Do you live in Brentwood, Franklin, the greater Nashville area, or other regions of Tennessee and are considering CO2 laser skin treatment? Dr. Lodge and the staff at Cool Springs MD will gladly provide you with the information, so you can make the best decision for your skin.
What is Fractional CO2 Laser Skin Treatment?
Fractional CO2 laser skin treatment improves the quality of your skin, remove wrinkles, and reverse the natural aging process. This treatment method uses a revolutionary application technique, utilizing small beams of light to create small holes in the first layer of your skin, minimizing the side effects that were associated with traditional CO2 lasers. This procedure helps improve the pigmentation irregularities in your skin and boosts your natural production of collagen.
How Much Does Fractional CO2 Laser Skin Treatment Cost?
Every patient has unique skin and will require individualized treatment to reach their goals. The staff and Dr. Lodge at Cool Springs MD will provide you with the necessary information through individual consultations to better understand the procedure and pricing.
Am I a Candidate for Fractional CO2 Laser Skin Treatment?
If you are a male or female with wrinkles, damage due to the sun exposure, or other skin-related problems that you would like to remove, fractional CO2 laser skin treatment might help you reach your goals. It can be used on skin in the face, chest, neck, legs, and arms. In areas other than the face, there is an increased risk of possible scarring.
How is Fractional CO2 Laser Skin Treatment Performed?
Fractional CO2 laser skin treatment utilizes beams of light that are aimed at target areas of the skin with a laser. The laser causes minimal trauma to the first layer of the skin, and treated areas are left with small gaps between untreated areas so the skin can heal quicker. Treatment begins the repair process, as skin pushes out the damaged cells from the deeper layers.
What is Recovery Like After Fractional CO2 Laser Skin Treatment?
Your skin following fractional CO2 laser skin treatment will resemble a mild sunburn. This typically lasts for a few days and can cause some discomfort. Immediately after receiving treatment, you will need to ice and take care of your skin for the remainder of the day. Recovery will vary on the depth of treatment, and during this recovery period, it is mandatory that you stay indoors so your skin can heal properly and to prevent future damage. You can receive an ointment and cooling device to help with the discomfort.
How Long Will My Fractional CO2 Laser Skin Treatment Results Last?
Fractional CO2 laser skin treatment results last for as long as you are maintaining proper care of your skin. Results may be noticed immediately in some cases, but the long-term results of the procedure are typically seen after a few months. If multiple treatments are needed, there is a recovery period of one week that you need to take between sessions.
CO2 Fractional Resurfacing Laser FAQs
Yes! CO2 fractional laser resurfacing uses revolutionary laser technology to rejuvenate the skin where it matters the most - beneath the surface. Unlike other laser treatments, which apply laser energy evenly across the skin’s surface, CO2 fractional laser resurfacing strategically delivers energy to deeper layers of the skin. By doing so, entire columns of skin cells can be targeted, instead of limiting treatments to the outermost layers of skin. With this advantage, collagen stimulation and skin rejuvenation takes place in many layers of the skin, producing superior results with less downtime.
Most patients will experience redness in the face for about one to two weeks after a CO2 laser treatment. However, this timeline can vary, and some patients may experience continued redness for up to a month or longer. During this time, you can expect the skin to be sensitive, resembling the symptoms of a sunburn.
It is important to let the skin heal completely between CO2 fractional laser treatment sessions. For this reason, we may recommend that patients wait one to two months between treatments. We’ll help you determine an appropriate treatment schedule during your consultation to ensure that you achieve optimal, timely results.
Think fractional CO2 laser skin treatment is the right procedure for you? Contact Cool Springs MD to discuss your unique symptoms and situation with Dr. Lodge and to schedule a consultation. We welcome patients in Brentwood, Franklin, the greater Nashville area, and the surrounding towns of Tennessee.