The CO2 laser is the gold standard treatment for laser skin resurfacing in order to treat the effects of facial skin aging. The latest laser technology, the fractional CO2 laser, offers many of the benefits of the full face CO2 laser, with a fraction of the downtime. The laser is used to treat the effects of sun damage on the skin as well as facial skin aging. The laser can provide skin tightening, treat dyschromia (brown spots and skin discoloration), even out the skin tone and color, remove fine lines and wrinkles, and to reduce the size of large pores. Dr. Parris wants to assure that you obtain the absolute best possible results and for this reason, performs all of the CO2 laser treatments himself.
FRACTIONAL CO2 LASER OVERVIEW
GOALS The laser is used to 1) improve the skin tone 2) improve the skin color 3) improve the texture of the skin 4) improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
THE PROCEDURE Depending on the desired results, as well as the type of skin you have; the laser settings will be determined by Dr. Parris.
When will I see results? You will see gradual improvement in the appearance of your skin immediately after the initial healing phase is complete at about 5 days. The CO2 laser stimulates collagen production in the dermis (deep skin layer) that helps fill in the fine lines of your face. The building of collagen can take up to 6 months to complete.