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, procedures, and therapies they offer. One such treatment, laser skin resurfacing, provides healthy, youthful-looking skin through the use of a CO2 laser. The Phoenix CO2 Laser resurfaces the skin through a series of concentrated pulsed lights. These pulses stimulate the production of collagen to trigger the repair of damaged skin. Skin resurfacing is just one of many services offered by Dr. Obasi at his Plano, Texas office, which are provided to patients seeking to restore that healthy glow while removing signs of aging from their skin.
The Phoenix CO2 Laser
We are proud to offer the Phoenix 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 wrinkles, reduce or eliminate sunspots, improve skin texture, and improve or eliminate acne scarring.
The Phoenix CO2 laser functions by gently removing the uppermost layers of skin that have started showing signs of aging or damage. 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 CO2 laser removes this damaged outermost skin layer (or layers), allowing healthy, newer skin cells to make their way to the surface. Popular areas for treatment include the face, neck, chest, and hands. Other areas of the body can be treated as well.
Laser Resurfacing FAQs
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 is quick and nearly painless for our patients.
When performed by a professional such as Dr. Obasi, laser resurfacing treatments are a safe and effective way to rejuvenate 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 wrinkles around the forehead, eyes, and mouth
- Enlarged oil glands
- Shallow acne scarring
- Skin that is non-responsive following a facelift
Laser resurfacing can sometimes be combined with other treatments, such as a dermal filler, facelift, or dermabrasion, for even better results. When you sit down for your consultation with Dr. Obasi, he will develop a personalized treatment plan 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.
Because our CO2 laser delivers high-intensity energy, Dr. Obasi controls the treatment so that you are always in a safe situation. In many cases, a topical or localized anesthetic is all that is required to keep you comfortable during the treatment. Still, oral sedation is available to patients dealing with nervousness or anxiety about the treatment. Dr. Obasi will cleanse your skin and provide eye protection before the procedure. The laser will be prepped and delivered to your skin via a handpiece. The entire treatment will last about 45 minutes for a focused area but could last up to 2 hours if you have the whole face treated.
The treated area is bandaged. Dr. Obasi gives you detailed instructions for aftercare to minimize the risk of complications and to speed healing. Some swelling and redness are normal. With careful cleansing and the use of topical ointments, you should be able 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.