How you look is closely tied to how you feel about yourself. Aging, sun exposure and environmental factors in Atlanta can take a toll on your skin and cause minor flaws, fine lines and wrinkles on your face. CO2 laser resurfacing is one way to treat these conditions.
What is CO2 laser resurfacing? CO2 laser resurfacing is a skin rejuvenation technique used to treat crow’s feet around the eye and lines around the mouth and forehead. CO2 laser resurfacing is also used to treat acne scarring, chickenpox scars, liver spots, pigmentation problems and certain types of birthmarks.
CO2 laser resurfacing is also known as lasabration, laser peel, or laser vaporization, and fractionated CO2.
Many people prefer CO2 laser resurfacing to other techniques because it is safe, effective and precise. It is not as harsh as a chemical peel and produces no bleeding. This makes CO2 laser resurfacing a good alternative for individuals with delicate or sensitive skin.
How Does CO2 Laser Resurfacing Work?
Advances in laser technology are the key to CO2 laser resurfacing. CO2 laser resurfacing uses short, concentrated light waves of carbon dioxide (CO2) to instantly vaporize damaged areas of skin. These custom designed lasers are aimed at specific areas of the face.
The laser is amplified and delivered in a pulsating, scanning pattern to apply the maximum treatment with minimal heat. This enables the light waves to treat the top layer of skin without harming deeper layers.
The damaged surface skin is removed and the deeper layer is heated. This stimulates the production of collagen, a key element in creating fresh, healthier looking skin.
What Happens After CO2 Laser Resurfacing?
Following a CO2 laser resurfacing procedure, the doctor will apply a moist dressing to the treatment area. This promotes the healing process.
Post-treatment care plays an important role in the results of CO2 laser resurfacing. Patients must follow the post-treatment plan outlined by their doctor to achieve optimal results.
Follow up care includes daily skin care and protecting the skin from sun exposure.
Sometimes more than one CO2 laser treatment is necessary to produce the best outcome.
Recovery time can be as little as ten days.
What Should I Look for in a Doctor Who Offers CO2 Laser Resurfacing?
The doctor you choose for CO2 laser resurfacing is important. You’re in great hands with Dr. Brian P. Maloney. Dr. Maloney is recognized around the world as an expert in cosmetic surgery. He is certified by both the American Board of Facial and Plastic Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology.
Dr. Maloney instructs doctors from across the world on the most advanced facial plastic surgery techniques. Thousands of residents in metropolitan Atlanta have benefitted from his innovative approaches to skin rejuvenation.
Dr. Maloney is supported in his work by the highly qualified staff at the Maloney Center for Facial Plastic Surgery in Atlanta. The team at the Maloney Center for Facial Plastic Surgery provides skilled and compassionate care. They understand that healthy looking skin is an important part of feeling good about yourself.
CO2 laser resurfacing can revitalize the look of your skin and face. Contact the Maloney Center for Facial Plastic Surgery at 770.804.0007 and find out if CO2 laser resurfacing is the right technique for you.