CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing
Aging, sun exposure, heredity and lifestyle factors including nutrition, alcohol consumption and smoking all may contribute to facial wrinkling. Pigmentation changes of the skin, such as blotchiness or brown spots, may also occur with age or as a result of birth control pills, pregnancy or genetic factors. These problems, as well as certain other skin conditions, may be improved by laser skin resurfacing.
Are you a good candidate for Skin Resurfacing?
You may be a good candidate for skin resurfacing if you have one or more of the following conditions:
- wrinkled or sun-damaged facial skin
- vertical wrinkles around your mouth, such as those that cause lipstick “bleed”
- “crow’s feet” lines around your eyes and perhaps some skin laxity in your lower eyelid area
- fine wrinkling of your upper eyelids
- brown spots or blotchy skin coloring
The effects of skin resurfacing using a carbon dioxide (CO2) laser are dramatic. The CO2 laser removes skin layers by vaporization rather than with chemicals or a sanding device. It is very important to have a skilled, experienced doctor when having a laser treatment. Dr Lee is trained in the safe use of laser equipment. He is able to specify the amount of energy transmitted to the skin’s surface by the laser beam and control the depth of penetration.
CO2 laser can be used on the entire face or specific areas. After laser treatment and after the long recovery process the skin is smooth, clear and fresh looking. Some patients benefit from the laser’s mild “tightening” effect on the skin, particularly in the lower eyelid area where the skin often becomes somewhat loose as a result of aging. There is ongoing improvement of the skin’s texture with CO2 laser treatment and the effects can last 10 years and beyond.
There is significant downtime with CO2 laser skin resurfacing but the results are well worth the discomfort.