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CO2 Laser: Just One Treatment Can Take Years Off Your Skin

Posted on May 15th, 2020

The new CO2 fractional laser is a step up on the Fraxel Laser Resurfacing which has been a favorite of both patients and physicians. The revolutionary CO2 fractional laser is a great treatment for those patients who are suffering from severe sun damage, deeper wrinkles, uneven tone and texture, as well as acne scars. It also offers the benefits of skin tightening, a smooth and even complexion, and a radiant glow with just one session. Today, CO2 lasers are the best skin resurfacing treatments on the market and can offer dramatic improvement.

What can a CO2 laser treat?

There are a wide range of treatments offered by the CO2 laser resurfacing procedure. These include:

  • Smooth deep wrinkles and fine lines like the frown lines on the brow, pucker lines around the mouth, or crow’s feet around the eyes
  • Tighten the eyelids
  • Correct acne scars and uneven texture
  • Eliminate uneven skin pigmentation and brown spots
  • Tighten and rejuvenate the skin of the neck.
  • Remove pre-cancerous growths
  • Treat stretch marks and other scars

What is a treatment session like?

CO2 lasers deliver extremely high-energy laser light in short bursts to the skin. This exfoliates your skin layer by layer and removes dead, damaged skin cells. The specialized CO2 laser handpiece allows the technician to control the depth of the treatment, making it an effective option for delicate areas like the face.

Some patients can experience discomfort during their laser treatment, but we provide a topical anesthetic, and an oral sedative can be used to provide even greater comfort.

What can I expect after treatment?

Depending on the extent of your concerns and goals, you might require more than one treatment session. It can take about one week to heal after your treatment session, meaning you should plan on at least 14 days off social commitments during your recovery period. You must take good care of your skin during your recovery and follow aftercare instructions diligently. It’s important to cleanse your skin frequently and also keep it moisturized. Most patients will find that their skin is covered in a fine crust and is red or pink in color. Until you are completely healed, you must protect your skin from sunlight with daily sunscreen use. Your skin may still be slightly pink for a few weeks, but you can easily cover this with cosmetics after your initial recovery period.

With good upkeep and the right professional-grade products for your skin, your CO2 laser treatment results can last for years.

Schedule a Consultation

The best way to learn more about your options with CO2 laser treatments and effective facial rejuvenation, contact us to schedule a consultation at MDSkin. During a consultation, we can create the ideal treatment plan and ensure you know what to expect. To get started, we invite you to contact us by calling or filling out our online form.