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What to Expect from CO2 Laser Treatments

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You no longer need to worry about covering up your blemishes with mounds of makeup every single time you step out of your home. CO2 laser treatments can address a myriad of imperfections ranging from acne scars to fine lines. Unlike invasive treatments, CO2 laser resurfacing allows us to take years off of your appearance with absolutely no needles, incisions, or scars. In as little as weeks, your blemishes will begin to fade away before your eyes.

What is Laser Resurfacing?

Lasers have been used by cosmetic specialists for many years to treat a variety of different conditions. Quite some time ago, doctors discovered that lasers can trigger the body’s natural healing response when they are set to the correct frequencies. These devices penetrate deep into the skin and stimulate the production of key proteins, including collagen and elastin. When you are younger, your body will produce an abundance of these proteins. Unfortunately, your store of elastin and collagen is eventually going to become depleted. The goal of CO2 laser treatments is to remove damaged skin cells and replace them with healthy cells that are supported by elastin and collagen.

Candidates for Treatment

This treatment is extremely appealing to many people, but it won’t work for all blemishes. As a general rule, CO2 laser treatments are a great option for wrinkles, smaller scars, and irregular skin pigmentation. Everyone reacts to laser resurfacing differently, and that is why it is so important to be honest during your consultation with us.

Toned and Healthy Skin

Due to the nature of this procedure, your skin will take a little bit of time to heal. During that time, you might notice some peeling and mild redness. Our team will give you a full list of instructions on how to deal with any of these minor side effects. As your healthy and new skin emerges, most of your blemishes should begin to fade away. Patients can generally preserve the results for multiple years as long as they avoid sunburns and harsh beauty products. If you would like to further improve the results, then you can simply come to our office for maintenance treatments every so often.

Make an appointment at Plateroti Dermatology to get all the facts about CO2 laser treatments. Our office is conveniently located in Templeton. Contact us today to schedule a consultation to learn more!

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