Because our skin’s production of collagen and elastin declines as we age, our skin’s underlying structure begins to break down, bringing about fine lines and wrinkles. On top of that, environmental factors such as sun exposure and pollution can further deteriorate the skin, causing discoloration. Thankfully, there is a way to correct these signs of skin aging: fractional CO2 laser resurfacing.
What is CO2 Laser Resurfacing?
CO2 laser resurfacing is an effective way to dramatically reduce the signs of facial aging for a younger looking and healthier complexion. It works by vaporizing the outermost layer of damaged and dull skin to allow new, healthy skin cells to replace the old ones. This process also triggers the production of collagen in the skin for a refreshed appearance. As a bonus, CO2 laser resurfacing is one of the best methods for reducing the appearance of acne scarring and sun damage.
CO2 Laser Benefits
While this treatment is effective in treating lines and wrinkles, it also boasts many other benefits. First, treatment is adjustable to meet your specific needs and desired recovery outcome. The physician can control the intensity of the treatment, so patients can receive the treatment that is right for their skin. Healing is also quick, as this treatment offers accelerated healing due to the precision of the treatment. Only the treatment area is targeted, which leaves surrounding tissues untouched. The CO2 laser treatment is also proven safe and effective and can be used on almost all skin types, so almost anyone can benefit!
At Gawley Plastic Surgery, we will work with you to create an individualized CO2 laser treatment plan to achieve your desired results. Our goal is to help you achieve the healthy, glowing complexion you desire. Take the first step towards a more youthful looking you by contacting our Scottsdale office today to schedule a consultation.