If the idea of lasers being applied to your skin seems futuristic, it is because Dr. Patrick Obasi and the team at Noble Cosmetic Surgery strive to be on the leading edge of technical innovation when it comes to the treatments they offer. One such treatment, CO2 ablative laser skin resurfacing, can remove uneven pigmentation and reduce fine lines and coarse wrinkles to provide healthy, youthful-looking skin. The Phoenix-15 CO2 Laser uses a scanner to divide the CO2 laser beam into tiny shafts of light that introduce heat into the sub-dermal layers of the skin. This heat causes skin cells to reproduce more rapidly to heal the injury, thus stimulating collagen. Skin resurfacing is just one of many services offered at Noble Cosmetic Surgery to patients seeking to remove signs of aging from their skin and restore that healthy glow.
THE PHOENIX-15 CO2 LASER
We are proud to offer the Phoenix-15 CO2 Laser as an effective and safe method to repair and rejuvenate the skin for our patients. This skin resurfacing device is able to treat uneven pigmentation, reduce fine lines and coarse wrinkles, reduce or eliminate sunspots, moles and skin tags, improve skin texture, and improve or eliminate acne scarring.
Issues caused by environmental exposure, such as sunspots, acne scarring, and skin issues associated with genetics, can all contribute to skin that has lost its luster. The Phoenix-15 CO2 laser light interacts with the skin’s surface, causing the upper layer, that has started showing signs of aging or damage, to peel off, allowing newer skin cells to make their way to the surface. In addition, the heat from the laser stimulates deeper cells in the dermis, causing collagen regeneration and skin improvement. This treatment can be used on most areas of the body, with popular treatment areas being the face, neck, chest, and hands.
CO2 ABLATIVE SKIN RESURFACING Q&A
WHAT IS CO2 LASER SKIN RESURFACING?
Laser resurfacing works by vaporizing dead and damaged skin cells. What results is a new, healthy layer of skin that does not contain fine lines, pigmentation issues, or scarring. The procedure does not take long, with patients experiencing temporary mild discomfort that quickly subsides.
WHO IS A GOOD CANDIDATE FOR LASER RESUFACING?
When performed by a trained professional, laser resurfacing treatments are a safe and effective way to revitalize your skin. The treatment is an excellent option for patients suffering from some of the following issues:
- Blotchy pigmentation
- Rough skin texture
- Fine lines and coarse wrinkles around the forehead, eyes, and mouth
- Enlarged oil glands
- Shallow acne scarring
Laser resurfacing can sometimes be combined with other treatments, such as a dermal filler, fat grafting or microneedling, for even better results. When you sit down for your consultation at Noble Cosmetic Surgery, a personalized treatment plan will be developed to provide you with the best possible results. If you seek multiple treatments, these will most likely be spaced out over time to allow your skin time to heal following each procedure.
WHAT SHOULD YOU EXPECT AFTER TREATMENT?
Following treatment, you will receive detailed instructions for aftercare to minimize the risk of complications and to speed healing. Some swelling and redness are normal. Careful cleansing and the use of topical ointments will help to avoid scabbing. Sun protection and moisturizer will be necessary during the 10 to 21-day healing period. You may begin to wear oil-free makeup as your skin begins to heal. Once healed, you can enjoy your softer, smoother, more youthful complexion.