Co2 Laser resurfacing has been around for over 50 years, but the technology advanced in the 1980s when a pair of dermatologists discovered they could target the lasers to specific areas of the skin. Advances continue today with CO2 laser resurfacing or fractionated CO2, allowing ultra pulse or light beams to be delivered in a continuous controlled pattern to remove years of skin damage.
The BioSpa team in Newport Beach is ready to inform you about your options for CO2 laser resurfacing and how it can work to address your specific needs and revitalize your skin.
If you are ready to say goodbye to your blemishes and acne scars of the past or if you are looking to reduce facial wrinkles, CO2 laser treatments may be an ideal option for you. Once the BioSpa team reviews your medical history and completes a skin assessment, they will help Co2 laser resurfacing Newport Beach patients determine if this is the best laser skin solution for their skin irregularities.
- Be in overall good health
- Be positive and realistic about the expected results
- Be a nonsmoker or able to stop smoking two weeks prior to treatment and refrain from smoking for two to four weeks after treatment to help with healing
- Uneven skin tone or brown spots
- Sun-damaged and rough skin texture
- Sagging Skin
- Acne Scars
- Fine lines and wrinkles
Skin type is an important factor when considering whether or not you are a good candidate for any co2 laser skin resurfacing procedure. During a skin assessment at BioSpa, our team will determine what is called your “Fitzpatrick” and discuss your skin goals with you. Based on this, we will advise if a CO2 laser resurfacing is the best option. Our team is highly trained, experienced, and skilled in the proper use of co2 laser treatments. With our expertise, you can expect a safe procedure and excellent results.
Pre-care is typically needed before a Newport Beach CO2 laser resurfacing to prep your skin. Pre-care products and the time needed for pre-care will be discussed during your skin assessment prior to treatment.
On the day of treatment, you will come to our office and your appointment will begin with numbing of the treatment area. This will help ensure you are as comfortable as possible during the procedure. Once numbing is complete, your eyes will be covered and the laser will target your problem areas. The laser energy will vaporize damaged skin cells on the top layer of your skin and stimulate collagen production to reveal glowing, radiant skin after recovery.
After your CO2 laser resurfacing, your skin may be red and feel warm. You will be provided with a specific post-treatment plan on how to care for your skin, such as how to clean the treated area and when to apply products that aid with healing.
It is very important to follow the after-care plan to promote healing and to achieve the best result possible. Complete recovery may take 10 to 21 days but depends on how large the treated area is, the depth of your treatment and if your CO2 laser is combined with other procedures.
In the days and weeks following treatment, your skin will peel and reveal fresh layers underneath. While this happens, some swelling is expected and your skin may even feel slightly itchy at times. You may want to sleep with your head elevated to further help with swelling for the first 24-48 hours.
Once your skin heals, you can begin wearing oil-free makeup to cover up any remaining redness. It’s very important to wear sunscreen and avoid sun exposure to protect your newly healed skin as well. CO2 laser treatment results are long-lasting, revealing a more refreshed and younger-looking appearance.
The experts at BioSpa want you to be educated and informed about your laser skin resurfacing options. Your skin is unique, and we understand you may have specific goals you want to meet to improve your overall look. Our highly qualified and trained team is here to guide you through the process of laser skin rejuvenation treatments. We welcome your questions and look forward to the opportunity to help you achieve your best skin yet. Call BioSpa in Newport Beach to schedule your consultation today.
Along with Clear + Brilliant® , our BioSpa experts will recommend a plan for the future to maintain your youthful looking skin. many patients choose to have regular treatments with Clear + Brilliant® in the future, or might opt for another noninvasive skin care treatment.
If you are prone to cold sores or herpes outbreaks around the mouth, be sure to tell your provider. Laser resurfacing treatments can trigger herpes outbreaks for those who are already at risk. Your medical team at BIoSpa can prescribe an antiviral medication before your treatment to prevent any outbreaks, so it’s essential for them to know your medical history.
Each patient will have a treatment plan based on the goals for treatment and target areas. During your consultation with the BioSpa team, a quote will be provided after your examination.
CO2 laser treatments are considered cosmetic treatments and are not covered by insurance. You may always call your insurance provider to check further about your coverage.
There is always some risk with any cosmetic procedure, but complications are rare when performed at a licensed facility with trained, qualified providers. Some risks include scarring, infection, and changes in skin pigmentation.