Laser skin resurfacing has become one of the cornerstones in skin rejuvenation and the improvement of almost all types of scarring by ameliorating fine lines or wrinkles, uneven pigmentation, and large visible pores. Fractional CO2 skin resurfacing works by vaporizing a precise column and depth of skin leading to skin contraction (tighter skin) and the formation of new healthier skin cells (smooth even skin).
This procedure is performed in an outpatient setting with a topical anesthesia to reduce discomfort. It has a downtime of 5-7 days where you will experience redness followed by exfoliation of the destroyed skin. With the right settings and technique, this procedure is safe and effective for all skin types but there may be situations in which a less aggressive laser may be more advisable. Your dermatologist will evaluate this for you as well as give you the optimal pre and post treatment regimen as the healing phase is just as important as the procedure itself.