Fractional CO2 resurfacing can erase years and dramatically improve the appearance of facial wrinkles, skin texture, and discoloration by stimulating collagen production. It can also improve acne, C-section, surgical scars, and stretch marks. By targeting zones deep in the skin as opposed to the entire skin surface, fractional CO2 resurfacing allows for less downtime than a facelift or microdermabrasion. Since CO2 is our most powerful laser rejuvenation process, all procedures are performed by a licensed medical professional.
You can enjoy the benefits of smoother, brighter, and more youthful looking skin by contacting Bryn Mawr Dermatology today to schedule your laser skin resurfacing consultation.
For a CO2RE Laser Resurfacing consultation in Villanova or Collegeville, contact our dermatologists today at 610.525.7800!
Ablative fractional laser skin treatment is the complex name for what is commonly referred to as laser resurfacing, which removes damaged surface tissue and helps to stimulate college production. This is a more aggressive approach to anti-aging skin treatments, compared to non-ablative procedures, such as intense pulsed light. This is particularly useful for correcting common signs of aging and cosmetic flaws, including the following:
The benefits of this treatment are many and varied; the laser can be adjusted to successfully treat a variety of skin concerns that prevent patients from feeling their best. The results are comprehensively rejuvenated skin that looks supple, smooth, and youthful. Patients who previously dealt with ice pick acne scars will notice these scars become shallower and less obvious as healing progresses and collagen is created naturally. Treatments help to fade additional cosmetic concerns, so skin appears refreshed overall and even in tone and texture.
Our dermatologists and team at Bryn Mawr Dermatology are committed to your comfort and safety. Each member of our staff is highly trained in the latest cosmetic dermatology procedures. On the date of your laser skin resurfacing appointment, we provide local anesthesia in the form of a topical numbing cream, so you can easily complete your scheduled visit. The laser is then passed over the treatment areas, which often include the forehead, cheeks, under eyes, and even the décolletage and neck. You will be provided with protective eyewear during your appointment.
Depending on the surface areas to be treated, your appointment can be quite quick. Spot-treatment that focuses on the under eyes, for example, can be as short as 20 minutes. During your informative treatment consultation, we can go over your procedure in detail, so you know what to expect on the day of your appointment. While the laser generates heat and vaporizes the dead skin cells on the surface of the soft tissue, laser skin resurfacing applied by our professionals is tolerable and comparable to the feeling of rubber bands snapping on the skin.
In the days following your procedure, you can expect the treated skin to be red and irritated. Some patients may notice dead skin cells sloughing off as cell turnover is completed and skin is rejuvenated from the inside out. Soft tissue may also be itchy and irritated, which is why it’s important to take care of your skin while you recover. Patients are advised to use specific moisture-intense healing ointments and to avoid sun exposure. By about the fifth day of recovery, many patients feel comfortable covering redness with mineral makeup and venturing out in public.
As patients heal, they notice dramatic improvements in skin’s tone and texture; wrinkles are minimized, dark spots fade and skin’s texture becomes smoother and firmer. Patients often pair laser procedures with additional services, such as PRP to boost skin rejuvenation and reduce healing time.
If you’ve noticed your facial skin looking dull, aged, and tired, laser skin resurfacing can be used to rejuvenate your appearance and provide a youthful cosmetic boost. Treatment is customized to address your specific concerns; you can opt to have a localized treatment to obliterate scars or a more diffuse treatment to correct the signs of aging aggressively. The results of your treatment are visible after a couple of weeks but continue to intensify over the next few months, so your glow grows!
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