The skin is the body’s largest organ, and over time it can begin to show some real wear and tear. Discoloration, wrinkles and other signs of aging can detract from your appearance and steal a bit of your shine. At Simply Smooth Laser Center in Tampa, we know how important it is to look good and feel confident in the skin you’re in, which is why we offer non-surgical skin resurfacing treatments.
At Simply Smooth Laser Center, we are proud to offer CO2RE Fractional CO2 Skin Resurfacing. This innovative laser treatment can rejuvenate skin for a refreshed, radiant complexion.
Request a consultation to learn more about the benefits of laser skin resurfacing with CO2RE Fractional CO2 Resurfacing technology.
CO2RE Fractional CO2 Resurfacing
Over time, the skin can develop tell-tale signs of aging. From fine lines to wrinkles to sun damage, the skin’s tone and texture can leave you looking less fresh-faced than you’d like. Age spots and scars can also accumulate on the face, neck, hands or other parts of the body, keeping you from looking your best. CO2RE Fractional CO2 Resurfacing can penetrate the skin at multiple levels to improve both tone and texture.
How CO2RE Fractional CO2 Resurfacing Works
CO2RE Fractional Resurfacing uses laser energy to improve:
- Skin tone and texture
- Sun-damaged skin
- Age spots
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Facial scars
- Scars (traumatic, surgical or acne)
- Stretch marks
- Skin laxity
By targeting the skin with rapid pulses of energy, CO2RE Fractional Resurfacing can reach down to the skin’s deepest layers while simultaneously treating the superficial layer of skin for a comprehensive treatment. The dual laser waves create millions of tiny holes in the skin and vaporize damaged skin layers. The holes or “wounds” stimulate the body’s healing response, and new collagen is produced, resulting in smoother, healthier-looking skin.
Your CO2RE Fractional Resurfacing Treatment
Your CO2RE resurfacing treatment has the ability to treat both the superficial and deep layers of the skin to address wrinkles, age spots, sun damaged skin, and skin laxity. This laser treatment is ideal for anyone that is seeking more youthful skin without the downsides of traditional CO2.
Prior to your treatment, a topical anesthetic will be applied to reduce the discomfort. For more aggressive treatments, oral or IV sedation is available.
After your treatment, Cold healing compresses are as well as ointments to accelerate the healing process.
Quick, Beautiful Results
Most people see a significant improvement after just one CO2RE Fractional CO2 Resurfacing treatment, with age spots and uneven skin texture getting an immediate boost. Over the next several days, the treated skin will continue to exfoliate, and skin will gradually appear softer, smoother and more radiant. Taking good care of your skin, along with using an SPF 30+ will help to ensure long-lasting results.
CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing FAQs
How long does a CO2 laser session take?
Treatment time varies between patients depending on how large of an area is being treated. Most clients need sessions that are 2 hours long or less, with 30 minutes of this being dedicated to applying the numbing agent and letting it take effect.
Do CO2 laser treatments hurt?
Since a numbing agent is applied, most patients do not find that treatment is painful. However, it does tend to cause some level of discomfort. We respond to your needs throughout the treatment session, so if you ever find that it is too much, just let us know and we will work to make you more comfortable.
Will CO2 laser treatment results last?
Yes, most clients find that the results of their CO2 laser treatment last many years. However, much of this depends on you, both how your body naturally responds to treatment and how well you take care of your skin. Use of sunscreen and avoiding sun exposure are both critical. You also need to maintain a quality at-home skincare routine.
What areas can be treated with CO2 lasers?
The skin on the face and neck are treated with this type of laser. While it is possible to target specific areas, such as around the eyes, most clients opt to treat the full face or face and neck to get the most out of their treatment.
Will I need to schedule downtime after my CO2 laser treatment?
Yes, you should anticipate some downtime after treatment. For most clients, this means taking 5 to 7 days for the skin to heal. This period is important because sun exposure during this time could be highly painful and cause complications.
What is the healing process like?
Directly after your treatment, your skin will appear red, not unlike a sunburn. Starting immediately after the treatment and continuing for up to a week, your skin will scab over and peel. Once this process is complete, you can expect your skin to remain pink for up to 4 weeks.
How many CO2 treatments are needed?
This will depend on the specific issues you are wanting to address. For most, a single treatment is sufficient. For those with deep wrinkles and scarring, multiple treatments may be required. You should have a good idea of how many treatments are needed after your consultation.
Are there side effects of CO2 laser treatment?
As with other medical procedures, there are side effects associated with CO2 laser treatment. In most cases, these are mild. During your consultation, your risk level will be evaluated, and if it is too high, other forms of treatment will be suggested.
How much does CO2 laser treatment cost?
There is no flat rate for CO2 laser treatment. Every practice will set their own base price, which depends on the location of the office, the experience of the technician and the overhead of the practice. From there, the cost will increase based on how large of an area is being treated. After your consultation, you will know the precise cost of your treatment.