The carbon dioxide (or CO2) laser is employed for a customized facial rejuvenation treatment, or “laser abrasion.” While there are lasers that are gentler, one important detail to remember is the deeper the treatment, the more dramatic the improvements. Dr. Kaado with work with you to address your specific skincare goals to determine if CO2 laser therapy will be the appropriate treatment for you.
During CO2 laser therapy, carbon dioxide ultra-pulse beams are directed at layers of skin. These laser beams remove the outermost layers of the dermis, eliminating signs of aging, stimulating collagen production, and increasing the rate of cell turnover. The new skin revealed by the CO2 laser is brighter, tighter, and now free from the signs of environmental damage and aging that naturally occur in our skin. Once skin is healed, you will be left with the smooth, glowing, radiant skin.
The depth achieved with CO2 laser therapy allows Dr. Kaado to address skincare concerns that cannot be treated through other methods.
Men and women seeking laser skin resurfacing in Virginia Beach can see visible results for skin concerns on the face, neck, chest, and hands such as:
The CO2 laser works by treating the surface of your skin with high-powered light energy, creating miniscule injuries in the deeper layers of skin. These tiny injuries signal the body to produce natural collagen while removing the damaged surface layer. Since the CO2 laser works by heating the outer layers of the skin, local anesthesia will be administered so you remain comfortable during the procedure.
We use Fractionated ablative resurfacing which is a newer method of ablative resurfacing where skin is removed using the SmartSkin CO2 (carbon dioxide) laser which delivers energy to the skin in tiny, microscopic units or “dots.” By treating the skin in a pixilated fashion, enough of the body’s own tissue is spared to allow faster healing and fewer side effects. The fractionation allows the SmartSkin laser to penetrate much deeper into the skin (epidermis, superficial/papillary and deep/reticular dermis). It can also be used to blend the skin condition on face and neck and avoid any obvious transitions zones between treated and untreated skin.
The end result is tighter, beautiful, radiant skin with fewer lines and wrinkles.
Following your CO2 laser resurfacing, you should plan to take some time to allow your skin to heal. Because of the invasive nature of the CO2 laser, healing following resurfacing may take up to two weeks. You will be advised how to care for your skin with specific products to speed healing by Dr.
As the days pass, your skin starts to regenerate, revealing fresh, glowing skin. Full results are achieved about six months after CO2 laser skin resurfacing in Virginia Beach. Your skin will appear youthful, evenly-toned, and supple.
The most important part of deciding whether skin resurfacing with the CO2 laser is the correct choice for you is to have your facial skin quality evaluated. Dr. Kaado has achieved acclaim for his ability to create beautiful results, and to provide the optimal patient experience at his exclusive clinic in Virginia Beach. You can expect to be treated with kindness, warmth, and respect, and to be feel comfortable and cared for from your first consultation to your final follow-up appointment after CO2 laser skin resurfacing.
When carbon dioxide lasers were first introduced, there was an associated risk of burning, scarring, and hyperpigmentation. With the latest developments in technology, these side effects are now extremely rare.
Your choice to pursue laser skin resurfacing is a great step in finally achieving the youthful, flawless complexion you desire. Allow our team to guide you to the best choice for your skin. CO2 laser resurfacing could be your key to unlocking flawless skin quality.