At Dermablue, we brought the best possible technology for laser resurfacing to Asheville using the CORE CO2 fractional laser. Fractional laser resurfacing is the most effective laser treatment available for wrinkle reduction. It is safe and effective method of resurfacing where water in the skin is heated by the laser causing controlled injury to the tissue. The laser used in resurfacing will remove the outer layer of skin and simultaneously heat the underlying skin. This action works to stimulate growth of new collagen and the new skin that forms is smoother and firmer. The benefits achieved by laser resurfacing include the reduction of the following:
Fine lines and wrinkles
Age-related sun damage
Uneven skin tone
Some benign growths on the skin
Who is a candidate?
Thickened, sun-damaged skin with numerous fine wrinkles
Wrinkling around eyes, skin laxity in your lower eye area
Vertical wrinkles around the mouth
Blotchy, uneven skin tone with brown spots
Scarring at the surface of the skin
What area’s and conditions can be treated with laser resurfacing?
Lines around the mouth
Moderate to severe wrinkles around the eyes and upper eyelids
Anywhere where you experience acne scarring
How Does Fractional Skin Resurfacing Work?
The introduction of fractional skin resurfacing to cosmetic surgeons dramatically changed the way physicians approach resurfacing techniques. By creating tiny micro-wounds spaced apart on the skin, the doctor is treating only a fraction of the skin’s surface. Since discomfort and healing time are minimized, fractional resurfacing has become more appealing to a wider range of people. The procedure lives up to its promise to reduce skin imperfections and promote collagen regeneration, reclaiming the skin’s youthful texture, tone and color.
What Skin Conditions will the CO2 Laser Treatments Improve?
Results will vary depending on your age, degree of sun damage and skin type. However, patients who have had this procedure, report significant changes in only a single treatment.
Reduces facial fine lines and wrinkles
Gives the skin a more firm, smooth appearance
Reduces sun damage, such as brown spots
Reduces skin blotches and blends skin color
Improves pigmented conditions
What Will I Look like Post-Treatment?
Following treatment, you will experience swelling and redness. During that time, with the exception of the first few days post-treatment, you may apply makeup to tone down the redness. Normal activities may be resumed, in most cases, within 5-7 days.
When will I See Results?
Within a few days, new skin will appear that is smoother and more even-toned. Your skin will continue to improve over six months as the new collagen builds replacing the old collagen.
Will I Need More Than One Treatment?
It’s possible if you have deep scars and/or deep wrinkles. Also, it depends on your own expectations. You may feel after a few months that you need further improvement. However, your Dermablue provider is the best person to assess how many treatments you might need during your initial consultation.
How Long Will the Effects Last?
Obviously, your skin will continue to age. However, to minimize on-going damage, consult with your Dermablue provider about preventative measures, for example, a good sunscreen, medical grade topical skin care and maintenance laser treatments. You may need to adopt the habit of wearing a hat or engaging in sports earlier in the morning or later in the afternoon, away from the sun’s peak hours. These are practical lifestyle changes that will help you retain your new, healthier skin.
Is the Procedure Safe?
Fractional treatments are approaching a decade of popularity with physicians and consumers worldwide. Our CO2 laser is designed with the finest operating features possible to provide you and your provider the greatest margin of safety during the procedure.
How much does laser resurfacing cost?
We provide a complimentary consultation to determine the optimal treatment plan and pricing.