What is CO2 Laser Treatment Used For?
Carbon dioxide (CO2) lasers may be used in the treatment of skin resurfacing by medical experts, including dermatologists and cosmetic surgeons. These lasers provide energy that exfoliates the skin's uppermost layer, which encourages the production of new skin cells and removes the superficial layer of the skin. CO2 laser treatment may help treat various skin conditions, including acne scars, uneven skin tone, mild scarring, fine lines and wrinkles, and signs of aging.
Here, we examine CO2 laser treatment, the distinctions between the many kinds of CO2 lasers, and the potential advantages of this cosmetic surgery. We will also discuss the length of the recovery process and alternative treatment options available at The Facial Center.
How Does CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing Work?
In ablative laser treatment, such as CO2 lasers, the epidermis, the skin's superficial layer, is peeled away, while the dermis, the deeper layer, is heated, ultimately encouraging the development of new collagen fibers. The epidermis will mend and renew, making the treated skin appear more radiant and smooth. Regarding non-ablative lasers, the treatment is performed using a pulsed light (IPL), which encourages collagen development and enhances the skin's tone and texture.
Which Treatment is Right for You?
At The Facial Center, Dr. Jack Krajekian and Dr. John Brock will analyze the face structure to determine which treatment will provide you with the most beneficial outcomes. For instance, if your skin needs rejuvenation, fractional CO2 lasers may be the right fit. Since we want to ensure that you go through cosmetic surgery feeling at ease, we take the time to explain our cutting-edge techniques and the best aesthetic practices available.
Advantages of CO2 Laser Treatment
Fractional lasers have superseded non-fractional lasers due to the improved benefits offered, such as speedier recovery, less pain, and skin rejuvenation. The fractional CO2 laser is intended to encourage the body's natural production of collagen, which results in gradual rejuvenation over several months and may continue for years. Additionally, it may be performed in conjunction with other cosmetic surgeries to produce better outcomes. Some advantages include:
|| Minimizes sun damage, acne scars, and signs of aging.
||Enhances skin texture while also leveling out uneven skin tone.
||Stimulates collagen production, resulting in more youthful skin.
||Potentially useful in the treatment of precancerous skin lesions.
The Results and Recovery from CO2 Laser Treatment
The results of CO2 laser might range from satisfactory to outstanding, depending on the underlying condition that necessitated the cosmetic surgery in the first place. Scars may improve slightly, although wrinkles may improve anywhere from 60-80%. Most patients are pleased with the cosmetic change. Additionally, the treatment has minimal side effects and recovery time.
Schedule Your Appointment with Us Today
If you are interested in scheduling a consultation to learn more about a non-invasive, technologically sophisticated method that may help you achieve healthy and revitalized skin, get in touch with Dr. Jack Krajekian and Dr. John Brock at The Facial Center. Our cosmetic surgeons will be delighted to answer any questions you may have regarding fractional CO2 laser treatment or other cosmetic procedures. Call today at 304-205-6123.