We live in a society that is fascinated with appearance. Many people take steps to make improvements. They want to make themselves look younger, more vibrant, and happier in an attempt to improve the quality of their life.
One procedure that is gaining popularity in the cosmetic world is fractional CO2 resurfacing. This procedure uses a carbon dioxide fractional laser to remove the outer layers of a person’s skin. The skin is removed in columns. Untreated skin is left on either side of the column of treated skin to aid in the healing process.
CO2 fractional resurfacing has proven beneficial at removing wrinkles, uneven skin coloration, and irregularities in the skin’s texture. It also gives the skin a more vibrant tone and can help with things like liver spots and freckles.
One of the benefits of CO2 fractional resurfacing is that it gives results with only one treatment. The patient will require between three to seven days to heal depending on what was treated. However, if they are able to take this time to recover, CO2 fractional resurfacing is a great option because it provides the same results in one shot that other noninvasive treatments can only provide after multiple sessions. Many praise this as the best treatment for damaged skin and wrinkling.
CO2 fractional resurfacing is something that is done in an office or clinic. During the procedure, the patient has a topical anesthetic applied. The level of discomfort that a patient will experience after treatment is going to vary.
Once the procedure is completed, patients say that the discomfort they feel is on par with getting a sunburn. This discomfort can last for a couple of hours.
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If you have skin that has been damaged by excessive sun exposure, skin that has the telltale signs of aging, or other skin problems such as sagging skin, skin with irregular texture, or skin with pigmentation issues, CO2 fractional resurfacing may be the right procedure for you. Contact Facial Aesthetic Concepts today to schedule a consultation. Our practice is dedicated to helping patients with their cosmetic concerns, and we offer a variety of services including IPL treatments, laser hair removal, BOTOX®, CoolSculpting®, and more to accomplish this goal.
We welcome the opportunity to discuss your cosmetic goals and determine if CO2 fractional resurfacing will be an appropriate treatment for you.