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CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing

What Is CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing?

CO2 skin resurfacing with a laser at Mount Sopris Plastic Surgery Center is a nonsurgical aesthetic treatment that uses pulsating beams of energy to eliminate damaged surface skin cells layers. The treatment is performed for correcting facial wrinkles and lines and for diminishing skin flaws like pigmentation, acne scars, and other flaws. Sometimes called a laser peel, CO2 laser skin resurfacing is an ideal facial treatment for people desiring softer, clearer, younger-looking skin. Depending on the needs of the patient's complexion, the treatment will be adjusted accordingly. There is some recovery time needed for most CO2 laser skin resurfacing facials. Any questions or concerns can be discussed with Dr. Jennifer Butterfield and staff during your consultation at our office in Glenwood Springs, CO.

What Are The Benefits Of CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing?

At Mount Sopris Plastic Surgery Center, we realize that as you get older the skin may get increasingly dehydrated, flat, and lifeless. With CO2 laser skin resurfacing procedures, we are able to give our patients in Glenwood Springs, CO a way to get more youthful skin with a solution that allows for a number of wonderful perks:

  • Lowered visibility of scars and hyperpigmentation
  • Minimized appearance of wrinkles and fine lines
  • Reduction of pores
  • Increased confidence regarding your facial looks
  • Enhancement of patchy skin surface

How Is CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing Performed?

When you have a more intense or deeper skin resurfacing session, you may be given a retinoid cream for a few weeks before your CO2 laser treatment. The retinoid helps prepare the skin for better results. Medication may be prescribed prior to the procedure to help reduce discomfort so you can relax throughout your appointment. If your skin needs mild correction, a topical anesthetic may be applied to numb certain areas where the CO2 laser will target. For the whole face or more intense CO2 laser treatments, a form of sedation may be necessary. Throughout the procedure, you will relax in our special treatment chair while the CO2 laser glides over the skin, precisely targeting the specific sections for improvement. You will feel warmth from the CO2 laser followed with cold air from the system's built-in cooling device. The CO2 laser energy is designed to destroy damaged and dead skin cells while also stimulating new collagen production.

A Softer, Clearer Complexion

Mount Sopris Plastic Surgery Center CO2 laser skin resurfacing sessions offer excellent results if you are looking to get a more youthful complexion. If you are thinking about a CO2 laser treatment and would like to learn more about them, as well as other nonsurgical procedures at our location in Glenwood Springs, CO, we encourage you to contact us today to schedule your consultation with Dr. Butterfield and staff.