What Is CO2 Laser Resurfacing?
As we age our skin is exposed to so much, and this can leave us with a variety of issues like hyperpigmentation, deep wrinkles, scarring from surgical procedures or acne, sagging skin, sunspots, age spots and more that can affect our confidence in a huge way. AAD’s new CO2 laser is an innovative treatment option that dramatically reverses signs of aging and works to correct a number of skin issues like the ones listed above. It is the first laser that simultaneously treats above and below damaged skin at the same time, utilizing ablative resurfacing technology to remove damaged layers of skin and produce new, healthy cells – leaving patients with fresh skin that’s younger, smoother, and blemish free!
CO2 Laser Resurfacing FAQs
How does CO2 Laser Resurfacing work?
Our cutting-edge CO2 laser uses powerful light-based technology to remove damaged layers of skin with precise “cuts”, stimulating the production of collagen and new skin cells while enhancing the patient’s skin tone and texture, reducing the effects and appearance of sun damage on the skin, and smoothing fine lines, wrinkles, and scarring. The procedure is done in-office and can be completed in a short amount of time with minimal downtime, making it an incredible alternative to more invasive procedures like a face lift or scar removal surgery.
What does CO2 Laser Resurfacing treat?
Our CO2 Laser Resurfacing treatment has been clinically proven to improve the appearance of fine lines and deep wrinkles, decrease the effects of sun damage, improve skin tone and texture, and provide lasting results when it comes to treating surgical scars, burn scars, acne scars, skin tags, and sebaceous hyperplasia.
What are the benefits of CO2 Laser Resurfacing?
CO2 Laser Resurfacing is changing the way patients approach scar revision and skin resurfacing by providing a minimally invasive alternative that’s quick, efficient, and requires minimal downtime. Some of the biggest benefits to CO2 Laser Resurfacing are:
- Reduced risk of infection
- Increased efficiency, accuracy, and precision when compared to other laser technologies
- Minimal patient downtime
- Quick procedure that can be performed in our office – no surgery required!
- Long lasting results
How many CO2 Laser Resurfacing treatments will I need?
Our CO2 laser is an incredibly powerful machine, and unlike with many other laser treatments most patients find that they one need one treatment to achieve their desired results! With that being said, every patient is different. Patients with more extreme scarring or who are looking for more dramatic results may require an additional session – your provider will work with you during the consultation process to determine what treatment plan works best for you based on your specific needs!
When will I start seeing results and how long do CO2 Resurfacing results last?
As your skin begins to heal immediately following the procedure, your skin will start to look softer, smoother, brighter, and more even in tone. Fine lines, wrinkles, age spots, and skin texture will start to improve over the next 30 days as your collagen begins to build up and regenerate new layers of skin, and within 3-6 months most patients can see the full results from their treatment! CO2 Laser Resurfacing treatments work to reset your skin’s aging process, and although results can vary most patients find that their results last anywhere between 2-5 years before they need a touchup procedure.
Book CO2 Laser Resurfacing Appointment
CO2 Laser Resurfacing is a medical laser procedure that requires specific training, knowledge, and skill to ensure safe and natural-looking results, so you want to make sure that you choose a provider who’s been trained appropriately. Academic Alliance In Dermatology has certified providers who specialize in CO2 Laser Resurfacing treatment. Call us at (813) 514-4711 or fill out our online form to book your appointment now.