CO2 Laser Resurfacing Q & A
What is CO2 laser resurfacing?
CO2 laser resurfacing is a treatment to revitalize your skin and slow the signs of aging. The procedure removes fine layers of skin cells to encourage younger and healthier skin cells to rise to the surface.
A to Z Dermatology provides CO2 laser resurfacing using the MiXto SX® fractional CO2 laser to even out your skin’s tone and texture by alleviating many of the most common features of aging. This laser delivers hair-thin beams of light energy to your skin, which heats tiny segments to promote fast healing with a minimal recovery time.
As a result of the heat exposure, your skin produces increased collagen fibers for greater firmness. You can see the improvements from the collagen growth over the course of about six months.
What are the results of CO2 laser resurfacing?
CO2 laser resurfacing makes your skin brighter and tighter than before. Each procedure takes just 25 minutes. While a single procedure offers results you can feel and see, you might decide to book a second treatment around eight weeks after the first for even more improvements.
Here are some CO2 laser resurfacing benefits to consider:
- Age and sun spot removal
- Softened fine lines and wrinkles
- Increased healing of scars
- Immediate tightening and pore shrinkage
- Up to six months of increased collagen production
After your treatment, you should anticipate some skin peeling for several days. Your skin is more sensitive to the sun for roughly three months after CO2 laser resurfacing, so you should use a daily moisturizing sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher.
How should I prepare for CO2 laser resurfacing?
There are several steps you can take to make sure you’re ready on the day of your CO2 laser resurfacing treatment at A to Z Dermatology. During an initial consultation, you discuss your goals with a specialist at A to Z Dermatology and decide which areas you want to target. You can treat the skin on your face, neck, chest, and hands.
When it’s time for your treatment, your specialist prepares your skin by washing and drying the targeted skin. Most people benefit from only a mild anesthetic to make the procedure as comfortable as possible, but your specialist determines what’s best in your case.
For more information on how a CO2 laser treatment can reinvigorate your skin, call A to Z Dermatology or schedule a consultation online today.