Rejuvenate Your Skin with Fractional CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing
If you want an effective treatment for scars, wrinkles, or other skin imperfections, laser skin resurfacing can provide dramatic results. At Skin Care at 5th Ave in Peachtree, GA, we provide skin resurfacing with a fractional CO2 laser. Dr. Joseph Galitzin and his team of certified laser technicians offer a wide range of laser skin treatments and can find the optimal laser treatment for your unique skin type and the issues you wish to treat. With our advanced fractional CO2 laser, we can safely and effectively treat a variety of conditions, ranging from dark spots to deep wrinkles.
What Is Laser Skin Resurfacing?
During this treatment, we use our state-of-the-art laser to carefully remove the top-most layers of your skin. By eliminating dead and damaged layers, laser skin resurfacing allows new skin cells to form. This process can provide tighter, younger-looking skin. We can also combine our fractional CO2 laser treatments with other skin care services to complement your results.
Am I a Candidate?
Laser skin resurfacing can address a wide range of flaws and imperfections, including:
- Sun damage
- Age spots
- Irregular pigmentation
- Irregular skin texture
- Dull-looking skin
Because treatment with CO2 lasers is more aggressive and can sometimes cause hyperpigmentation, we generally do not recommend it for patients with darker skin tones. However, we offer a range of other laser skin treatments. Dr. Galitzin can assess your skin during a consultation and determine which treatment option is best for your needs and goals.
What to Expect during Treatment
Laser skin resurfacing is a relatively short outpatient procedure. Depending on the size of the area being treated, treatment can take between 30 minutes and two hours. Before beginning, we will administer a local anesthetic to keep you comfortable. For more involved treatments targeting larger areas, we also offer sedation.
Laser skin resurfacing is an effective anti-aging procedure that can address mild to severe skin imperfections.
Once you are comfortable, Dr. Galitzin or one of our technicians will use the fractional CO2 laser to precisely target skin imperfections. They may use the laser to stimulate collagen production below the skin surface or remove outer layers of the skin. The specifics of your procedure will depend on the issues being treated and the extent of treatment required.
Recovering after Laser Skin Resurfacing
In general, more dramatic results require more in-depth treatments and a longer recovery. Recovery may take between 10 and 21 days. During the first 12 to 72 hours, you may feel itching or stinging. Some swelling is also normal for a few days after the procedure.
About a week after laser resurfacing, your skin will likely begin to peel. After the initial healing period, you can use oil-free makeup to minimize redness. It can take two or three months for the redness to fully disappear. It is crucial to use consistently broad-spectrum sunscreen after your skin resurfacing treatment as excessive skin exposure can affect your results.
Improve the Appearance of Your Skin
Laser skin resurfacing is an effective anti-aging procedure that can address mild to severe skin imperfections. For more information about our advanced fractional CO2 laser treatment, contact our practice or call (770) 487-2645 today.