Does it feel like your skin is beginning to experience unwanted changes, but a complicated or invasive procedure does not feel right for you? With advanced laser technology, carbon dioxide (or CO2) resurfacing is possible. CO2 resurfacing is a procedure that removes outer layers of damaged skin to reveal skin underneath that surfaces which becomes the new outer layer with time. The goal of CO2 resurfacing is to give patients skin that is softer, smoother, and younger overall. Explore the possibilities of CO2RE treatments during a consultation with us at Columbus Facial Plastics at the Sullivan Centre in Columbus, OH!
What Is CO2RE?
CO2RE from Candela™ is a powerful CO2 resurfacing platform. This treatment effective encourages collagen production, and it can be used to address a range of concerns at a variety of skin depths.
CO2 resurfacing makes it possible for practitioners to perform procedures that remove or reduce pronounced wrinkles and lines, such as similar cosmetic treatment. This is done, however by removing skin that is damaged and stimulating healthier skin underneath to take its place.
How this works is that light beams are either scattered or pulsed at a high rate. This minimizes the amount of heat which the skin could be otherwise exposed to. These beams allow for the CO2 laser to perform with the most effectiveness for deep tissue removals and better removals overall of lines, wrinkles, and creases.
What Could I Expect from a Treatment?
This procedure can be performed on specific areas of the face, including around the mouth, around the eyes, or across the entire face. During treatment, the device is used to deliver controlled light pulses to the treatment area. Treatment sessions are relatively short, and you should be able to resume most normal activities following a session.
Who Is a Good Candidate?
As we get older, our skin is more prone to the harmful effects of our own facial expressions, the sun and other environmental factors. This causes wrinkles to form around our faces and make us look much older than we really are. If you have developed pronounced facial lines and wrinkles, you would be a good candidate for CO2 resurfacing with CO2RE. CO2 resurfacing can also help remove facial scars, liver spots, and uneven pigmentation from the skin.
Is CO2 Resurfacing Safe to Use?
It absolutely is. The predictability of a CO2 laser can allow the skin to be accurately targeted layer by layer for the safest and easiest results and little to no side effects. Some side effects of CO2 resurfacing include redness, itching and swelling of the skin, but this only lasts for a short amount of time.
Schedule Your Consultation!
Interested in learning more about your options for a renewed complexion? Contact us today at Columbus Facial Plastics at the Sullivan Centre and schedule your consultation to learn more about CO2RE! Dr. Stephen J. Nogan and his professional staff proudly serve you from Columbus, Ohio. We proudly offer a range of procedures to help you achieve the beautiful skin you desire.