CO2 Laser Treatment
We specialize in CO2 Laser Treatments using the latest, top of the line laser equipment. That means precise technique and the best results with less down time for you. The procedure is performed by a Licensed Laser Specialist with 30 years experience. Call 720-222-9522 to schedule a free no obligation consultation.
As we age the effects of time, the sun, hormones, stress and life’s vices can take a toll on our skin and make us look older than we feel. Our Carbon Dioxide (CO2) ablative laser addresses deep lines, acne scarring and severe pigmentation and sagging skin issues. The CO2 laser has the longest wavelength of all the lasers on the market (10600 nm). It emits short bursts of high-intensity light to selectively targeted areas of the skin. The light emissions precisely remove damaged skin to reveal the underlying skin which is softer, smoother, and younger looking while boosting collagen growth and tightening the treated skin.
Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) consists of multiple wavelengths of light while a Laser puts out a focused, concentrated beam of light. As a result, Laser Treatments are able to more effectively address a wider range of skin conditions and with significantly less down time.
Skin Resurfacing, also known as Ablation is the method by which a CO2 Laser repairs skin. It refers to removal of the outer layer of skin (the epidermis). A CO2 Laser is capable of skin resurfacing. Many other lasers as well as all IPL treatments are not.
Our CO2 Ablative Laser excels at treating deeper wrinkles, more severe textural changes from sun damage, wrinkles, blotches, acne scars, and surgical or traumatic scars. It can be used on the delicate eyelid skin and around the mouth or any area of the body. It is also a very effective treatment for sun damage and precancerous growths.
- Skin Resurfacing
- CO2 Laser Ablation
- Non-Surgical Facelift
- Acne Scar Elimination
- Scar Rejuvenation
- Wrinkle Reduction
- Facial Pore Reduction
- Stretch Mark Removal
- Labial Tightening
- Laser Vaginal Tightening
- Non-Surgical Neck Tightening
This treatment DOES NOT effectively address some skin conditions including dilated blood vessels (telangectasias) or that red, blotchy discoloration on the neck (poikiloderma).
This is also not a treatment for any woman who is pregnant, lactating, or anyone who has been treated with isotretinoin (or Accutane) within 6 months. In addition, if there are any conditions resulting in delayed or abnormal healing or a history of cold sores or herpes virus it is important to inform us at the consultation stage to prevent complications.
Besides the traditional skin resurfacing, there is a second method called Fractional Skin Resurfacing. It is a newer, gentler method of skin resurfacing treatment. With Fractional Resurfacing, only part of the skin is removed resulting in a shorter healing time and reduced risk of complications. Determining which method is right for you can be determined by scheduling a free consultation.
A good candidate for carbon dioxide laser skin resurfacing is typically an individual who has developed significant facial lines and wrinkling. A candidate may also have facial scars or uneven pigmentation they wish to correct. It can be used safely on darker skin types with appropriate adjustments in the settings (If this treatment is to be undertaken on dark skin, it will need to be part of a series of gentler treatments and not a single treatment.).
Reasons not to do an ablative laser treatment may include use of medications that increase photosensitivity, use of anticoagulants (some are fine), use of Accutane in the last six months, chemotherapy, history of difficulty healing or scarring, history of bleeding disorders, and pregnancy.
The best way to find out if you are a candidate for a CO2 laser skin resurfacing treatment is to schedule a free consultation with Laser Aesthetics.
The latest technological advancement in the field of laser resurfacing is the use of light beams that are either pulsed or scattered at a very high rate. This minimizes heat damage that the skin might otherwise be exposed to. It also allows a more powerful CO2 laser to be utilized for deeper tissue removal and for more effective removal of pronounced wrinkles and creases. This technology allows the laser skin resurfacing treatment to provide some of the most dramatic, age-defying results possible.
At this time there is no other treatment that can give you the overall results that Ablative CO2 does. You would have to combine fillers, botox, and plastic surgery to achieve similar results. A CO2 laser eliminates more pronounced lines and wrinkles than similar treatments, thus, “turning back the clock” on your complexion and revealing the more youthful looking skin that lies underneath
Patients receive an initial skin consultation with our licensed Medical Aesthetician to determine candidacy for Ablative CO2 laser. Our Aesthetician will create a treatment plan that is suited to your skin type and goals.
Treatment continues after the actual procedure including a complete package system insuring that you achieve the best possible results. Included in each Ablative CO2 Laser treatment are pre and post-treatment care products. Patients will begin the pre-treatment skin care system one week prior to treatment. This system gently prepares the skin by sloughing old, damaged cells and strengthening the skin prior to treatment.
The day of the laser procedure, a topical anesthetic will be applied to reduce discomfort. A prescription to reduce swelling will be offered to patients. Each treatment area takes approximately 30 minutes. Recovery time for treatment is typically eight days. This recovery time varies depending on overall patient health, skin type, and desired results. Most people drive to and from their own appointment.
It is imperative to follow the pre and post care instructions in order to achieve optimal results
Not the same day generally. The CO2 laser is compatible long term with Botox, Juvederm, Restylane, Sculptra and other laser based technologies like hair removal, Fraxel Restore, IPL, pulsed dye, etc. Some treatments may be performed in conjunction with other cosmetic surgery procedures to eliminate multiple recovery periods.