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What Is CO2 Laser Resurfacing?

As we age, our skin is exposed to so much, leaving 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. Academic Alliance in Dermatology’s new CO2 laser is an innovative treatment option that dramatically reverses the 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 precision, 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 facelift or scar removal surgery.

What does CO2 Laser Resurfacing treat?

Our CO2 laser resurfacing 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
  • Provide lasting results when treating surgical scars, burn scars, acne scars, skin tags, and sebaceous hyperplasia

What are the benefits of CO2 Laser Resurfacing?

One of the main benefits of CO2 laser resurfacing is its ability to stimulate collagen production in the skin, which can help improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. The procedure can also improve the overall tone and texture of the skin, giving it a more youthful and radiant appearance.


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 of CO2 laser resurfacing are:

  • Reduced risk of infection
  • Increased efficiency, accuracy and precision when compared to other laser technologies
  • Minimal patient downtime
  • Quick, in-office procedure
  • No surgery required
  • Long-lasting results


Recovery from CO2 laser resurfacing typically takes a few days, during which time the treated skin may be red. The treated skin will also be sensitive to sunlight, so it is important to protect it with sunscreen and other protective measures.

How many CO2 Laser Resurfacing treatments will I need?

Our CO2 laser is an incredibly powerful machine, and unlike many other laser treatments, most patients find they only 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.

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