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How does CO2 laser resurfacing work?

A high energy beam of light energy is directed into the skin, vaporizing skin imperfections so they are gone forever. The treatment device is super accurate, able to focus on specific skin flaws to create evenly toned skin. CO2 laser treatments are one of the most effective methods to remove the following:

  • Age/sun spots
  • Acne scars
  • Skin texture
  • Restore sagging skin
  • Smooth facial scars
  • Restore sun-damaged skin
  • Fine lines and wrinkles around the mouth
  • Treat crow’s feet around the eyes

A carbon dioxide fractional laser treatment can take years off your appearance in one treatment. This laser skin resurfacing treatment is fractional – rather than removing the entire top layer of skin in resurfacing, tiny channels are created, leaving healthy skin and tissue around each column. The body reacts to the treatment by regenerating healthy cells in the treated area. Your skin will be significantly renewed – looking fresh, youthful, and free of darker areas, whether age spots, sun damage, freckles, or other skin flaws. Lines and wrinkles are faded, smoother, and your skin will glow with health.

Who is a candidate for CO2 laser resurfacing?

Any person who is unhappy with the appearance of sagging, wrinkled, aging skin, or has developed areas of hyperpigmentation is likely a good candidate for this treatment. If you see your skin losing its supple texture, with the skin appearing wrinkled, saggy, or fine lines have developed around your mouth and eyes, imagine restoring your look with a single treatment! This skin resurfacing treatment is not recommended for people with darker skin tones.

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What is the procedure like?

We require pre-treatment for CO2 laser resurfacing. For the best results, some patients may need to use pigment suppression therapy, as well as products that will condition your skin for two weeks prior to your treatments. If you suffer from cold sores, Dr. Orlodd will prescribe a medication that prevents outbreak. You should not experience any severe discomfort during the procedure. You will feel the laser energy emitted by the device, creating a snapping sensation against your skin. We are committed to providing a superior patient experience and will ensure you are comfortable. Numbing cream can be applied before your treatment.

How long is the recovery?

After your treatment, your skin will be red. You will need to plan for two weeks to recover. This includes limiting sun exposure. During the healing process, you will be unable to wear makeup and will be caring for your skin by keeping it moist with specific ointments or creams. It is normal to expect your skin to appear somewhat pink or red for several weeks after your treatment. Following your treatment, you will need to carefully follow the recovery regiment. After your recovery, you will notice immediate results, and improvement will continue over the next several months. 

Total skin renewal with CO2 laser resurfacing

When it is time to do something truly effective for your skin, consider laser skin resurfacing. The results of this treatment are a remarkable level of skin renewal, with hyperpigmentation gone, your skin looking and feeling firmer, suppler, and glowing with health and youth. If you are ready to restore your facial skin, at Skin MatRX, we offer CO2 laser resurfacing treatments – watch the years fade away, with your skin restored, evenly toned, and youthful as collagen production increases.

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Our team of medical professionals at Skin Matrx is among the most talented in the LA area. Helmed by Dr. Blanka Orloff, an esteemed member of the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine, every treatment is performed with an exceptional level of skill, and a focus on patient safety, wellness, and achieving spectacular results.

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