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The CO2RE laser is a 4th generation CO2 laser, the most precise laser on the market. It repairs damage from aging and scarring by removing tiny areas of superficial tissue, allowing your skin to re-grow new and healthy skin in its place. The depth of the laser and treatment pattern of the CO2RE laser can be adjusted with incredible precision, so we are able to target superficial or deep areas of the skin.
What to Expect
CO2 treatments vary depending on the area being treated and the results you wish to achieve. A Precision CO2 Laser Peel using a light setting can produce improvement of pigment, fine lines and texture with almost no downtime. Full facial resurfacing is more involved and can treat deeper lines, wrinkles and scars.
A topical numbing cream will be applied prior to your treatment. You will have about 45 minutes to relax while the numbing cream takes effect. You can also talk with Dr. Becker about oral medication to improve your comfort during the procedure. If you plan to take medication, you will need to arrange for a ride home from your procedure.
During your treatment, the skin is pulsed with the CO2RE laser. You will feel a snapping sensation, like a rubber band on the skin. The treatment lasts about 45 minutes.
Immediately following a Precision CO2 Laser Peel, your skin will appear pink. You should expect minimal to no downtime, just mild flakiness over the next few days. This treatment is ideal fore the improvement of fine lines, pigment, and texture.
After full facial resurfacing your skin will feel warm and increasingly red over the next several of hours. Your skin will then begin to peel, revealing new healthy skin underneath. The process is more dramatic, as are the results. We recommend planning for a week of downtime. We will give you a tube of our Squalene Recovery Balm to help with the healing process. You will return for two follow-up appointments, one week one month after your treatment. Your skin will continue to improve over the next 90 days.