Benefits of Laser Skin Resurfacing

Dullness, pigmentation problems, and textural issues can leave you feeling self-conscious about your skin. Correct these issues and many more with laser skin resurfacing. This treatment uses a powerful but customizable CO2 laser for results that leave your skin smooth, youthful, and glowing. It rejuvenates your skin from within to achieve the even tone and texture you have been seeking. 

What is Laser Skin Resurfacing?

Lasers are one of the most effective treatments to address signs of aging and other skin concerns. Laser skin resurfacing at Specialty Aesthetic Surgery uses a CO2 laser to create tiny channels in your skin, triggering a powerful healing response that replaces dull, damaged layers of skin with a vibrant, smoother surface. The eCO2™ Plus is a highly customizable laser that can be used to address a wide range of skin concerns. This treatment is recommended for almost anyone looking for significant skin improvements.

How Does Laser Skin Resurfacing With a CO2 Laser Work?

The eCO2™ Plus is a fractional laser, which means it works by creating tiny channels in the skin, creating areas of controlled micro-damage that stimulate a healing and rejuvenation process. It also offers Controlled Chaos Technology (CCT™), creating a scattering effect that distributes the laser energy for a more comfortable procedure with less downtime. 

Fractional lasers have less recovery than many other types because they do not treat the entire surface, leaving areas of untreated skin to speed the healing process. This technology makes the eCO2™ Plus one of the most effective laser treatments available. 

Benefits of Laser Skin Resurfacing

CO2 laser skin resurfacing is a popular, customizable skin rejuvenation option with several important benefits. While people choose this treatment for a variety of reasons, they will see smoother, more even skin that makes them feel more confident. 

Triggers New Collagen Production

One of the primary benefits of a CO2 laser treatment is the increase in collagen production. Collagen, a vital support protein that gives your skin firmness, declines with age, but the micro-channels created by the laser reach into the dermis, signaling collagen-producing cells called fibroblasts to increase their activity. This new collagen addresses issues such as:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Acne scars
  • Skin laxity
  • Loss of skin firmness
  • Uneven skin texture

Rejuvenates Skin’s Surface

Laser skin resurfacing creates controlled damage that sheds old, damaged layers of skin and replaces them with fresh, healthy ones. This rejuvenated surface layer looks brighter and more even-toned. As a result, this treatment effectively addresses:

  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Dullness
  • Age spots
  • Sun damage
  • Uneven skin tone

Highly Customizable

The eCO2™ Plus is one of the most adjustable, precisely targeted lasers available. It has several modes of operation to address your unique needs and penetrates the skin to a controlled depth that maximizes results while keeping downtime to a minimum. As a result, we can tailor your treatments to match your goals and help you see your best results.

Am I a Good Candidate for Laser Skin Resurfacing?

Laser skin resurfacing is appropriate for most healthy adults who want to address concerns with the appearance and texture of their skin. Good candidates should have reasonable expectations and understand the potential risks and benefits of this procedure. You may not be a good candidate for CO2 laser treatments if you have a skin infection or active skin condition, certain medical conditions, or a tendency to form keloid scars. 

Is There Any Downtime After Laser Skin Resurfacing?

After laser skin resurfacing, your skin will look red and feel sensitive. There is no required downtime, but some people choose to take a few days off from work while the redness fades. Laser treatments make your skin extremely sun-sensitive, so avoid exposure and wear sunscreen. Most people find that their skin looks back to normal within a week, although redness can last longer after more intensive treatments. Your laser expert will provide you with detailed aftercare instructions. 

How Many Laser Skin Resurfacing Treatments Will I Need?

The number of laser skin resurfacing treatments you need depends on several factors, including your skin concerns and how much downtime you are willing to spend. Some people may achieve their desired results with a single intensive session, while others will prefer two to three treatments with less downtime. Significant pigmentation or textural issues can take more treatments to address. 

You can expect your CO2 laser treatment results to last at least one to two years. Many people choose to have maintenance treatments annually or as needed to maintain their smooth, even-toned skin. Results will vary, so discuss your goals and concerns with your provider.

Take the Next Step – Request a Consultation

Want to learn more about laser skin resurfacing? Schedule your consultation online or by calling Specialty Aesthetic Surgery at (212) 737-8700. We look forward to working with you!

Specialty Aesthetic Surgery serves the greater NYC metro area.

About Our Surgeons

Bruce Moskowitz is an experienced and board-certified oculoplastic surgeon. His practice encompasses all areas of oculoplastic cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. He has a well-known reputation for revision surgery, and a large portion of his practice comes from other colleagues to revise sub-optimal outcomes.

Grigoriy Mashkevich is an experienced and double-board certified facial plastic surgeon. He belongs to a highly select group of surgeons with a focused specialization in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the nose, face, and neck. 

Dr. Anna Frants is a board-certified facial plastic surgeon who is experienced in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. Her areas of expertise include surgery of the face, neck, nose, eyelids, eyebrows, and ears. 

*Individual results may vary

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