If you want to restore the youthful look of your skin that has been taken away by things like wrinkles and sun damage, you might want to look into the advantages of CO2 fractional resurfacing at Metro Dermatology. During this procedure, pulses of light in the form of lasers target microscopic areas of the skin. The high-energy light is absorbed by the body and converted into heat. The resulting heat then destroys the targeted tissue a layer at a time, allowing new tissue to grow back in its place.
Wrinkles occur when the skin becomes thinner and less firm than it once was. This allows it to sag and causes wrinkles to form as a result. It happens due to a lowered level of collagen in the skin as a person begins to age. When the area is treated by a method such as CO2 fractional resurfacing, the tissue is stimulated to produce additional collagen. This, in combination with the growth of new tissue, restores the youthful look.
Another skin condition for which many people seek treatment is the presence of acne scarring. This happens when the acne becomes so severe that it becomes infectious. The process has a high likelihood of leaving pitted areas or other forms of scars on the skin. The most common place for this to happen is on the face, which is another reason for looking at treatment options.
Overall, CO2 fractional resurfacing has become popular because of the minimal risk of complications. Since it treats microscopic columns of skin, the likelihood of bleeding or the development of scabs is minimal. Because of this, treatments of facial skin are frequently done using this method.
During a typical CO2 fractional resurfacing treatment, patients may be asked to wear goggles to protect their eyes against the laser. In addition, areas of the skin adjacent to the areas being treated may be covered to lessen any discomfort. Many patients describe the feeling of the treatment as that of the snapping of a rubber band against the skin. The treated area may be covered with a dressing once the treatment has been completed.
If you want to explore ways to restore a more youthful skin texture, you should seek more information from our team at Metro Dermatology. That way, you can have your specific questions answered, and a customized treatment plan that works for you can be developed. We have offices in Elmhurst, Flushing, Englewood and the Bronx. Contact us today to schedule a consultation for CO2 fractional resurfacing.