Laser Skin Rejuvenation
Using advanced laser technology, a carbon dioxide (CO2) laser for skin resurfacing precisely removes outer layers of damaged skin to reveal the underlying skin which is softer, smoother, and younger looking. CO2 is one of the most commonly used laser skin resurfacing treatment options. The CO2 Laser is used in the treatment of deep facial lines and wrinkles.
How does CO2 Laser Resurfacing work?
A CO2 laser allows Dr. Waldman to perform skin resurfacing procedures that reduce or eliminate more pronounced lines and wrinkles than similar treatments. This is done by removing deeper layers of damaged skin and stimulating the regeneration of healthy skin.
The latest technological advancement in the field of laser resurfacing is the use of light beams that are either pulsed or scattered at a very high rate. This minimizes heat damage that the skin might otherwise be exposed to. It allows a more powerful CO2 laser to be utilized for deeper tissue removal and for more effective removal of pronounced wrinkles and creases. This technology allows the laser skin resurfacing treatment to provide some of the most dramatic, age-defying results possible.
The procedure can be performed on specific areas – such as around the mouth or eyes – or over the surface of the entire face. During a CO2 laser skin resurfacing treatment, a local anesthetic is used to relieve potential discomfort. If the entire face is being treated, intravenous or general anesthesia may be used.