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What Is A CO2 Laser?

Skin rejuvenation treatments have come a long way in the last few years. At Modern Aesthetics, we strive to bring you the latest in advanced treatments to help you reverse the signs of aging and look your best. CO2 lasers are a revolutionary treatment to resurface the skin and address skin issues, like saggy or rough skin, discoloration, age spots, and more. If you would like to learn more about the benefits of CO2 lasers, please get in touch with our Roseville, CA office to request a consultation with Dr. Shahzad Anwar.

What Are the Benefits of a CO2 Laer?

Our patients in Roseville, CA notice a wide number of positive effects after treatment with the CO2 laser. After their procedure at Modern Aesthetics, many men and women report noticing:

  • reduced signs of aging
  • Better skin texture
  • Less wrinkles and fine lines
  • No downtime or discomfort
  • Long-lasting results

Am I a Candidate for C02 Laser Treatment?

CO2 laser therapy is effective for treating wrinkles, scars, and certain skin irregularities, making it an appropriate and effective option for many patients seeking skin rejuvenation. Ideal candidates generally have fair to medium skin tones, as the procedure's precision relies on the contrast between the skin and pigmentation. However, patients with darker skin tones may be at risk for pigment changes or scarring. Those with active skin infections, a history of keloid scarring, or certain medical conditions may not be suitable candidates. During your pre-treatment consultation, Dr. Anwar or one of our knowledgeable providers will evaluate your skin type, medical history, and treatment goals to determine if CO2 laser therapy would be a safe and effective option for achieving your desired results.

How Do CO2 Lasers Work?

When you arrive for your appointment, you will be escorted to one of our private treatment rooms. Numbing cream will be applied to your skin to help minimize any discomfort caused by the laser. During the treatment, the laser will create minor injuries to the upper layers of your skin while warming the layers underneath. This process will trigger your body’s natural healing and promote collagen production. You may experience some discomfort or pressure during the treatment; however, most patients report the treatment as reasonably comfortable. Following the treatment, your skin may appear red and swollen, but these side effects should resolve within a few days. As your skin heals, you will notice significant improvements in your appearance. These results can be maintained through future appointments, as needed.

What Can I Expect After CO2 Laser Resurfacing?

For lighter CO2 treatments, a healing ointment will be applied to the skin and you can go home to recover. The treated skin may look red, and there will be some swelling and irritation. These symptoms subside within a couple of days, and the peeling process will last over a 3 – 5-day period. For those who are receiving a deeper resurfacing procedure, your recovery time will take longer. The treated sections will most likely be protected with dressings, and the burning, irritation, and swelling sensation may be stronger. Medication can be prescribed to help reduce these symptoms. The downtime associated with a deeper CO2 treatment can last 2 – 3 weeks. Every patient should minimize their sun exposure following their treatment and use sun protection frequently. For all intensities, the treated skin will naturally flake, crust, and peel away. It's important to avoid interfering with the healing process to keep from scarring and to shield your face from sun exposure. After the peeling is completed, your skin should feel softer while also looking younger, clearer, and rejuvenated.

Rejuvenate Your Complexion

If you are experiencing skin imperfections and are looking for a solution to help you achieve a clearer complexion that will leave you looking younger without the downtime or side effects that come from surgery, CO2 laser skin treatments may be just what you need. Dr. Shahzad Anwar and his team offer these advanced treatments to help you achieve the smoother skin you desire. Contact Modern Aesthetics in Roseville, CA today to schedule your initial consultation.

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Does a CO2 laser cause pain?

There may be some discomfort with a CO2 laser treatment; however, the amount of pain can vary from patient to patient. Some patients may feel a mild stinging or warm sensation during treatment. If needed, a local anesthesia or topical anesthetic cream can be applied prior to treatment to help minimize the discomfort.

What skin issues can be helped with CO2 laser treatment?

CO2 lasers are an effective and safe treatment for various skin conditions, such as: 

  • Sun damage
  • Acne scars
  • Uneven skin texture
  • Enlarged pores
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Age spots
  • Pigmentation issues
  • Skin laxity
How many sessions will I need before seeing optimal results?

Each patient is unique and will require a personalized treatment plan to obtain optimal results. The number of sessions needed will be based on your skin condition and the intensity of the treatment. Although some patients can achieve their desired results after one treatment, others may require multiple sessions to reach their goals.

Can CO2 laser treatments be combined with other procedures?

Yes, CO2 laser treatments can often be combined with other cosmetic procedures to enhance overall results. It's common for patients to pair laser treatments with procedures like dermal fillers, Botox, or chemical peels for more comprehensive facial rejuvenation. However, it’s essential to discuss your treatment goals with your healthcare provider to determine the best combination of procedures for your specific needs.

How long does each CO2 laser session last?

The duration of a CO2 laser session can vary depending on the size of the area being treated and the specific concerns being addressed. Typically, a session can last anywhere from 30 minutes to 2 hours. Your healthcare provider will give you a more precise estimate based on your individual treatment plan.

What precautions should I take before undergoing CO2 laser treatments?

Before undergoing CO2 laser treatment, it is crucial to follow your healthcare provider's instructions to prepare your skin. This may include avoiding sun exposure, not using certain skincare products, and ensuring your skin is not irritated or inflamed. Additionally, it's important to inform your provider of any medications you are taking, as some can affect the skin's sensitivity or healing process.

*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. Images may contain models.