Your skin is your body’s largest organ, so you look healthier when your skin is vital and glowing. When you are unhappy with the look of your skin, your confidence may suffer. Fortunately, there are cosmetic procedures available to help you look and feel your best. Clinics around the U.S. performed about 17.1 million cosmetic procedures in 2016, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Among these treatments, CO2RE resurfacing has grown in popularity.
If you are considering this laser treatment, this guide will answer some of your basic questions. CO2RE resurfacing Boston MA trusts, we are happy to expand on these questions.
How does CO2RE resurfacing work?
CO2RE resurfacing involves two types of lasers that treat a portion of the skin at a time. The lasers pierce millions of holes in the skin, eliminating the skin in their paths. This forces the body to heal the skin by generating new cells. If successful, this procedure results in an evener skin tone.
Is CO2RE right for me?
The best way to know if CO2RE Resurfacing is right for you is to speak with your medspa. Generally speaking, this procedure is best for people in their 30s and older. CO2RE resurfacing can be especially effective if your skin has sustained damage from the sun and age.
What can I expect from my treatment?
Your clinician may apply a topical anesthetic before the procedure. While this will dull the sensation, you may experience some mild discomfort during treatment. For more intense procedures, your clinician may recommend sedatives or other types of pain relievers.
Are there any side effects?
In the hours following the procedure, you may feel a burning sensation on the skin. Then the skin will start to peel for up to ten days. This is a good sign, indicating that the restorative properties of the CO2RE lasers are working.
While your clinician can give you more specific information on yielding results, you should expect to see rejuvenated skin in about three months. This gives the skin cells a chance to heal the laser holes. As with Botox and laser hair removal, your clinician will give you specific care instructions to keep your skin healthy after treatment. This will keep your skin glowing for as long as possible.