CO2 Laser

CO2 lasers are widely used in dermatology for skin resurfacing and rejuvenation. The procedure, often referred to as CO2 laser skin resurfacing, involves using the laser to remove layers of skin tissue in a fractionated method.

How does it work?

The laser energy heats the water in the cells to the point of vaporization. This process is known as ablation. At the same time, the laser's thermal effect coagulates the underlying tissue, stimulating collagen production and tightening the skin.

How Is CO2 Laser Performed?

During the procedure, the patient's skin is cleaned, and local anesthesia is applied to minimize discomfort. The dermatologist or cosmetic surgeon then uses a CO2 laser device to deliver precise, controlled pulses of laser energy to the targeted areas.

Frequently Asked Questions

CO2 laser skin resurfacing is a procedure that uses a carbon dioxide laser to remove the outer layers of damaged skin and stimulate collagen production, resulting in smoother, tighter, and more youthful-looking skin.
CO2 laser skin resurfacing can treat wrinkles, fine lines, acne scars, surgical scars, pigmentation issues, sun damage, and overall skin texture and tone.
The CO2 laser emits light absorbed by water in the skin cells, causing them to vaporize. This removes the damaged outer layers of skin and heats the underlying layers, stimulating collagen production for firmer skin.
Most patients experience some discomfort during the procedure, but local anesthesia or sedation is usually applied to minimize pain. Post-procedure, there may be some swelling and discomfort, which can be managed with prescribed medications.
Initial healing takes about 7-10 days, during which the skin will be red, swollen, and possibly scabbed. Full recovery can take several weeks, with ongoing improvements as collagen production continues.
Results can last several years, but the natural aging process will continue. Maintaining a good skincare regimen and protecting the skin from sun exposure can help prolong the results.

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Results and benefits of the treatment can differ depending on factors such as individual skin condition and the tailored treatment plan. It's crucial to consult with our specialists to assess whether the treatment aligns with your specific needs and expectations.
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