- Posted on: Jul 20 2011
Laser Resurfacing Blog
I’ve heard so much lately about CO2 laser resurfacing! What exactly is it, how can it benefit me, and am I a good candidate? These are some of the most frequently asked questions regarding this type of procedure. CO2 laser resurfacing is a procedure that utilizes concentrated, pulsed beams of light to gently vaporize or remove layers of skin, revealing fresh new skin underneath. The laser directs its energy precisely and in a very controlled fashion to correct skin irregularities with minimal thermal (heat) damage to the surrounding structures. Because there is a limited amount of heat absorbed by the skin, risks, complications, and down time are greatly reduced. Laser resurfacing has numerous benefits. It can erase or minimize fine lines and wrinkles, reduce pigmentation caused by sun damage, and improve the tone and texture of the skin by decreasing pore size and by softening scarring from acne or injury. It also stimulates collagen growth which serves to tighten underlying skin and prevent deeper lines and wrinkles from forming or progressing. You are a good candidate if you have realistic expectations (this will not take the place of a facelift) and you do not have dark skin, including patients with certain Mediterranean, Asian, or African American backgrounds.
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