Resurface your inner glow.

CO2 skin resurfacing stands at the forefront of advanced skincare, offering a revolutionary approach to rejuvenating and transforming the skin. This cutting-edge technique utilizes a high-powered carbon dioxide (CO2) laser to precisely remove damaged skin layers, promoting the growth of new, healthier skin cells.

CO2 skin resurfacing is renowned for its effectiveness in addressing a myriad of skin concerns, including wrinkles, fine lines, uneven skin tone, and scars. By triggering collagen production, this treatment not only imparts a smoother and more youthful complexion but also enhances skin elasticity and firmness.

CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing

Despite its powerful results, CO2 skin resurfacing is minimally invasive, with a shorter recovery period compared to traditional ablative lasers. Embark on a journey to radiant and revitalized skin with CO2 skin resurfacing at East Hill Medical Group, where our skilled professionals are dedicated to unlocking your skin’s full potential.

CO2 Skin Resurfacing Treatment Areas

  • Face
  • Hand
  • Neck
  • Arms
  • Décolletage (Chest)

CO2 Skin Resurfacing Pre-Care Instruction

Preparing for your CO2 skin resurfacing treatment is crucial for a successful and comfortable experience. Here are pre-care instructions to follow:

  1. Sun Protection: Minimize sun exposure and avoid tanning beds for at least two weeks before the procedure. Sun-damaged skin may have an increased risk of pigmentation issues post-treatment.
  2. Skincare Products: Discontinue the use of any skincare products containing retinoids, glycolic acid, or other exfoliating agents for at least one week before the treatment to prevent skin sensitivity.
  3. Medications: Inform your skincare professional about any medications or supplements you are currently taking. Some medications may need adjustments before the CO2 skin resurfacing procedure.
  4. Hydration: Keep your skin well-hydrated in the days leading up to the treatment. Moisturized skin can enhance the effectiveness of the procedure and contribute to a smoother recovery.
  5. Avoid Hair Removal: Refrain from any facial waxing, threading, or hair removal procedures in the treatment area for at least one week before the CO2 skin resurfacing session.
  6. Consultation: Attend a pre-treatment consultation at East Hill Medical Group to discuss your medical history, expectations, and any specific concerns you may have. This consultation ensures a customized approach to your CO2 skin resurfacing treatment.

Following these pre-care instructions will help optimize the effectiveness of your CO2 skin resurfacing treatment and contribute to a smoother recovery process. If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to discuss them with our skincare professionals during your consultation.

CO2 Skin Resurfacing Post-Care Instructions

After undergoing CO2 skin resurfacing, proper post-care is crucial to ensure optimal healing and results. Here are post-care instructions for patients:

  • Sun Protection: Strictly avoid direct sun exposure for at least two weeks after the treatment. When exposed to the sun, use a broad-spectrum sunscreen with a high SPF to protect your treated skin. Wearing a wide-brimmed hat and sunglasses is also recommended.
  • Hydration: Keep your skin well-hydrated by using a gentle, non-irritating moisturizer. Hydration helps soothe the skin and supports the healing process.
  • Avoid Irritants: Refrain from using products that may irritate the treated skin, such as those containing retinoids, benzoyl peroxide, or harsh chemicals. Stick to mild, fragrance-free skincare products recommended by your skincare professional.
  • No Picking or Peeling: Allow your skin to naturally exfoliate and avoid picking or peeling the treated areas. This helps prevent scarring and ensures a smooth healing process.
  • Gentle Cleansing: Cleanse your face with a mild, non-abrasive cleanser recommended by your skincare professional. Avoid hot water and aggressive scrubbing.
  • Avoid Strenuous Activities: Refrain from engaging in strenuous exercises, saunas, and activities that may cause excessive sweating for the first week post-treatment.
  • Patience and Time: Results from CO2 skin resurfacing take time. Be patient and allow your skin to fully recover before expecting the final outcome.
    • Please consider: After a CO2 laser treatment, your skin may initially appear red and swollen, bleeding and weeping may occur, akin to a sunburn, followed by a period of peeling and flaking as the outer layers of damaged skin are shed, revealing smoother, rejuvenated skin underneath.

By following these post-care instructions diligently, you enhance the effectiveness of your CO2 skin resurfacing treatment and promote a smooth and successful recovery. If you have any questions or experience unusual symptoms, contact your skincare professional promptly.

Frequently asked questions

CO2 skin resurfacing is a cosmetic procedure that uses a high-powered carbon dioxide (CO2) laser to precisely remove damaged skin layers, stimulating collagen production for improved skin texture and tone. This process reduces the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, and other skin imperfections

Yes, all CO2 skin Resurfacing consultations are complimentary. Our providers will meet with you to see if you are a candidate for CO2 skin resurfacing, and discuss your goals and budget.

CO2 skin resurfacing is generally effective for various skin types and tones. However, it’s essential to consult with a skincare professional at East Hill Medica Group to determine the suitability of the treatment based on your individual skin concerns and characteristics.

CO2 skin resurfacing is effective in treating a range of skin concerns, including wrinkles, fine lines, sun damage, uneven skin tone, and scars (including acne scars). It provides comprehensive skin rejuvenation and improvement in overall skin texture.

The downtime after CO2 skin resurfacing can vary based on the depth of the treatment. Patients may experience redness, swelling, and peeling for a few days to a couple of weeks. It’s crucial to follow post-care instructions provided by your skincare professional to promote a smooth recovery.

Before undergoing a CO2 skin resurfacing treatment, it’s crucial to communicate with your doctor or skincare professional and provide essential information to ensure a safe and effective procedure. Here are key points to discuss:

  • Medical History: Share details about your medical history, including any existing health conditions, allergies, or skin disorders. This information helps your doctor assess your overall health and determine the suitability of CO2 skin resurfacing for you.
  • Medications: Inform your doctor about any prescription medications, over-the-counter drugs, or supplements you are currently taking. Certain medications may need to be adjusted or temporarily discontinued to minimize potential complications during the CO2 skin resurfacing procedure.
  • Previous Treatments: Disclose any previous cosmetic procedures, skin treatments, or surgeries you have undergone. This information helps your doctor tailor the CO2 skin resurfacing treatment to your specific needs and ensures a comprehensive understanding of your skincare history.
  • Sun Exposure: Inform your doctor about your recent sun exposure and tanning habits. It’s essential to avoid excessive sun exposure for several weeks before the treatment to reduce the risk of pigmentation issues.
  • Expectations and Concerns: Clearly communicate your skincare goals, expectations, and any concerns you may have about the CO2 skin resurfacing procedure. This information helps your doctor create a customized treatment plan that aligns with your desired outcomes.
  • Skin Sensitivity: Discuss any history of skin sensitivity, reactions, or conditions that might affect how your skin responds to the CO2 skin resurfacing treatment.

Open and honest communication with your doctor ensures that the CO2 skin resurfacing procedure is tailored to your individual needs, promoting a safe and successful outcome. If you have any questions or uncertainties, do not hesitate to discuss them during your consultation.

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