FRACTIONAL CO2 LASER RESURFACING
The search for the fountain of youth has been ongoing for centuries, and while recent advances haven’t delivered the perfect elixir, they have made strides in reducing the signs of aging. Perhaps the biggest skincare breakthrough in recent years is Fractional CO2 laser resurfacing, available right here at Ogden Clinic!
WebMD named Fractional CO2 laser skin resurfacing the #1 anti-aging breakthrough of the decade due to its powerful effects reducing wrinkles, scars, pigmentation, and uneven skin tone. Fractional CO2 laser resurfacing combines a carbon dioxide laser (long thought to be the gold standard in wrinkle removal) with an improved application that delivers powerful results without harsh side effects. Optimal results are achieved in a series of two to three treatments spaced six weeks apart.
Am I a good candidate for laser resurfacing?
An ideal candidate for fractional CO2 laser skin resurfacing is any male or female with:
- Acne scars
- Brown spots
- Fine lines or wrinkles
- Uneven skin tone or dull skin
- Age spots and sun damage
Fractional CO2 laser resurfacing at Ogden Clinic promotes long-term collagen remodeling. Patients benefit from a shorter recovery time and maximum, lasting results when they choose laser resurfacing. In fact, the effects can last up to ten years!
How does fractional CO2 laser skin resurfacing work?
Laser skin resurfacing at Ogden Clinic uses small, targeted beams of light to bore tiny holes below the surface of the skin while leaving the skin surrounding each column intact to aid in healing. This process speeds up the body’s natural collagen production underneath skin while removing the damaged outer layer. When damaged skin sloughs off, smoother and firmer skin reveals itself due to the increased growth of collagen fibers.
During laser resurfacing treatment, Dr. Tingey moves the fractional CO2 laser across your targeted area. You may feel a bit of heat and tingling during treatment. Afterward, a soothing and protective ointment will be applied to the resurfaced area.
Our esthetics staff works closely with patients to ensure optimal outcome. Some patients with sensitive skin may experience irritation during laser skin resurfacing. IV sedation for this procedure is available for patients who may need it.
Recovery after CO2 laser skin resurfacing
Patients should expect up to two weeks for a full skin turnover after laser skin resurfacing. Crusting and swelling of the treated area will occur for up to seven days. After this period, dead skin will become dry and start sloughing off. It is safe to conceal redness with chemical-free tinted sunscreen if preferred. Moisturize treated skin with sunscreen every day during your recovery.