When it comes to addressing the visible signs of aging, few tools are more effective than a CO2 (carbon dioxide) laser. has a great deal of experience with laser rejuvenation and skin resurfacing and offers CO2 laser therapy at Jazzi Cosmetic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine in Lexington, Kentucky. Schedule a one-on-one consultation to learn more about how laser treatments can help you achieve your aesthetic goals, and whether you’re a good candidate for this treatment option. Online scheduling is available, or you’re always welcome to stop by or call the office to set up your visit.
The terms laser skin rejuvenation and laser resurfacing refer to a procedure that uses concentrated light to penetrate deep into your skin, heating your cells and creating thousands of tiny injuries. Your body’s natural healing power responds, and the damaged cells are pushed out as healthy new cells grow beneath.
Once the healing process is complete, you’re left with healthy, glowing skin. Laser treatments with a CO2 laser platform can improve:
The process is referred to as resurfacing or rejuvenation because it delivers noticeable overall improvements in your skin’s texture and tone.
Jazzi Cosmetic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine uses the PhoenixⓇ CO2 Laser System from Rohrer Aesthetics. This platform uses a special device that fractionates the carbon dioxide laser beam into many tiny shafts of light. Each of these shafts penetrates your skin, delivering heat to the deeper layers and stimulating collagen production.
The Phoenix laser can be adjusted to create a customized laser treatment. Deeper laser therapy can address more advanced signs of aging, while more shallow applications are perfect for younger men and women or those with fewer signs of aging. CO2 lasers are also a good fit for darker skin tones, which are more challenging to treat with other types of lasers.
There is downtime associated with CO2 laser therapy. Your skin needs time to heal after treatment, and it’s best to set aside at least a few days for that process to move forward.
For the first day or so after your session, your face might feel like it’s been sunburned. You can use ice packs or cool compresses to ease any discomfort in the hours following your appointment. Within a couple of days, your skin will begin to peel as the dead cells are cleared and new cells emerge. You won’t be able to use makeup during the first week, and avoiding sun exposure is critical.
You’ll see some improvements right away, but it will take 3-6 weeks for the full effects to develop. During that time, your skin might appear pinker than normal.
If you’d like to learn more about what CO2 laser treatments can do for your skin, book a consultation today, either online or by phone.