CO2 Fractional Laser Westchester
CO2 fractional laser resurfacing is an effective procedure for treatment of loose skin, dull skin, roughness, oversized pores, acne scars, excess pigmentation, sun damage, and wrinkles. For patients looking to improve the weathered and worn-out appearance of their skin, this revitalizing treatment offers impressive results.
This cutting-edge option can be used to rejuvenate the skin of the face, hands, neck, arms, and chest. It is safe for all skin types and creates long-lasting benefits.
Unlike surgical procedures such as facelifts, this treatment will not require several weeks of painful recovery time and carries a lower risk of complications. No scalpels are needed and no incisions will be made.
The Science Behind CO2 Fractional Laser Resurfacing
CO2 fractional laser skin resurfacing is an ablative procedure, meaning tissue is removed during the treatment process. This allows for more effective reduction of harsh skin issues than non-ablative procedures.
During a treatment session, the heat of the laser is used to remove the damaged skin cells in the skin layers. It is powerful enough to travel down to the deeper skin layers. This signals the body to create fresh new skin cells and new collagen protein, resulting in youthful and beautiful skin with improved health, smoothness, and elasticity.
Unlike other ablative laser treatments, CO2 fractional laser resurfacing does not remove the entirety of the skin layer. It is fractional, meaning several microscopic sections of skin cells are removed from the skin layer. The undamaged sections of skin can then work to heal the damage more effectively. Fractional procedures result in a shorter and more comfortable recovery time.
Overview of the Treatment Process
At the start of this laser procedure, anesthesia will be administered in the form of a topical numbing cream to numb the targeted region of the skin. Once the cream has taken effect, a handpiece will be used to apply laser energy to the region. This produces a sensation that some have described as being similar to an extremity falling asleep.
CO2 Fractional Laser Resurfacing Aftercare
After your treatment session is complete, you will be free to return home and rest. The procedure requires patients to take around seven to ten days off from work. Avoid sun exposure while you are healing and recovering, as it can damage the weakened skin tissues.
For the first 48 hours after skin resurfacing, apply an effective moisturizer to the skin carefully in order to promote healing. Facial redness will fade to a light pink during healing.
Once you have returned to work and your daily schedule, you will be able to see results slowly appearing in the form of healthier and smoother blemish-free skin as new collagen is produced. After six months, the full results will be apparent.
Make an Appointment for Your Consultation
If you would like to schedule a consultation regarding CO2 fractional laser resurfacing, contact Westchester Center for Dermatology and arrange an appointment with Dr. David Kriegel. We will be happy to help you achieve your aesthetic goals with our state-of-the-art treatments.