Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Laser Treatment Options

The carbon dioxide (or CO2) laser system can be used to vaporize skin in a layer-by-layer fashion.  The newest CO2 lasers involve fractionated delivery systems that can selectively treat skin without the prolonged recovery common to older systems.

What Fractionated CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing Treats

Fractionated CO2 laser skin resurfacing can lead to an overall younger and more attractive appearance. It can:

  • Removes fine lines and wrinkles
  • Smoothes acne and other scars
  • Evens out skin tone
  • Reduces skin blotchiness
  • Eliminates certain skin tumors and pre-cancers

The Fractionated CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing Procedure

The fractionated CO2 laser skin resurfacing procedure is often performed using intravenous anesthesia in an outpatient setting. Many patients choose to have this performed in conjunction with other surgical procedures such as eye lift, face lift or neck lift, eliminating the need for multiple recovery periods.