With all of the skin rejuvenation treatments for fine lines, wrinkles and other skin conditions that are available, it can be difficult to choose which one is right for you. At the Institute of Aesthetic Surgery, our CO2 laser resurfacing treatment is specially designed for those who want to achieve smoother skin without synthetic chemicals or surgery.
The Institute of Aesthetic Surgery is located in Celebration, Florida, and serves the Orlando area. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and find out if CO2 laser resurfacing is right for you.
What is CO2 Laser Resurfacing?
Used to treat various skin conditions for several years, CO2 laser resurfacing utilizes short, pulsed light energy that is scattered at a high rate as it moves over the skin of treated areas. This technology minimizes the amount of heat that the skin is exposed to, allowing deeper penetration to treat wrinkles and lines that are more pronounced.
During treatment, a handheld tool is moved along the skin, delivering the laser light directly to treated areas. Damaged skin is removed layer by layer, revealing the fresh, new skin underneath.
What Can CO2 Laser Resurfacing Treat?
Safe for use with minimal discomfort, CO2 laser resurfacing can treat several skin conditions, including:
- Deep wrinkles and lines around the mouth and face
- Skin lesions
- Uneven pigmentation
- Sun damage
- Precancerous growths
Am I a Good Candidate for CO2 Laser Resurfacing?
Those who have developed pronounced wrinkles and lines as a result of aging or gravity, as well as individuals who may have facial scarring, uneven pigmentation or another skin condition they would like to correct may be approved for treatment. During your consultation, your health and medical history will be reviewed, and your cosmetic goals and expectations will be discussed in order to determine if you are a good candidate for CO2 laser resurfacing.
What is Recovery Like?
After treatment is complete, treated areas may be red or flushed, similar to having a sunburn. Your skin will heal completely in about two weeks, and the full results of treatment will be evident. As your skin will be more sensitive to the sun during this time, your time outside should be limited as much as possible.
How Long Will My Results Last?
The results of CO2 laser resurfacing are designed to be long-lasting but will not prevent the natural aging process or gravity. Significant changes in weight and other major lifestyle changes can also affect the longevity of results. Adopting a daily skincare regimen and taking proper precautions in the sun can also help maintain your softer, smoother skin.
Contact the Institute of Aesthetic Surgery today to schedule a consultation and find out how CO2 laser resurfacing can improve the look and feel of your skin.