What Can CO2 Laser Treatments Do for Me?

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If you are in search of a treatment a level beyond the impact of injectable treatments, CO2 laser treatments are an extremely effective method of completely resurfacing the skin. Here at Gawley Plastic Surgery, we use the MaxFX™ CO2 which effectively eliminates the signs of aging. There is not one specific patient that the CO2 laser is best for, since it can treat and reverse a wide variety of skin issues that surface as we age or accumulate environmental damage.

How Does a CO2 Laser Treatments Work?

Unlike other lasers, the MaxFX™ CO2 laser is an ablative laser that uses targeted, short pulses of high-energy laser to treat very specific areas of the skin. During the treatment, the laser causes the skin cells to vaporize, layer by layer, allowing a new layer of skin to develop. The strength of the treatment can be controlled by the practitioner, allowing for a customized treatment. Simply put, this laser has the ability to remove the damaged outer layers of skin and reveal a more youthful glow and finish to the skin. The procedure is not as effective at facial rejuvenation as a facelift but falls somewhere in between injectables and a facelift as far as the level of correction it can achieve. CO2 treatments can also be combined with facial rejuvenation surgery for stunning results.

What Skin Issues Can It Improve?

The MaxFX™ CO2 laser can correct signs of aging as well as damage that can occur from environmental factors. Some of these issues include:

  • Skin laxity
  • Etched fine lines and wrinkles
  • Scars from injury and acne
  • Skin texture
  • Pre-cancerous moles
  • Sun damage

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If you are interested in receiving a CO2 treatment to regain that youthful glow we’re all after, contact Gawley Plastic Surgery today to schedule a consultation. Many patients are taking advantage of the benefits of this minimally invasive treatment and are loving their younger and healthier looking skin.

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Dr. Gawley is one of the premiere plastic surgeons in the Scottsdale and Phoenix area. He specializes in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the breast, body, and face. Dr. Gawley combines his extensive training and state-of-the-art technology to provide his patients with personalized care and natural results.