CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing
Laser skin resurfacing removes the outer, damaged layer of skin to reveal a smoother, younger look. Laser resurfacing can reduce the appearance of sun damage, wrinkles, fine lines, uneven pigmentation and superficial scarring, usually on the face.
A carbon dioxide (CO2) laser beam of precisely focused light vaporizes the outer surface of the skin and reveals the undamaged layer beneath. Procedure time varies depending on the size and condition of the area being treated. Most individuals benefit from a series of three treatments, spaced about 2 months apart. A “touch-up” treatment is usually recommended yearly after that.
CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing is a method of stimulating collagen production in the dermal layer of the skin. It is used to even out skin tone, helping to smooth scars and wrinkles. Treatment can be briefly uncomfortable and so, a skin-numbing gel applied before start of treatment is helpful, and some individuals take ibuprofen before treatment. Treatment takes about an hour and there is about one week of social downtime after your procedure. It is important to always wear sun protection, and especially after laser skin resurfacing.