CO2 Laser Resurfacing

Spring is just around the corner and with it, time for spring cleaning. Does your skin need a spring cleaning? As we get older our skin can become dull, wrinkled, and lax. We notice the pores enlarge and we develop uneven pigmentation. Laser resurfacing could be the solution you are looking for. There are multiple lasers available today for laser resurfacing, but the gold standard remains carbon dioxide (CO2) laser resurfacing.

Many people are afraid of carbon dioxide laser resurfacing recalling the initial treatments with full field ablation. Full field ablation was associated with a longer and uncomfortable recovery. Patients also noted prolonged redness of the skin, sometimes for several months after treatment. We have learned a tremendous amount about CO2 laser resurfacing since its inception; to make the recovery quicker and more comfortable, and to reduce the risks of complications.

Fractional CO2 laser resurfacing has become the preferred method. With the fractional treatment modality, millions of microscopic areas of the skin are treated with normal skin left in between. This is like aerating and fertilizing your lawn in the spring. The microscopic treatment zones induce rejuvenation of the surrounding skin through the healing response. Where surrounding areas of skin are left uninjured, healing progresses rapidly. Recovery from CO2 laser resurfacing with fractional treatments is usually 7-10 days.

If you use premium paint when painting your house or appreciate nice wines or quality clothes, you will understand the difference between fractional CO2 laser resurfacing with Fraxel Repair at Cutis, compared to the other available options. Contact us if you have any questions or want to make an appointment. We are here to help you.


DISCLAIMER: Individual outcomes, results and number of treatments recommended may vary based on individual patient needs, medical history, and circumstances. Cutis Cosmetic & Laser Centre cannot guarantee exact or permanent results or cures.