Skin resurfacing involves using a CO2 laser to precisely remove layers of skin, thereby causing the body to produce new cells while healing. Skin resurfacing can limit the effects of aging, acne, and sun exposure, leaving your skin looking younger, tighter, and healthier.

In addition to making skin tighter and more evenly toned, laser resurfacing is an effective treatment for a variety of skin conditions, including:

  • Wrinkles
  • Age spots
  • Warts
  • Enlarged pores
  • Sun damage
  • Scars, including acne scars

If you’re searching for a non-surgical treatment to rejuvenate your look, the Fresh Start Aesthetics Med Spa team can help.

What should I expect from CO2 laser treatment?

The CO2RE® laser at Fresh Start Aesthetics Med Spa is perfect for facial rejuvenation and treats the superficial and deep layers of skin simultaneously.

The laser energy created by CO2RE activates your skin’s self-renewal process, which encourages your body to build new skin quickly. The laser energy also stimulates collagen production, which is the protein responsible for your skin’s youthful strength and elasticity.

Before your facial rejuvenation begins, you’ll receive a topical anesthetic to numb the treatment area and minimize your discomfort during the procedure. Once your skin is ready, the team starts your laser resurfacing treatment.

With the CO2RE laser tools, your treatment is fast and easy. However, CO2 laser resurfacing times vary depending on the size of the area undergoing treatment.

What can I expect during recovery from CO2 laser treatment?

Afterward, for seven to ten days, your skin can peel and flake, as if you had a sunburn. This natural exfoliation process is necessary to generate new skin cells. The Fresh Start Aesthetics Med Spa team will recommend skin care products specifically designed to help the post-procedure recovery process, such as Regenica Repair Complex.

Protect your treated skin from the sun with daily application of sunscreen as well as the use of wide-brimmed hats and large sunglasses. Your skin is more sensitive after CO2 laser treatment and more vulnerable to the damaging rays of the sun.

Do I need more than one CO2 laser treatment?

Though you may notice a significant improvement in your skin after one CO2 laser treatment, the aesthetics team recommends a series of sessions to achieve the best results. Your provider determines the specifics of your beauty plan at your initial consultation so you know what to expect and how to prepare.

To learn more about how CO2 laser treatment can improve the appearance of your skin, call the office or click the online scheduling tool today.

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