eCO2 for Fractional Skin Resurfacing

eCO2 for Fractional Skin Resurfacing

What is Fractional Skin Resurfacing?

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Ophthalmic Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery Inc. is proud to offer Lutronic’s eCO2 laser for fractional skin resurfacing to its patients! The introduction of fractional skin resurfacing to cosmetic surgeons dramatically changed the way physicians approach resurfacing techniques. By creating tiny micro-wounds spaced apart on the skin, the doctor is treating only a fraction of the skin’s surface.

Since discomfort and healing time is minimized, fractional resurfacing has become more appealing to a wider range of people. The procedure lives up to its promise to reduce skin imperfections and promote collagen regeneration, reclaiming the skin’s youthful texture, tone, and color.

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What Problems Can Fractional Skin Resurfacing Help With?

Results will vary depending on your age, the degree of sun damage, and skin type. However, patients who have had the eCO2 procedure report significant changes in only a single treatment. Fractional skin resurfacing can help:

  • Reduce facial fine lines and wrinkles
  • Give the skin a more firm, smooth appearance
  • Improve scars
  • Reduce sun damage, such as brown spots
  • Reduce skin botches and blends skin color
  • Improve pigmentation and vascular conditions

What Results Can I Expect from Skin Resurfacing with ECO2?

Within a few days, new skin will appear that it is smoother and more even-toned. Your skin will continue to improve over six to nine months as the new collagen builds, replacing the old collagen.

Longevity of Laser Resurfacing Treatment Results

Obviously, your skin will continue to age. However, to minimize ongoing damage, consult with our staff about preventative measures, for example, good sunscreen, makeup, etc. You may need to adopt the habit of wearing a hat or engaging in sports earlier in the morning or later in the afternoon, away from the sun’s peak hours. These are practical lifestyle changes that will help you retain your new, healthier skin.

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Fractional Skin Resurfacing Recovery

Immediately following treatment, you will experience swelling and redness. If your doctor is aggressive during the procedure, the area treated will appear red for a longer period of time. In most cases, this issue resolves in one to three weeks. During that time, with the exception of the first few days post-treatment, you may apply makeup to tone down the redness. Normal activities may be resumed, in most cases, within 5-7 days.

How Many Treatments Will I Need?

Blonde woman with clear skinIt’s possible if you have deep scars and/or deep wrinkles. Also, it depends on your own expectations. You may feel after a few months that you need further improvement. Our staff will assess how many treatments you might need during your initial consultation.

Is Co2 Skin Resurfacing Safe?

Fractional treatments are approaching a decade of popularity with physicians and consumers worldwide. The cCO2 laser is designed with the finest operating features possible to provide you the greatest margin of safety during the procedure.

Is The Laser Skin Resurfacing Treatment Painful?

Everyone experiences pain or discomfort to varying degrees. Our staff will determine how to minimize your discomfort during the procedure. Topical anesthetics are applied and sometimes oral medications are prescribed. Administering nerve blocks is another option that completely numbs the area being treated.

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Contact Us today for more information regarding eCO2 for Fractional Skin Resurfacing! Call 314-567-3567 to schedule a consultation with our aesthetic nurse injectors. You can also visit Aesthetic Medispa of West County for more information.

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