CO2 lasers are carbon dioxide lasers used in skin resurfacing procedures. Similar to chemical peels and dermabrasion, these lasers help your skin look its best without the use of sanding or chemical materials. However, laser procedures produce effects that last longer than traditional skin treatments like peels and dermabrasion. Through the removal of skin layers by vaporizing them, your face will transform, making you look youthful and enhancing your natural beauty.
If you are plagued with skin issues, this type of laser resurfacing system can help. The following five problems are best solved by CO2 lasers:
With a strong success rate in all of these areas, they’ve proven to be no match for a CO2 laser. Because of the laser’s optimal precision, problematic skin areas are removed layer by layer without harming your epidermis. During the healing process, new skin cells are formed creating a firmer surface.
CO2 lasers offer tighter looking skin. If the skin on your face has become loose due to aging, this procedure can give you a firmer, younger look by tightening up the skin on your face. Skin around the eyes that loosened over the years will appear taut, making you look vigorous and energized.
Your skin will not only appear tighter, but it will also appear healthier. Laser resurfacing is done as an outpatient procedure and depending on how much of the face is being treated, you may be given a local anesthetic to numb the areas. The procedure can take 30 to 45 minutes for small areas and up to two hours for a full-face treatment.
The aftercare following a CO2 laser procedure is quite simple. The treated areas will be bandaged and you have to apply an ointment like petroleum jelly to keep scabs at bay. Swelling, peeling and itching are normal after laser resurfacing, but should dissipate in a day or two. Healing can last anywhere from 10 to 21 days depending on the elasticity and overall health of your skin.
Wearing sunscreen and keeping your skin and body hydrated are things you should be doing regularly. After a CO2 laser procedure, these measures will help your skin maintain a dazzling, healthful glow.
CO2 lasers are safe and do not cause bleeding, even though they are penetrating your skin. These lasers deliver fast, powerful pulses that result in gorgeous, blemish-free skin.
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