Adrienne E. Stewart, M.D. uses state of the art fractional CO2 lasers to perform skin resurfacing procedures. CO2 lasers have long been the gold standard for facial resurfacing. The results have been amazing, but unfortunately the process has been roundly criticized by patients who routinely say they are happy with the results but would not go through the process again. Thanks to the advent of the fractional CO2 laser technique, patients are achieve great results with little to no downtime or discomfort. Visit Aesthetic Surgery and Dermatology of Cherry Creek in Denver, CO to learn more, or contact us today to schedule your consultation!
What is Different about Fractional CO2 Lasers?
The CO2 process in the past was very painful and involved extensive downtime for recovery. Due to this, Dr. Stewart never offered the old style CO2 resurfacing. However, all this has changed new CO2 technology. This technology delivers a pattern of microscopic columns of laser exposure which leave nearly 75% percentage of the skin completely undamaged. With the fractional CO2 laser technique, the patient experiences some redness of the skin. Minor healing time is required, which is usually around five to seven days. The patient is usually back to normal life within a week’s time. Pain is experienced during the treatment, but afterward the patient’s pain feels similar to sunburn for a few hours.
How Long does the Procedure Take?
How long the procedure takes usually depends on how large of an area you are having treated. Most face treatments take an hour or less. After you leave our office, we recommend using a good skin care routine to protect your skin and maintain your results. Our professionals can give you a list of products that may be beneficial to you if you are unsure of where to start.
Who is a Good Candidate?
If you are interested in rejuvenating your face non-surgically, then CO2 lasers may be right for you. This treatment is able to address:
- Loose, sagging skin
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Hyperpigmentation and uneven skin tone
- Uneven skin texture
- And more!
You must be able to set aside the required amount of time in order to recover from your treatment. Most patients need 3-4 days before they can put on makeup or return to work. You can speak with our professionals to find out exactly how long you will be out of commission.
To learn more about this treatment, simply get in touch with our team at Aesthetic Surgery and Dermatology of Cherry Creek in Denver, CO. We would be more than happy to answer any questions you may have. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!