Neuromodulators soften expression lines. Fillers restore volume. How, though, do you address unwanted changes in the overall texture and elasticity of skin? Many men and women in the Colorado Springs area choose CO2 full & fractionated resurfacing. In the care of Susan Schroeder MD, precision laser therapy creates a younger-looking complexion with long-lasting results – usually with just one session.
Laser resurfacing basics
Laser resurfacing refines skin in two ways. As an ablative technique, it essentially vaporizes damaged superficial skin cells. By penetrating beyond the epidermis, laser therapy heats deeper skin layers without ablation, stimulating collagen production as a natural healing response.
A carbon dioxide (CO2) laser is powerful enough to generate meaningful change in skin quality, without extensive downtime or a significant risk of side effects.
At Perfect Skin Dermatology, laser skin resurfacing is performed in a sterile, clinical setting, with local anesthetic to ensure a comfortable treatment experience. Most people are good candidates. However, if you have very dark skin, active acne breakouts, or are taking Accutane, the doctor may suggest an alternative treatment.
CO2 full resurfacing
This time-tested solution has long been used to treat benign and malignant skin conditions, as well as for aesthetic enhancement. Dr. Schroeder utilizes a contemporary device that delivers a continuous flow of light energy into skin in a scanning pattern. This method removes a thin layer of surface skin, with low risk of thermal injury to surrounding structures.
CO2 full resurfacing can be a good choice for:
- Deeply etched lines
- Crow’s feet
- Sagging eyelids
- Age and sun spots
- Sun damage
- Lax skin
- Acne scarring
- Rhinophyma – enlarged pores on the nose
- Some types of birthmarks
BEFORE AND AFTER CO2 FULL RESURFACING TREATMENT IMAGES OF ACTUAL PATIENTS TREATED IN OUR PRACTICE
Before the Treatment
After the Treatment
This is a more aggressive laser therapy, so plan on about two weeks of social downtime. Once skin is fully healed, it looks refreshed, younger, smoother, and firmer.
The fractionated difference
Fractionated CO2 is among the newest methods of resurfacing. The beam of laser energy is broken into a multitude of pinpoint columns. They enter skin, triggering beneficial change, while tissues surrounding penetration points remain undisturbed. This allows skin to regenerate faster than with a traditional approach, reducing downtime to about a week.
Enjoy the benefits of CO2 full & fractionated resurfacing in Colorado Springs – professional care administered in a discreet, elegant setting. Call Perfect Skin Dermatology at (719) 421-7132 to consult with Dr. Schroeder.