Skin resurfacing is ideal for improving skin’s texture, reducing wrinkles, decreasing fine lines and reducing discolorations by stimulating new collagen growth. A number of technologies are available, including traditional CO2 lasers and newer fractional technology. CO2 laser technology has been known as the gold-standard in skin resurfacing for over 15 years. New CO2 technologies offer outstanding results with only a fraction of the downtime. Traditional laser skin resurfacing treatments often mean 1-2 weeks of recovery.
New fractional technologies offer the desired results often in a single treatment with rapid recovery in a few days.In 2008, there were over 400,000 laser skin resurfacing procedures performed in America alone, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, an increase of 134 percent from the year 2000. The huge increase of laser skin resurfacing procedures can be tied to the vast improvements in laser technology in the last few years.Skin resurfacing is advantages over other approaches that can cause discomfort, bleeding, and bruising, all of which lead to a longer recovery time. With today’s quality lasers, skin resurfacing is the gentler and safer approach.
CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing
CO2 laser skin resurfacing precisely removes the outer layers of damaged and aged skin to reveal the underlying layer of beautiful, smooth, and younger looking skin. CO2 laser technology is the most common used skin resurfacing surgery today. The latest CO2 laser resurfacing technology uses beams that are scattered or pulsed at a very rapid rate.
This method minimizes the exposure of heat that your skin undergoes which removes heat damage your skin would be exposed to as well as decreases after surgery recovery time. It also allows a higher power CO2 laser to be used to reach deeper tissue and more pronounced creases and wrinkles.Benifits of CO2 laser skin resurfacing include deeper scar and damaged tissue removal. By removing the damaged outer layer of skin, CO2 laser skin resurfacing treatment can slow down and reverse the process of aging. Further CO2 laser treatments include uneven pigmentation, precancerous spots, photodamage, and many other skin imperfections and benign lesions.
If you believe skin resurfacing surgery is right for you, a qualified surgeon can carefully analyze your skin to determine if you are a candidate for the procedure.
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