CO2 Laser Resurfacing An Overview
Matrix Fractional CO2 Laser
Over the past two decades, CO2 laser technology has evolved to become the gold standard in laser skin treatments. The Center For SmartLipo & Plastic Surgery uses several laser technologies to achieve maximum results for your skin type and condition.
The Matrix CO2 laser system offers patients fast, effective and affordable skin care treatment with little to no down time. With the Matrix CO2 laser, you can see younger, healthier looking skin after just one treatment. CO2 laser skin resurfacing is great for:
- Minimizing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
- Stimulating collagen to improve skin tone, texture, and tightness
- Reducing the appearance of sun damage, age spots, and other skin discoloration
- Minimizing the appearance of acne scarring and other scars
CO2 Laser Resurfacing What to Expect
We use fractional technology which pinpoints problem areas, leaving areas of untreated skin to accelerate healing and minimize healing.
In general, skin resurfacing with the Matrix CO2 laser is comfortable and quick. We may use a topical numbing cream or a local anesthetic depending on the depth of treatment.
The laser energy is applied to the skin using a special hand piece. You may experience a sensation similar to a rubber band snap as the hand piece is moved over the treatment area. The procedure normally takes 15 to 30 minutes.
CO2 Laser Results
Most patients notice an immediate improvement in the texture and tightness of their skin. You may experience some mild swelling or redness, but most side effects subside within a few days of treatment. The results of Matrix CO2 laser skin treatment will continue to improve in the weeks following the procedure as the skin heals and collagen production is increased.
Many patients get great results after a single session, but multiple treatments are generally recommended to reach optimal results. CO2 laser skin resurfacing can also be combined with other non surgical treatments for facial rejuvenation including liquid facelift or silhouette lift.