Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Laser Skin Resurfacing

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 Carbon Dioxide CO2 Laser skin resurfacing is a good treatment for your skin, please schedule a consultation with our expert cosmetic dermatologists today.

Carbon Dioxide CO2 Laser

Carbon Dioxide CO2 Laser 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 at the Washington Institute of Dermatologic Laser Surgery was 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.

Carbon Dioxide CO2 Laser

Individual results may vary.

What Fractionated Carbon Dioxide 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
Carbon Dioxide CO2 Laser

Individual results may vary.

The Fractionated Carbon Dioxide 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.

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