FRACTIONAL CO2 LASER
Faces Medspa at Dubuque ENT has a variety of state-of-the-art anti-aging procedures to rejuvenate your appearance. Laser skin resurfacing with the Fractional Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Laser is one of the most effective procedures to improve skin quality and texture while reducing fine and moderately deep lines. Because CO2 laser resurfacing relies on stimulating collagen synthesis, results are very impressive and more natural-appearing than when relying on injectable fillers alone.
Fractional CO2 laser skin resurfacing in Dubuque is designed to dramatically reduce lines and wrinkles, improve skin texture, reduce discoloration, and stimulate natural collagen production in the skin of the face, neck, chest, and hands, leading to steady rejuvenation over several months and lasting up to several years. Additionally, laser resurfacing can be used in combination with aesthetic facial surgery, such as a facelift or neck lift, to achieve the best results possible.
WHAT IT TREATS
60 minutes per treatment on average
Redness and swelling will occur for 7-10 days
Improved skin texture and appearance are visible at 3 months and continue to improve for months to come
Most patients do not need maintenance treatments
NUMBER OF TREATMENTS
Many patients achieve their skincare goals after 1 Fractional CO2 laser treatment
The cost of Fractional CO2 laser treatments depends on the size of the treatment area and can range from $500-$2,500 per treatment
BENEFITS OF CO2 LASER RESURFACING
Because fractionated CO2 laser resurfacing targets lines, texture, tone, and brown spots, it’s used to globally rejuvenate the skin. It corrects color problems, eliminates fine lines, and tightens the skin, giving the entire face a younger, refreshed appearance. Although it is most often used to treat the face, the CO2 laser can be used to improve neck, chest, arms, and hand skin. It is also frequently combined with surgical lifting procedures at Faces Medspa. If a facelift or neck lift is performed alone, the skin often doesn’t match the newer lifted appearance, making it look “done.” By rejuvenating the skin at the same time as surgery, the final result is a much more natural. The laser also beautifully softens and eliminates vertical lines around the mouth and tightens eyelid skin, which no surgical or injectable filler procedure can accomplish well.
HOW IT WORKS
Fractionation of the CO2 laser allows us to target deeper portions of the dermis while protecting small bridges of unaffected tissue that are left intact. This is similar to the aeration of your lawn, where small plugs are removed but the remaining lawn is intact. These islands of intact skin make the healing process much faster, the procedure safer, and you back to work with rejuvenated skin quickly. Each pulse vaporizes a column of tissue that heats collagen deeply. This heat stimulates collagen growth, eliminates fine lines/wrinkles, improves pore texture, and tightens the skin.
There is some discomfort with the procedure, however it is performed with numbing cream, injections, and other anesthetic medication desigend to maximize your comfort. Four to five days of oozing skin and swelling followed by peeling is expected and total recovery time is under 7-8 days. By day 5 most patients can wear mineral based cover up to soften residual redness.
Results are immediate with improvement of fine lines, elimination of pigmentation, pore size reduction and skin tightening. New collagen formation, however, will continue for the next 6 months, so expect additional improvement over the next season or two!