CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing
The introduction of laser skin resurfacing in the 1990s represented a major breakthrough in facial cosmetic procedures because it gave patients the opportunity to achieve a healthier and more youthful appearance with minimal post treatment healing. Carbon dioxide (CO2) Fractional Laser Resurfacing has established itself as a safe and extremely effective method of skin rejuvenation. This technology uses very short-pulsed light energy that are delivered in a scanning pattern to remove thin layers of skin with minimal heat damage to the surrounding structures.
One treatment of CO2 Laser Resurfacing results in significant and noticeable reduction of sun-damaged skin such as “age-spots”, fine lines, wrinkles, scarring, uneven coloration, skin laxity, textural irregularities, dull tone, and a thinned collagen layer. This minimally invasive procedure can be a stand-alone treatment or It can be performed in combination with blepharoplasty (eyelid lift) or other cosmetic eyelid procedures.
To achieve best results, Co2 fractional techniques should be carried out by a specialist cosmetic surgeon with experience and a steady precise hand. Treatments work because the specialist is knowledgable and skilled and has the foresight to choose the right path for the patient. “With laser skin resurfacing, a highly skilled surgeon can remove one layer of skin at a time with virtually no thermal damage or scarring,” explains Dr. Maleki. “It’s an incredible breakthrough that makes it possible to literally paint away wrinkles or lines.”
Dr. Maleki also emphasizes the importance of taking into account a patient’s skin type. “When you are contemplating the potential effectiveness of laser skin resurfacing, you have to keep in mind that people with lighter skins tend to get the best results. You can also get good results with individuals who have a darker complexion, but you have to take extra steps, such as applying a bleaching cream before and after the CO2 laser treatment. In the end, there is just no substitute for experience.”
Laser Skin Resurfacing is used to:
- Smooth and “tighten” eyelid skin
- Reduce “crow’s feet” wrinkles around the eyes
- Erase fine lines and wrinkles on the face (especially on the upper lip, cheeks and forehead)
- Soften “pucker” marks and frown lines
- Repair “smoker’s lines” and “lipstick bleed” around the mouth
- Flatten and improve the appearance of scars
- Remove brown spots or “blotchy” uneven skin colour
- Smooth the skin on your entire face
To learn more about Laser Skin Resurfacing and how it can be used to help you achieve a more youthful appearance, contact us online or by phone to request an introductory consultation with Dr. Babak Maleki.