Skin Lasers

Conveniently located to serve Honolulu and Hawaii

Patient Testimonial

I have been seeing Dr. Tantisira for several years now. Initially I went to see her for the fractional CO2 laser. Not even fully understanding it’s true benefits. Of course I was so happy with the way I “looked”. I looked so much younger! Then I went in for some Botox and fillers. Again I was thrilled with my results. A couple years have gone by and 50 is around the corner. Reality is setting in. I was diagnosed with basal cell skin cancer. And I have severe dry eye. She is an amazing eye doctor along with her other talents of skin care. I ended up needing my tear ducts cauterized. She performed this procedure and my quality of life has changed.

Come to find out the laser that I had done previously made a complete difference in the prevention of the basal cell on my face. I never even knew this could be helpful. I’m getting ready to have this procedure done again. Many talents and prevention’s are happening in this office. I wish I could spread the word to more people. I love the fact that I can look young and beautiful and help prevent things that can make me sick down the road. For more information please contact the staff. This office is so helpful and the staff is so incredible and amazing. I will definitely continue to go here for years to come.

By Susan B, Waimea, Hawaii
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Fractional CO2 Skin Laser

At True Vision Center we offer the best technology in laser skin treatments in Honolulu, Hawaii. This is especially important here in Hawaii, where skin damage hits patients at a younger age due to our strong    sun. During the procedure, a laser is used to penetrate into the deepest layer of the skin, which stimulates the production of collagen, a protein that helps to keep the skin firm and elastic. The heat from the laser also promotes skin tightening and can help to reduce the appearance of acne scars and other skin imperfections.

Features of Our Fractional CO2 Laser:

  1. Most powerful laser technique available for rejuvenating skin.
  2. Excellent for acne scars and other scarring.
  3. Fantastic for fine to medium lines, irregular texture and mild skin laxity.
  4. Patient comments after treatment include “My skin is baby soft!” and “I can’t believe the change in my skin!”.



CO2 Skin Lasers always have been the best for revitalizing skin. CO2 treatments were originally fully ablative (the entire surface of the skin was removed down to the dermis, the deepest layer of the skin). When the skin regenerated, it slowly grew back as extremely smooth, beautiful new skin. However fully ablative treatment was extremely painful (general anesthesia was usually necessary), a great deal of aftercare was required, and recovery was very slow (as long as one month), with a fairly high risk of infection and scarring.

The Fractional CO2 Laser in Honolulu offers the same amazing rejuvenation effects of the fully ablative CO2 Laser with much lower risk and much faster healing time.

This is accomplished by:

  1. Treating the skin with the laser set in a grid pattern.
  2. Still reaching deep into the dermis to stimulate the growth of collagen.
  3. Leaving healthy intact skin surrounding the laser spots so that the spots can heal fast.

The dermis is stimulated to regenerate beautiful skin, but healing usually is completed within 5 to 7 days. The risk of infection and scarring is much lower. Generally, two treatments about 8 weeks apart are recommended to achieve the same effect as one fully ablative CO2 laser treatment.

The Fractional CO2 Laser is also used to perform the Madonna Lift, our popular non-surgical eyelid lift. The Madonna lift achieves tightening of the eyelid skin, via several laser sessions scheduled a few weeks apart. Building collagen in the eyelids makes the skin thicker, tighter and healthier and therefore makes the eyelids look younger.

Dr. Tantisira has been performing CO2 skin lasers in Honolulu for over 13 years and does all of the laser procedures herself. Her long experience allows her to set the complicated parameters of the laser to match each patient’s skin so that the patient will get the maximum benefit from each session, while minimizing the risk of complications. Great skin is an important part of beauty! Call 808-591-9111 for your free consultation today!


Pre-Treatment Regimen

Prior to any laser treatment in Honolulu, Dr. Tantisira requires darker-skinned patients and patients with an history of pigmentation irregularities to complete a strict pre-treatment preparation with physician-grade sunscreen and an anti-pigmentation topical medication prescribed by Dr. Tantisira. Proceeding with a laser treatment without strict compliance with these pre-treatments may result in avoidable pigmentation issues.


A topical anesthetic cream is applied to the skin for 30-60 minutes, then completely removed and the skin thoroughly cleansed. If the eyelids are being treated, metal eye shields are inserted into each eye after numbing drops are instilled. The procedure itself takes 10-30 minutes, depending on the area being treated, and rarely hurts at all. Patients will relax with topical ointment and ice packs afterward for a few minutes. Some redness and swelling will occur immediately afterward, which usually resolves in 24-48 hours.

A full facial skin rejuvenation usually needs 2 fractional treatments and a full Madonna Lift requires a series of 3-5 treatments, usually scheduled 2 to 8 weeks apart, depending on each patient’s circumstances. During the consultation, Dr. Tantisira designs a treatment plan for each patient based on the patient’s goals, skin type, and scheduling needs.

Be sure to ask about the option of adding Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) with its growth factors for more rapid healing and super-charged collagen production to your laser treatment! (Platelet rich plasma (PRP) is a technique that has been used in other areas of medicine to assist with healing. Since platelets are the first cells to arrive at an area of injury, they bring many growth factors with them, which then accelerate healing. PRP is literally taken from your own body. A small quantity of blood is drawn from your arm and placed in a centrifuge to separate out the plasma and platelets from the red blood cells. This is drawn up into a syringe and used in various parts of the body to accelerate healing, especially after CO2 Laser Treatment, where it increases the growth of collagen where needed.

Dr. Tantisira has over 30 years’ experience with delicate surgery and Botox injections. She now features a wide assortment of cosmetic procedures such as the Fractional CO2 Laser in her Honolulu office. Contact Dr. Tantisira for your free consultation to see how she can help you achieve your desired appearance. Call 808-591-9111.

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Please contact us today if you have any questions about skin lasers and other procedures in Honolulu, Hawaii or would like to schedule a consultation with Dr. Tantisira. She will build the ideal treatment plan for you in order to help you achieve smoother, more radiant skin.


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