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CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing
What CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing?CO2 laser skin resurfacing is an ablative laser treatment. It is a carbon dioxide laser that precisely removes outer layers of skin to reveal the layers beneath, which are smoother and softer. The laser uses short, pulsating beams of light, which are directed at imperfections in the skin, helping to remove them to reveal a smoother, more youthful appearance.
How Does CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing Work?A CO2 laser works by delivering short-pulsed light energy or continuous light beams. Before we begin, we provide you with a local anesthetic to ensure prevent you from feeling any discomfort. In some cases, sedation may also be provided.
The CO2 laser light is delivered in a scanning pattern. This enables us to very precisely removes thin layers of skin to reveal the newer, smoother, layers underneath. It is also able to achieve this goal with minimal heat damage. The technology allows for a more powerful CO2 laser to be used to treat deeper lines and wrinkles, giving us the ability to provide you with some of the most dramatic results possible.
What Can CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing Treat?
CO2 laser skin resurfacing can be used to treat a variety of different issues. These include
What Can I Expect After Treatment?The CO2 laser provides results in 3 stages. The first stage occurs within the first four weeks. You begin to notice a reduction in the pigment of your skin as well as improved brightness. During the second stage, which occurs within 3 to 6 months, you should begin to notice a reduction in pore size as well as a reduction in lines and wrinkles. Your skin should also begin to appear smoother and tighter. During the last stage, which occurs within 6 to 12 months, you should notice an improvement on deeper imperfections.
Questions about CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing?Candidates for laser skin resurfacing typically have significant lines and wrinkles. They may also have facial scars or uneven tone or texture. An initial consultation will be performed, during which we will look over your skin, go over your concerns and go over your medical history. During this consultation, we will be able to determine if this treatment is the right option for you.
CO2 laser skin resurfacing can help to eliminate fine lines and wrinkles, along with other skin imperfections, helping your skin to appear more youthful and vibrant. Call Lehigh Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at (610) 435-6161 today to learn more about CO2 laser skin resurfacing and schedule your consultation.