Although wisdom is the bright side of aging, fine lines, wrinkles, and other cosmetic issues may also develop. In the past, surgery was the only option if you wanted to reduce the signs of aging. Laser technology, though, has changed the way that people can look younger. Located in Aventura, board-certified plastic surgeon Adam J. Rubinstein, M.D., F.A.C.S., offers CO2 fractional resurfacing laser treatments for the residents of Miami, Fort Lauderdale and South Florida who want to reduce the effects of aging without surgery.
What is Co2 Fractional Laser Treatment?
Carbon dioxide laser (CO2) treatment uses advanced technology to penetrate and remove damaged outer layers of skin, revealing the soft, smooth, younger-looking skin beneath. Co2 laser treatments are typically used for more dramatic skin resurfacing than other skin treatments. Dr. Rubinstein uses the Matrix laser to perform Co2 laser treatments.
Am I a Good Candidate for Co2 Fractional Laser Treatment?
The Co2 laser is used to treat sun-damaged skin, facial wrinkles, and scars. Some of the skin conditions treated by Co2 laser are age spots, some precancerous skin growths, and lines or wrinkles around the mouth. Co2 laser treatment is typically used to treat more severe skin damage or deeper facial wrinkles than some other facial treatments. If you are unhappy with the condition of your skin, and would like to refresh and repair your skin, Co2 laser treatment might be for you. During your initial consultation, Dr. Rubinstein will evaluate your skin characteristics (skin type, thickness, damage) and determine whether you can benefit from Co2 laser treatment.
How Does CO2 Fractional Laser Treatment Work?
During the procedure, Dr. Rubinstein will adjust 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. With the outer layers of damage gone, the new and healthy skin will show, giving you a refreshed and glowing appearance.
After the Procedure
Like many procedures, the duration of recovery varies 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. It’s important to remember that your skin will be very sensitive to the sun—you should use a facial lotion with an SPF of at least 30, sunglasses with UVA or UVB lenses, and a hat with a wide brim to protect your face. After about a week, refreshed and glowing skin will emerge, but you will remain pink for a few weeks. We will 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 one to two weeks of work. It will take some time to realize the benefits of skin resurfacing. When the healing process is complete, you will see the younger-looking and refreshed face looking back at you in the mirror.
How Much Does CO2 Fractional Laser Treatment Cost?
Most health insurance providers will not provide coverage for the costs of Co2 fractional laser skin resurfacing treatments. To make your procedure more affordable, Dr. Rubinstein proudly offers financing
options for all of his patients. His office also accepts cash, personal checks, and credit cards. If you are not satisfied with the appearance of your skin, it might be appropriate for you to consider getting Co2 Fractional Laser Treatment. To find out more, contact Dr. Rubinstein at his Aventura practice if you live in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, or South Florida.