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Benefits of CO2 Fractional Laser Resurfacing

Skin-related conditions have kept many people from feeling confident and beautiful. Skin insecurities make people uncomfortable, leading them to withdraw from social encounters. Recently, technological advancements have led to the development of a treatment called CO2 fractional laser resurfacing. This treatment will give you smooth, radiant, healthy, and pimple-free skin, all without the risk of surgery.

 

What Is CO2 Fractional Laser Resurfacing?

 

It is a skin tightening and rejuvenation procedure that uses laser technology. The procedure improves the appearance of your skin and treats minor facial flaws like acne scars and deep wrinkles.

 

Ablative Laser

 

This involves removing the epidermis (outmost skin layer) and heating the dermis (underlying skin layer). It stimulates the growth of collagen, a protein necessary for good texture and firmness of the skin.

 

Non-ablative Laser or Light Source

 

This stimulates the production of collagen, despite being less intense and with a much shorter recovery duration. Consequently, the results from this procedure are less vivid. A few examples of CO2 fractional laser resurfacing include Erbium, pulsed-dye laser, and intense pulsed light.

 

Benefits

 

There are many recommended reasons for skin rejuvenation. Here is why CO2 fractional laser resurfacing could be the best solution for your skin flaws:

 

  • It makes your skin smooth, moist, younger, and more vibrant. It does this by tightening saggy skin and removing age spots, fine lines, and wrinkles

  • It eradicates hyperpigmentation and acne scars. It gives you a beautiful, even skin tone

  • It treats sun-damaged skin. Fresh, glowing cells replace damaged skin cells

  • It treats unresponsive skin. Your dermatologist may recommend the treatment after a failed surgery

 

Tissues in the microthermal zones produce cells and proteins essential for fast skin recovery. The procedure has a short recovery period of five to seven days.

 

More improvements in this progressive form of skin treatment develop over time. They are subject to continuous collagen buildup months after the treatment. This form of remedy ensures you have radiant, beautiful skin and confidence.

 

What to Expect After the Procedure

 

You may experience mild side effects after having this procedure. They include scabs, discomfort, redness, and swelling around the treated area.

 

On rare occasions, you may experience more severe complications like:

 

  • Hyperpigmentation - This is due to inflammation or injury

  • Prolonged erythema - The redness experienced after the procedure fails to disappear. It is a clear sign of prolonged erythema

  • Infections - Chances of infection may be rare. Proper assessment of the treated area and professional health care is necessary to prevent infections

 

Conclusion

 

CO2 fractional laser resurfacing is the best solution to skin rejuvenation, but it is not for everyone. To determine whether you are a suitable candidate for this procedure, go for a physical check. You will need to answer questions about your medical history. Your general expectation should also be realistic.

 

Also, since it is an outpatient procedure, get someone to drive you home, as sedatives may leave you disoriented.

 

For more on CO2 fractional laser resurfacing, visit Beverly Hills Aesthetics. Our office is in Los Angeles, California. You can also call 424-284-7570 to book an appointment today.

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