If you’re concerned about the appearance of fine wrinkles, increasingly prominent acne scars, injury scars, and darkening of the facial skin, a resurfacing treatment may be the ideal solution. Laser resurfacing is an effective treatment for these problems because it promotes the replacement of damaged skin cells, especially those cells that form the epidermal layer. This is a specialized skin ablation technique that involves the use of intense light energy to remove the outer layer of skin. The body responds by accelerating the production of new skin cells, and these cells are generally healthier than the cells they replace. We highly recommend CO2 laser treatment for many of our clients who bring us their concerns about brittle, sun-damaged skin, the appearance of crow’s feet and smile lines, and regional darkening of the epidermis.
What Else Does CO2 Laser Resurfacing Treat?
This skin rejuvenation procedure can also address such problems as sun spots, melasma, uneven skin tone, and more. A CO2 laser treatment is performed as a controlled procedure, and the body will heal the area by producing more healthy tissues. The result is a more youthful appearance.
How Does a CO2 Laser Work?
This type of laser is favored by most cosmetic professionals because it produces a single wavelength that’s ideal for affecting a very thin layer of skin without causing damage to the skin that lies below. Some individuals are wary of any sort of skin ablation because they feel that tissues not targeted by the procedure will be adversely affected. Laser treatments, particularly CO2 laser treatments, do no damage to the deeper skin layers, so we can focus on superficial skin damage.
The laser emits light energy in pulses. These pulses are very short in duration, and the light from most of the lasers in use today is broken up or pixilated. This allows us to control the exact amount of energy that is absorbed by the upper layer of skin.
Consultation and Treatment
We first consult with the client and observe the facial features closely. We note the thickness of the skin, the precise tone of the epidermal and dermal layers, and the depth of any wrinkling or scarring. This allows us to calibrate the laser properly and create a customized treatment. The heating up and cauterization of the epidermal layer triggers an increase in collagen production. This means a more supple skin surface following the treatment.
Look and Feel Your Best
Many adults look older than they really are, but this is a problem that could be easily fixed via CO2 laser treatment with our professionals at Restore SD Plastic Surgery in San Diego. Contact us today to book a consultation and learn more!