What is a CO2 laser treatment and who performs it?
The co2 laser treatment is a skin resurfacing procedure that is designed to reduce or eliminate more pronounced lines and wrinkles by removing deeper layers of damaged skin and stimulating the regeneration of healthy skin underneath. Here at Spa Trouve, the CO2 laser is performed by an MD or NP to ensure that you receive optimal care and results
How does it work?
The co2 laser utilizes light beams that are either pulsed or scattered at a very high rate. This minimizes heat damage that the skin might otherwise be exposed to. It also allows for deeper tissue removal and for more effective removal of pronounced wrinkles and creases. This technology provides some of the most dramatic, age-defying results possible. The procedure can be performed on specific areas – such as around the mouth or eyes – or over the surface of the entire face. It can also target specific areas of the face to help reduce acne scarring. During a CO2 laser skin resurfacing treatment, a local anesthetic (injection at the treatment site) is used to relieve potential discomfort. If the entire face is being treated, intravenous or general anesthesia may be used.
Who is a good candidate?
As we age, our skin succumbs to the effects of sun, gravity, and even our unique facial movements, to create lines and wrinkles that make us look older than we feel. A good candidate for carbon dioxide (CO2) laser skin resurfacing is typically an individual who has developed significant facial lines and wrinkling. A candidate may also have facial scars or unven pigmentation, they wish to correct. The best way to find out if you are a candidate for a CO2 laser skin resurfacing treatment is to come into Spa Trouve for a complimentary consultation with one of our Medical Directors.
What are the benefits of a CO2 laser treatment?
Benefits include not only the effective correction of moderate to deep lines and wrinkles, but also treatment for uneven pigmentation, photo-damage, precancerous spots, and a host of other skin imperfections and benign lesions. If you believe you may be a candidate for CO2 laser skin resurfacing treatment, one of our medical professionals can carefully analyze your skin and determine if the procedure is right for you.