CO2 Laser Resurfacing

CO2 Laser Resurfacing

CO2RE (by Candela) Carbon Dioxide (C02) Fractional Laser Resurfacing removes layers of skin tissue in a fractionated method allowing the natural healing abilities of the body to stimulate collagen and elastin. This process improves the tone, texture and tightness of the skin, by smoothing acne scars, removing sun damage, shrinking pores, reducing the appearance of lines and wrinkles, while improving the overall tightness of the skin. While this laser is the most invasive laser skin resurfacing treatment, this also provides the most comprehensive and drastic results.

What does the co2 treat?

  • Moderate lines and wrinkles
  • Skin laxity and sagging
  • Acne scars
  • Discoloration, even melasma
  • Skin texture issues
  • Collagen production
  • Large pores
  • Dull skin
  • Hoods over the eyes

How does it work?

Using this advanced laser technology, CO2 laser precisely removes outer layers of damaged skin to reveal the underlying skin which is softer, smoother, and younger looking. The CO2 laser allows Dr. Karen Nern and Dr. Drew Taylor to remove layers of skin tissue in a fractionated method (columns of skin are removed, leaving the skin surrounding each column intact to aid in healing) to help reduce “age-spots” (also called sun freckles, liver spots, and lentigines), lines, wrinkles, scarring, uneven coloration, skin laxity, textural irregularities, dull tone, and a thinned collagen layer of the face, neck, and chest.

benefits of co2 laser resurfacing

By removing the damaged skin layer by layer, CO2 treatment is able to reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles, “turning back the clock” on your complexion and revealing the more youthful looking skin that lies underneath. Results that are expected are a very significant and noticeable reduction in the components of sun damaged skin such as “age-spots”, moderate lines, wrinkles, scarring, uneven coloration, skin laxity, textural irregularities, dull tone, and a thinned collagen layer. The skin will continue to improve for a period of 6 months following the procedure provided proper skincare is used and sun exposure is minimized. Sometimes the results are not significant until the 6th and even the 9th month, depending on the person's age and their aftercare routine.

Am I a candidate?

As we age, our skin succumbs to the effects of sun, gravity, and even our unique facial movements, to create lines and wrinkles that make us look older than we feel. A good candidate for CO2 laser skin resurfacing is typically an individual who has developed significant facial lines and wrinkling. A candidate may also have facial scars or uneven pigmentation they wish to correct. The best way to find out if you are a candidate for a CO2 laser skin resurfacing treatment is to have a consultation with our dermatologist.

What benefits can I expect?

Results that are expected are a very significant and noticeable reduction in the components of sun damaged skin such as “age-spots”, fine lines, wrinkles, scarring, uneven coloration, skin laxity, textural irregularities, dull tone, and a thinned collagen layer. The skin will continue to improve for a period of 6 months following the procedure provided proper skincare is used and sun exposure is minimized. Sometimes the results are not significant until the 6th and even the 9th month, depending on the person's age, their aftercare routine.

Pre and Post Appointment Information

CO2 is an in-office procedure that requires pre and post-treatment medications to ensure proper healing and comfort during the procedure. Discomfort varies on the depth of the treatment. For your comfort during the treatment, we apply a topical anesthetic or inject local anesthetic and prescribe sedative medications to reduce procedure discomfort, therefore you will need to have somebody drive you home after treatment. We also offer nitrous oxide to combat pain and anxiety, with a mixture of 50% nitrous gas and 50% oxygen. After the treatment most patients describe the post-procedure feeling as a sunburn for about 12 hours to 2 days. Please also follow the instructions for all other prescribed medication needed post treatment. Pre and Post Appointment Packet.

CO2 is the best treatment if you wish to get the most results with one treatment. If you have the ability to take some time to heal (7-14 days), having this one treatment is like having multiple other non-invasive treatments at once. It is also the best single treatment for advanced skin damage and wrinkling.

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What is the cost of co2 Laser?

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For more information about Cosmetic Dermatology, or to request an appointment, please complete our online form or call 970-926-9226 (Vail), 970-927-2800 (Willits), 970-710-2400 (Spring St.), 970-668-0998 (Breckenridge) or 970-930-6490 (Glenwood).

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