Questions to ask before getting CO2 laser resurfacing

shutterstock 1346981630 150x150 1 If you are looking for an incredible treatment for fine lines and wrinkles, dark spots, acne scars and overall tone and texture, this is the skin resurfacing treatment for you! We are answering the most common questions individuals have prior to having fractional CO2 laser resurfacing.

What is CO2 laser resurfacing?

Our CO2 laser is a powerful fractional laser that is used to treat several skin conditions. With this technique, patients are able to achieve excellent results without harsh side effects that come with more traditional resurfacing lasers.

How does CO2 laser resurfacing improve the appearance of my skin?

Patients who have this treatment can expect to see an improvement in acne scarring, fine lines and wrinkles, age spots, and overall skin tone and texture. Fractional CO2 laser resurfacing is ideal for those who want to get the best results with one treatment as opposed to other skin treatments that typically require a series of treatments over several months.

What should I expect with a CO2 laser resurfacing treatment?

When you arrive for your procedure, numbing cream is applied to the area of the face being treated and left to sit for 30 minutes to an hour. Once the areas are numb, the cream is wiped off and the procedure will begin, lasting about 30-45 minutes.

Is there a “right time” to have this procedure?

We recommend having this procedure when your sun exposure is going to be very limited for several weeks. Allowing your skin to heal by avoiding sun exposure will help you achieve the best possible results. If you are going to be in the sun for an extended amount of time we highly recommend wearing a hat and being diligent about wearing sunscreen.

What should I expect with recovery from a CO2 laser resurfacing treatment?

Immediately after treatment, your face will feel hot or “sunburned”. Over the next 7-10 days, the damaged outer layers of the skin will gradually slough off.

What kind of results can I expect with CO2 laser resurfacing?

Once the damaged skin sloughs off, the new skin will appear tighter and smoother. Lines, scars and sun damage will diminish, leaving you with a much more even complexion.

Are there special products I need to purchase to maintain results?

When the full face is being treated, we provide patients with a SkinCeuticals skincare kit along with directions for application. Following this skincare regimen will help achieve and maintain the best possible results.

For more information on CO2 laser resurfacing in Draper, Layton, SLC and surrounding areas in Utah, please call (801) 776-2220 or contact us HERE.


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