Co2 Laser

CO2 laser resurfacing might be something you're familiar with. It is a greatly used as a method to treat acne scars. The newest version of CO2 laser is fractionated CO2, which uses ultrapulse or continuous light beams to remove thin layers of skin. Popular brands: AcuPulse Co2

Procedure time

30 - 60 Min

Anesthesia

None / Local

Recovery time

5 - 14 Days

Time to see results

5 - 14 days

For whom?

Male and female

Recomended age range

28 - 74

What is a Co2 Laser for?

The goal of this treatment is to remove thin damaged layers of skin.

What our experts think

"This is a well-established and effective treatment that works through the absorption of the laser light with a wavelength of 10600 nm in intracellular tissues producing photothermal effects such as coagulation, vaporization and photoablation on superficial skin. Through this controlled heating of dermal collagen, the CO2 laser can eliminate the fragmented collagen matrix and therefore promote new collagen production and subsequently improve scar appearance. Since there is no need to use sutures for initial wound closure, the CO2 laser provides a high degree of comfort for the patient. However, this process can cause complications and side effects such as long recovery time, prolonged erythema, scaling, pigmentation and post-inflammatory pigmentation, especially for patients with darker skin. To help relieve the pain and reduce the burning sensation during treatment, it is recommended to use a forced air cooling system or cold air flow, and use a moisturizing cream to promote wound healing and prevent dryness."

Who should consider Co2 Laser?
You should consider it if...

People with scars, warts and deep wrinkles

You shouldn't consider it if...

People with tendency to or for keloid and hypertrophic scars, active infection, connective tissue disease, HIV, Hepatitis C

Not sure if this is right for you?

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What to expect with a Co2 Laser

You can expect to have an itching for 12 to 72 hours. You will have to clean treated area 4 times a day right after treatment. After swelling calms down your skin will look so much better.

Frequently Asked Questions
Does it require recovery time?
Yes, most of they time it will take up to 2 weeks.
Will I need some kind of medication after?
Not really, but your doctor may prescribe you steroids to manage swelling.
Can insurance cover this treatment?
Insurances won't cover it as a cosmetic procedure, but if its done to remove precancerous growth on your skin, they might.

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