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CO2 Laser Treatment

Smooth out the lines of time with our expertly administered CO2 Laser treatments, designed to rejuvenate your look while preserving your natural expressions.


“CO2 laser skin resurfacing is a cosmetic procedure that uses a carbon dioxide (CO2) laser to remove layers of damaged skin. It’s commonly used to treat wrinkles, scars, age spots, and other skin imperfections. The laser works by vaporizing the outer layers of skin, stimulating collagen production and promoting new skin growth. This can result in smoother, firmer, and more youthful-looking skin.


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CO2 laser treatment offers a range of benefits, including:

  1. Skin Rejuvenation: The CO2 laser promotes collagen production, reducing the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, and age spots, resulting in smoother, younger-looking skin.

  2. Scar Reduction: Whether from acne, surgery, or injury, CO2 laser treatment can significantly diminish the visibility of scars by resurfacing the skin and promoting new tissue growth.

  3. Pigmentation Correction: The laser targets and breaks down excess melanin, effectively treating sun spots, freckles, and other pigmentation irregularities for a more even skin tone.

  4. Tightened Skin: By stimulating collagen production and tightening underlying tissues, CO2 laser treatment can improve skin laxity and firmness, leading to a more youthful appearance.

  5. Reduced Sun Damage: Sun damage, such as sunspots and uneven pigmentation, can be effectively treated with CO2 laser therapy, restoring a healthier complexion.

  6. Precision: CO2 laser treatment allows for precise targeting of specific areas, minimizing damage to surrounding tissue and maximizing results.

  7. Minimal Downtime: While there may be some initial redness and swelling, the downtime associated with CO2 laser treatment is typically minimal compared to more invasive procedures, with most patients able to resume normal activities within a week.

Overall, CO2 laser treatment offers a versatile and effective solution for addressing various skin concerns, leading to improved texture, tone, and overall skin quality.

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Most Popular Questions

What is CO2 Resurfacing?
A CO2 Fractional resurfacing laser is carbon dioxide laser which precisely removes deep outer layers of damaged skin and stimulates the regeneration of healthy skin underneath. The CO2 treats fine to moderately deep wrinkles, photo damage, scarring, skin tone, texture, crepiness, and laxity. A fractionated CO2 treatment helps regenerate new collagen and consequently more youthful, healthier looking skin while allowing for shorter healing times and safer treatments than traditional methods. This is an ablative treatment and downtime should be expected.
What are some benefits of Fractionated CO2?
Minimizes sun damage, acne scars, and fine lines Improves skin texture and evens skin tone Stimulates collagen for firmer, more youthful skin May help treat skin lesions Better long-term results Creates a firmer and more youthful skin appearance Minimal downtime for significant results – How does it work? – Carbon dioxide laser beams penetrate the top skin layers through micro channels reaching into the dermis. It creates tiny microscopic areas of thermal damage that stimulate new collagen production and replace damaged skin surface by new epidermal cells.
How does CO2 differ from other laser treatments?
The major difference between IPL treatments and Fractionated CO2 Laser Resurfacing is ablation. Fractional CO2 laser is a deep, ablative treatment for more intense cellular turnover. CO2 laser resurfacing is the original and most in-depth cosmetic laser treatment on the market. It is an ablative procedure, meaning that the laser energy destroys the outer layer of damaged cells to encourage new collagen production and prompt the body to create fresh, new skin. Recovery can take one to several weeks, but the results can be dramatic. Other lasers may be lighter or non ablative and do not yield as significant results.
What can I expect?
Carbon dioxide laser resurfacing is usually performed in the office, using topical/local anesthesia in combination with sedative medications. Wrinkles around the eyes, mouth, and forehead may be treated individually, or a full-face laser resurfacing may be performed. Following the laser resurfacing procedure, the skin is cleansed and an occlusive ointment is recommended to be applied. You may be instructed to clean the treated areas two to five times a day with saline or a dilute vinegar solution. You can then apply Vaseline®, Eucerin®, or AquaphorⓇ to the area. This wound care is intended to prevent the forming of any scabs, which can increase the chance of scarring and prolong the healing time. In general, the areas heal in 5 to 10 days, depending on the nature of the condition that was treated and the intensity of the laser settings. The stronger the settings, the longer the recovery time. Once the areas have healed, you can wear oil-free makeup to camouflage the pink-to-red color that is generally seen after laser resurfacing. The redness in the laser-treated sites generally fades in two to three months, but may take as long as six months to disappear. Redness generally persists longer for patients with blonde or red hair. Patients with darker skin tones have a greater risk of healing with darker pigmentation (hyperpigmentation), although anyone can be affected by this condition after a laser treatment. This may be minimized by the use of a bleaching agent before surgery. It also may be reduced with the continued use of this agent after healing. You should avoid sun exposure for four weeks before laser treatment and liberally apply sunscreens pre- and post-procedure.