CO2 RESURFACING LASER
The Carbon Dioxide (C02) Fractional Laser Resurfacing is the best option if you wish to get the most results with only one treatment. Having one CO2 Laser treatment is similar to having multiple other non-invasive treatments at once. It is also the best single treatment for advanced skin damage and wrinkling.
The CO2 Resurfacing Laser helps reduce age spots (also called sun freckles, liver spots and lentigines), fine lines, wrinkles, scarring, uneven coloration, skin laxity, textural irregularities, dull tone and a thinned collagen layer of the face, neck and chest.
During treatment, the laser removes layers of skin tissue in a fractionated method (columns of skin are removed, leaving the skin surrounding each column intact to aid in healing). The procedure is an in-office procedure that requires pre and post-treatment medications to ensure proper healing and comfort during the procedure. Discomfort varies on the depth of the treatment. For your comfort during the treatment, we may apply a topical anesthetic or inject local anesthetic and/or tumescent anesthetic and prescribe sedative medications to reduce discomfort. After the treatment most patients describe the post-procedure feeling as a bad sunburn for about 12 hours to 2 days. Overall healing time takes about 7 to 14 days.
Typically, only one laser treatment is necessary. Occasionally, in an area that cannot be treated aggressively, we may need to do more than one treatment to optimize results. Maintenance treatments may also be necessary to maintain results, especially if sun is not avoided or proper skin care is not used.