When it comes to youthful skin, CO2 laser treatments remain among the gold standard for skin anti-aging. Laser technology is improving to reduce recovery time and enhance results as more people are looking for non-invasive procedures to enhance the texture and appearance of their skin. At Dermatology + Plastic Surgery in Melbourne, Florida our team of medical experts offer customized treatments to address all of your concerns.
Our CO2 laser treatments are used for patients seeking to revive aging skin with a few days, up to one week of healing time. The SmartXide Tetra CO2 laser treatment is effective in leaving the skin rejuvenated while patients experience minimal discomfort.
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Our Tetra CO2 laser uses fractionated technology, which is different from other common ablative lasers used to address aging and other skin concerns. Instead of exfoliating the skin and causing the patient discomfort and longer downtime, fractional lasers achieve the same results without the pain and recovery time of traditional fully ablative lasers.
Fractional laser technology creates micro-channels on the skin when the laser beam penetrates the skin layers to a precise depth. This promotes a healing response in the body which stimulates skin cell renewal. It also leads to neocollagenesis, which is the body’s collagen production process, helping the skin stay soft, firm, and glowing in the long term.
Good Candidates for CO2 Laser Treatments
The Tetra CO2 laser treatments are ideal for people who present with the following conditions:
- Skin discoloration or redness
- Dry or dull appearance
- Fine or pronounced wrinkles and lines
- Brown spots or other pigmentation issues
- Minor to severe acne scars
- Minor to moderate laxity of the skin
- Sun damage to the face, neck, or chest
Although CO2 laser treatments are effective for many patients, others benefit from other treatments offered by our clinic. Besides the Tetra CO2 laser treatments, our clinic offers a variety of non-invasive and plastic surgery procedures to correct any aesthetic or functional concerns you are experiencing.
What to Expect During Treatment
After cleansing your skin, followed by an application of a topical anesthetic that keeps you comfortable during the procedure, the physician targets a specific area with the handheld device. You might feel a slight warming or pinching sensation as the laser penetrates your skin.
The machine has a cooling feature that prevents the skin from becoming too warm. You can expect the procedure to last approximately 30 minutes.
Post Treatment Considerations
You will be able to drive yourself after the procedure unless you require a sedative. On the treatment area, you may see slight redness and swelling, and it may feel like a sunburn, but you shouldn’t experience pain. This sensitivity requires extra careful protection from the sun during the renewal process.
Your skin may slough slightly indicating the renewal of the cells. After about one week, you will start to see your fresh new skin cells appear for a more youthful appearance. You will have a noticeably smoother complexion with less discoloration and wrinkles.
Are You Ready For More Youthful Skin?
Our expert rejuvenation team will guide you to the best treatment choice available for your unique needs. The CO2 laser treatment is just one of the options to add to your skin rejuvenation regimen.
Call our office in the Suntree & Viera area of Melbourne and one of our doctors will be able to answer all of your questions. At Dermatology + Plastic Surgery, we help give you great skin for your best self!