CO2 Fractional Resurfacing Laser in Brentwood, TN
Aging brings not only wisdom, but also fine lines, wrinkles, and other cosmetic issues. In the past, surgery was the only option for men and women who wanted to reduce the signs of aging. Laser technology, though, has changed the way that people can look younger. Cool Springs MD offers CO2 fractional resurfacing laser treatments for men and women in Brentwood, Nashville and nearby towns in Tennessee who want to reduce the effects of aging without surgery.
Do you want to repair your skin to a level that defies beauty?
Are you aware that your body produces less collagen as you age, leading to the support structure of your skin breaking down? Elements such as UV exposure and other environmental aspects can also discolor your skin and may lead to the development of wrinkles prematurely.
If you are unhappy with how you look and want to investigate your options, you need to consider fractional carbon dioxide laser skin resurfacing, a powerful, effective treatment.
Fractional CO2 laser skin resurfacing is the most advanced breakthrough for facial anti-aging treatments over the last 10 years. It combines the effectiveness of traditional CO2 lasers, which have long been the best method for wrinkle removal, with a new application technique to deliver powerful results without the rough side effects. We are very excited to make this treatment available to Cool Springs MD patients.
Exposure to environmental elements and the natural aging process destroy collagen. This is the main protein in skin tissue that makes the skin line-free and plump. Fractional CO2 laser skin resurfacing uses beamlets of light to create tiny holes in your skin, giving the natural production of collagen a boost. The treatment, however, prevents damage to the uppermost layer of your skin, delivering the best results without requiring a long recovery period.
What Is Fractional CO2 Laser Skin Treatment?
Fractional CO2 laser skin resurfacing takes years off of your appearance and significantly improves pigmentation irregularities and wrinkles in your skin. The treatment could be the best way to resurface wrinkly facial skin resulting from exposure to sun, as well as to resurface acne scarring and crow’s feet.
The amplified, high-energy light waves of CO2 instantly vaporize the targeted areas of the uppermost layer of skin, causing minimal trauma to surrounding skin. By leaving small untreated areas between treated ones, the skin heals faster.
Why Consider Fractional CO2 Laser Treatment?
The top reason for the use of fractional CO2 laser skin resurfacing at Cool Springs MD is its reliability and precision to deliver the desired results safely.
The treatment excels at repairing deep wrinkles, severe textural differences from sun damage, blotchiness, surgical and trauma-related scarring, and acne scars. It can even be applied to the delicate skin around the mouth and on the eyelid. Fractional CO2 laser skin resurfacing also improves the appearance of dark pigmentation and sun spots, and it is very effective in treating precancerous growths and other sun damage as well.
Fractional CO2 laser skin resurfacing is not only applied to the face. It can also be used to improve blotchiness, texture and wrinkles on the chest, neck, legs, and arms. However, there is a higher risk of scarring in these areas, and the procedures involve lower laser settings.
How Does Fractional CO2 Laser Resurfacing Work?
The fractional CO2 laser pixelates, or fractionates, the CO2 beam into thousands of micro-shafts of light. These tiny light shafts penetrate the deep layers of the skin, and then the skin repairs itself by pushing out the sun-damaged cells and replacing them with new ones. “Collateral” heat damage shrinks the existing collagen as well.
Is Fractional Skin Resurfacing Right for You?
The advanced technology used in fractional CO2 laser skin resurfacing lets the technician control the intensity of every treatment. Your treatment is customized to your desired downtime and personal needs.
Although this treatment is effective and safe for nearly every type of skin, you should set up a consultation with Cool Springs MD staff to talk about your options and determine whether you are a favorable candidate for the procedure.
Common Questions About Fractional CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing at Cool Springs MD
How Long Does the Treatment Take?
Treatment usually takes less than 30 minutes to complete the procedure.
How Many Treatments Will I Need?
The number of treatments depends on the amount of wrinkles, sun damage and scarring that you have, as well as how much recovery time with which you are comfortable. Generally, one or two fractional CO2 laser treatments requires about seven days of downtime.
How Does the Laser Treatment Feel?
Patients feel a variety of sensations from the treatment. As the pulses of light are sent to your skin, you could feel a warm, sharp sensation and as if your skin is tightening. A majority of patients also feel and look as if they have a mild sunburn, which lasts for numerous days following the procedure. Dr. Lodge can give you an anesthetic ointment and cooling device to reduce the discomfort.
How Do I Care for My Skin Following the Treatment?
Post-treatment care differs between patients and depends on the outcome that they desire. If you get a full facial resurfacing treatment, you need to remain inside for a couple days and apply a topical ointment to your skin.
When Will I See Results?
Fractional CO2 laser skin resurfacing can be tailored to your needs. It can be shallow with less healing time or deep with more healing time. Generally, the results are also better with deeper treatments. However, some patients opt to have two or three treatments that are not deep so that they avoid the longer recovery time.
Some of the results are immediately noticeable, but you will not see the full outcome for three to six months. After the three to 14 days of healing, your skin may remain slightly pink for four to six weeks. During that time, you will begin to feel smoother skin, and it will look less blotchy. The blotchiness continues to fade along with your wrinkles as your pigment returns to normal, and your skin will have more glow.
When Can I Go Back to Work and Resume My Activities?
You cannot return to work and normal activities right after fractional CO2 laser skin resurfacing. You will need to ice and care for your skin for the rest of the day. While shallower treatments require three to five days of social downtime, seven to 10 days are needed for deeper treatments.
How Much Does CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing Cost?
Because each CO2 laser skin resurfacing patient has different needs, you’ll want to discuss CO2 laser skin resurfacing prices with your doctor or a member of his staff. The friendly and knowledgeable team at Cool Springs MD is available for one-on-one consultations to discuss pricing, as well as answer any questions or ease any concerns you may have about receiving CO2 laser skin resurfacing. We’re happy to provide you with all the information you need to reach your aesthetic goals.
Are you looking for a non-surgical anti-aging solution that gives you real results? Contact Cool Springs MD in Brentwood, Tennessee, at 615-283-7291 to schedule a personal consultation for our fractional CO2 laser skin resurfacing treatment!