CO2 Laser Treatments
The major difference between IPL treatments Fractional and CO2 Laser Resurfacing is ablation. CO2 are deep, ablative treatments for more intense cellular turnover. Because it’s such a concentrated treatment, CO2 laser treatments at Derma-Tech are always administered by Dr. Boice. CO2 lasers remove columns of skin in a precise matrix to a depth that is most beneficial to the healing process. By removing skin in this manner, healthy skin tissues are left intact beside the columns to bridge the gaps and aid in healing. Because it’s less aimed at pigmentation, CO2 fractional laser resurfacing can improve more skin concerns, like fine lines and wrinkles, uneven skin tone and texture, skin laxity, dullness, and weakened collagen.
CO2 laser resurfacing is the single-most effective laser treatment to repair skin in one procedure, including advanced skin damage and aging. It’s like having multiple non-invasive procedures performed at once. Because it is intense, there is a 7-14 day recovery period, during which time your skin undergoes an intensive flaking and peeling period while healing occurs. A variety of anesthetic options are available for patient comfort.
What’s Right For Me?
Overall, CO2 is the more thorough of the treatments, but each treatment has its advantages and disadvantages. Everyone’s skin is different. At Derma-Tech Medical Spa, we believe your treatment should suit your unique needs. If you’re curious to see if IPL or CO2 is right for you, we’re here to help.
During your initial consultation, our staff can help you come up with a plan to give you the best skin possible. After all, you deserve to feel comfortable in your own skin.