sun damage during the process. CO2 uses similar technology to resurface the epidermal layer of skin and tighten healthy new tissues. This procedure requires considerably longer downtime—often two weeks or more--but can produce amazing results.
AVA MD also offers the Erbium Yag laser, which resurfaces skin to eliminate both fine and deep lines as well as smooth scars from traumatic accidents, surgery and/or acne. It usually requires 2-4 treatments, depending on the site, but downtime after each is 3-5 days.
Additionally, the Palomar™ Fractional Lux 1540 (Santa Monica) can provide overall facial rejuvenation for patients dealing with a variety of skin concerns. This versatile laser practically does it all; it resurfaces the skin reducing the appearance of wrinkles, acne and surgical scars, melasma, and striae; it also resurfaces texture and evens tone; and repairs 'crow's feet,' and blotchy skin. Palomar's (Santa Monica) microbeam technology treats pinpointed areas of tissue; surrounding areas of untreated tissue then stimulate the healing process, providing for faster results, reduced side effects, and minimal downtime. Palomar (Santa Monica) treats virtually any trouble spot on the body, including face, neck, chest, arms and legs.
If you want to address several skin concerns simultaneously, consider laser skin resurfacing. Call Ava MD today to set up a consultation, and come up with a regimen to address skin concerns, once and for all!
Additionally, we offer completely ablative CO2 (with Dr. Shamban only). This dramatic anti-aging solution resurfaces the epidermis, clearing deeper lines, wrinkles and folds and stimulating new collagen formation; it also provides long-lasting tissue tightening through its thermal effect.
The EMatrix™ (Santa Monica)
Targets the collagen production required for treating fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars, and textural irregularities.
A unique Sublative Rejuvenation™ treatment that goes beyond fractional methods for skin resurfacing, keeping the top layer of the skin intact and delivering bulk dermal heating beneath the skin to maximize collagen production. EMatrix (Santa Monica) is a safe and effective solution for all skin types in reversing multiple signs of aging. It is a non-laser and non-light−based treatment that utilizes Radiofrequency ablation.