CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing
Laser skin resurfacing is a brilliant way of rejuvenating and tightening the skin.
Laser Skin Resurfacing can achieve excellent and dramatic results in skin rejuvenation. It is often used in conjunction with other surgical procedures to give the best outcome – for example, blepharoplasty, PRP or neck lift are most popular with Mr Golchin’s laser patients.
How does laser skin resurfacing treatment work?
The aim of CO2 laser resurfacing treatments is to rejuvenate the skin through the remodelling of collagen, the structural protein in skin. This treatment uses powerful carbon dioxide (CO2) lasers which thanks to a wavelength of 10,600 nanometers, penetrate deeply through a precise pulse of energy. This energy works to remove the outer skin layer which is responsible for showing visible wrinkles. Upon removing this outer layer, regrowth of healthy skin with better alignment of collagen fibres is encouraged, a process which continues three to six months following the treatment.
Thanks to how deeply this CO2 laser can penetrate, the beam can be moved rapidly across the treatment area, enabling a short exposure time at each position. It can be applied to specific regions, such as under the eyes, the upper lip, or the entire face. CO2 laser delivers char-free ablation, meaning free of scarring and pigmentation.
What results can I expect to see from laser resurfacing treatment?
CO2 laser resurfacing offers numerous benefits, but the most notable include:
- Reduction in fine lines and wrinkles
- Minimised skin imperfections
- Improved skin texture
- Reduction in general scaring and acne scarring
- Reduction in the appearance of stretch marks
- Repair to sun damage
Whatever your skin goals are, CO2 laser treatment can be a viable and highly effective solution.
Who are CO2 laser resurfacing treatments suitable for?
CO2 laser skin resurfacing is suitable for anyone who wants younger and healthier-looking skin.
If you have excess wrinkles, age spots or an uneven tone, this laser treatment can boost collagen production and give you a healthier overall look.
It is particularly beneficial for treating acne scars and reducing the damage caused by sun exposure.
If you are unsure whether this treatment is suitable for you, we would always recommend to book a consultation with our friendly team.
Is laser resurfacing painful?
Some patients report minor discomfort during the procedure however we apply anaesthetic cream to minimise it. It’s not very painful, and most people are happy to return for several treatments.
Slight pain may be experienced during the healing process, which many people compare to sunburn and skin peeling. This effects will last anything between a few hours and a couple of days.
How many sessions will I need?
The number of sessions required depends on how well an individuals skin responds to C02 laser resurfacing and the condition of the skin on starting. For example, if you have severely sun-damaged skin, you might need more treatments than someone with minor skin tone irregularities.
People usually require anything from three to six sessions, which occur after four months of recovery.
The images on the left above show a patient before any treatment. Those on the right, show the patient six weeks post-treatment. The treatment course was as follows; Skin regeneration using CO2 Laser, Dermal Fillers and Anti-Wrinkle Injections were used to treat volume loss on this patient.