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. The CO2 laser is used in the treatment of deeper facial lines and wrinkles. 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 also 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 (injection at the treatment site) is used to relieve potential discomfort. If the entire face is being treated, intravenous or general anesthesia may be used.
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 that lies 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 treatment, a qualified
cosmetic surgeon or dermatologist can carefully analyze your skin
and determine if the procedure is right for you.