Co2 Facial Resurfacing Questions and Answers
Co2 facial resurfacing can tighten the skin, remove lines, lessen scars and treat acne scarring. Illume Aesthetics offers Co2 facial resurfacing in Ashland, OR. Call us for more information or to request an appointment online. We are located at 993 Siskiyou Blvd #1, Ashland, OR 97520.
Healthy skin clean of blemishes and irregularities has never been more attainable than it is now. Although there are hundreds—if not thousands—of in-store products that promise younger-looking skin, few hold their own when compared to med spa treatments. These clinically verified treatments vary in results and invasiveness, although more invasive procedures provide more noticeable results, and often require fewer treatments to achieve the desired outcome. One of the most recent cutting-edge additions to the list of med spa treatments is Co2 facial resurfacing, which provides dramatic results. It can treat almost any skin condition, including wrinkles and fine lines, blemishes, sagging skin, acne scars, age spots, sun damage and uneven pigmentation.
What is Co2 Facial Resurfacing?
Co2 laser, which is also known as lasabrasion or laserabrasion, treats an incredible amount of skin conditions and age-related concerns simultaneously. This revolutionary treatment targets all of the top layers of the skin with a carbon dioxide laser that removes aging and damaged skin cells from the surface. Tiny areas are systematically infused with microscopic heat channels, stimulating a process known as neocollagenesis, which is the production of new collagen in skin tissues. As blood vessels and nerve endings heal in the new layer of skin, they tighten, producing a brilliant complexion and a gorgeous texture. A huge advantage to Co2 laser therapy is that it can achieve desired results in only one session, ranging from 60 to 90 minutes. There is often no need for continued appointments, and the results will continue to be evident for months and even years, as the production of new collagen continues.
What does Co2 Facial Resurfacing treat?
Using advanced laser technology, a carbon dioxide (Co2) laser resurfaces the skin and removes outer layers of damaged skin to reveal the softer, smoother, and younger-looking skin underneath. This impressive technology can treat:
- Deep wrinkles and fine lines
- Sagging skin
- Scars, including acne scars
- Age spots
- Sun damage
- Uneven pigmentation and discolorations
- Uneven skin tone or texture
- Large pores
- Superficial to deep hyperpigmentation
- Seborrheic keratosis
- Verruca vulgaris/plana
- Sebaceous gland hyperplasia
- Angiofibroma(fibrous papule of nose)
- Junctional and compound nevi (birthmarks, moles)
- Small syringomas
- Rhinophyma(potato nose)
What should I expect if I get a Co2 Facial Resurfacing treatment?
A Co2 facial resurfacing treatment provides many benefits, which will be visible two to three weeks after the procedure. Recovery times vary depending on:
- The type of laser used
- An individual’s health and healing rate
- The desired results
- The severity of the condition being treated
- The age of the patient
- The patient’s metabolism
Recovery time takes about two to three weeks, during which time the skin may appear red and sensitive. Strenuous exercise and swimming in chlorine pools should be avoided, as this could irritate the skin and cause adverse reactions. Smoking should be avoided for at least 2 weeks before the procedure and two weeks following the procedure, as tobacco use can greatly increase healing times. In addition, since this procedure increases the blood’s ability to clot, patients should avoid medication that can affect blood clotting, such as aspirin and ibuprofen, at least 10 days before the procedure.
Who is a good candidate for Co2 Facial Resurfacing?
A good candidate for Co2 laser skin resurfacing is typically an individual who:
- Has developed significant facial lines and wrinkling
- Has facial scars or uneven pigmentationthey wish to correct
- Wants to improve signs of aging
- Has not seen desired results from other procedures
- Does not have any preexisting conditions that could interfere or cause complications with the procedure, such as diabetes
For beautiful, healthy and younger-looking skin, come to Illume Aesthetics today! Our kind and compassionate professionals are experienced providers of Co2 facial resurfacing and can help you reach your aesthetic goals! Call us or book an appointment for Co2 facial resurfacing, or visit our clinic conveniently located at 993 Siskiyou Blvd #1, Ashland, OR 97520. We look forward to serving you! We serve clients from Ashland OR, Medford OR, Talent OR, Central Point OR, Eagle Point OR, Grants Pass OR, and Yreka OR.
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