Is CO2 Laser Treatment Right for You? Everything You Need To Know

Woman's face (model) as she undergoes laser skin treatment.

Reflecting on your skin’s appearance can make you wonder if there’s a way to turn back the clock on aging, sun damage, or scars. If these concerns resonate with you, CO2 laser resurfacing might be the treatment you’ve been searching for.

At Ladner Facial Plastic Surgery, we understand the importance of feeling comfortable in your own skin. CO2 laser treatments have helped countless patients achieve a smoother, healthier, more youthful complexion. If you’re wondering whether this transformative treatment is right for you, this blog post will explain everything you need to know.

What Is CO2 Laser Treatment?

CO2 laser treatment is a resurfacing procedure that enhances the skin on your face, neck, chest, and other extremities. Using carbon dioxide lasers, this procedure meticulously removes the outer layers of damaged skin to reveal the smoother, more youthful skin underneath. The treatment also heats the underlying skin, stimulating collagen production and creating firmer and more radiant skin over time.

Benefits of CO2 Laser Treatment

CO2 laser treatment offers a comprehensive solution for enhancing skin tone and texture, ideal for the following concerns:

  • Diminishing wrinkles
  • Smoothing fine lines
  • Fading scars from acne or injury
  • Reducing sun damage

Whether you’re battling the visible signs of aging, the aftermath of sun exposure, or the scars left by acne, this treatment can deliver dramatic skin improvements.

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Before & After CO2 Laser Treatment & Facial Surgery at Ladner Facial Plastic Surgery in Denver, CO
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Before & After CO2 Laser Treatment & Facial Surgery at Ladner Facial Plastic Surgery in Denver, CO

The Procedure: What To Expect

At your consultation, we’ll discuss the best preparatory steps, including introducing topical treatments such as Ladner Triactive of Clarity Cream 2 weeks prior. The procedure itself is quick, ranging from 30 minutes to an hour, with options for conscious sedation or general anesthesia based on Dr. Ladner’s recommendation and your comfort level.

Innovative Enhancements: Nano-Fat, Exosomes, and PRP

Setting our practice apart, we’re excited to integrate nano-fat, exosomes, and PRP (platelet-rich plasma) treatment with CO2 laser treatments. This innovative approach amplifies the healing and regenerative processes, optimizing outcomes and delivering unparalleled results. For the ultimate treatment, a combination of a light CO2 treatment with the Vivace Ultra RF Microneedling can be used. This allows penetration to the epidermis as well as the deeper dermis layer. Since all layers are being fully treated, you can experience new collagen being stimulated and hyaluronic acid being produced at every level.

Recovery and Care Post-Treatment

Recovery is a crucial phase in achieving the best results from your CO2 laser treatment. Post-treatment, the skin undergoes a regeneration process. During this time, you’ll follow a tailored care regimen that includes antibiotics and antiviral medications to ward off infection.

While your skin may exhibit a pink hue for 3 to 6 weeks post-treatment, diligent sun protection and adherence to aftercare instructions will help ensure a smooth and successful recovery. Dr. Ladner’s tinted sunscreen can be worn, and you can also wear makeup within a couple of weeks to help camouflage your healing skin.

Comparing CO2 Laser With Other Facial Treatments

Compared to other facial rejuvenation options, CO2 laser skin resurfacing stands out for its depth of treatment and comprehensive results. It’s particularly well-suited for patients who want to address multiple skin concerns simultaneously, from texture and tone to deep-set wrinkles and scars, offering a more pronounced and lasting improvement than many alternative treatments.

Is CO2 Laser Treatment Right for You?

During your consultation, we’ll assess your skin type, concerns, and goals to determine if CO2 laser resurfacing aligns with your aesthetic aspirations. The treatment is best for people with lighter skin tones; those with darker skin have an increased risk of post-treatment hyperpigmentation and scarring. Those with open wounds, active acne lesions, or active infections like herpes simplex virus should postpone CO2 laser therapy.

Why Choose Ladner Facial Plastic Surgery

At Ladner Facial Plastic Surgery, we combine cutting-edge technology with personalized care to deliver results that not only meet but exceed your expectations. Dr. Ladner’s expertise, coupled with our commitment to innovation, such as offering nano-fat and PRP enhancements, ensures that your treatment is a transformative experience.

Take the Next Step

By blending advanced technology with customized care, Ladner Facial Plastic Surgery is dedicated to helping you achieve the radiant complexion you deserve. Ready to take the next step toward a more confident you? Call our office at (303) 253-7686 or request a consultation using our online form.

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