Rejuvenate Your Skin with CO2 Laser Surfacing
December 14, 2015
Skin withstands countless processes while protecting your body from hazards. The sun, wind, foreign particles, and bacteria are just a few of the dangers your skin shields you from each day.
While your skin may be tough at a microscopic level, it is not invulnerable. This damage causes a deterioration that can leave your skin looking less than perfect.
The answer to rejuvenating and reversing the damage may be a technologically advanced method of resurfacing the skin: CO2 laser therapy.
This unique method of non-invasive skin treatment can help your skin repair itself while aiding to fix some of the problems that your body may be unable to fix by itself.
What is CO2 Laser Therapy?
There are two main types of CO2 laser therapy: fractional and non-fractional.
Fractional laser therapy consists of using high-energy light beams that are separated into tiny dots. These dots work in pulses to inflict a controlled amount of damage that remains localized to a certain area of your skin.
The width of the dots, the wavelength of the light and the duration of the treatment determines what CO2 fraction laser therapy treats.
With smaller dots and less overall energy, CO2 fractional laser therapy can resurface the upper layers of the skin.
This can resolve blotchiness, redness, flaky skin and a myriad of other epidermal issues.
It can often be used to induce a gentle peeling of the skin, which can deliver more controlled results than methods like chemical peeling allow.
When more energy is introduced, the laser penetrates deeper into the skin. It can cause controlled damage to the dermal layer of the skin, which allows it to treat everything from acne to scars.
In both types of fractional therapy, the unharmed tissue surrounding the microscopic holes provide for a convenient supply of new skin stem cells.
This promotes faster healing in patients while producing fewer complications than non-fractional treatments.
Rejuvenate Your Skin with CO2 Laser Resurfacing
Lasers provide for a precise amount of controlled cell destruction. This can allow your dermatological care provider to accurately treat imperfections that may be difficult to treat with more traditional therapies.
There are a few complications that CO2 lasers can bring, but most of these complications can be avoided by working with an experienced dermatological care provider.
To find an experienced care provider, or to determine if CO2 laser therapy is right for you, contact Transformations Plastic Surgery today to make an appointment. During the consultation, we will answer any questions you might have while formulating the perfect plan to rejuvenate your skin.