Lasers – When you want to look your absolute best.

Lasers are a highly effective way to remove unwanted hair, erase dark or age spots, reduce poor sizes, reduce scarring, or smooth away wrinkles from any skin tone (dark, medium, or light!); Dr. Adrian de la Torre, the owner of DrTen20, has many decades of experience and will customize the right treatment plan for you.  There are two types of Laser Treatments at DrTen20. The IPL (Intense Pulsed Light Laser) and the FRAXEL Laser. You might ask “What’s the difference between the IPL & the Fraxel and what is each type used for?”
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IPL Laser

An IPL Laser is a “quick recovery” device that releases light of many different wavelengths. The light from an IPL is more scattered and the light penetrates down to the second layer of your skin (dermis) without harming the top layer (epidermis), resulting in less damage to your skin.

Pigment cells in your skin absorb light energy, which is then converted into heat. This heat destroys the unwanted pigment which erases freckles and age spots. It’s also highly effective for hair removal as it also destroys hair follicles and prevents hair from regrowing.

You can use IPL anywhere on your body, and for that reason, it’s recommended that an experienced & trained IPL technician or doctor use the equipment.  It isn’t recommended for people who tend to get thick, raised keloid scars after certain treatments and/or who have darker skin tones. It’s also not as effective on light-colored hair as it is on darker hair.

A surefire sign of aging skin is the unwanted discoloration that’s seen primarily on the face, neck, and chest. When the skin tone is evened out it looks dramatically more youthful.

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What is the IPL Laser used for?

IPL Lasers:

  • Removes Age spots
  • Improves Sun damage
  • Reduces Freckles
  • Improves Birthmarks & stretch marks
  • Improves Varicose veins & scars
  • Improves Broken blood vessels on your face
  • Improves Rosacea
  • Removes Hair on your face, neck, back, chest, legs, underarms, or bikini line

FAXEL Lasers

FRAXEL Lasers are used for hyperpigmentation or sun damage, wrinkles, and acne scarring.  For acne, Fraxel Lasers work especially well for textured acne scars and are considered more effective than any topical treatment.  After the skin is treated with a Fraxel laser, it continues to improve for several weeks and the best results are achieved with a series of 3 laser treatments, Best results are achieved with a series of 3 Fraxel Laser Treatments however you begin to see improvements in only one week after one treatment.
Fraxel lasers are quick & comfortable with little downtime and new collagen & elastin growth are stimulated which adds firmness and resilience to the skin. Fraxel lasers smooth wrinkles and scars, fade brown spots and hyperpigmentation, and basically resurfaces and greatly approves your entire skin tone.

What are Fraxel Lasers used for?

Fraxel Lasers:

  • Smooths wrinkles and scars
  • Dramatically improves pockmarks/pitting
  • Fades brown spots and hyperpigmentation
  • Resurfaces your entire skin tone.
  • Fraxel is one of the more aggressive lasers offered at DrTen20

If you’re ready to turn back the clock PERMANENTLY give us a ring at 949.489.1317, and we’ll schedule you for a complimentary consultation where Dr. Adrian de la Torre will give you a customized treatment plan just for you.

What’s better – Fraxel Lasers or Microneedling?

Fraxel and Microneedling are similar in that both create micro-injuries on your skin to help rebuild collagen, but the primary difference is that Fraxel penetrates the skin more deeply than Microneedling. For this reason, Fraxel lasers are better for patients with major skin issues (such as more prominent scars, hyperpigmentation, and texture issues), while Microneedling would suffice for less serious concerns (minor acne scarring, skin discoloration, dark spots, etc.).  Essentially Fraxel lasers are the gold standard for aging skin with larger pores, wrinkles, age spots, etc.