Considered one of the most impressive breakthroughs in anti-aging technology, the CO2 fractional laser is becoming increasingly popular for skin resurfacing. At Metro Dermatology, our CO2 fractional skin resurfacing treatments reduce the visible signs of aging without surgery or side effects.
Metro Dermatology has locations to conveniently serve you in Bronx, Elmhurst, and Flushing, New York, and in Fort Lee, New Jersey. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.
What is CO2 Fractional Resurfacing?
As skin ages, collagen, and elastin that adds structure and elasticity decrease, causing lines, wrinkles and folds to appear at the surface. Several treatments exist to reverse the signs of aging and improve the appearance of the skin, but laser resurfacing is renowned for its ability to safely and effectively restore a youthful glow to the skin without damage or irritation.
While traditional lasers required extensive recovery and sometimes irreversible skin damage afterward, CO2 fractional skin resurfacing combines the effectiveness of traditional carbon dioxide lasers with new technology that delivers the laser energy in smaller, fractionated columns.
Once administered to treated areas, the fractionated energy penetrates the skin surface, and stimulates the body’s natural healing response, initiating the production of new collagen and elastin. Surrounding, healthy skin is left undamaged, increasing patient safety.
What are the Benefits of CO2 Fractional Resurfacing?
Choosing CO2 fractional resurfacing over other skin rejuvenation treatments has several benefits, including:
- A quick treatment time that is easy to fit into any busy schedule
- Laser resurfacing creates visible results and promotes the continued improvement of your skin over time
- Unlike surgery or other invasive procedures, CO2 fractional resurfacing requires minimal downtime
- Slight redness is common after treatment and should subside after a few days, although this often depends on the individual
- Typically, only or two sessions are necessary to improve visible lines and wrinkles
How Long Will Results Last?
Although full results are achieved in a short amount of time, your smooth, sleek skin can last for several years after treatment, with follow-up sessions as needed. After treatment, patients should adopt a good skin care regimen in order to maximize results and maintain natural skin health and beauty.
Am I a Good Candidate for CO2 Fractional Resurfacing?
Healthy men and women who have visible lines and wrinkles and no contraindicating skin or health issues are typically approved for this treatment. Patients with darker skin tones may require further evaluation in order to prevent potential complications. Our medical team will determine during your consultation whether this treatment is right for you.
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