Laser skin resurfacing with the Fractional Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Laser is one of the most effective procedures to improve skin quality and texture, while reducing fine and moderately deep lines. Because CO2 laser resurfacing relies on stimulating collagen synthesis, results are very impressive and more natural appearing than when relying on injectables alone. Fractionated CO2 laser resurfacing yields dramatic improvement in skin tone and texture; evens out pigmentation and eliminates sunspots, as well as smoothes lines, including those around the mouth and eyes. By physically removing the top layers of damaged skin, CO2 laser resurfacing also has medical benefit, removing pre-cancers and stimulating growth of healthier younger skin.
Recovery and Results
Laser resurfacing is an outpatient procedure. Patients are provided aftercare instructions to enhance recovery, reduce the risk of side effects, and ensure proper healing of the skin. Recovery time can take between one and three weeks, however some individuals experience a longer recovery time. Patients may notice some scabbing, peeling, and minor swelling. Keeping the treated area clean and free from germs will reduce the risk of infection.
In general, the results of fractional CO2 skin resurfacing are effective and last for several years. If the patient’s skin condition returns, the procedure can be repeated. Overall, resurfaced skin with laser treatment results in improved texture and overall appearance. This is beneficial for patients who feel self-conscious about an area of their skin.
Are you interested in fractional CO2 skin resurfacing? Corinne Wei, ARNP, and our professional staff will assess the condition of your skin and recommend proper treatment. Your overall health and wellness are important, especially the way you feel about your skin’s appearance. We look forward to your visit!