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.
*Each patient is unique and individual results may vary.
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.
Who is a CO2 Laser Resurfacing Candidate?
As we age, our skin succumbs to the effects of sun, gravity, and even our unique facial movements, to create lines and wrinkles that make us look older than we feel. A good candidate for Carbon Dioxide (CO2) laser skin resurfacing is typically an individual who has developed significant facial lines and wrinkling. A candidate may also have facial scars or uneven pigmentation they wish to correct. The best way to find out if you are a candidate for a CO2 laser skin resurfacing treatment is to call us today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Waldman.
Benefits of CO2 Laser Skin Treatment:
By precisely removing damaged skin layer by layer, a CO2 laser skin resurfacing treatment is able to reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles, “turning back the clock” on your complexion and revealing the more youthful looking skin underneath. The CO2 laser – when used for the skin resurfacing procedure – can also lessen the appearance of scars and many other skin imperfections. Benefits include not only the effective correction of moderate to deep lines and wrinkles, but also treatment for uneven pigmentation, photodamage, precancerous spots, and a host of other skin imperfections and benign lesions. If you believe you may be a candidate for CO2 laser skin resurfacing treatments, Dr. Waldman can analyze your skin and determine if the procedure is right for you.
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Is CO2 Laser Treatment Safe?
Yes, with the guidance of a skilled cosmetic surgeon, such as Dr. Waldman, a CO2 laser skin resurfacing treatment is perfectly safe. With the predictability of the CO2 laser, skin can be precisely cleared layer by layer to provide incredibly safe results with minimal side-effects. Dr. Waldman will discuss possible CO2 laser skin resurfacing complications and how they can be avoided during recovery.