CO2 Laser Resurfacing has been used for many years in the world of health and cosmetic beauty. In previous years, this treatment had a very long down-time and could only be used with patients who have very light skin tones.
In recent years however, advancements in technology have led to the development of fractionated CO2 lasers which can deliver the same amazing results, and have also cut the down-time by nearly 80%. This laser treatment utilizes carbon dioxide gas to help enhance facial skin quality.
What Does CO2 Laser Resurfacing Treat?
Laser Resurfacing is used to tighten the skin and to treat fine lines. It also treats wrinkles, aged or sun-damaged skin,and scarring. Laser treatment can also remove tattoos and improve other skin conditions. This non-invasive procedure produces long lasting results and helps promote the growth of new and healthy skin cells. One session of treatment can make your skin look and feel years younger.
The Laser works to stimulate collagen growth by causing microscopic damage to the skin structure below the surface. Collagen is responsible for providing your skin with healthy, new cells that provide more structure, and giving your skin more elasticity. This will give your skin a smoother texture to the touch and a tighter, younger looking appearance.
Before & After Treatment Photos
How Does Laser Resurfacing Treatment Work?
Before laser resurfacing treatment, your skin needs to be moisturized and protected with a special cream for several weeks prior to the treatment. On the day of the treatment session, before the laser procedure begins, a topical numbing cream is applied to your skin to help minimize any discomfort during the treatment.
After your skin feels numb, the Laser is used to completely remove the top layers of skin, allowing new skin cells to surface. This will trigger the healing effect, and your skin will begin new skin cell growth. You will notice smaller sized pores as well as smoother skin texture. One session of treatment can take anywhere from one to two hours.
What is Laser Resurfacing Treatment Recovery Like?
After the treatment, you may experience swelling and redness for up to a week, depending on the intensity of the treatment. You will be given instructions on how to care for your skin that was treated, which will help improve the healing time. Protecting your newly formed and fresh skin from the sun is an important element to the success of the procedure. After 4 months from your procedure, you’ll begin to notice the full effect of your results. Many patients begin to see significant results after just one treatment session!
Before and after a single laser treatment. Notice the youthful appearance of the skin after this simple in-office procedure.
One treatment alone can significantly improve unwanted acne scars.
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