CO2RE® - Skin Resurfacing for the Face, Neck, and Chest
For mild to severe skin damage This advanced (CORE) Fractional CO2 laser system gives us the ability to treat both superficial and deep skin, layers simultaneously with dramatic differences after only one treatment.
What does it treats?
- Fine lines
- Acne scars
- Surgical scars
- Age spots and uneven coloration
- Skin tone
- Skin laxity
What are the benefits?
- Improved overall skin tone and texture
- Improved appearance of acne scars
- Improved appearance of surgical scars
- Reduced wrinkles and age spots
- Skin tightening
Does it hurt and are there risks?
Discomfort varies on the depth of the treatment. Topical anesthesia is applied before the procedure. After the treatment most patients describe the post-procedure feeling as a bad sunburn for about 12 hours to 2 days. Over-the-counter pain relievers may be taken in the days after the procedure to alleviate any residual discomfort. In patients with more natural pigment, there is also the risk of increased or hyperpigmentation after treatment. Avoiding sun exposure and the use of bleaching creams can help decrease this risk.
What can I expect after my procedure?
Following the treatment, you will feel a sensation similar to a sunburn, lasting several hours. Depending on the depth at which the treatment was performed the swelling, redness and peeling can be quite dramatic. Taking some Benadryl at night will help as well as cold compresses. Approximately day 5 or 6, the swelling will subside. You can also expect peeling of dead skin from the treatment area. This is a natural exfoliation process that may last 7-10 days.
How long will the results last?
The CO2RE results are dramatic. You will continue to age but this treatment will turn back the clock and provide you with younger looking skin.