How Fractional CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing can Provide an Instant Facelift

Weight loss, aging, too much time in the sun, or past acne outbreaks can leave you with age spots, wrinkles, scars, and dull-looking skin. Traditional skin resurfacing or chemical peels can remove age spots and other visible flaws, and a surgical facelift can tighten your facial skin and smooth out wrinkles.

Fractional CO2 skin resurfacing, though, can do both. It provides the tightening benefits of a facelift as it removes blemishes, reverses changes in pigmentation, and improves your skin’s overall tone and texture.

What is fractional CO2 laser resurfacing?

Fractional CO2 laser resurfacing is an innovative therapy that combines laser technology with your body’s natural ability to repair and rebuild tissue. The fractionated laser breaks its energy into thousands of tiny beams, each of which treats just a fraction of the targeted surface; it removes micro-columns of skin while leaving the surrounding tissue intact.

The fractionated skin resurfacing method speeds up recovery time, as it stimulates the production of collagen and other powerful substances your body uses to heal skin tissue. This natural healing process can tighten loose or sagging skin, greatly reduce or eliminate age spots and other pigment changes, and leave you with smoother, more youthful skin.  

Is fractional CO2 laser resurfacing safe?

When used by a qualified medical specialist, fractional CO2 laser resurfacing is a safe way to dramatically improve your skin’s appearance. This powerful laser, however, requires specialized provider training and skill to ensure its safety. Dr. Angelina Devera is a cosmetic specialist with extensive expertise in fractional CO2 skin resurfacing. Her medical knowledge and experience equip her to offer safe and effective results to men and women seeking the age-defying benefits of laser skin resurfacing.

How long does it take to heal after fractional CO2 laser treatments?

Individuals heal at different rates, but it generally takes 2-3 weeks for you to see optimal results after a fractional CO2 laser treatment. Dr. Devera will explain the procedure and expected recovery time in detail before scheduling your procedure, but you can expect some redness and tenderness in the treatment area for several days afterward. However, these symptoms typically fade rapidly. You’ll also receive skin care instructions that will ease your symptoms and help protect sensitive areas during the healing process.

Is there a good time of year to schedule a fractional CO2 laser facelift?

Any time of year is a good time for a fractional CO2 laser facelift. However, many individuals consider fall the best time of year to schedule the procedure. Your skin will be very sensitive to sun exposure following resurfacing. Because during the fall the days are shorter and many people spend more time indoors anyway, it’s often described as the best season for laser resurfacing.  

For more information regarding your instant facelift, schedule an appointment at Laser & Vitality Institute today. Call the office at 714-880-8663, or book your visit online.

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