Fractional resurfacing systems use a tightly focused CO2 laser beam to target the skin’s dermis and promote contraction and tissue tightening. The CO2RE fractional CO2 Resurfacing System treats the skin’s surface, middle, and dermal layers at once, and allows your physician to perform traditional CO2 resurfacing and laser excision of lesions. The system is faster and more versatile than traditional fractional resurfacing systems, and improves skin tone and texture, sun-damaged skin, scars, and age spots.
Your skin care specialist will first apply an anesthetic to the area that is being treated. In more aggressive treatments may require a subcutaneous anesthetic. Your doctor will then deliver pulsing laser energy to the necessary layers of skin.
- Less painful and shorter down time after procedure: Unlike traditional resurfacing systems, the CO2RE process is easier on the skin and does not require significant down time after the treatment. Doctors may recommend over-the-counter pain relievers to reduce pain following the treatment, and may prescribe antibiotics to reduce the risk of infection.
- Most patients will get desired results with only one treatment: Age spots, scars, and uneven textures will start showing improvement immediately after the treatment, and skin will look softer and smoother during the days following treatment.
- Significantly improves skin’s appearance: CO2RE is a great solution for skin damaged by exposure to the sun, age spots, fine lines, discoloration, rough texture and other skin imperfections.
- Offers more treatment options for a wider range of patient needs: The system allows for doctors to treat multiple layers of skin, which makes the treatment more versatile for many different skin troubles.
CO2RE Side Effects
Immediately following treatment, patients can expect a sunburn-like sensation. This sensation usually lasts for a few hours. The skin will also peel for 7-10 days following treatment. Patients may also experience temporary redness, swelling, soreness, and irritation after treatment.
There is a risk of infection involved with laser skin resurfacing treatments. Many doctors will prescribe antibiotics as a preventative measure. Additionally, there are risks associated with anesthesia, as some individuals could have an adverse reaction to certain anesthetics.
To fully understand all risks and side effects, it is important to speak with your skin care specialist. You should discuss any existing medical conditions or medication you take during this discussion.
Costs of CO2RE treatments will vary greatly from patient to patient. The size of the area being treated, the condition being treated, and the aggressiveness of the treatment will all impact the cost of CO2RE.
If you would like to find out more about CO2RE treatments and costs, New Image Specialists would be happy to schedule your consultation with a skin care provider in your area. Contact our representatives today to start learning more about this and other popular laser skin treatments.