CO2 Laser Resurfacing to Improve Elasticity
July 6, 2015
These days, many individuals are interested in improving the elasticity of their skin. If this is the case for you, CO2 Laser Resurfacing may be the solution you’ve been seeking. This non-surgical treatment can help rejuvenate your skin for a healthier, more refreshed appearance.
About CO2 Laser Resurfacing
CO2 Laser Resurfacing is a procedure that helps undo a lifetime of blemishes and sun damage. CO2 was the first form of resurfacing laser, and it is effective in promoting a more youthful appearance.
How Does CO2 Laser Resurfacing Work?
The first step in the CO2 Laser Resurfacing process is the removal of epidermal damage caused by the natural aging process as well as the sun. The laser is effective in removing age spots, epidermal blemishes, premalignant lesions, and keratoses.
The second step in the process is having the upper dermis sculpted smooth with the laser. This aspect of the process promotes the reduction or elimination of deeper wrinkles. It is also effective in re-contouring and reducing acne scars. A new layer of the epidermis will also grow from the cells that lie within the follicles and have never been subjected to sun damage. This process takes a mere four to five days.
The CO2 process will also involve the laser stimulating the production of elastin fibers and healthy new collagen within the client’s skin. This process will continue for a period of six months after the initial resurfacing work. During this period of improvement, the firmness of the skin can increase from fifteen to twenty percent. Lax skin and loose eyelids become tighter and elasticity and resilience are enhanced. Additionally, the wrinkles that remain will keep improving for the next six months.
How Does The Procedure Work?
The CO2 laser enables the physician to utilize a beam to vaporize wrinkles, lines, scars, and other skin imperfections. The use of the high-energy beam is important because it provides a level of unprecedented control, accuracy, and precision that other methods cannot match. The laser is only used up to the client’s jaw line because of healing challenges that would result if it were utilized on the patient’s neck.
CO2 Laser Resurfacing is an outpatient procedure and is performed when the client is under intravenous sedation. Patients will not be permitted to drive themselves home following the treatment.
Does The Procedure Hurt?
In general, the procedure does not hurt. There is typically only minor discomfort during the procedure and recovery phrase.
Schedule Your Consultation
If you’re interested in improving the elasticity of your skin, CO2 Laser Resurfacing may be the perfect solution for you. To decide whether this cosmetic procedure is ideal for you and your needs, contact Transformations Plastic Surgery. Together with our medical team, Dr. Landon Pryor can create a treatment plan that is tailored to your needs and aesthetic concerns.