Micro Fractionated CO2 Resurfacing

Performed at our Duluth, GA medical office, north of Atlanta.

co2 and erbium laser resurfacing atlanta gaMicro Fractionated CO2 Resurfacing is sometimes considered the “weekend” skin peel. Used to treat the signs of aging and an active lifestyle, micro fractionated CO2 resurfacing peels can improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and smooth skin texture with visible improvement shortly after the treatment. Much like a chemical peel without the chemicals, a micro fractionated CO2 resurfacing uses CO2 fractionated laser technology to precisely remove the outermost layers of skin, eliminating rough, dead skin and stimulating collagen production in deeper layers. Many people enjoy the micro fractionated CO2 resurfacing because it provides immediate results with a short recovery period and minimal post-treatment care.

Overall benefits of Micro Fractionated CO2 Resurfacing

•    Improves skin tone and texture
•    Encourages natural collagen production for better elasticity
•    Reduces the appearance of embarrassing acne scars
•    Increases overall skin radiance for a more youthful look
•    Available for use on neck, chest, and hands as well as the face

Who is a good candidate for a Micro Fractionated CO2 Resurfacing?
Patients who desire deeper results than SilkPeel® rejuvenation treatment or a less intense chemical peel can provide, but who are not ready for cosmetic surgery or procedures with a longer recovery period. During a skin care analysis and pre-treatment consultation, a trained provider can determine if a micro fractionated CO2 resurfacing is the best treatment to suit your needs.

How does Micro Fractionated CO2 Resurfacing differ from SilkPeel® rejuvenation treatment or a chemical peel?
SilkPeel® rejuvenation treatment is an exfoliating procedure in which the top layer of dead skin is buffed away with a fine-grained polishing wand. The removal of the top layer allows the body to replace the lost skin cells and renew the outer layer of skin. Mild chemical peels work similarly using a combination of chemicals to “peel off” the dead skin to reveal rejuvenated skin. Micro fractionated CO2 resurfacing differs because they use gentle laser light technology to accurately remove the top layers of skin while also stimulating the body to naturally produce collagen, which rebuilds the scaffolding within the skin to promote elasticity and smoother texture.  Essentially, micro fractionated CO2 resurfacing is a step between SilkPeel® rejuvenation treatment and heavier chemical peels.

What kind of results can I get from Micro Fractionated CO2 Resurfacing?
Because the top layer of skin is removed, the body’s natural healing processes take over and revitalize the skin, producing lustrous skin with more even tone and texture. Minor flaws like fine lines and acne scarring can also be reduced to deliver a more youthful appearance with less downtime than more invasive procedures.

How long is the estimated recovery time with Micro Fractionated CO2 Resurfacing?
Micro fractionated CO2 resurfacing is called the “weekend peel” because the procedure boasts minimal downtime compared to other skin resurfacing treatments. Many patients receive their treatment on a Thursday or Friday and are able to return to work on Monday morning looking rejuvenated with no signs of the treatment. Immediately after the procedure, your skin may become red and irritated from the exfoliation of the outermost layers of skin. The following day, your skin may begin to peel and become itchy, similar to the effects of sunburn. Remaining redness can be covered by makeup as it slowly fades over the following days. The trained providers at Laser Lights Cosmetic Laser Center can determine specific recovery time based on your skin type during a consultation.

Please contact our office in Duluth, just north of Atlanta, GA at (770) 495-9322 for more information about Micro Fractionated CO2 Resurfacing performed at Laser Lights.  You can also email us at info@atlaserlights.com.

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