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CO2RE Laser Skin Resurfacing FAQs
AMAE Med Spa in Birmingham, Mi has recently added the Candela CO2RE laser treatments to our complete array of anti-aging and skin resurfacing procedures.
The state-of-the-art CO2RE laser smooths out line, wrinkles, scars, and rough skin texture more rapidly and comfortably than other laser resurfacing systems. And its powerful and versatile dual laser technology can address a wide variety of aesthetic concerns, with less downtime than traditional lasers.
In this article Birmingham MI board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ali answers the most frequently asked questions about CO2RE laser skin resurfacing treatments.
What skin conditions does CO2RE laser skin resurfacing treat?
The CO2RE laser is virtually an “all in one” laser that treats almost every anti-aging and skin resurfacing concern, including:
- Wrinkles & Lines
- Unwanted pigmentation
- Sun damage, sun spots, age spots & brown spots
- Rough skin texture
- Depressed, pitted acne scars & pock marks
- Raised scars (keloid and hypertrophic scars)
How does the CO2RE laser resurface skin?
The CO2RE laser is a state-of-the-art fractional CO2 laser. It is unique in that it incorporates two laser technologies that simultaneously treat both the top layer (epidermis) and deep layers (dermis) of the skin.
This dual laser works on two levels. Superficially, it performs “ablative” resurfacing by removing the top layer of aging or damaged skin – revealing the new, healthy skin cells below.
At the same time, the fractional laser waves create microscopic channels far below the skins surface, which activates the body’s collagen production and cell renewal processes – naturally repairing damaged skin.
Is the CO2RE laser safe?
Very! CO2RE offers state-of-the-art laser technology that is FDA cleared for more than 90 uses. It is used by dermatologists and plastic surgeons worldwide and is widely regarded as the “gold standard” in laser skin resurfacing.
More than 52 million wrinkle reduction treatments have been performed with the CO2RE laser. And, more than 15 million patients have received scar reduction, and another 15 million having had pigmentation reduction with the CO2RE laser.
Why is the CO2RE laser better for skin resurfacing?
CO2RE is both powerful and versatile, while also being more gentle. The dual laser waves can be customized for each patient’s unique aesthetic needs, while treating both superficial and deep skin tissue at the same time.
This makes, CO2RE treatments faster, more individualized, more comfortable and than traditional laser skin resurfacing – which also means less downtime afterwards!
Who is a good candidate for CO2RE laser skin resurfacing?
CO2RE laser skin resurfacing is appropriate for almost any individual who is seeking smoother skin or a younger appearance, without the long recovery of older laser procedures.
Since the Co2RE laser is adjustable, good candidates for skin resurfacing can have mild, moderate or severe degrees of sun damage, pigmentation, wrinkles and lines, or scarring.
How many CO2RE laser treatments will I need?
One of the best things about CO2RE laser skin resurfacing is that patients typically achieve the results they want in only a single laser treatment!
When will I see results after my laser skin resurfacing?
Substantial initially results will become immediately visible, as soon as the skin has healed from the treatment. For lighter procedures, healing typically only takes 2 or 3 days. While deeper treatments may require up from 10 to 14day of healing, at which time the initial improvements will begin to be visible.
After the healing period skin will look softer, smoother and unwanted pigmentation will be visibly reduced. Then, over time, the skin resurfacing results will continue to improve for up to several months, as the skin’s cellular regeneration process heals the skin damage “from the inside out.”
Wrinkles and lines, age/dark spots, scars and uneven skin tone texture will continue to improve for up to six months after the treatment, as the body continues to renew and restore the collagen and elastin.
How long will results last after CO2RE laser skin resurfacing?
Everyone is different, and a variety of personal factors that will determine how long your CO2RE skin resurfacing results will last. Your age, hereditary factors, overall health, lifestyle choices (such as tanning or smoking) and how well you take care of your skin will also affect the treatments longevity.
But, in most case, wrinkle reduction results can last up to several years. And improvement in the appearance of scars and pigmentation is generally somewhat permanent!
Right after the treatment patients will experience a sensation similar to a sunburn, that will disappear in a few to several hours.
For light laser treatments, the recovery period may only take a couple days. Deeper and more extensive treatments may need 10 to 14 days for complete healing.
After most CO2RE laser skin resurfacing treatments some peeling of the dead skin cells will start in about 4 or 5 days. Depending on the extent and intensity of the treatment, this natural exfoliation may last for 7 to 10 days.
Dr. Ali will discuss your individualized treatment with you, so that you understand what to expect during your healing process.
Candela CO2RE Laser Skin Resurfacing – Birmingham, MI
Birmingham, MI board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ali offers the most advanced, state-of-the-art technologies in anti-aging, skin resurfacing, and wrinkle and line reduction.
Each CO2RE laser skin resurfacing begins with a professional skin consultation. Treatments are selected and customized to meet the specific aesthetic needs of each patient – with the most innovative and comprehensive products and technologies.
Schedule a CO2RE Laser Skin Resurfacing treatment – and then relax in our Birmingham Med Spa, while we make you look and feel younger and even more attractive!