CO2 Laser Resurfacing

The true gold standard for Lasers.   

There are multiple options available to people who are considering getting treatment to help reduce wrinkles or scar tissue afflicting the skin. One of the more prevalent options today is a treatment called CO2 laser resurfacing.

This is a relatively new process that has just started gaining widespread acceptance and popularity in recent years. While many of us may have some familiarity with this treatment in a general sense, it is important to have a full understanding of what CO2 laser resurfacing is, how it works, and what can be expected when using it.

This way, if you or someone you know ever ends up considering it as a personal option, an adequately educated decision can be made based on more than a peripheral understanding of what is entailed.

An Overview of Laser Resurfacing: As most people may be aware of, CO2 stands for carbon dioxide. In a CO2 laser resurfacing procedure, CO2 lasers use extremely quick bursts of light energy as a method of effectively vaporizing layers of skin from the surface level. While the very idea of vaporizing skin away probably sounds unappealing to many, the doctors are fortunately able to have very tight control over the exact focus of the CO2 laser.

Because of the highly controllable nature of the laser equipment, it is possible to inflict minimal damage while removing very precise quantities of damaged or wrinkled skin.

It is significant to acknowledge that the laser is essentially burning the skin, though the results are of course quite different from lighting a match to your skin. CO2 laser resurfacing has been used and has been found effective, in treating a wide number of conditions affecting the skin, including wart, scars due to acne problems, wrinkles, and even some unwanted birthmarks. The “downtime” is quite significant for this procedure however the results make it a worthwhile undertaking.