Lasering Mixto CO2
CO2 lasers are the gold standard in deep resurfacing. Fractional ablative CO2 laser resurfacing improves the color, texture, and tone of the skin caused by aging and scarring. In addition, fractionated CO2 lasers actually tighten the skin. The laser vaporizes tiny columns of the skin, intentionally leaving islands of normal skin untouched. This reduces the risk of complications associated with traditional CO2 resurfacing and dramatically speeds the healing time.
One or two treatments are usually required, depending on the extent of skin damage and the patient’s goals. After arriving for the procedure, a topical anesthetic cream is applied to the skin. Pain management consists of oral medication for relaxation (Valium or Ativan) and a local anesthetic (lidocaine cream). The entire visit lasts approximately 2 hours. Immediately following the procedure, the skin will appear red, and you will likely have a mild burning sensation which subsides after a few hours. You will be asked to apply rapid healing lotion several times a day for 5 to 7 days following the procedure. Mild redness, swelling, and peeling are present for approximately one week.