At Marina OB/GYN, located in Marina Del Rey and Hawthorne, California, Dr. Jamie Lipeles and Dr. Hope Vermaire offer scar revision procedures utilizing the leading-edge CO2 laser. Dr. Lipeles and Dr. Vermaire have eradicated unsightly scars with CO2 laser treatments for women throughout Marina Del Rey, Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach, Venice, Westchester, El Segundo, Playa Vista, Culver City and the greater South Bay area.
Scars form when collagen fibers near the wound begin to weave together. These fibers are often thicker and denser than those of the surrounding tissue and will create an area that is darker and coarser in texture. Scar tissue is much thicker and more rigid than other types of tissue. Thanks to new laser technology, women don’t have to live with most scars
A CO2 laser can reduce the appearance of many types of scars, including acne scars, traumatic and surgical scars, as well as, wrinkles and sun damage. The CO2 laser can be used to directly impact the blood vessels in the skin and may actually affect how the collagen fibers react, softening the tissue and restoring elasticity. Another plus, CO2 lasers can be customized. Treatment can be deeper or shallower, depending on the area being treated and desired results. Some scars may not be totally eliminated, but they will be greatly diminished.
How a wound heals and the health of the skin prior to the injury will determine what type of scar will form. Scar revision procedures helps to eliminate the bulk of the scar tissue so that the wound can begin to heal without creating a large, extremely noticeable scar. If a large scar is being revised, the large scar may have to be surgically removed before the CO2 laser can be effective. Most surgical scar revisions can be performed under local anesthesia in the office. However, if the scar is deep and extremely large, it may have to be performed under some form of anesthesia in an operating room. Smaller scar revision procedures can be performed in the doctor's office if the right equipment is nearby. When performed correctly, the visible appearance of a scar can be dramatically reduced.
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Dr. Lipeles and his staff deserve 5 stars and more! Excellent service, professional and friendly team.
He also always asks if we have any questions and never makes us feel like our questions are trivial. The staff is welcoming and the facilities are clean and comfortable.
I am actually pregnant again (yay!) and I will be going back to this office throughout my pregnancy. They're amazing, and I had a great experience.
He delivered my baby and both baby and I are healthy. I was up and walking right after the delivery and healed perfectly so I couldn't be happier!
He performed the surgery with a robot so recovery was not bad. His staff was extremely helpful and pleasant.
The staff are amazing, very friendly and helpful. I'm definitely going to keep coming here for check ups and birth control because I love it that much. I would recommend
Nervous about the delivery all the anxiety disappeared the second the doc walked into the room. My hubby loved visiting as much as I did!
Dr. Lipeles was gentle and kind (First Male ObGyn experience for me). He was hilarious with bedside manner and actually had me laughing throughout the entire experience.
Dr. Lipeles is so caring and went above and beyond my expectations for a family centered birth. His office is beautifully remodeled and spotlessly clean.
Amazing!! Dr. Lipeles is the best!! He and all the doctors, nurses and office staff are wonderful. Thanks Doc for all your help!