What is CO2RE Laser Resurfacing?
CO2RE is the first fully-integrated, worldwide CO2 laser. CO2RE is the versatile fractional CO2 system that enables precise targeting and effective treatment on the skin’s surface, middle, and deep dermal layers, as well as performing traditional CO2 resurfacing and laser excision of lesions. This treatment is a lighter, faster, and more versatile solution for skin resurfacing, traditional ablation, and minor dermal excisions. CO2RE has the ability to treat both superficial and deep skin layers simultaneously with precision-control over the intensity, pattern, and depth of ablation. This treatment offers dramatic improvement of:
- Skin tone and texture
- Sun-damaged skin
- Age spots
- Fine lines, wrinkles, and surgical and acne scars
How does CO2RE work?
Fractional CO2 lasers use heat to penetrate the tissue at precise depths to trigger healing exactly where it is needed, correcting fine lines and wrinkles, smoothing scars, and repairing skin discoloration.
What to expect at Renovus Medical Spa
Patients can expect some moderate discomfort during the treatment, but the anesthetic applied prior to the procedure typically makes any discomfort tolerable. Over-the-counter pain relievers may be taken in the days after the procedure to alleviate any residual discomfort. Immediately following the procedure, patients may experience a sensation similar to a sunburn, lasting several hours. Patients may expect peeling of dead skin from the treatment area. This is a natural exfoliation process that may last for 7-10 days. There is seeping and oozing for 2-3 days until the injured skin seals. A bright red discoloration lasts for 5-7 days, evolving into a pinkish color and then returning back to normal skin tone. Usually by day 4 or 5 the patient feels comfortable enough to return to their normal routine. Both short term and maintenance skin care and skin repair programs will be recommended to enhance and prolong the results.
Generally, patients will see a dramatic improvement after one treatment. In the days after the treatment, skin will gradually appear softer and smoother. The age spots and uneven textures will begin to show immediate improvement. The durability of CO2RE results is similar to that of surgical procedures; however, there are a number of variables that will determine how long one can expect the results to last, including health, age, and quality of skin care.