Skin Resurfacing Specialist

Dr. Randy N. Karu -  - Family Medicine Physician

Dr. Randy N. Karu

Family Medicine Physician & General Surgeon located in Pomona, CA

Time and life experiences can dramatically impact your skin, leaving a memory that never goes away. Many patients desire to get rid of the acne scars of their teen years, the remainder of a traumatic experience they would prefer to address, or age spots that make them appear older than they are or they feel. Dr. Randy Karu provides safe, pain-free, non-invasive laser skin resurfacing to transform your skin in his Pomona, California, clinic.

Skin Resurfacing Q & A

What is skin resurfacing?

Skin resurfacing rejuvenates the appearance of the skin, healing old scars, fine lines, loose skin, and age spots. Dr. Karu uses innovative laser treatments to transform and revive your skin without surgery, downtime, or discomfort.

How do resurfacing lasers work?

Dr. Karu uses Pellevé and ICON lasers, which stimulate new production of collagen in the deep layers of your skin. This collagen goes to work in healing old skin damage and filling and tightening the skin on your face.

How many treatments are required?

The number of treatments required depends on the extent of the damage you would like to undo or correct. Some patients need just a single treatment while others may require three or four treatments to achieve their goals.

Is laser skin resurfacing painful?

No. As a matter of fact, laser skin resurfacing is even more gentle than a chemical peel. No local or general anesthesia is required prior to the treatment. Many patients describe the sensation as similar to a warm facial.

What are the benefits of laser skin resurfacing?

Skin resurfacing improves the appearance of the skin, and many patients find that when they look better, they feel better, too. Self-confidence can increase dramatically when you feel good about the skin you’re in.

How much time away from work is required?

Because laser skin resurfacing requires no incisions and no medications, you can return to work immediately following your treatment.

Are there any side effects?

Patients experience mild swelling and redness following the treatment, which resolves in just a day or two. After that, the skin may peel or flake slightly while it heals and rejuvenates. Moisturizer usually helps.

What kind of doctor provides laser skin resurfacing?

Any doctor who’s trained and experienced in the administration of the Pellevé and/or ICON laser can administer treatments. Dr. Karu recommends that you review before and after photos of patients he has treated before committing to your treatment. It’s of utmost importance to Dr. Karu and his staff that you’re confident in your treatment plan and the team that’s caring for you throughout the process.