While traditional laser skin resurfacing treatments require a recovery period of a week or two, the new CO2 laser resurfacing treatments that are available at The Oaks at Goodwood Med Spa in Baton Rouge frequently provide patients with the results they desire in a single treatment with a recovery period of just a few days. A CO2 laser resurfacing procedure vaporizes the superficial, damaged cells that are on the surface of the skin.
This method of resurfacing effectively treats:
Furthermore, CO2 laser resurfacing treatment enhances the texture of the skin and can also improve functional aspects of the treated skin.
During the initial consultation, patients should discuss the areas of their face that they would like addressed during a CO2 laser resurfacing treatment in Baton Rouge.
CO2 laser resurfacing is designed to remove the damaged skin that rests on the surface and is performed as an outpatient treatment.
Following a CO2 laser resurfacing treatment at The Oaks at Goodwood Med Spa, patients may receive pain medicine to assist with any discomfort related to the procedure.
If you are interested in learning more about laser resurfacing, or any of the other procedures available at The Oaks at Goodwood Med Spa in Baton Rouge, contact the office today.
The Oaks at Goodwood Medical Spa believes that CO2 Skin resurfacing is ideal for improving skin’s texture, reducing wrinkles, decreasing fine lines and reducing discolorations by stimulating new collagen growth. A number of technologies are available, including traditional CO2 lasers and newer fractional technology. CO2 laser technology has been known as the gold-standard in skin resurfacing for over 15 years. The Oaks at Goodwood Medical Spa offers the newest CO2 technologies with outstanding results and only a fraction of the downtime. Traditional laser skin resurfacing treatments often mean 1-2 weeks of recovery. New fractional technologies offer the desired results often in a single treatment with rapid recovery in a few days depending, on how extensive the depth is that you are resurfacing.
CO2 laser skin resurfacing precisely removes the outer layers of damaged and aged skin to reveal the underlying layer of beautiful, smooth, and younger looking skin. CO2 laser technology is the most common used skin resurfacing surgery today. The latest CO2 laser resurfacing technology uses beams that are scattered or pulsed at a very rapid rate. This method minimizes the exposure of heat that your skin undergoes which removes heat damage your skin would be exposed to as well as decreases after surgery recovery time. It also allows a higher power CO2 laser to be used to reach deeper tissue and more pronounced creases and wrinkles.
Dr. Feldman will numb the skin with local anesthetics and a topical numbing cream to numb the skin to help with any pain or discomfort. You may also receive a sedative to help you relax. If you are opting for extensive resurfacing, or if you’re having other cosmetic procedures simultaneously, Dr. Feldman may use a general anesthetic. Afterwards, Dr. Feldman will provide painkillers to keep you comfortable. In preparation, your face will be thoroughly cleaned and you will be given eye protection to wear during the procedure.
Co2 laser resurfacing is usually done on an outpatient basis and typically takes 30 minutes for the actual procedure but plan on being here for 2 hours.
Benifits of CO2 laser skin resurfacing include deeper scar and damaged tissue removal. By removing the damaged outer layer of skin, CO2 laser skin resurfacing treatment can slow down and reverse the process of aging. Further CO2 laser treatments include treating uneven pigmentation, precancerous spots, photodamage, acne scars, deep wrinkles, smokers lines around the lips,and benign lesions.
If you believe skin resurfacing surgery is right for you, a consultation will be made with Dr. Feldman, so you can carefully analyze your skin to determine if you are a candidate for the procedure.