What is CO2 Laser Resurfacing Used for?

Laser technology infiltrated skin treatments years ago. One of the oldest gas lasers in use, the carbon dioxide laser is setting trends in skin therapy with its ability to vaporize outer flaws and stimulate inner growth. In fact, CO2 laser resurfacing is considered one of the largest anti-aging designs of the decade.

The C02 laser can almost be said to surf the skin. It breaks up into waves the lesions or blocks that are on the outer layer, while penetrating to the calmer world under the skin, where collagen growth happens. This way, wrinkles are filled in and scars are fleshed out and softened.

This treatment is highly effective for all of the following:

• Skin blotches
• Fine lines
• Acne scars
• Keloid scars
• Cysts
• Tumors

Your session can last as few as 10 minutes, your recovery time is as little as two weeks, and your results can last for up to seven years. For best results, you should continue to observe proper skin care, such as avoiding the sun during peak hours, and self-medicating with a quality sunscreen.

Ask our Encino skin doctor if your skin is light enough for carbon dioxide laser resurfacing. Those with darker skin tones may not benefit from this treatment.

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