CO2 lasers are used in facial skin resurfacing to give the patient smoother, glowing skin. In fact, more and more of our patients in St. George, UT have experienced the wonders of CO2 treatments with the help of our doctors here at Riverside Medical Arts.

What is CO2 laser skin resurfacing?

An advanced laser technology, the CO2 laser skin resurfacing method is performed to get rid of the damaged outer layer of the skin and reveal healthier, softer, and younger-looking skin. The treatment is also done to treat deeper wrinkles and facial lines.

How does CO2 laser skin resurfacing work?

This laser resurfacing method uses a powerful carbon dioxide laser to penetrate deeper into the tissues and effectively improve the appearance of pronounced creases and wrinkles in the face. Emitted through light beams, the treatment is delivered in pulses and scattered throughout the treated areas at a very high rate. With this technique, heat damage to the skin is minimized. The treatment may be performed on the entire face or even just around the eyes or the mouth.

Who are the best candidates for CO2 laser skin resurfacing?

An ideal candidate for a carbon dioxide laser treatment is one who is bothered by the facial lines and wrinkles that have appeared in the face due to aging, gravity, and frequent sun exposure. Individuals who are plagued with facial scars or uneven skin pigmentation can also benefit from CO2 laser treatments. During your initial consultation with our professionals at Riverside Medical Arts, it will be determined if you are a good candidate for the procedure.

Is CO2 laser skin resurfacing safe?

We assure that only qualified and experienced professionals will deliver CO2 laser treatments to promote skin resurfacing in a safe manner. With the precision and predictability that laser treatments provide, the treatment can safely correct skin damage in every layer of the skin and with very minimal side effects. You will be instructed by our doctors on what things to avoid during your recovery to avoid any complications and to promote a speedy recovery.

Patients who have undergone treatment can expect some redness and swelling in the treated areas for a few days. However, these symptoms quickly dissipate especially with regular application of cold compress and prescribed ointments and medications.