Laser Skin Resurfacing (CO2 Laser)
We offer fractionated CO2 laser resurfacing with Lumenis UltraPulse Active, Deep and Total FX technology for our patients. Traditional CO2 laser resurfacing has proven itself to be one of the most effective treatments for skin tightening and general improvement of skin appearance. Newer, fractionated technology delivers the CO2 laser energy in a manner that allows for reduced downtime for the patient and dramatic results.
What are the benefits of laser skin resurfacing?
The procedure removes areas of damaged or wrinkled skin often caused by prolonged sun exposure. Laser resurfacing can minimize the appearance of fine lines around the mouth and eyes, as well as throughout the face and neck, and is also effective in treating facial scars and skin areas with uneven pigmentation. Total FX can reduce the appearance of acne scars. ActiveFX is the combination of these two modalities, customized for each patient to optimize their result.
What can i expect during a laser skin resurfacing procedure?
Laser skin resurfacing usually takes less than an hour (sometimes just a few minutes) depending on the size of the area being treated. Treatment is performed in our office, typically with IV sedation for the comfort of our patients, but it can also be done using both a topical anesthetic cream and oral medication. The sedation type depends on the patient’s desires regarding level of improvement and sedation preference. The procedure uses a carbon dioxide (CO2) laser beam which vaporizes the upper layers of damaged skin at controlled levels of penetration. As the body heals, the treated area’s skin remodels, resulting in improvements of fine lines, wrinkles, texture, tone, areas of discoloration, and scars, giving the skin an overall less aged and nice appearance.
We typically recommend one treatment, but this can be followed up with future treatments if desired.