CO2 Laser Resurfacing
If you want to see 10 years melt away after a single treatment, look no further than C02 laser resurfacing. C02 lasers have been used in laser rejuvenation treatment for years. They are used to treat a range of skin conditions, including lines and wrinkles, uneven pigmentation, sun damage, enlarged pores, and scars, and they deliver dramatic results. Now, the C02 Laser offers the incredible effectiveness of traditional C02 lasers with the safety and accelerated healing time of fractional laser resurfacing.
What does C02 laser resurfacing treat?
C02 laser resurfacing is a laser rejuvenation treatment that is effective on a wide range of conditions. It is especially effective for treating fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars, sun damage, enlarged pores and uneven pigmentation or skin tone. It also tightens loose skin and can improve the texture of the skin of the face, neck, chest, arms, and hands. C02 laser resurfacing is a powerful treatment, which is effective on many conditions. You will be amazed by C02 laser before and after pictures!
How does C02 laser resurfacing work?
C02 laser treatment is an ablative resurfacing treatment. Unlike non-ablative laser resurfacing, which stimulates skin tissue to produce more collagen and elastin, ablative laser resurfacing use lasers to remove very thin layers of skin, producing much more dramatic results.
C02 laser treatment directs thousands of tiny dots of light energy at treatment areas on the skin. These very short pulses of light vaporize aged and damaged cells to remove layers of aged skin. At the same time, the heat of this energy stimulates collagen growth in the lower layers of skin to produce a thicker, more resilient collagen layer. The result is deep skin rejuvenation and smooth, soft and even skin.
What is the C02 Laser?
The C02 Laser combines the effectiveness of traditional C02 lasers with the safety of fractional laser treatment. Fractional laser resurfacing precisely targets treatment areas, so only a fraction of the skin is treated at a time. The non-treated skin adjacent to the targeted skin promotes faster healing. The C02 Laser offers reduced downtime, faster healing, and better safety than traditional C02 lasers but also delivers more dramatic results than non-ablative laser resurfacing.
Who is C02 resurfacing good for?
C02 resurfacing is suitable for all skin types. Since it is effective on a wide range of conditions, many people can benefit from C02 laser resurfacing.
What can I expect during the procedure?
The C02 Laser is practically painless. As the laser targets the treatment areas, you’ll experience a slight tingling that lasts for just a few seconds at a time. Treatment usually takes thirty minutes to two hours, depending on the extent of the treatment area.
When will I see results?
Recovery from C02 laser resurfacing can take up to two weeks, but once the skin heals you will see immediate results. Your skin tone will be more even, and the skin itself will be smoother, tighter and more youthful thanks to the removal of dull, damaged layers of skin and the rejuvenation of the collagen layer. Over the next few months, your skin will continue to fill out and tighten.
These results can last for years, but they are not necessarily permanent as your skin will continue to age and may become damaged again. To maintain your results, avoid sun exposure and maintain good skin care.
How much does C02 laser resurfacing cost?
The cost of C02 laser resurfacing depends on the size of the treatment area. A consultation with our experienced and knowledgeable staff will give you an accurate cost and treatment plan to meet your goals. C02 laser resurfacing is so effective, that you may only need one treatment to see desired results.
Where do I get C02 laser resurfacing in Edmonton?
C02 laser resurfacing is a safe procedure, but it is also a very powerful treatment. A highly trained professional will deliver unbelievable results with this tool. In the hands of a poorly trained or inexperienced provider, this tool may be ineffective at best, and dangerous at worst.
Dr. Zaki Taher is a board-certified dermatologist who specializes in Cosmetic Dermatology & Laser Surgery, and our expert team is specially selected to work alongside him. Our staff is experienced and highly trained in advanced cosmetic dermatology techniques and technologies.