CO2 Fractional Laser
CO2 laser treatment is a skin refinishing procedure that uses laser technology to remove layers of skin and stimulate collagen growth. The laser is capable of treating a wide range of superficial skin conditions caused by aging or exposure to the elements. Dr. Rubinstein offers the latest technology - fractional CO2 laser treatments using the Matrix laser.
Who can benefit from CO2 Laser treatment?
The carbon dioxide laser is commonly used to treat sun-damaged skin, facial wrinkles and scars. People that suffer from superficial skin imperfections like the following can often benefit from this treatment:
Dr. Rubinstein will evaluate your skin characteristics (skin type, thickness, damage) and determine whether you can benefit from carbon dioxide laser treatment.
What is the procedure like?
To control penetration depth, the doctor adjusts the laser energy to a precise setting, depending on your skin conditions and treatment goals. As the laser is applied to your skin in a uniform pattern, the energy vaporizes the outer layers of skin and removes imperfections. After healing, the skin exhibits better clarity and moderate tightening.
What can I expect during recovery?
Like many procedures, the duration of recovery will vary from patient to patient. You should arrange a ride home after the treatment and possibly arrange for some assistance at home during the initial recovery. Swelling and redness usually accompany the first days.
After about a week, new skin will emerge, but you will remain pink for a few weeks. We can give you specific advice about skin cleansing and makeup during this time. For the deepest skin resurfacing procedures, most patients don’t miss more than 1-2 weeks of work. It takes some time to realize the benefits of skin resurfacing, but when recovery is complete, you should see a dramatic improvement of the facial skin.