What is CO2 Laser?
CO2 laser resurfacing is a non-invasive treatment that uses a laser to remove the outer layer of the skin. This treatment helps to more assertively reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, as well as to improve the texture and tone of the skin. This is one of the more aggressive treatments offered by Persona, and can significantly remodel and retexturize the appearance of skin on the face and neck.
How does CO2 Laser work?
Persona’s CO2 skin rejuvenation treatment utilizes fractional microablative laser technology, thereby delivering energy that is divided into thousands of tiny thermal zones to rejuvenate collagen, safely and comfortably. The thermal energy vaporizes aged skin cells while stimulating the production of new collagen, resulting in deep skin rejuvenation. Visible results are smoother, tighter and younger skin. Persona’s highly qualified Registered Nurses perform these treatments which can vary in length from 20-40 minutes, depending on the area(s) being treated. Topical anesthetic applied to the skin before the treatment, makes the CO2 laser treatment virtually painless.
Am I an candidate for CO2 Laser?
Ideal candidates for the CO2 Laser are those with aging or sun-damaged skin or other skin imperfections that cannot be addressed with skincare products or less intensive facial services. The beauty and versatility of Persona’s CO2 laser is it allows our Practitioners to customize treatments allowing for shorter healing times and less social downtime as required. Following the procedure, clients may experience a heat sensation that feels much like a sun burn. Skin dryness and itching may occur as well, in treated areas. Depending on the intensity of the treatment, clients may experience mild to moderate redness for 1-3 days or as long as 7-10 days. Mild puffiness or swelling with minimal discomfort can occur and last up to one week, depending on the level of treatment. Clients can plan to return to their normal lifestyle in 3-4 days on average. Exceptional results can be achieved with one session, provided clients allow for a slightly longer healing period and social downtime. Milder, multiple sessions with shorter healing times, however, may be scheduled to deliver excellent results, as well.