CO2 laser resurfacing is a procedure used to rejuvenate and correct aging or damaged skin. The procedure is most commonly used to minimize the appearance of fine lines especially around the mouth and the eyes. It is also effective in treating acne scars or areas of uneven pigmentation. Laser resurfacing can also be done with other cosmetic operations such as eyelid surgery.
Laser resurfacing effectively removes the upper layer of skin in problematic areas. New skin is then formed in those areas. The new skin appears younger, more elastic, and with less wrinkles and other signs of age.
Laser resurfacing can be a rewarding experience. However, it comes with a daunting recovery time. It requires more pre-surgical preparation and after-surgery care than many other cosmetic procedures. After your CO2 laser skin resurfacing procedure you will experience, for a short time, a recovery process that will make your skin look and feel its absolute worst. You may even question why you decided to undergo such a procedure! But the final results of laser resurfacing can be remarkable.
Laser resurfacing won’t completely remove all facial flaws or prevent further aging. We can suggest ways to help you preserve and maintain your results by protecting your skin from sun exposure and by applying other simple lifestyle changes.
As with any procedure, risks are involved including burns, scarring, and obvious lightening or darkening of the treated skin. Ask our doctors about your level of risk. Not everyone is a candidate for laser resurfacing. Our physicians can help direct you in your best treatment options.