CO2 Skin Resurfacing
When it comes to laser resurfacing, you have many options. This type of treatment involves varying levels of laser application, each of which applies to a particular skin quality, tone, and skin issues. From mild lasers to more intense treatment, Montilla Plastic Surgery offers the full spectrum of laser resurfacing.
What is a CO2 Laser?
During CO2 laser treatment, carbon dioxide beams are directed at the layers of skin. These beams remove the superficial layers of the skin, helping to reduce signs of aging and stimulating your body’s natural collagen production. As a result, the new skin revealed by your treatment is brighter, clearer, smoother, and free from signs of environmental damage and aging.
How Does CO2 Laser Therapy Work?
CO2 laser resurfacing allows our providers to treat skin issues that may not be treatable with other methods. If you are seeking laser resurfacing, our treatment can help address the following issues:
- Deep wrinkles and creases
- Uneven skin tone
- Sun damage
- Precancerous growths
With treatment from a CO2 laser, your skin surface is treated with high-powered light energy, provoking the healthy tissue underneath to reform into newer, more youthful skin. Due to the abrasive nature of CO2 skin resurfacing, we will use local anesthesia to ensure your comfort during the procedure.
Recovery After CO2 Laser Therapy
Following CO2 skin resurfacing, patients should generally plan to take some time off to recover. The recovery period can last up to two weeks, although it may take less depending upon your skin’s composition. At Montilla Plastic Surgery, our office will ensure you know how to care for your skin following treatment.
While you can return to normal activity after two weeks, it may take up to six months for your skin to fully recover. However, at this time, it will appear more youthful, evenly toned, and smooth.