Benefits of CO2 Procedure
- Reduction of wrinkles and fine lines
- Improvement in skin texture and tone
- Reduction in the appearance of scars
- Decrease in sun damage
- Increased skin elasticity
- Long-lasting results
CO2 skin resurfacing is a cosmetic procedure that uses a carbon dioxide (CO2) laser to remove the outermost layer of skin, allowing the growth of new, healthy skin. The laser is used to create tiny holes in the skin, which triggers the body’s natural healing response and stimulates the production of collagen, a protein that gives skin its elasticity and youthful appearance. The procedure can be used to treat a variety of skin conditions, including fine lines and wrinkles, scars, sun damage, and uneven skin tone and texture.
The procedure can be used to treat a variety of skin conditions, including fine lines and wrinkles, scars, sun damage, and uneven skin tone and texture.
The duration of the CO2 procedure can vary depending on the size and location of the treatment area. Generally, it can take anywhere from 30 minutes to 2 hours to complete.
For small areas, local anesthesia, which numbs only the treated area, may be used. This is typically administered as a cream or injection directly into the skin.
Preparing for CO2 skin resurfacing is important to help ensure the best possible results and minimize the risk of complications.
Here are some general guidelines to follow when preparing for the treatment: