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Lehigh Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

(610) 435-6161
1251 S. Cedar Crest Blvd. #311
Allentown, PA 18103
800 Main St #105
Hellertown, PA 18055

CO2 Laser


a patient smiling about her co2 laser treatment from Lehigh Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Fine lines, wrinkles, and other skin imperfections can have a significant impact on your appearance, causing you to look years older than you are. Over the years, there have been many treatments developed to smooth your skin, reducing or eliminating imperfections and giving you back a more youthful vibrant appearance. Traditionally, surgery was required. However, technological advances have allowed for non-surgical treatments. Lehigh Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery can help with the CO2 laser.

What is a CO2 Laser?

A CO2 laser is a technological development that enables us to treat some different imperfections in your skin. The laser uses light energy to improve the appearance of your skin. Traditionally, they have been used to treat benign and malignant skin conditions. Today, they can also be used to reduce, and eliminate, imperfections that cause you to look older than you are, including wrinkles and sun spots.

CO2 lasers use short-pulsed or continuous light energy that is delivered in a scanning pattern. The laser light is directed at the imperfections, precisely removing thin layers of skin to reveal the softer, smoother skin underneath. Because of the way the light energy is delivered, the laser causes minimal heat damage to surrounding structures.


Uses for CO2 Lasers

CO2 lasers can be used for many different purposes. These include
•  Removing non-cancerous as well as cancerous skin conditions.
•  Reducing, or eliminating, the appearance of lines and wrinkles.
•  Treating skin discoloration, such as sun spots, and freckles.
•  Tightening lax skin.
•  Improving skin texture and tone.
•  Reducing enlarged pores.
•  Removing irregularities such as skin tags, moles, and warts.
•  Reducing the appearance of scars, including those from incisions, traumatic injuries, and acne.

Benefits of CO2 Lasers


There are many benefits associated with the CO2 laser. These benefits include
•  Improving the appearance of your skin, allowing it to appear smoother, more vibrant, and more youthful.
•  Stimulating your natural collagen production. Collagen is responsible for supporting your skin. As you age, you lose collagen as production slows. This results in the skin becoming laxer, and also leads to the formation of lines and wrinkles. With the stimulation of collagen production, your skin becomes smoother and tighter, contributing to a more youthful appearance.
•  Non-surgical. There is no need for incisions or sutures.
•  Minimal downtime. Following treatment, your downtime is very short.
•  Possibly treating cancerous and pre-cancerous lesions on the skin.

What are the Cons of the CO2 Laser?

There are also a few disadvantages associated with the CO2 laser. We will go over these, as well as the benefits, to make sure that this is the ideal treatment for you. Cons of the CO2 laser include
•  While non-surgical, there is still a downtime associated with treatment. This downtime is, however, shorter than the recovery period following surgical procedures.
•  Patients with darker skin tones may not be a candidate for treatment, as it can cause changes in natural skin pigmentation.
•  More than one appointment may be required to achieve your optimal results. This will depend on your specific situation as well as your goals for your outcome.

Questions about the CO2 Laser?

If you are interested in learning more about our CO2 laser, and finding out if treatment with this incredible technology is right for you, give Lehigh Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery a call today at (610) 435-6161.

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