CO2 Fractional Laser Skin Resurfacing in Birmingham, MI
Are you bothered by the appearance of sun damage, wrinkles, acne scars, or even benign growths like a wart? CO2 fractional laser skin resurfacing delivers impressive results that can't be achieved in a single treatment with other forms of laser therapy. At Clarkston Dermatology, we know that you want to look and feel your best, but you may struggle with knowing where to find the help you need. Our national award-winning practice is proud to offer the most innovative cosmetic treatments from board-certified providers, including CO2 fractional laser skin treatment. We welcome men and women in Troy and Clarkston, MI, to our practice.
What Is CO2 Fractional Laser Skin Resurfacing?
Laser skin resurfacing is a non-invasive treatment that uses controlled laser energy to heat layers of the skin to reduce the appearance of blemishes, hyperpigmentation, sun damage, acne scars, and wrinkles. CO2 fractional laser technology is a type of ablative skin resurfacing that uses short pulsed light energy or continuous beams of energy to remove thin layers of skin with minimal damage to deeper tissue. Columns of skin are removed in a fractionated method while leaving surrounding skin intact for an easier recovery process.
How Much Does Fractional Laser Skin Resurfacing Cost in Clarkston, MI?
The cost of CO2 fractional laser skin resurfacing depends on several factors, including the area that will be treated and whether you can benefit from a second session. We take pride in delivering a customized approach to cosmetic dermatology with skin care solutions tailored to your needs. To find out your individual cost, please contact us to schedule a free consultation. We offer CareCredit® financing to make your treatment as affordable as possible.
What Does CO2 Fractional Laser Skin Resurfacing Treat?
CO2 fractional laser therapy is considered one of the best laser treatments for achieving significant results from a single treatment, although it does have a longer recovery period than non-ablative laser treatment. Ablative CO2 laser skin resurfacing is able to treat a wide variety of skin care concerns such as:
- Age spots
- Acne and acne scars
- Irregular skin texture
- Fine lines or wrinkles
- Dull skin tone
What Should I Expect During Fractional CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing?
CO2 laser skin resurfacing is performed as an in-office procedure using topical anesthetic to make your treatment as comfortable as possible. Your entire face may be treated or individual wrinkles and problem areas may be addressed instead. Depending on the treatment areas, your treatment may take anywhere from 30 to 120 minutes total. The treatment area will be dressed with a bandage that should be left on for about 24 hours, and you will be instructed on how to cleanse and moisturize your skin while it heals.
What Is Recovery Like After CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing?
The primary drawback of CO2 laser skin resurfacing is it requires downtime and a recovery process of seven to 14 days. The trade-off is that ablative laser skin resurfacing is better able to treat moderate to severe blemishes, imperfections, and texture problems. For one to two weeks after your treatment, you may experience redness, crusting that may come with oozing, dry skin, peeling, and flaking.
What Results Can I Expect From CO2 Fractional Laser Skin Resurfacing?
You can expect noticeable and significant improvements in the tone, clarity, and texture of your skin after your skin heals from your treatment. Your results will continue to improve over a period of about six months as long as you take care of your skin by minimizing sun exposure and using proper skin care products.
Ready to see your most flawless and beautiful skin yet? Clarkston Dermatology serves patients in Troy and Clarkston based on the idea that finding the quality help you need to look and feel your best shouldn't be a challenge. Our team of licensed professionals offer the most innovative treatments like CO2 fractional laser resurfacing to give you the real results you're looking for. To get started, schedule your free consultation, meet your expert guides, and get started with a custom care plan. We also invite you to download "The Top 5 Myths About Botox®" ahead of your appointment.