CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing

Lifestyle, aging, and genetics can all strongly affect your skin’s appearance and texture. Skin conditions such as sun damage, wrinkles, scars, warts, and birthmarks can influence how you look and feel. With CO2 laser skin resurfacing, also known as carbon dioxide laser therapy, you can remove layers of damaged skin, revealing the healthy, glowing skin underneath. Learn more about CO2 laser skin resurfacing to decide whether it is the proper skin treatment for your needs.

What is CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing?

Carbon dioxide skin resurfacing can help to remove the thin layers of damaged skin without affecting the surrounding healthy skin. Carbon dioxide laser resurfacing lasers use light energy to rejuvenate the overall look and feel of the skin.

Benefits of CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing?

CO2 laser resurfacing treatments can help address various skin conditions and concerns. Carbon dioxide lasers remove thin layers of skin to improve the look of fine lines and wrinkles, photodamage, scars, warts, birthmarks, and enlarged pores. CO2 lasers have also been known to treat non-cancerous and cancerous skin conditions. This resurfacing treatment will leave you with refreshed and healthy-looking skin.

About the Procedure

Local anesthesia will initially be administered with a combination of sedative medications to help you maintain maximum comfort during your laser treatment. During your laser treatment, your skin may feel a slight snapping pressure similar to a rubber band. After your session, a dressing will be applied to the treatment sites to protect the healing skin. A complete laser treatment can take up to two hours, while a partial laser treatment can take up to 45 minutes.

Results and Recovery

It can take up to three weeks for your laser treatment area to fully heal. It is best to avoid sun exposure and wear sunscreen for a month before and after treatment to protect your skin while it recovers. To maintain your new and improved look, it is best to continue wearing SPF daily to avoid photodamaged and sun-damaged skin. After treatment, temporary side effects can include swelling, redness, peeling skin, and sunburn. Moisturizing your skin can help with any dryness and irritation you experience while healing. You can begin using Retin-A and glycolic acid products six weeks after treatment. The number of laser treatments you require will depend on your skin condition and treatment goals.

Schedule a Consultation

Our team at Glo MedSpa in Wilmington, NC, is here to help you restore your confidence. Our highly skilled and trusted experts look forward to creating a personalized CO2 laser resurfacing treatment plan customized to your specific needs and concerns. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and learn more about CO2 laser skin resurfacing.

Before and After

*Disclaimer: Individual results may vary; no guarantee of results