Carbon Dioxide Laser Skin Resurfacing – Washington, D.C.
Our skin is remarkable and continually rejuvenating itself, however, with intrinsic aging and cumulative sun exposure, the skin can appear wrinkled and blotchy over time. Laser skin resurfacing can diminish the appearance of wrinkles, acne scars, and sun damage, providing a younger, fresher appearance. With over 15 years experience in laser skin resurfacing, the physicians at the Washington Institute of Dermatologic Laser Surgery are recognized experts in facial rejuvenation.
If you would like to learn more about whether laser skin resurfacing is a good treatment for your skin, please schedule a facial rejuvenation consultation with our cosmetic dermatologists today.
Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Laser Treatment Options
The carbon dioxide (or CO2) laser system can be used to vaporize skin in a layer-by-layer fashion. The newest CO2 lasers (Fraxel Re:pair and Lumenis Ultrapulse) involve fractionated delivery systems that can selectively treat skin without the prolonged recovery common to older systems. Dr. Tina Alster and Dr. Elizabeth Tanzi at the Washington Institute of Dermatologic Laser Surgery were among the first worldwide to offer Fraxel Re:pair ® and Lumenis Ultrapulse fractionated CO2 laser treatments for skin rejuvenation, scar revision and a host of other skin conditions.
What Fractionated CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing Treats
Fractionated CO2 laser skin resurfacing can lead to an overall younger and more attractive appearance. It can:
- Removes fine lines and wrinkles
- Smoothes acne and other scars
- Evens out skin tone
- Reduces skin blotchiness
- Eliminates certain skin tumors and precancers
The Fractionated CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing Procedure
The fractionated CO2 laser skin resurfacing procedure is often performed using intravenous anesthesia in an outpatient setting. Many patients choose to have this performed in conjunction with other surgical procedures such as eye lift, face lift or neck lift, eliminating the need for multiple recovery periods.
If you would like to learn more details about the laser skin resurfacing procedure’s potential for dramatic results, and whether it might be a good treatment for you, take a look at our Questions About CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing page and schedule a cosmetic dermatology consultation at the Washington Institute of Dermatologic Laser Surgery today.