Fractional CO2 laser resurfacing of the face, arms or even scars can erase years from your face and dramatically improve the appearance of wrinkles and pigment, but it is not a lunchtime procedure. In the past, traditional carbon dioxide laser treatments removed the entire surface of the skin. The healing process was lengthy and permanent lightening was possible. Fractional CO2 uses small columns of fractionated energy to ablate areas of damage. Targeting zones deep in the skin as opposed to the entire skin surface, fractional CO2 resurfacing is a one-time, treatment performed with local anesthesia. It offers mild improvement in wrinkles, discoloration and scarring by stimulating collagen production.
With fractional CO2, the down time is anywhere from 3 days to 6 days depending on the energy level utilized. This quick healing provides a much greater level of convenience for the typical patient.
To schedule a complimentary consultation with Spokane/Tri Cities surgeon Dr. Lundeby, please send an email or call Shape Cosmetic Surgery & Med Spa, PLLC at 509-458-SKIN