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CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing

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We Are “Laser-Focused” on Correcting Skin Problems!

Life is tough on your skin! Aging, sun exposure, diet, genetics, and lifestyle habits can rob your skin of its youthful vibrance. It’s frustrating, to say the least, but now there’s a revolutionary and “enlightened” way to repair and restore your skin. It’s called CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing, available now at Allura Aesthetics.

What is CO2 laser skin resurfacing?

CO2 laser skin resurfacing is a proven and minimally invasive cosmetic procedure that can successfully treat a broad spectrum of skin problems and concerns using carbon dioxide (CO2) combined with a specialized and highly-focused laser to smooth your skin while reducing or eliminating dermal flaws.

How does CO2 laser skin resurfacing work?

The technique directs beams of light at skin irregularities, removing the outer layer of skin while heating the lower layers of skin. As a result, damaged skin cells are vaporized at the surface level while the production of foundational collagen is stimulated and increased. The laser is specially calibrated to precisely remove as much skin as needed. As the outer layer of skin heals, the treated skin becomes clearer, firmer, and smoother.

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What are the benefits of CO2 laser skin resurfacing?

  • It can be performed on small areas of skin or your entire face
  • It is minimally invasive—no incisions
  • It can be combined with other procedures
  • It improves skin tone
  • It has fewer side effects than other procedures, such as bleeding and bruising

What specific skin issues can be treated with CO2 laser skin resurfacing?

  • Wrinkles
  • Sun damage
  • Crow’s feet
  • Skin blotches
  • Superficial scars
  • Acne
  • Uneven pigmentation
  • Precancerous growths
  • Age spots
  • Warts
  • Birthmarks

Are you a candidate for CO2 laser skin resurfacing?

You may be a particularly good candidate if you are concerned about wrinkles around your forehead or mouth or shallow scarring from acne. Also, you should be in good general health.

However, be aware that CO2 laser resurfacing is not for everybody. Disqualifiers include:

  • Active infection of any kind
  • Autoimmune disorders
  • Cardiovascular disease

Tell your doctor if you have a history of heavy scarring or have recurring outbreaks of cold sores.

Choosing the Right Provider for Your CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing

CO2 laser skin resurfacing is considered a safe and effective procedure when performed by a highly trained and experienced medical provider, such as our team members at Allura Aesthetics.

What special technology is used for CO2 laser skin resurfacing at Allura Aesthetics?

We use state-of-the-art DEKA SmartXide Tetra CO2 Laser technology, which has the ability to perform a wide range of treatments with unparalleled precision and versatility.

Also, ask about our fractional ablative CO2 laser, designed to treat very small and tightly targeted areas, thus reducing downtime.

Your Consultation

Be prepared to answer questions about your medical history and disclose all medications and supplements you are taking. Talk about your realistic goals and expectations and have a thorough conversation about possible risks and side effects.

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Who performs CO2 laser skin resurfacing at Allura Aesthetics?

We are proud that highly-trained, experienced, and personable Aesthetic Physician Associates Brooke Boland and Darah Wenzowski direct and perform our CO2 laser resurfacing treatments.

Preparing for Your CO2 laser skin resurfacing

If you smoke, you will be directed to stop for a specified period before and after your procedure. It is also crucial to avoid excessive sun exposure and to use a high-SPF sunscreen (SPF 30 or greater) daily and diligently.

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Your Procedure

CO2 laser resurfacing is an outpatient procedure that varies in length according to the extent and locations of your treatment. It is usually performed under a topically applied local anesthetic.

For small areas of your face, treatment will take up to 45 minutes. A full-face co2 laser skin resurfacing treatment can last up to two hours.

Following your procedure, your provider may apply dressings to your face and instruct you about when they should be removed. You can go home after your treatment, but be sure you have arranged for a driver.

Recovery, Aftercare, and Maintenance

Immediately following your treatment, your skin will be swollen, itchy, and raw. Your initial healing will typically take between 3 and 14 days. Avoid picking at or scrubbing your treated areas. Gentle washing only, please, and make sure you follow your provider’s post-procedure directions to a “t.” That includes daily use of a high-quality sunscreen.

Your CO2 laser skin resurfacing Results

The results of your co2 laser skin resurfacing treatment may take several months to be fully realized. Surveys indicate a very high rate of patient satisfaction, with wrinkles improving by as much as 80 percent in many people.

Schedule a Consultation at Allura Aesthetics in Boynton Beach, FL

Under the direction of plastic surgeon Dr. Harold Bafitis and Founder and Clinical Director Evelyn Rodriguez, R.N., Allura strives to deliver the best co2 laser skin resurfacing Boynton Beach has to offer and is recognized as an elite-level aesthetic treatment center. At Allura, our goal is always to help you look and feel like your best possible self.

Allura Aesthetics is widely recognized as the premier aesthetic treatment center in Florida. We’d love to have a relaxed conversation with you about the benefits of CO2 laser skin resurfacing. Book an appointment with us at (561) 501-2255.

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CO2 laser skin resurfacing FAQs

Is CO2 laser skin resurfacing painful?

Pain perception varies from person to person, but most Boynton beach co2 laser skin resurfacing patients report only a slight snapping sensation much like that produced by a rubber band as the laser is moved over their faces. Over-the-counter drugs are typically sufficient for pain management, but stronger medication may be prescribed as appropriate.

Are there risks and side effects?

All procedures carry risks, including infection, skin color changes, complications from anesthesia, and allergic reactions to medications or materials.

Acne flares have been reported, and reactivation of a cold sore may occur.

Is CO2 laser skin resurfacing just for people with lighter skin tone?

People with darker skin tones indeed have an elevated risk of healing with darker pigmentation. Talk to your provider during your consultation about your expectations to see if this procedure is right for you.

Can CO2 laser skin resurfacing be combined with other treatments?

Yes, including facelift, brow lift, eyelid surgery, and dermal fillers.

Will my insurance pay for CO2 laser skin resurfacing?

Since CO2 laser resurfacing is a cosmetic procedure, your insurance will not cover the costs.

What are the costs?

That will depend on the number and locations of your treated areas.

Recent data compiled by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons places the average cost of CO2 laser skin resurfacing between $1,200 and $2,200.

Make sure you have a thorough discussion about costs with your provider before your procedure.

There are many “medspas” in South Florida, but here’s only one Allura MedSpa + Wellness. Our highly certified medical professionals ensure that your treatments deliver medically sound and beautiful aesthetic results. At the same time, our luxurious private salon suites offer you the relaxing comfort and decadence of a high-end spa day. Schedule a consultation today to discover why Allura MedSpa + Wellness truly lives up to its name.