CO2 lasers are now being harnessed in cosmetic treatments to remove layers of the skin through vaporization. The specialist controlling the procedure can determine the level of skin penetration as the laser delivers powerful pulses to resurface skin areas. It’s a style of treatment now suitable for the removal of a range of skin blemishes and marks. Within this article, we’ll highlight the applications for the CO2 laser and its benefits within these applications.
Age Spots The CO2 laser is largely considered one of the most effective treatments for age spots. The pulsed laser can diminish the appearance of age spots in as little as one treatment. Most age spot treatments last 30 minutes within the clinician’s office.
Acne Scars Acne scars can remain present on a person’s skin from their teenage years well into their middle age, depending on the severity of their condition. Fortunately, CO2 lasers can offer the ideal solution to this challenging skin issue. The pulse lasers can penetrate deeply into the surface of the skin to flatten scarred areas and raise the new layer of healthy skin. It’s a treatment that requires only limited recovery time and will significantly reduce acne scars.
Wrinkles For the reduction of fine lines around the mouth and eyes, CO2 lasers are considered the market leading treatment solution. By combining ablative and non-ablative fractional lasers, doctors are able to resurface the skin and minimize the appearance of deep lines and wrinkles on the face. Certain characteristics, such as elasticity of the skin and skin texture will determine whether patients are a strong candidate for wrinkle removal with CO2 lasers.
Blotchiness For some patients, their skin can develop red blotchy marks over time. This can occur either due to sun exposure or changes within their skin pigments. CO2 lasers offer a superior treatment for this type of skin condition. Because CO2 lasers ablate away the skin’s surface, they can remove the root cause of the blotchiness, and even out skin tones.
Moles The CO2 Laser provides a layer by layer evaporation of tissue impacted by moles. For some raised moles, removal using a CO2 laser can be challenging due to the mole position. And so patients must work closely with their specialist to determine if they are a strong candidate for mole removal using CO2 lasers. Upon completion, the recovery process for mole removal using CO2 lasers should be as little as one week after the procedure.
Each of the skin issues highlighted within this article can be resolved by specialists harnessing the latest CO2 lasers. To discover more on the latest benefits of CO2 laser treatment, speak with our team today.
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