What is a CO2 Laser and what does it do?
CO2 laser resurfacing is a state-of-the-art cosmetic procedure designed to target wrinkles, fine lines, and skin imperfections. At our Tampa clinic, we use advanced technology to precisely remove damaged skin layers, stimulating collagen production for a rejuvenated appearance. Carbon dioxide is absorbed by the water in the skin vaporizing the outer layer and the controlled heat can stimulate wound contraction.
What Are the Indications for CO2 Laser Resurfacing in Tampa?
- Effective at treating wrinkles and fine lines
- Improves the appearance of acne scars
- Mild to moderate sun damage to skin
- Skin Rejuvenation
- Tone and texture of skin
- Skin Tightening
How Long Does CO2 Laser Take to Heal?
The healing process varies, but typically, the treated area may feel like a deep sunburn on the first day. Peeling will ast 6-10 days depending on how intense the treatment is. Expect the skin to appear pink for 6-8 weeks, sometimes longer. Full healing occurs within this period.
How Often Should I get CO2 laser resurfacing in Tampa?
It depends on the intensity of treatment. The vanity peel which is the lower setting CO2 laser can be repeated every month. The more intense peels can only be done once or twice a year.
Can CO2 Laser be Done in Darker Skin Patients?
Yes, CO2 laser resurfacing can be safely performed on darker skin tones. The settings are lower and usually we have you pretreat with hydroquinone.
Who is Not a Good Candidate for CO2 Laser?
Individuals with active autoimmune diseases, uncontrolled diabetes, or a history of keloid scarring may not be ideal candidates. A comprehensive consultation is essential to determine candidacy and tailor the treatment.
Is CO2 Laser Better Than a Facelift?
CO2 laser resurfacing and facelifts serve different purposes. CO2 laser is effective in addressing wrinkles and fine lines, improving skin texture, and promoting collagen production. The choice between the two depends on individual goals and preferences. During your consultation, we'll discuss the best approach to achieve your desired results.
What Is The Post Treatment Care for CO2 laser resurfacing?
You will be given an aftercare instruction sheet after your treatment. After care involves vinegar soaks and aquaphor to keep the area clean and moist.